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Treating the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle (SCM)

Posted by Judith Winer on

  The Sternocleidomastoid Muscle       Treating the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle - Dry Needling with Paul Townley     Active Trigger Points in the Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) Can Appear for a Host of Reasons - the Symptoms Can Often be Chronic Pain  This Sternocleidomastoid is a long strap muscle with two heads. It is sometimes injured at birth, and may be partly replaced by fibrous tissue that contracts to produce a torticollis (wry neck). A hugely important muscle for trigger point therapists. Generally speaking, the sternocleidomastoid is the muscle that most people feel hurting or tense when performing sit-ups. When short, it changes...

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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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Trigger Point Therapy - CRPS1

Posted by Team NAT on

Michael Coffee LMT presenting his techniques for the treatment of CRPS at the 33rd Annual NAMTPT Conference, Chicago, October 2017. Niel Asher Education received the award for "Excellence in Education" at the conference.   My Journey with NAT - Michael Coffee LMT   Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that usually occurs after a trauma or injury to one of your limbs The cause of CPRS is believed to be due to the malfunction of or damage to the peripheral and central nervous system (CNS) or perhaps even the blood supplies to the nerves themselves. The...

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