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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the QL

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  Treating the QL - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Visit Online Store   Trigger Points in the QL are known by some as the "masters" of lower back pain! (Latin quadratus, squared; lumbus, loin) Whilst the quadratus lumborum (QL) is a small muscle it plays a vital role in body mechanics enabling us to maintain our upright posture. Trigger points in the QL are almost always associated with acute low back pain complaints, especially those cases where the pain is so severe that the client cannot stand.QL trigger points are also often associated with sciatica-type symptoms and hip pain.   Quadratus Lumborum...

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Performance Therapy - Hip Adductors

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  Treating the Hip Adductors - Stuart Hinds     Don't ignore tightness, restriction, and overload in the hip adductors Whilst this is especially relevant to athletes and those who regularly participate in sport, the same conditions can arise from activities related to occupations and even common activities such as gardening or sitting crossed legged for extended periods.      So try not to ignore your adductors/abductors. Where possible, develop a stretching program that includes the muscles that contract and stretch your inner thighs, as well as those that help your hip abductors both stabilize the pelvis and move the leg out to the side....

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Hip Adductors

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  Treating the hip adductors - Stuart Hinds   The adductor magnus is the largest of the adductor muscle group, which also includes the adductor brevis and adductor longus. The adductor longus is the most anterior of the three. The adductor brevis lies anterior to the adductor magnus. The lateral border of the upper fibers of the adductor longus form the medial border of the femoral triangle (the sartorius forms the lateral boundary; the inguinal ligament forms the superior boundary).   Adductor Magnus - Common Trigger Point Sites       Adductor Brevis and Adductor Longus - Common Trigger Point...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Osteoarthritis of the Hip

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  Hip Arthritis  - Treating Trigger Points for Pain Relief and Improved Mobility   Trigger point therapy can often be incredibly effective for relieving hip pain, helping to reduce stiffness and increase range of movement Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that can affect any joint in your body, including your hips. Over time, due to ageing, trauma or other factors, the cartilage that cushions your joints starts to break down. Without cartilage, your joint bones rub together when you move. The bone-on-bone action creates pain, stiffness, and can limit your mobility. This is especially true with OA of...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Psoas

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  Treating trigger points in the psoas muscles - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD    Contrary to some common misconceptions, trigger points in the psoas muscles can be treated safely and effectively with manual therapy Trigger points in these muscles are too frequently overlooked and are often the source of lower back complaints. Whilst the muscles are buried deep, they are often not as difficult to treat for trigger points as many might assume. Whilst special care must be taken when treating the iliopsoas group (iliacus and the psoas), they can generally be treated effectively by a trained therapist. About the Psoas...

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