Learning to Relieve Trigger Points in the Neck and Shoulders | Lifemoves

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

Practicing Kinesiologist | Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist | Clinical Pilates Instructor. He has worked in the health, fitness and rehabilitation industry for over 20 years. Alfred started Lifemoves in 2007 to provide exercise therapy and fitness programs for people with injuries, chronic diseases and disabilities. His focus as a Kinesiologist is to empower and to guide people to learn to move with more strength, confidence and ease.

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