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Trigger Point Therapy - NAT for Horses?

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Andy Eckley - TP Therapist, and Equine Therapist     NAT Course Presenter Andy Eckley talks about trigger points and how to find them Andy Eckley is a trigger point therapist and equine therapist who has a private practice in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire in the north of England. Andy is certified in a number of NAT techniques, and has successfully adapted the NAT frozen shoulder technique for the treatment of horses. Andy Eckley Andy has devoted much of his life to studying the techniques of leading equine therapists such as the late Jack Meagher who was one of the leading writers, teachers and practitioners of...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Levator Ani Syndrome

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  Chronic Pelvic Pain and Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Trigger Point Therapy - Where to Start?    If you have pelvic pain, chances are you have trigger points somewhere within or adjacent to your pelvic floor muscles The levator ani consists of the pubococcygeus and the iliococcygeus muscles. Together with the coccygeus muscle, these muscles form the pelvic diaphragm (the muscular floor of the pelvis). We find that trigger points in the levator ani muscle are often implicated in low back pain, Levator Ani Syndrome, and a wide range of chronic pelvic pain syndromes. Pelvic Disorders Whilst trigger...

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Treating Trigger Points - Iliopsoas

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  Treating Iliopsoas - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Iliopsoas The iliacus and psoas major (including the psoas minor if one is present) combine to provide a deceleration of internal rotation of the femur on heel- strike and slow hip extension. Bilateral contraction of this fleshy triangular muscle provides stability to the lumbar spine. These muscles are rich in muscle spindles and are therefore prone to shorten under stress. This in turn can cause inhibition in the gluteus maximus. Trigger points in these muscles typically refer pain across the lower back and down into the buttock, anterior thigh, and groin.   SEE...

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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Step Shoulder Technique

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Simeon Asher demonstrates the NAT 5-step shoulder technique     Simple 5-Step Trigger Point Technique for Treating Tired and Painful Shoulders In this video, Simeon Niel Asher presents a 5-Step trigger point therapy technique typically used to help reset the shoulder, improve mechanical efficiency, and help prevent injury. This treatment technique is used for treating a number of common shoulder conditions. It is also used to treat asymptomatic clients including athletes, those who work out regularly with weights (upper body), or those whose occupation includes overhead lifting of the arms, such as painters and contractors.   See Bowen Course Details     Links Find a Trigger...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Temporalis

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  Temporalis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   The neck, face, and head muscles are as important to global muscle function as the core (lumbopelvic-hip complex). The temporalis and masseter are synergists. An overdeveloped upper trapezius can be an overlooked contributor to problems associated with these muscles. A short temporalis leads to teeth clenching, which can damage the sensitive proprioceptive covering on the teeth. Temporal dysfunction can ensue, with loss of balance, vertigo, nausea, hearing difficulties, tinnitus, trigeminal neuralgia, and optical problems. Habits such as chewing gum can cause repetitive stress and strain. One must appreciate the chain effect...

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