The Unique Trigger Point - Vastus Medialis
Dr. Jonathan Kuttner - recipient of the NAMTPT Lifetime Award for Contribution to Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
Notes for the above video:
The quadriceps muscles have a significant impact on pelvic rotation (anterior), kneecap tracking, and knee positioning.
Shortness of the quadriceps can ultimately influence head and neck positioning, cause knee pain, and affect foot and ankle movement.
Eccentric contraction decelerates knee flexion, adduction, and internal rotation during heel-strike of the gait cycle.
The rectus femoris eccentrically decelerates hip extension and knee flexion during gait.
The inter-relationship of all the quadriceps muscles provides dynamic stability to the knee.
Trigger points in Vastus Medialis behave in a unique manner. Trigger points in vastus medialis can go into overload, immediately "switching off" the muscle.
About Dr. Jonathan Kuttner M.D.
Dr Jonathan Kuttner (MBBCH, Dip Sports Med, Dip MSM, FRNZCGP, FAFMM) is a musculo-skeletal pain specialist who has spent the last 35 years working as a doctor in New Zealand. He is the recipient of the NAMTPT Lifetime Award for Contribution to Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy and has been featured on national TV and radio.
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