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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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Trigger Point Therapy - Quadriceps

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    Dry Needling can be very effective for treating trigger points in the Quadriceps    The regulations concerning dry needling - required qualifications and licensing - differ enormously depending between countries, states and districts. Dry Needling should never be performed by anyone who isn't suitably trained and authorised to do so.   Shortness of the quadriceps can ultimately influence head and neck positioning, cause knee pain, and affect foot and ankle movement The quadriceps muscles have a significant impact on pelvic rotation (anterior), kneecap tracking, and knee positioning. Shortness of the quadriceps can ultimately influence head and neck positioning,...

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Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture for Treating Lateral Elbow Pain

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Trigger Point Therapy - Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture 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...

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Dry Needling for Trigger Points - Rhomboids

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  Treating Rhomboid Trigger Points - Dry Needling   Do not attempt to reproduce any of the techniques shown on this website unless they fall within your professional scope of practice.    Rhomboids   Rhomboid Muscles Trigger Points   A hypertonic rhomboid will have a marked effect on the positioning of the scapula by lifting and retracting it. This will consequently inhibit the neural status of the serratus anterior, in turn affecting the external oblique, and so on along the chain. Force couple actions will be out of sequence, setting up the ideal environment for strain and overuse injury. When...

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Dry Needling or Acupuncture?

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Dr. Jonathan Kuttner - NAT presenter, and winner of the NAMTPT lifetime achievement award (2014) for his contribution to trigger point therapy.    Dry Needling Foundation Course   Dry needling is the use of acupuncture needles for the direct treatment of trigger points. Dry needling shares many of the same ideas, approaches, and techniques as traditional Chinese acupuncture, but there are differences. In this video, Dr. Jonathan Kuttner, who practices both acupuncture and dry needling, compares and presents the case for both modalities.    About Dr. Jonathan Kuttner Dr Jonathan Kuttner (MBBCH, Dip Sports Med, Dip MSM, FRNZCGP, FAFMM)...

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