Tag: referral patterns

Key concepts when managing trigger points

Extensive research has shown the characteristics of each specific trigger point, including the area of sensation and impaired activity. This is essential in connecting the trigger point to the client’s complaint. It is a startingContinue reading

Trigger Points – Aching mid-back with tired triceps

Client’s Description People complain of an area of aching pain at the base of their shoulder blade. They can’t reach it and may ask to trace the spot on my back or on the illustration thatContinue reading

Trigger Points – Spot of pain behind shoulder

Client’s Description People complain of a spot of pain deep in the back of the shoulder. It often occurs after other shoulder pain, particularly after this trigger point, has been treated and released. It is aContinue reading

Trigger Points – Sore shoulder from strap or lifting overhead

Client’s Description People complain of a couple of different things. Active people complain of pain on the top of their shoulder when lifting their arm. When I ask them to lift their arm, it doesn’t really hurtContinue reading

Trigger Points – Pain inside shoulder blade when slouching while seated

Pain along the inside of the shoulders is seldom rhomboids. Trigger points in the scalenes, iliocostalis thoracis, infraspinatus and lower trapezius are much more likely. Look closely at the section on “Similar Patterns” to see ifContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Burning and itching along the shoulder blade

Client’s Description People complain of burning along the inside of their shoulder blade. This makes you want to rub up against a doorway or get one of those massage canes to get at it. ItContinue reading

Trigger Points – Headache in forehead from pressure or impact

This headache pattern is most commonly caused by sternocleidomastoid. If you have a headache above the eyebrow, check the post on that pattern as well. Client Description People touch their forehead just above the eyebrow andContinue reading

Trigger Points – Earache and Sore Throat

Client’s Description First of all, most people skip their bodywork session when they feel this way as they believe that they are getting sick. When they do come in with this, people complain of earache thatContinue reading

Trigger Points – Sinus Pain in the Face and Ear Congestion

Client’s Description  When asked, people trace their hands along your cheekbones around toward their ear and complain of sinus pressure. The pain in the cheek bones seems to be more constant, irritated and feels likeContinue reading

Trigger Points – Pain when Reaching Up or Back

Client’s Description People complain of pain along the inside of their shoulder-blade when reaching high above the head, to the back seat of the car or to adjust clothing behind the back.  They have usuallyContinue reading