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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Plantar Heel Pain

Posted by Team NAT on

    Study provides evidence that trigger point therapy improves the outcome for patients with plantar heel pain Whilst it's certainly true that we still know comparatively little about trigger points, there is a lot that we do know as a result of an ever growing body of research. In today's blog we summarize a research study that was completed in 2011 and which looked specifically at the treatment of plantar fasciitis.         About Plantar Heel Pain Plantar fasciitis or plantar heel pain is the most common foot pain condition treated by healthcare providers.  It has been estimated...

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Vacuum Cupping for Lateral Elbow Pain

Posted by Graeme Turofsky on

Trigger Point Therapy - Vacuum Cupping for Treating Lateral Elbow Pain   Lateral Elbow Pain is Often Associated with Trigger Points  Trigger points are really common in the elbow and forearm muscles; this may well be connected to our increased sedentary and technology-based lifestyles. Needless to say, as hands-on therapists, we too often get tense and stiff forearm muscles. Why trigger points? Our body tries to protect us. It wants the trauma to heal and often “switches-of” around “damaged tissue.” Trigger points are a key part of this protect-and-defend mechanism. However, if a problem isn t managed correctly, it can crescendo and...

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Massage Cupping for Muscle Adhesions and Scarring Caused by Tattoos

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

    NAT instructor Vicki Ramsdell LMT talks about tattoos, muscle adhesions and how cupping is her "go to" modality for treating these.     Links Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area More Articles About Cupping Back Pain - Trigger Point Release Dry Needling for Trigger Points NAT Professional Courses Certify as a Trigger Point Therapist Membership Plans   See Course Details   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...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

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Vacuum Cupping - General Shoulder Sequence     Rotator cuff tendinitis results from the irritation and inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles in the area underlying the acromion The condition is sometimes known as pitcher’s shoulder though it is a common injury in all sports requiring overhead arm movements, including tennis, volleyball, swimming and weightlifting.         Cause of injury Inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons from tennis, baseball, swimming etc. Irritation of the subacromial bursa of the rotator cuff causing inflammation and swelling in the subacromial space. Pre-existing disposition including anatomical irregularity. Signs and symptoms...

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