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Trigger Point Therapy - Fibularis/Peroneus

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    Trigger points in the Fibularis/Peroneus muscles of the lower leg are a common, but often over-looked, source of ankle pain and weakness Anyone who suffers from frequent and reoccurring ankle sprains is likely to have trigger points in these muscles.              FIBULARIS - ANATOMY The course of the tendon of the insertion of the fibularis longus helps maintain the transverse and lateral longitudinal arches of the foot. A slip of muscle from the fibularis brevis often joins the long extensor tendon of the little toe, whereupon it is known as peroneus digiti minimi. The fibularis tertius...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Muscle Energy Techniques (MET's)

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

Stuart Hinds - MET for Scalenes/SCM   Muscle Energy Techniques (METs) are increasingly being used to help dissipate trigger points - especially in cases of chronic shortening of the muscles METs are a broad classification of manual therapy methods directed at improving musculoskeletal function and reducing pain. Historically, the concept of METs emerged as a form of osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment in which the patient’s muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinctly executed counterforce from the practitioner. MET was first described in 1948 by Fred Mitchell, Sr., D.O....

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Saddle Pain and Trigger Points

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Trigger Points for Horses - Longissimus Dorsi   Read Andy's Bio   Horses may commonly develop trigger points as a result of poor fitting saddles or incorrect riding posture Horses are very good at hiding where their pain and restrictions are as that is a sign of weakness in a herd in the wild - so they mask pain well. However there are ways of finding out what it is that they are trying to hide. Palpation Palpating horses is key to discovering where the pain and restrictions are. If you don't palpate you are just guessing where the pain...

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Head and Neck Pain - Tension Type Headaches

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Trigger Point Anatomy - Occipitalis   Tension headaches are remarkably common - but do you really need to turn to drugs for pain relief? Tension headaches are the most common type of headache we experience. While they don’t link to any underlying medical condition they can be debilitating and distressing to sufferers. Too often the given solution is to mask this pain with medication but the root cause is typically muscle tension, itself often resulting from stress - so these are headaches that can usually be addressed successfully with massage and manual therapy techniques.     Trigger Points Trigger points (tight...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Nerve Entrapment Syndromes

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Nerve Entrapment Syndromes - Stuart Hinds   Nerve Entrapment Syndromes Nerve entrapments are not overly common but well worth exploring as trigger point therapy has been demonstrated to relieve symptoms. In about half the cases of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome for example, studies have shown that clients will usually recover without the need for surgical intervention, and stress the importance of education to help clients avoid provocative movements such as protracted periods of elbow flexion. In these cases, the clients rehabilitation can be greatly assisted with a program of trigger point therapy to help relieve the symptoms whilst the condition is slowly...

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