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How To Treat Trigger Points - Clinical Guidance

Posted by Christopher Hamze on

  How To Treat Trigger Points - Clinical Guidance   Best Practice Guidelines for Treating Trigger Points Paul Townley provides an overview of current best practice guidelines for treating and releasing trigger points. This includes assessment and common treatment techniques including deep stroking massage; the use of trigger point tools; ischemic compression technique; MET and various forms of stretching.Paul holds a Masters Degree (MSc) in Neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and is a member of the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and the International Federation of Manipulative Therapy.Paul is qualified as an ESP (Extended Scope Practitioner) and a university lecturer and teacher in...

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Self Care for Common Hip Pain - Trigger Point Tools

Posted by Team NAT on

  Jeffrey Lutz CMTPT demonstrates the use of a pressure tool for the relief of common hip pain     See Trigger Point Tools   Everyone should invest in a good pressure tool. More importantly, they should learn to use it regularly! Just about all of us have trigger points. These are the tight bands that form within muscles ... something that previous generations happily referred to as "knots". These trigger points (or "Knots") can exist for long periods without causing any obvious symptoms. When the trigger points become active and start to cause pain, this is typically "referred" pain, that will be...

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Self-Massage with Home Exercise as Treatment for Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

Video: Using a Backnobber Massage tool to treat trigger points in the shoulder muscles   With thanks to Jeffrey Lutz CMTPT and Erica Carole LMT of the Pain Treatment and Wellness Center, Greenburg, PA Buy a Backnobber Now See all Massage Tools     Therapists have an important role to play in ensuring that their clients integrate self help, especially for longer term chronic issues such as MPDS Activities of daily living are an important aspect for each individual. Having a routine of choice and practice creates a sense of wellness and independence. Any disturbances in the normal daily activities...

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