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The Levator Scapula

some important "points"

The levator scapula apears to be involved in a number of shoulder problems and can even be implicated in migraine headaches (1). It commonly exhibits trigger points in cervical radiculopathy cases as well (2). 

From its proximal attachment to the transverse processes of the cervical vertebrae, to its distal attachment . . .

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November 21, 2016

A little more on the tibialis posterior....

A little more on the tibialis posterior (or any tendon for that matter)....

On my way back from Vancouver, BC, I am reminded of the many muscles we needle frequently, and some of our clinical discussions over the weekend.

We tend to think of the etiology of tendinopathies as being overuse or biomecanically stressful situations, which are . . .

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November 07, 2016

3 Points for Ankle Instability..

Not EXACTLY trigger point dry needling, but a form of needling nonetheless

 

 

In this study (1) they stimulated 3 points: ST41, BL60 and GB40. Take a look at their locations (above). ST41 (2) is at the base of the long extensor tendons; gee, we never emphasize long extensor function, do we? GB 40 is at the lateral malleolus between the peroneus longus/brevis and peroneus tertius; how important are . . .

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October 24, 2016

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