fsrc trigger point therapy Archives - Shoulder Rehab & Performance

3 More Trigger Point Tools for the Shoulder

Last month, I posted an article - Shoulder Pain? Trigger Points … Aaargh! - and listed a couple of trigger point tools you could use at home.  Here are a couple more you will find helpful if you're a "hands-on" kind of person. The Grid:  Foam Roller It's affordable - only $39.99 It has Matrix & Distrodensity Zones - that means it has notches and knobs on it Get it at Trigger Point Performance Therapy The Grid in action: The … [Read more...]

Shoulder Pain? Trigger Points … Aaargh!

Chronic shoulder pain!!  It just never seems to go away... the constant nagging ... no relief ... struggle!  What can you do?  We'll that all depends on the kind of pain you're having, but always see a doctor first. New Research Points to Trigger Points as the Culprit A recent study on myofascial trigger points in patients with chronic shoulder pain concluded - "comprehensive treatment of MTrPs in shoulder muscles reduces the number of muscles … [Read more...]

Deep Massage for Shoulder Pain

If you've ever had shoulder pain, then you know how miserable it can be.  It's dificult to get comfortable and often impossible to sleep.  Wouldn't it be wonderful to get a deep tissue massage?  You bet it would - but who's going to do it? The Tennis Ball Solution The problems with massages: they can be expensive sometimes difficult to find someone qualified - naturally, this depends on your location (big city vs. rural) amateur … [Read more...]

When Shoulder Stretching is not Enough …

Today's post is by guest author Christopher Warden, CSCS - Certified Specialist in Health, Fitness and Performance Enhancement and author of Fitness Philosopher. Why is My Shoulder Tight?  And Is Stretching the Only Option to Fix It? To this day, it still seems the most common prescription for a tight or painful shoulder is to stretch it.  The reason is logical enough: if the symptom is in the shoulder, the problem’s likely in the shoulder, so … [Read more...]