Performance Therapy — Trigger Point Therapy

Pectoralis Minor Release

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The pectoralis minor responds well to treatment using the forearm. Dry needling can also be used to great effect, but only if you are very familiar with the anatomy of the area.    Trigger points in pectoralis minor are often associated with elbow pain Along with the pectoralis major, the pectoralis minor forms the anterior wall of the axilla. The pec minor is too often overlooked and is as susceptible to trigger points as it's larger neighbour, pectoralis major.  Trigger Points - Referred Pain Trigger points in the pec minor are a common cause of anterior shoulder pain, but as with the...

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Taping for Trigger Points - Which Tape to Use?

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Taping for Trigger Points - Which Tape to Use?

Taping for Trigger Points Kinesiology tape can help to provide an accumulated off-loading effect by lifting the tissue around trigger point sites. When applied correctly, this allows an unloading to the vascular, nerve and the fascia to allow the treatment process to continue. For more information about taping for trigger points, please see the NAT course details below.   NAT - Trigger Point Foundation Course (10 CPE)   About the author Stuart Hinds is one of Australia’s leading soft tissue therapists, with over 27 years of experience as a practitioner, working with elite sports athletes, supporting Olympic teams, educating and mentoring others...

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Self Help Tips for Sciatica

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Self Help Tips for Sciatica

Sciatica most often occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed by a herniated disk or bone spur. Here are simple exercises you can do at home to help manage its symptoms. 

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My Journey with the Niel Asher Technique (NAT)

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I haven't always been a proponent of the Niel Asher Technique. This blog post is about the journey that led me to this incredible technique and the changes it brought to my professional practice and my business.

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Trigger Point Therapy for Tennis Elbow

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Trigger Point Therapy for Tennis Elbow

Lateral Epicondylalgia (LE), or 'Tennis Elbow' is more common than Medial Epicondylalgia ('Golfer's Elbow') by a ratio of 9:1, and although it's mostly referred to as Lateral Epicondylitis, LE is NOT generally an inflammatory condition. In this video, Stuart Hinds demonstrates a trigger point release technique for the triceps.

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