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Treating the Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFL)

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Leg Muscle Anatomy Showing the TFL   Treating the Tensor Fasciae Latae - Stuart Hinds    The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) muscle plays a crucial role as it provides stability through the knee and pelvis   TFL trigger points are associated with a wide range of common hip and knee dysfunction are often encountered in a highly resistant form. Pain from these trigger points is often experienced at the level of the greater trochanter of the hip joint. The pain is almost always more intense when walking or running.     Stuart Hinds - Kinesio Taping for TFL Trigger Points...

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Iliotibial Band (ITB) | Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFL) | Hip Restrictions

Posted by Judith Winer on

      TFL Trigger Points - Pain can refer midway down the lateral thigh and will often radiate to the knee The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) is a vitally important structure in providing stability through the knee and pelvis. This muscle is a junction for several chains, including the spiral and lateral chains. The anteromedial fibers are responsible for flexion of the thigh, while the posterolateral fibers provide stability to the knee.   Treating TFL Trigger Points - Stuart Hinds         The tensor fasciae latae assists various muscles, including the gluteus medius and minimus, rectus femoris, iliopsoas, pectineus,...

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How to Stretch for the IT Band

Posted by Julian Knight on

Stretching for the IT Band Post Play/Workout     The soft tissue structure of the ITB has been shown through research not to change in length by even 1% using almost one ton of pressure I consider the following MET an appropriate procedure to be included within a treatment plan, as I feel that it will assist in some way to alter the “tone” of the TFL muscle, rather than altering the length of the connective tissue component, i.e. the ITB. It makes a lot more sense to me to use the PIR effect of METs on the TFL muscle,...

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