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Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

Myofascial trigger points are an extremely common cause of pain. Trigger points are painful when pressed on, cause a shortening of the muscle fibers, and have a special property called referred pain. However, we now know that the referred phenomenon can be felt in many ways including sensation like; tingling, numbness, pain, dull aching or shooting pain. Referred sensation means that a trigger point in one muscle can create a sensation or pain into another, sometimes distant area. This fact often misleads the clinician into believing the cause is at the site of pain, but more than 70% of the time the pain site is a "victim" and not the cause. Additionally, clinicians are trained to assume that pain is often caused by inflammation, but this is only correct 3% of the time.

Our Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy (MTPT), frees the fascial (freeing the muscle to move freely, breaks the cycle of the brain sending contraction signals and releases the taut bands. This process immediately relieves the pain and restores the normal muscle to full strength and function.

Finally, we educate the brain, telling it, the muscle in now ready to rejoin the body's function.

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