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Trigger Point Therapy - Sciatica

By Pressure Positive January 4, 2016 No comments

Trigger Point Therapy - Sciatica
by Judith Winer on Jan 04, 2016

When we analyse the traffic through our clinics at the end of each quarter, sciatica seems to be always up there in the top ten. There are probably two good reasons for this. The first is that sciatica is one of those conditions where the pain can be extremely severe. The second, is that manual therapy has long since been recognised as being effective for providing relief, even by most medical doctors. In fact, any therapist familiar with trigger point therapy will tell you that they're always upbeat going in to treat sciatica, as the effects of the therapy are in most cases, extremely positive. This is something that has been reaffirmed in a number of studies.

Dynamic Self Care Compression For Eliminating Trigger Points and Muscle Pain

By Pressure Positive September 19, 2014 No comments
Join us for a free 1 hour webinar sponsored by Custom Craftworks, a brand of Pivotal Health Solutions and while geared for Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers and Massage Therapists. Anyone can use this information to better understand how myofascial dysfunction can impact athletes, exercisers and everyone. Muscles that harbor Myofascial Trigger Points usually show a reduction in strength, power, and even coordination. If these muscles are not worked on, the dysfunction can continue and cause shifts in gait, posture, impaired athletic performance and ultimately can cause pain.

Free Webinar Jan. 29th 2PM EST: Facial Pain and TMJ

By Pressure Positive September 18, 2014 No comments
Announcing another informative and FREE Webinar from Pivotal Health Solutions with Dr. Turchin, MA, DC and Gail Falzon, RN. Mark your Calendars for 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST January 29, 2013. Topic: Successful ways to treat muscle dysfunction associated with facial pain using Lasers and the MyoFree Solution home care compression tool and techniques. Title: Grow Your Practice: Facial Pain and TMJ...

Free OnLine Webinar: “Trigger Points and how they impact the Athlete” with Mary Biancalana, MS, CMTPT, LMT

By Pressure Positive September 17, 2014 No comments
Understanding How Trigger Points Can Impact AthletesPart 1: Lower Body Focus - Aug. 2
REGISTER HEREPart 2: Upper Body Focus - Aug. 9
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Join us for a free 1 hour webinar sponsored by Custom Craftworks, a brand of Pivotal Health Solutions and while geared for Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers and Massage Therapists. Anyone can use this information to better understand how myofascial dysfunction can impact athletes, exercisers and everyone. Muscles that harbor Myofascial Trigger Points usually show a reduction in strength, power, and even coordination. If these muscles are not worked on, the dysfunction can continue and cause shifts in gait, posture, impaired athletic performance and ultimately can cause pain.

 

Myofascial Trigger Points are taut bands in muscle, that when pressed on refer pain to an often distant and predictable area. Dr Robert Gerwin reported that as many as 90% of the people entering the medical system with pain, have trigger points as the cause, yet they go undetected because so many health care providers are inadequately trained in their treatment. (Gerwin, RD 1995, Fishbain, DA 1986)

 

This workshop is especially important for those who work with athletes from all levels including professional NFL, NBA and PGA, as well as the weekend warriors. This workshop will show the athlete, exerciser and the professionals who work with them how to self compress the muscles in the upper body to alleviate myofascial trigger point dysfunction. Range of motion restriction will be assessed for shoulder flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, circumduction and over all dynamic integrated function. The Travell and Simons model for identifying the most probable painful areas will be reviewed, as this will allow the practitioner to most accurately assess and teach the client self-compression techniques to allow return to full strength and performance.

Key perpetuating factors will be discussed. Trigger points cannot be fully eliminated unless the practitioner discovers what postures (during sleep, work, driving, exercise, and training) are out of neutral and can be causing the muscles to be dysfunctional. Structural assessment is also important, and will be discussed.

 

Online Webinar: Understanding Trigger Points with Valerie DeLaune, L.Ac. on July 10, 2012

By Pressure Positive September 17, 2014 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About 75% of the time, pain is caused by trigger points. Pain syndromes cannot be treated effectively without identifying and treating trigger points, since about 74% of trigger points are remote to where your patient feels symptoms. Trigger points usually refer pain in fairly consistent patterns, and you can use “pain guides” to figure out which muscles may potentially harbor trigger points causing pain and other symptoms.Trigger points are caused and perpetuated by poor ergonomics, injuries, structural problems, and several medical conditions. Resolution of these perpetuating factors is crucial to relieving trigger points. Tips will be given for incorporating trigger point treatments into existing practices.
Title: Understanding Trigger Points
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
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