Learning to Relieve Trigger Points in the Neck and Shoulders

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Through education and years of experience Alfred has learned how to alleviate trigger points in the neck, shoulders and upper-back to reduce pain associated with soft tissue. William Nunh’s on Trigger Point and techniques for Migraines and Shoulder Pain course was a follow up to two course that he took last September.

The class was small enough that he was able to explore, ask questions and have more in-depth discussions than in previous courses. He was taught that trigger points often develop in the neck and chest due to poor posture, stress or repetitive overhead activities. These often lead to tension headaches and pain between the shoulder blades. Anyone with a previous rotator cuff injury or rotator cuff weakness probably has trigger points in these muscles. Often the deeper ones, such as the Subscapularis (between the shoulder blade and ribs) or the Supraspinatus (along the top of the shoulder blade underneath the upper trapezius which is used when pulling or raising your arm), have trigger points that need to be reduced before strength can be restored. Trigger points can be accessed by self-treatment with hands or hand tools, as well as by someone who is trained in Trigger Point techniques.

Alfred Ball

CEO | Practicing Kinesiologist | Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist. He founded Lifemoves in 2007. He has been a Practicing Kinesiologist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with the NSCA for over 15 years. When he isn't helping people regain their strength and confidence to move with ease he is hanging out with his wife and young son, writing, or training for his next endurance running race. His big audacious goal is to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

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