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Trigger Point Therapy | Treating the Scalenes | Release Techniques

Posted by Judith Winer on

Scalenes - Common Trigger Point Sites       Treating Scalenes trigger points can bring fast relief for some common painful disorders  Treating Scalenes Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner        The scalenes are a complex group of muscles with varying muscle fiber lengths, and therefore demonstrate the potential for many trigger points Trigger points in the scalenes are associated with a number of upper body complaints and can also refer pain along the whole length of the arm down to the thumb and index fingers. Some therapists are slightly afraid to work on trigger points in the scalenes...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Muscle Energy Techniques (MET's)

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

Stuart Hinds - MET for Scalenes/SCM   Muscle Energy Techniques (METs) are increasingly being used to help dissipate trigger points - especially in cases of chronic shortening of the muscles METs are a broad classification of manual therapy methods directed at improving musculoskeletal function and reducing pain. Historically, the concept of METs emerged as a form of osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment in which the patient’s muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinctly executed counterforce from the practitioner. MET was first described in 1948 by Fred Mitchell, Sr., D.O....

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Posture Muscles - Awesome Stretches for Neck and Shoulders!

Posted by Julian Knight on

  Neck Pain and Stiffness is often associated with active Trigger Points in the Scalenes Muscles and is relieved when these are released   The more time spent with a forward head posture, the more likely it is that one will develop neck and shoulder problems Most neck pain that is not caused by whiplash or other trauma has a postural component as part of the underlying problem. Sitting atop the body, the health of the neck is subject to the curvature of the spine and the position of the head above.Neck pain is often associated with trigger points, and these...

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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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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Scalenes Trigger Points

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Scalenes Trigger Point Release     Notes It's worth remembering that trigger points in the psoas muscle (causing shortening of the psoas) can lead to adaptations in the scalenes, resulting in a short contracted state, thereby pulling up the ribcage and sometimes even affecting respiratory efficiency. Clients may present with numbness in the anterior chest, the upper back, and the lateral-anterior shoulder down the arm. In many cases the pain may refer into the thumb and second digit. The scalenes are a complex group of muscles with varying muscle fiber lengths, and therefore demonstrate the potential for many trigger...

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