Trigger Point Therapy is a form massage therapy in which direct pressure is applied to specified points on tender muscle tissue to bring about reduction in muscle tension and pain relief.
How Much Trigger Point Therapy Treatment Will You Need?
The response to Trigger Point Therapy treatment varies from person to person. Generally, for recent injuries or current conditions, only a few Trigger Point Therapy treatments are needed in a short space of time. Acupuncture may also be combined with Trigger Point Therapy for a more effective treatment, greater recovery time and better mobility.
Obviously, your treatment schedule will vary depending on your condition. For more specific discussion, you are best consulting your practitioner.
Trigger Point therapy can help with the following issues:
• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Rotator cuff (shoulder) pain
• Jaw pain (TMJD)
• Tennis elbow
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Hand and arm pain
• Repetitive Strain Injuries
• Pelvic pain
• Hip pain
• “Sciatic” pain (buttock and leg pain)
• Leg and knee pain
• Plantar fascitis (foot) pain
• Disc pain (bulge/rupture/herniation) and radiculopathy
• Frozen shoulder
What to Expect From Treatment
Many patients experience relief from pain during the first treatment. For others several treatments are needed before their pain starts to diminish. It is common for patients to experience some soreness for one to two days after treatment. This usually resolves after the first few treatments.
Your rate of improvement depends on many conditions:
• Type of injury and length of time since it occurred.
• Overall physical health and level of fitness
• Perpetuating factors (many can be eliminated, others can not)
• Underlying skeletal abnormalities
• Nutrition (vitamin and mineral deficiencies, poor diet etc.)
• Quality of sleep
• Depression or anxiety
• Patient compliance with self-care and eliminating or reducing perpetuating factors.
• Other medical conditions (i.e. allergies, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, etc.)
Prices: $90- 60 minute session
(covered by most extended medical plans)