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Trigger Point Formation and Posture

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    Alexander Technique and Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Trigger Point Therapy - Where to Start? NAT Online Certification Courses   Poor posture is a powerful “activator and perpetuator” of myofascial trigger points All muscles contain a blend of type 1 and type 2 fibers (Janda 2005; Lewit 1999). This has a direct correlation with how chronic symptoms might develop if left untreated. Type 1 fibers are postural and tend to respond to stress or overuse by shortening and becoming hypertonic. A trigger point in a muscle with a high percentage of type 1 fibers may often...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Kyphosis and Thoracic Spine Mobility

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

      Studies have shown that it's the stiffness that most often causes injuries, rather than the Kyphosis itself. Maintaining and attaining mobility in your thoracic spine is a good idea for many reasons. Kyphosis of the thoracic spine is a virtual epidemic. Look around at everyone the next time you’re in a coffee shop or classroom and you'll see plenty of rounded backs and hunched shoulders. Everyone at some time or another has felt a little twinge of shoulder pain when working in the gym or making a sudden movement, such as reaching for something on the back seat of...

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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Great Exercises for a Frozen Shoulder

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

The Freezing Stage (Phase 1) of a frozen shoulder is a crucial time for starting a gentle stretching regime. Gentle is the operative word. Your shoulder is likely to be very inflamed at the beginning of this phase but gently stretching the capsule three times per day for five minutes can help stop the adhesions getting too tight. If you are in too much pain, do as much as you can or stop completely for a few days. Remember to use ice or gels for pain relief. If you are suffering from a frozen shoulder, hopefully you will be receiving trigger point...

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NAT Trigger Point Workshop - Treating The Complex Shoulder

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

    Treating trigger points in the shoulders of asymptomatic athletes can increase shoulder efficiency (performance) and help prevent injury This NAT trigger point workshop was held for the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRAT), the governing body for graduate level sports rehabilitation and training in the UK.   This video 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...

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