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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Great Stretches for the Quads

Posted by Judith Winer on

        Trigger points in the quadricep muscles are commonly the cause of hip, thigh and knee pain  The quadriceps is a large group of muscles, the most massive of the leg, located in the anterior (front) of the thigh. They originate from above the hip joint and extend to below the knee. The primary action of the quadriceps is to extend the knee joint, but in conjunction with a number of other muscles in the front of the hip, they are also associated with hip flexion. Rectus femoris is part of the quadriceps femoris, which also includes the...

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Treating the Quadratus Lumborum

Posted by Judith Winer on

    Quadratus Lumborum Muscle     Treating the Quadratus Lumborum      Active Trigger Points in the QL are Often Associated with Back Pain The QL works together with the psoas for creating an anterior pelvic tilt. It also helps to stabilize the lumbar spine together with the transverse abdominis, and to function with the other “core” muscles.  When both sides of the QL contract together, this causes the lumbar spine to go into extension. When only one side contracts, it will either pull the rib cage downward to assist in lateral flexion (side bending) or it will raise one side of the pelvis...

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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 - Postural and Phasic Muscles

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Postural Muscles and Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner M.D.     When your muscles are placed under faulty or repetitive loading, the postural muscles will shorten and the phasic muscles will weaken It's often accepted that muscles that have a stabilizing function (postural) have a tendency to shorten when stressed, and other muscles that play a more active/moving role (phasic) have a tendency to lengthen and become inhibited. The muscles that tend to shorten have a primary postural role. However, there are some exceptions to the rule that certain muscles follow the pattern of becoming shortened while others become lengthened...

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Hamstrings - Injury Prevention and Recovery

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Hamstrings - Stretching Exercise for Injury Prevention and Recovery      Hamstring stretches should be a common part of your stretching and flexibility routine  Hamstring flexibility is important for all athletes and may help prevent injury and delayed onset muscle soreness, tightness, and trigger point activation, after exercise. Tight hamstrings may also signal themselves early and be felt as even very minor restriction of motion when straightening the knee or in some cases may refer as a cramp at the back of the knee.         Roll over areas of tension using a hard rubber ball    ...

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