Trigger Points

Trigger Point therapy refers to the treatment of myofascial trigger points (MTrP) or trigger points (TrP) that are found in muscles and fascia. Myofascial trigger points are painful, tense areas that are found in muscles. MTrPs affect muscles and fascia. Myofascial trigger points can be found anywhere on the body and are one of the most common causes for chronic musculoskeletal pain, also known as myofascial pain.

There are many different approaches to trigger point therapy including soft tissue work, deep tissue massage, dry needling, and ischemic pressure. The objective of trigger point therapy to release or soften a muscle knot to reduce (or eliminate) the knot pain and associated pain. This release happens by applying various levels of pressure to muscle knots, and then stretching the affected areas through a complete range of motion.

There are numerous benefits of trigger point therapy. Not only is it effective in reducing headaches and muscle tension, but it can also improve range of motion and flexibility. Patients have found it successful in improving their posture and relieving pain.

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