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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Latissimus Dorsi

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

      A muscle this size, covering so much of the ribcage, will also have an influence on diaphragmatic function     Treating Latissimus Dorsi Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner      A neuromuscular efficient core is required for the latissimus dorsi to provide the necessary forces to carry out some function at the glenohumeral joint. Neuromuscular inefficiency sets up the foundation for repetitive stress and associated “frozen shoulder”-type symptoms. The latissimus dorsi decelerates lateral rotation, flexion, and abduction of the humerus in the glenohumeral joint. When the insertion of the latissimus dorsi is flexed, the muscle plays a...

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Trigger Point Release - Serratus Anterior

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    The Serratus Anterior Pain is Often Mistaken for C8 Nerve Problems Actions will change, depending on the origin or insertion being fixed. With the arm static, movement occurs at the ribcage, accelerating or decelerating the ribs as required (e.g. forced exhalation). Pain will be experienced on the side of the ribcage, traveling into the armpit and posteriorly to the medial aspect of the inferior angle of the scapula. Pain is often mistaken for C8 nerve problems, as pain is referred down the inside of the arm into the palm, fifth digit (little finger), and fourth digit. As this...

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Trigger Point Release | Dry Needling | Deltoids

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

        Pain in the Deltoids is most often mistaken for bursitis or a rotator cuff injury   Deltoid Anatomy and Trigger Points  - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner         The deltoid, along with supraspinatus and associated rotator cuff muscles, will regularly develop myofascial trigger points as result of reduced core efficiency. Failure to translate forces from the lower body to the shoulder will result in arthrokinematic stress and the formation of active myofascial trigger points. The restoration of core neuromuscular efficiency will provide a foundation for myofascial trigger point therapy, utilizing neuromuscular therapy and medical exercise. Pain is...

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Splenius Muscles | Trigger Point Release

Posted by Judith Winer on

  The splenius muscles are prone to trigger points - but often overlooked as they can be difficult to treat Treating Splenius Trigger Points - Stuart Hinds         Technically speaking the splenius capitis and cervicis muscles form part of the deep (or intrinsic) muscles of the back. These are broad strips of muscle that run up the back of the neck, deep to the Sternocleidomastoid (SCM). These back/neck muscles are active as they are work both together and independently to extend the head and neck.  The splenius muscles are very prone to developing trigger points, and these can be the cause...

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Tension Headache | Self Help Tip | Trigger Point Release

Posted by Judith Winer on

  A tension headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck, usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas Tension headaches are one of the most common forms of headache. These generally occur when neck and scalp muscles become tense, or contract. The muscle contractions can be a response to stress, depression, a head injury, and anxiety.  Tension headaches are often associated with trigger points in the suboccipital muscles. For those of you that have a partner or friend to work with, here's a simple technique that is usually beneficial whether or not you succeed in hitting the exact...

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