Shhhh... don't call them trigger points, you might cause a social media meltdown from folks so inclined to flip out at the "T" word. The video below is a demonstration of Positional Inhibition, a technique I teach at MMT courses.
If your patient has tenderness around the posterior medial border of the scapula, limited trunk rotation, and/or difficulty with shoulder elevation, this may be a good starting technique that enables them to reset with Thoracic Whips and then load with strengthening exercises. The full video with pre-testing and PNF loading will be up at MMT Premium soon.
This clip was taken from the full seminar of Modern Manual Therapy: The Eclectic Approach to Temporomandibular Management on sale until the end of today July 4th, 2016.
Positional Inhibition of Rhomboids
Interested in live cases where I apply this approach and integrate it with pain science, manual therapy, repeated motions, IASTM, with emphasis on patient education? Check out Modern Manual Therapy!
Keeping it Eclectic...