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Trigger Point Therapy | Sartorius Muscle | Hip Pain | Knee Pain

Posted by Team NAT on

  Sartorius is the most superficial muscle of the anterior thigh and is also the longest strap muscle in the body    Sartorius Muscle and Trigger Points          The medial border of the upper third of this muscle forms the lateral boundary of the femoral triangle (adductor longus forms the medial boundary, and the inguinal ligament forms the superior boundary). The action of sartorius is to put the lower limbs in the seated cross-legged position of the tailor (hence its name from the Latin "sator" meaning tailor).   Sartorius - Common Trigger Point Sites     Satellite Myofascial Trigger Points The...

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What is Appendicular Sciatica?

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    With "Appendicular Sciatica", both the root cause and our approach to treatment are different than would be the case with "Axial Sciatica" This is because in Appendicular sciatica, it is usually soft tissue that traps the sciatic nerve. This form of sciatica can be just as painful as axial sciatica, but it will typically respond to soft-tissue work. Axial Sciatica Axial sciatica can be associated with spinal instability (which may well be made worse if we go powering in with indiscriminate deep work), so in treatment of Axial sciatica our aim is simply to ease the whole-body tensing...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Iliopsoas Group

Posted by Graeme Turofsky on

   How to Find and Treat Psoas Trigger Points    This muscle group lies deep in the abdominal cavity, and is too often overlooked Trigger points in the iliopsoas frequently contribute to low back pain cases, and often need to be released to effect a complete and lasting resolution of these cases.     Psoas Trigger Points - Common Sites     Anatomy The psoas major and iliacus are considered part of the posterior abdominal wall because of their position and cushioning role for the abdominal viscera. However, based on their action of flexing the hip joint, it would also be relevant to place...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - The Psoas Muscles

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Iliopsoas - Trigger Point Anatomy    Stretching the Psoas Muscles The psoas major and iliacus are considered part of the posterior abdominal wall because of their position and cushioning role for the abdominal viscera. However, based on their action of flexing the hip joint, it would also be relevant to place them with the hip muscles. Note that some upper fibers of the psoas major may insert by a long tendon into the iliopubic eminence to form the psoas minor, which has little function and is absent in about 40% of people.     Trigger Points Trigger points in these...

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Five Awesome Stretches for the Hip and Thigh

Posted by Julian Knight on

  IT Band Stretch      Stretching is often a key component of trigger point treatment Here are five simple stretches that we typically refer to in terms of an aid to general hip mobility. If you are suffering from an existing pain condition, always seek professional advice before starting a stretching program. In all cases, start slowly and ease into and out of each stretch. Check out the anatomy images below and the refer to the stretching exercises that follow. make sure to read and carefully follow the instructions.   Hip Anatomy   Hip Adductors       Hip...

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