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Trigger Point Release | Shoulder Pain | Rhomboids

Posted by Judith Winer on

Trigger points in the Rhomboid muscles will typically cause pain around the scapula and in the area between the scapula and the spine         Assessing Scapula Pain and Treating Trigger Points in the Rhomboids - Paul Townley     Trigger Points in the Rhomboids are often associated with chronic poor posture [Greek rhomboiedes, parallelogram- shaped with oblique angles (and only the opposite sides equal); Latin minor, smaller; major, larger] Generally referred to as the rhomboids, these are actually two muscles (major and minor).  The rhomboid minor is smaller than the major and sits immediately above the rhomboid major....

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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Step Neck Technique

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

Treating Occipitalis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Ischemic Compression Technique    Trigger Points and Common Neck Pain Trigger point therapy is not a miracle cure but it can sometimes seem that way, especially when we bring relief to long term sufferers of common conditions such as neck pain. This simple 5 step sequential technique (outlined below), can be extremely effective for both short and long term relief.   This standard approach may be effective for chronic tension and neck ache, stress headache, cervical spine pain, and whiplash. Trigger point therapy can be very effective for this region. Thanks to various studies...

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Self Help

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

Stretching the Rhomboids - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Functional TOS tends to respond very well to trigger point therapy and various self-help techniques Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is one of a group of conditions that cause pain into the arm hand and fingers. Not everyone is too aware of TOS and it's often something that takes a while to be correctly diagnosed. Anyone who has suffered from TOS will know that the symptoms can be disturbing and debilitating.  Functional TOS and Trigger Points There are generally two types of TOS – one is an unmistakable blockage pressure (organic) to the nerves or...

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Dry Needling for Trigger Points - Rhomboids

Posted by Team NAT on

  Treating Rhomboid Trigger Points - Dry Needling   Do not attempt to reproduce any of the techniques shown on this website unless they fall within your professional scope of practice.    Rhomboids   Rhomboid Muscles Trigger Points   A hypertonic rhomboid will have a marked effect on the positioning of the scapula by lifting and retracting it. This will consequently inhibit the neural status of the serratus anterior, in turn affecting the external oblique, and so on along the chain. Force couple actions will be out of sequence, setting up the ideal environment for strain and overuse injury. When...

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