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Trigger Point Therapy - What Can a Massage Therapist Do For You?

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Deep Tissue Massage   Massage therapists are better regulated, better educated, and better trained than ever before.    Massage therapy has gained tremendous recognition in recent years as an effective form of pain relief and treatment for many common musculoskeletal disorders. As an osteopath, I work alongside practitioners from all the main manual therapy disciplines every day. Manual therapy has evolved significantly over the past 3 decades, and in my opinion, no profession has evolved further than massage therapy. Today's massage therapists are better regulated, better educated, and better trained than ever before.    What do massage therapists do? Massage...

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Common Painful Conditions that can be addressed with Trigger Point Therapy

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

   How Often To Treat Trigger Points?   What are the most common chronic pain syndromes that respond well to trigger point therapy? Trigger points are associated with most painful conditions. In some cases, trigger points can be addressed to relieve symptoms of pain and restricted movement, and in other cases there are trigger point treatment protocols that can address the root cause and provide total relief. Below we've listed 7 of the most common painful conditions which can often be treated effectively with well established trigger point treatment protocols. Each of these conditions is known to be extremely painful and...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Fibromyalgia

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  Fibromyalgia - Why Your Diet May Be an Important Factor in Managing the Pain   More women than men are affected by fibromyalgia, but there is no age profile, and currently no reliable research to account for the gender factor Because the cause of this "obviously very real" disorder remains unknown, too many patients are left disappointed by medical doctors who offer little in the way of hope or relief. Patients who present in our clinics with fibromyalgia are undoubtedly amongst the most highly motivated to seek treatment and relief.  We don't yet have the answers to treating this condition...

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Self-Massage with Home Exercise as Treatment for Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome

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Video: Using a Backnobber Massage tool to treat trigger points in the shoulder muscles   With thanks to Jeffrey Lutz CMTPT and Erica Carole LMT of the Pain Treatment and Wellness Center, Greenburg, PA Buy a Backnobber Now See all Massage Tools     Therapists have an important role to play in ensuring that their clients integrate self help, especially for longer term chronic issues such as MPDS Activities of daily living are an important aspect for each individual. Having a routine of choice and practice creates a sense of wellness and independence. Any disturbances in the normal daily activities...

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New Breakthrough in Treatment for Fibromyalgia

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Hyperbaric oxygen chambers expose patients to pure oxygen at a higher-than-atmospheric pressure.   New research from Rice University and Institutes in Israel shows that women who suffer from fibromyalgia could benefit from a treatment regimen in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Researchers at the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center and Tel Aviv University were studying post-traumatic brain injury patients when they realized hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) could help patients with fibromyalgia. This led to a clinical trial involving women diagnosed with fibromyalgia in which the painful condition improved in every one of the...

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