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Trigger Point Therapy - Multifidus / Rotatores

Posted by Graeme Turofsky on

  Multifidi and Rotatores - Trigger Point Anatomy       Trigger Points in Multifidi may be the cause of a high percentage of back pain, and may increase the chance of back injuries occurring The multifidus muscles help to take pressure off the vertebral discs so that our body weight can be well distributed along the spine. These muscles are a major contributor to neuromuscular efficiency of the “core.” The superficial muscle group keeps our spine straight while the deep muscle group contributes significantly to the stability of our spine. These two groups of multifidus muscles are recruited during many...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - Shoulder & Neck Pain

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Shoulder Pain and Rhomboid Trigger Points    Trigger points are common in all the main shoulder and neck muscles In fact just about all of us have latent trigger points, usually as a result of poor posture .... one of those simple things that they used to teach in schools but has long ago vanished. Failure to work on your posture and to take simple steps to promote shoulder and neck health will often (increasingly often) lead to active trigger points, and a whole host of potential musculoskeletal injuries as you get older. So if you spend more than 2-3 hours...

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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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Postural Trigger Points - Back, Shoulder and Neck Pain

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Upper Crossed Syndrome Explained      Postural muscles tend to have a greater percentage of Type 1 fibers. This characteristic may lead to a more resistant type of trigger point. The majority of your clients may have occupations that involve prolonged sitting, often at a computer screen, and increased use of mobile devices and tablets. Ergonomics is a booming industry, focusing on the interactions of people and their working environments; however, not all workplaces can afford to implement proper ergonomic interventions. Long and monotonous days spent in front of a computer screen often lead to chronic and maladapted postures, which in turn...

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How to Stretch the Masseter Muscle

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    Find a Trigger Point Therapist More Articles About TMJ/TMJD  Online TMJ Trigger Point Course See All Online Courses Education Membership Plans             This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your...

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