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The bellies of all involved muscles blend into each other long before their tendons blend, so I like to refer to it as the common flexor “belly/tendon”.
5 muscles comprise the common flexor belly/tendon:
Flexor carpi radialis
Flexor carpi ulnaris
Flexor digitorum superficialis
Golfer's elbow is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow.
Golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow. It's not limited to golfers. Tennis players and others who repeatedly use their wrists or clench their fingers also can develop golfer's elbow.
Tendons can be injured suddenly or they may be slowly damaged over time. You can have tiny or partial tears in your tendon. If you have a complete tear of your tendon, it is called a rupture. Golfer’s elbow is also called medial epicondylitis, tendinosis, wrist flexor tendinopathy or elbow tendinopathy.
Golfer's elbow is usually caused by overuse of the tendons and muscles that you use to bend your fingers and wrist. This commonly happens if you play golf, throwing sports, and racquet sports. It may also happen with some work activities like carpentry or typing. Golfer's elbow can also be caused by a sudden injury that twists or tears your tendon.
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This blog on the scalenes talks about their role in supporting the neck, breathing, the brachial plexus and thoracic outlet syndrome, and their connection to the sympathetic nervous system. NKT pays a lot of attention to these muscles due to their wide ranging effect on the body.
My client was feeling pain in his chest when turning his head to the right. He pointed to the pec area. The scalene and pec minor affect the brachial plexus so I started there.
NKT testing found the pec minor overworking and the anterior and middle scalenes underworking. Released the pec minor and activated the scalenes. After a few repetitions of the protocol he was able to turn right with no discomfort.
The science of motor control, how the brain organizes movement, was founded by a Russian scientist in the 1920's. NKT uses those principles to break a movement down into its components to see if they are working optimally or not. If not, NKT determines what is under and overworking, and then balances them out. NKT is best used for injury rehab and enhanced sport performance, not for for athletic training. This article explains those differences and provides some excellent insights as to why athletes should consider motor control.
Many people ask me why do I release a muscle first before activating another. Because the brain creates compensation patterns when there is dysfunction. Those patterns become programmed in the brain and have to be reprogrammed. Releasing the overworking muscle and activating the underworking one is the way to do that. This blog details the science behind motor control .
This article about scars and fascia and their effect on motor control confirmed my suspicions about the role they play in dysfunctional movement patterns. NKT prioritizes scars and fascial distortions because the motor control center in the cerebellum certainly does.
Trigger points are caused by muscle injury. Muscles can be injured suddenly in accidents, or damage can occur slowly, due to repeated movements or poor postu...
This is an effective Passive Decompression technique I give to my patients to help them get some relief in the low back. It stretches it out the lower back b...
My client is a nurse in a local hospital, and with all the stress that the virus has brought she now finds herself with jaw pain and mid back pain. She often finds herself curled up in the Valsalva position when she awakes. Valsalva connotes labored breathing, overactive diaphragm, and shortened pecs.
NKT testing found her temporalis and masseters overworking bilaterally and her pec sternal underworking bilaterally. Released the jaw muscles, which contribute to the Valsalva, and activated the pecs. Her jaw felt better but her back still hurt.
Then we found the posterior diaphragm overactive and the pec sternal underactive on both sides. Released the diaphragm and activated the pecs one side at a time. She felt much better, and has a game plan to deal wit her stress.
Hamstrings can be tight for a variety of reasons. An underlooked one is the kinetic chain relationship between the neck extensors and the hamstrings. If the neck extensors become neurologically underactive the hamstrings can become overactive and tighten. In NKT we test to make sure the relationship is legit, then release the hammies and activate the neck extensors. This blog by my friend Perry Nickelston speaks to this very issue.
The same muscle can overwork in one movement pattern but underwork in another. we need to stop seeing muscles as big lumps and start seeing them as a collection of differentiated fibers with different sensory nerves. Today we'll look at the biceps femoris, the lateral hamstring.
When the biceps femoris overworks and becomes tight, don't just release or stretch it, ask why it is tight. Is it because the glutes are underactive? Is it because the quads/hip flexors are underworking? This is particularly important tin runners, who have hamstring injuries at the ischium or knee. Sprinters have more knee issues, long distance runners the ischium.
These questions can be answered via the NKT testing protocol. If the biceps femoris is found to be overworking, our testing allows us to determine what muscle/muscles are underworking in relationship to it in a particular movement pattern, and then we release the biceps fem and activate the other. This allows us to assign the correct homework.
When a muscle becomes neurologically underactive in a moment pattern it puts strain on the other muscles in that pattern. For example, if the biceps femoris were to become underactive in the Deep Longitudinal Subsystem (DLS), the system we use to run, you might see lateral knee pain at the tibiofibular joint, where the fascia of the peroneals and biceps femoris blend.
You could also find the glutes overworking and the sacroiliac joint overly compressed due to the extra burden placed upon them. This could result in lower back pain.
Finally you could find the contralateral spinal erectors overworking, causing mid back and shoulder pain. The solution is to figure out what's overworking for the biceps femoris, release it, then activate the biceps fem. In this way the integrity of the DLS can be restored and proper homework assigned.
My client had a dental implant done on her left side and now has jaw, neck, and shoulder pain. Naturally I started by looking at the jaw muscles, the masseters and temporalis. Both sides felt tight, especially the left masseter and the right temporalis. NKT testing found the left masseter neurologically overactive and the right temporalis underactive. Released the left masseter and activated the right temporalis. That helped with the jaw pain.
Then we found the left masseter overworking and the left scalenes underworking. The scalenes were weak and tight and elevating the first rib, causing the shoulder pain. Released the masseter and activated the scalenes. Now her neck and shoulder felt better.
New client, her left lower back and outside of hip hurt when she goes uphill or runs. She also has a history of an ACL repair using a patellar tendon graft from 30 years ago. Since NKT prioritizes scars we started there. NKT testing found the scar neurologically overactive and the psoas underactive. Did some myofascial release on the scar and activated the psoas.
Then testing found the left QL overworking and the psoas underworking. Released the QL and activated the psoas.
Finally we found the TFL and IT band overworking and the psoas underworking. Released the TFL and ITB then activated the psoas. Had her run in place, no pain.
My client was having terrible pain in his arm after raking leaves. He said the worst pain happened when he pulled the rake back. He pointed to an area on his triceps. Based on the movement pattern I decided to test the muscles of flexion and extension.
NKT testing found the triceps overworking and the infraspinatus underworking. Released the triceps and activated the infraspinatus. His arm felt much better. Thern we challenged it by having him use a resistance band pulling it backward and forward. No more pain.
An entrapped femoral nerve can contribute to hip and lower back pain. In NKT we would first determine if the quads were over or underworking, then release the overworking muscle and activate the underworking. This article details what goes on in a femoral nerve entrapment.
My client the runner was having her leg give way when she was walking. She said it felt like something was grabbing her upper thigh and then her leg would go weak. It sounded like something was impinging her femoral nerve. She pointed to the top of her quad near her hip.
NKT testing found the proximal quad area overworking and the psoas, glute, and TFL on that side underworking. Released the upper quad and activated the psoas, glute, and TFL. Then did some nerve flossing for the femoral nerve. She said her leg felt much better after she ran in place, but this will require adherence to homework.
An overworking infraspinatus can contribute to shoulder pain. Trigger point injections and therapy can alleviate the pain in that area, but it is only half the equation. The real question is why is it tight? In NKT we test to determine what is over and underworking so that we release and activate the correct muscles. In that way the brain is reprogrammed with a new movement pattern. This article talks about trigger points and shoulder pain.
This article on scars, fascia, skin ,etc provides critical information in the understanding of their effects on local and global movement patterns. In NKT we prioritize scars and adhesions for their effect on the sensory nerves, housed in the fascia.
Ankle sprains, when left improperly treated, can cause a kinetic chain reaction up to the neck. The brain gets used to this movement pattern and eventually injuries start to happen. In NKT we test the kinetic chain to see if everything is functional, and if not, we test it and treat it so that it can become functional again. This blog addresses all of that and more.
New client, 7 year old girl, suffered a high ankle sprain a year ago and now has a functional scoliosis in her lower back. She had the typical kinetic chain reaction to an ankle sprain. Her overpronated foot lead to tight peroneals, weak hip abductors, and finally lower back pain.
NKT testing found the right lateral lower and upper ankle ligaments neurologically overactive and the ipsilateral gluteus medius underactive. Did some myofadcial release on the ligaments and then activated the glute med.
Then we found the left glute med and left lumbar multifidus overworking and the right glute med underworking. Released the left glute med and multifidus and then activated the right glute med. Her lumbar muscles felt immediately softer.
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My client, who sits too much, has glute and groin pain. He said his hips felt stiff. I put his hips through some tests and found a positive FABER test bilaterally, worse on the right, the side he had the most discomfort. NKT testing found the right obturators, the muscles that suspend the femur in the acetabulum, overworking and the psoas underworking. Released the obturators and activated the psoas. Glutes felt better but groin still tight.
Then we found the adductor magnus overworking and the psoas underworking. Released the add mag and activated the psoas. The FABER was much improved and his hip felt much looser. Then we did the same 2 procedures on the left, same results.
My client had a total hip replacement (THR) 11 years ago and has been having lower back pain on and off ever since. Her leg length measurements were normal, so I looked at soft tissue imbalances. That leg appeared to be "longer" than the other. NKT testing found her right QL overworking and the left underworking. Released the right and activated the left. Leg length was better, but more to do.
She also told me she had pain in her left side near the hip and IT band pain. NKT testing found the left obliques overworking and the left QL underworking. Released the obliques and activated the QL. Then we found the IT band overactive and the QL underactive. Released the IT band and activated the QL. Now her legs were equal length and her back, side, and IT band felt much better.
Zoom client, has limited internal rotation of his shoulder with pain in both the front and back when doing so. He pointed in the back to the area of the infraspinatus and in the front to the biceps tendon. NKT testing found the infraspinatus overworking and the subscapularis underworking. Released the infra and activated the subscap. Basic functional opposites relationship.
Then we found the long head of the biceps (LHB) overworking and the subscapularis underworking. They are opposites in abduction and adduction. Released the LHB and activated the subscap. Now his range of motion, although not perfect, was greatly improved and the pain was significantly less.
My client was having difficulty doing the tree pose, her foot kept slipping off her opposite thigh. So what muscles help to create that movement. My first thought was the sartorius, the tailor's muscle, named for the leg position of a tailor. NKT testing found the sartorius underworking but all the usual suspects weren't the right relationship. Finally the ipsilateral QL was the answer. Released the QL and activated the sartorius. Now when she did the tree pose her leg was able to maintain that position. Happy Yogini.
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