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Trigger Point Therapy - External Oblique Muscles

Posted by Team NAT on

   Abdominal Pain and Trigger Points       External Oblique Muscles Similarly to the other abdominal muscles, external oblique myofascial trigger points can refer pain anywhere locally throughout the abdominal region. This pain is often exacerbated during the menstrual cycle. Pain can refer down into the groin and sometimes to the testicles.       Anatomy The posterior fibers of the external oblique are usually overlapped by the latissimus dorsi, but in some cases there is a space between the two, known as the lumbar triangle, situated just above the iliac crest. The lumbar triangle is a weak point in...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Rectus Abdominis Stretch

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

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Thoracic Spine Mobility

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

TECHNIQUE Kneel on the ground and raise one arm. Then rotate your shoulders and middle back while looking upwards. MUSCLES BEING STRETCHED Primary muscles: Semispinalis thoracis. Spinalis thoracis. Longissimus thoracis. Iliocostalis thoracis. Iliocostalis lumborum. Multifidus. Rotatores. Intertransversarii. Interspinales. Secondary muscles: External and internal obliques. Pectoralis major.INJURY WHERE STRETCH MAY BE USEFUL Back muscle strain. Back ligament sprain. Abdominal muscle strain (obliques). ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PERFORMING THIS STRETCH CORRECTLY Keep your arm pointing straight upward and follow your hand with your eyes. This will help to further extend the stretch into your neck. The best thing to do if you are...

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