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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Levator Scapulae

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Treating Levator Scapulae Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Ischemic Compression Technique Stretching for Levator Scapulae   Almost all neck pain will have myofascial trigger point contributions, and levator scapulae is commonly involved Levator scapulae is deep to the SCM and trapezius. It is named after its action of elevating the scapula. The levator scapulae acts eccentrically to decelerate the downward forces created by the lower fibers of the trapezius and serratus anterior. The levator scapulae decelerates contralateral side flexion in the cervical spine. Almost all neck pain will have myofascial trigger point contributions, and this muscle is commonly involved....

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Posture Muscles - Awesome Stretches for Neck and Shoulders!

Posted by Julian Knight on

  Neck Pain and Stiffness is often associated with active Trigger Points in the Scalenes Muscles and is relieved when these are released   The more time spent with a forward head posture, the more likely it is that one will develop neck and shoulder problems Most neck pain that is not caused by whiplash or other trauma has a postural component as part of the underlying problem. Sitting atop the body, the health of the neck is subject to the curvature of the spine and the position of the head above.Neck pain is often associated with trigger points, and these...

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Muscle Energy Technique - Levator Scapulae

Posted by Graeme Turofsky on

Levator Scapulae - Trigger Point Anatomy     MET's are sometimes used by therapists in combination with trigger point therapy protocols Muscle Energy Techniques (MET's) emerged as a form of osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment in which the client's muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinctly executed counterforce from the practitioner.  MET Treatment for Levator Scapulae  For this treatment the client is supine. The therapist, while providing support, guides the client's head into a side bend, followed by flexion. If a resistance is felt prior to the chin touching the chest, this...

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Levator Scapulae Trigger Points - Treatment

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Treating Levator Scapulae Trigger Points   Ischemic Compression Technique   Almost all neck pain is associated with trigger points, and the levator scapulae is commonly involved Trigger points in levator scapulae evolve over time and their development is typically linked to work-hobby posture.   Levator Scapulae - Common Trigger Point Sites   Here's a terrific exercise that we often recommend to clients, especially those who work with technology or in office environments.  This exercise will be well known to anyone who practices Yoga, but really anyone should be able to perform this exercise safely and effectively.  Awareness Breath, stretch, expansion,...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Levator Scapulae Taping Procedure

Posted by Julian Knight on

  Taping for Trigger Points - Levator Scapulae. Kinesio taping is commonly used by therapists following direct treatment to trigger points (massage, compression, dry needling).   Levator Scapulae The levator scapulae is deep to the SCM and the trapezius. It is named after its action of elevating the scapula. It also helps bend the neck laterally. Trigger points in the levator scapulae typically refer pain in a triangular pattern from the top of the scapula to the nape of the neck. In some cases pain will also refer slightly to the medial border of the scapula and the posterior of the...

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