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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating The Hamstrings

Posted by Julian Knight on

  Treating Hamstring Tightness and Trigger Points   The hamstrings are amongst the most overworked muscles in the body There's a common myth that hamstring injuries are the domain of athletes and don't generally affect the rest of us. The reality is that even standing upright requires continuous performance from these muscles, making them prone to develop active trigger points. This in turn may often lead to many other painful disorders, including lower-back, hip, thigh, and knee pain. Muscle Imbalance  When one muscle group is much stronger than its opposing muscle group, the imbalance can lead to the development of trigger points, and...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Runner's Knee Self Help

Posted by Julian Knight on

     Patella Taping - Stuart Hinds   Runners Knee is more common in women and prevalent in teenagers Runner’s Knee can refer to a number of injuries resulting from overuse, causing pain around the knee cap (patella). Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common type of Runner’s Knee. It’s name comes from it’s high prevalence in runners, where the repeated stress on the knee causes irritation where the patella rests on the thigh bone. The pain can be sudden and piercing or chronic and dull. It can also affect other athletes whose activities require repeated bending of the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Palmaris Longus

Posted by Julian Knight on

Median Nerve Stretch   Pain from Palmaris Longus Trigger Points is typically experienced as a needle-like sensation The Palmaris Longus decelerates extension of the hand at the wrist while decelerating supination of the hand against gravity and extension of the forearm at the elbow. A focal point of pain from the palmaris longus is experienced as a needle-like sensation, rather than the deep aching pain of myofascial trigger points in many other muscles. Pain can extend to the base of the thumb and the distal crease of the palm. A residue of this pain can travel to the distal volar...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Hip Adductors

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  Treating the hip adductors - Stuart Hinds   The adductor magnus is the largest of the adductor muscle group, which also includes the adductor brevis and adductor longus. The adductor longus is the most anterior of the three. The adductor brevis lies anterior to the adductor magnus. The lateral border of the upper fibers of the adductor longus form the medial border of the femoral triangle (the sartorius forms the lateral boundary; the inguinal ligament forms the superior boundary).   Adductor Magnus - Common Trigger Point Sites       Adductor Brevis and Adductor Longus - Common Trigger Point...

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Trigger Points and "Pseudo" Nerve Entrapments explained ...

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

    In this video (above) Stuart Hinds talks about the trigger points that often present with similar symptoms to common peripheral neuropathies.   Links Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area More Articles About Shoulder Pain More Articles About Rotator Cuff Injuries More Articles About Frozen Shoulder Neuromuscular Stretching NAT Professional Courses Certify as a Trigger Point Therapist Membership     About NAT Courses As a manual therapist or exercise professional, there is only one way to expand your business - education! Learning more skills increases the services that you offer and provides more opportunity for specialization. Every...

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