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Muscle Energy Techniques - Treating Subscapularis

Posted by Julian Knight on

Trigger Points in Subscapularis - it's important to include stretching as part of treatment. MET's may be effective (see below).   Studies have shown that a combination of compression, stretching and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET's) are likely to produce better outcomes when treating trigger points, as compared to compression techniques alone The term MET was first described in 1948 by Fred Mitchell, Sr., D.O. and MET's are today quite commonly used to treat somatic dysfunction, especially decreased range of motion, muscular hypertonicity, and pain. MET's are both effective and easy to learn  A large body of work has emerged over the last...

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How to Treat a Trigger Point - Subscapularis

Posted by Team NAT on

  Treating Subscapularis - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Subscapularis trigger points are a potent cause of shoulder pain [Latin sub, under; scapularis, pertaining to the scapula] Subscapularis A member of the rotator cuff, which comprises the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. The rotator cuff helps hold the head of the humerus in contact with the glenoid cavity (fossa, socket) of the scapula during movements of the shoulder, thus helping to prevent dislocation of the joint. The subscapularis constitutes the greater part of the posterior wall of the axilla.   Subscapularis Trigger Points   Origin Subscapular fossa and groove along...

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