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Trigger Point Therapy - Erector Spinae

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  Erector Spinae Muscle       Treating Erector Spinae Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner M.D.     Over 30 million Americans experience lower back pain, and it is one of the most common reasons for missed work and the second most common reason for a doctor’s visit The Erector Spinae muscle actually consists of three columns of muscles, the Iliocostalis, Longissimus, and Spinalis, each  running parallel on either outer side of the vertebra and extending from the lower back of the skull all the way down to the Pelvis. The Erector Spinae provides the resistance that assists in...

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Standing Extension

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  Technique: Stand straight with your hand behind your hips with your fingers facing down Push your hands into your pelvis so that your lower back arches Don’t use your lower back muscles   How Often? This exercise can be done 6-8 times, 2-3 times per day           EDUCATION MEMBERSHIP PLANS UNLIMITED ACCESS FROM $19.95/monthly          

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Lower Back Pain and Trigger Points

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Lower Back Pain         Treating Trigger Points for Back Pain - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Lower Back Pain has reached epidemic proportions. Here we look at the part played by trigger points. It has been suggested that low back pain is an inevitable result of walking upright (Harari). As the force of gravity acts upon the skeleton and its muscular and ligamentous armature, it is distributed via the fascia into three dimensions. Myers (2013) talks of an internal cohesion-compression of the body where it is both collapsing in on itself and pushing out from itself in a constant state...

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How to Treat Low Back Pain

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  Low Back Pain     Paul Townley, Physiotherapist, Shows Some Techniques for Treating Back Pain     There are a number of muscles that may be implicated in low back pain: Deep spinal muscles (small) - multifidus Lumbar erector spinae Gluteus medius Hamstrings Rectus abdominis Quadratus lumborum Iliopsoas  Added to this hardware is the software that the brain uses to coordinate and sequence movement. The above-mentioned structures feed information to the brain in a constant stream, providing orientation (proprioception) as well as force and direction (velocity).  The brain then responds by organizing movement sequences in functional units. These functional units...

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Trigger Points in the Iliopsoas Muscles (Groin Pain)

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      The Iliopsoas Muscles Explained - Dr Jonathan Kuttner        The Iliopsoas Muscles      Iliopsoas Trigger Points Illustrated   The “Give the Psoas a Break” Exercise. A Constructive Rest Position for Everyone! CRP is a supine position that has been taught for many years. The system was developed by Mabel Todd in the early part of the twentieth century in Boston and then in New York City as an alternative to strict military physical education. She called this method Natural Posture. Her ideology was later termed Ideokinesis, an idea of movement used to improve muscular coordination...

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