Trigger Point Therapy
What is a Trigger Point?
A Trigger Point is an area of uncontrolled muscle tightness causing tenderness which interferes with normal muscle function. This restricts normal range of motion, weakens the muscle and may refer pain to other parts of the body.
How does Trigger Point Therapy work?
Using the hands, the skin is gently pressed to locate underlying tight bands or nodules of muscle fibers. Then using the fingers, elbows or small hand instrument, the muscle is compressed with sustained pressure to relax it.
What does Trigger Point Therapy feel like?
As pressure is applied, the patient may experience some temporary discomfort in that area until the muscle relaxes. Some patient may also experience some referred pain to other parts of the body during the therapy that will dissipate once the muscle relaxes.
Why is Trigger Point Therapy used for?
Trigger Point Therapy is a highly effective way to reduce muscle spasms and relax hyperactive muscles. This helps restore normal range of motion and promote faster healing.
- Reduces chronic muscle spasms
- Avoids scar tissue formation
- Improves muscle tone
- Promotes better circulation
- Increases range of motion