Technique Peek Video - Self Trigger Point Release for Upper Traps

Updated: Jun 5

This Technique Peek Video features Robert "Bob" McCabe demonstrating how to do a self trigger point release of the upper trapezius muscle using a tennis ball, Lacrosse ball or small ball. This technique is great to assign to your patient as a home exercise technique. Don't forget to follow up the release with an upper trapezius stretch in order to maintain flexibility.



Robert “Bob” McCabe, PT, DPT, OCS, has extensive experience educating fellow clinicians and is passionate about delivering relevant, up-to-date content to therapists nationwide. Dr. McCabe has treated multiple professional athletes, specializing in shoulder health. He is an adjunct instructor at New York University as well as New York Institute of Technology. Dr. McCabe is SFMA, McKenzie and Graston certified, and is an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

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