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Myofascial Triggerpoint Success!

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So learning this technique has changed the whole way I am able to feel what I’m looking for – damaged tissue. Those little capsules of tissue hide deep down and cause pain! Lower back pain is so common. I’m able to relieve the strain in that region by treating the glutes. And the QL on both sides of the back …. Quadratus  Lumborum …. Lumbar muscles. A client with painful chronic arthritis felt relief after using trigger point therapy on her knees, quads, hamstrings, and even feet. I have treated her for a long time and this was the best…

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Triggerpoint myofascial Continuing Ed.

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Last weekend was fantasic.  I Learned how to hone in on both active and latent trigger points in the muscles. For the lower back pain relief we studied the hip and glute muscles, palpating them very specifically, adhering to the direct lines of the muscles.  It was slow and deep work.  The trigger points can be a little tender when being released, but more than worth it in the end.  To learn about what exactly a trigger point is, google it.  There are some good articles out there.  We also worked on the QL, or quadratus lumborum, on each side….

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