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Trigger Point Therapy - Five Awesome Exercises for the Lower Back

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Taking The Perfect Case History - What Really Matters?

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  Learning to Listen To Your Client - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner M.D.   Communication with your client can often be the key factor in helping them engage with their treatment and recovery When conducting trigger point therapy, it is generally advisable to encourage the client to get involved in managing their own symptoms.  Where appropriate, and if it is within your scope of practice, you might want to include hints, tips, and advice using some of the following elements or components. Strengthening Muscles are more susceptible to damage, fatigue, and injury when they are weak. Weakness is often a contributory factor in the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Posture and Trigger Points

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  Simeon Asher demonstrates techniques for improving mobilization of the spine   Learn More   Poor posture is a powerful “activator and perpetuator” of myofascial trigger points Poor posture is a powerful “activator and perpetuator” of myofascial trigger points (Simons et al. 1998) and is always worth considering in chronic trigger point syndromes. Postural muscles tend to have a greater percentage of type 1 fibers. This characteristic may lead to a more resistant type of trigger point. Human beings are four-limbed animals, and like our cousins, we are designed to move around and hunt for food. We are sure that if...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Simple Shoulder Strengthening Exercises

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   Shoulder and Upper Body - Resistance Band Exercises with Mike McGurn   More about Mike McGurn   When you work correctly with a resistance band, every part of both the concentric and eccentric part of the exercise has resistance There are several advantages to using resistance bands. The first and most obvious advantage is how much easier they are to move around and store than free weights. The "exercise" advantage in resistance bands is that resistance is maintained through every part of the motion, whilst free weight exercises are often non-performing (when movement isn't set against gravity at a sufficiently acute angle)....

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Rotator Cuff Disorders - The Bigger Picture

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  Spinal mobility has an important role to play in shoulder function   Treating the Rotator Cuff (4 CEUs)   In 70% of all doctor and therapist visits for shoulder problems, the diagnosis is rotator cuff disorder (Lewis 2014) The etiology of rotator cuff disease is likely multifactorial, including age-related degeneration and micro-trauma. The incidence of rotator cuff tears increases with aging, with well over half of individuals in their 80’s having a rotator cuff tear. Smoking, hypercholesterolemia, and genetics have all been shown to influence the development of rotator cuff tearing. Substantial full-thickness rotator cuff tears, in general, progress...

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