Trigger Point therapy FAQ
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
Trigger Points or muscle “knots” are sensitive spots in soft tissue.
Trigger point therapy mostly consists of rubbing and pressing on trigger points — which can feel like an amazing relief.
To enhance the session I also use dry needling techniques to target trigger points into submission and provide relief with acupuncture needles.
Trigger Point Therapy is very useful in the relief of:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
- Muscle Pain
- Joint Pain
- Sports injuries
- Chronic pain
The study of muscular pain can be traced to the 15th century. Many terms have been proposed to describe muscle related pain. The most currently acceptable terms are myofascial pain and myofascial trigger points. Dr. Janet Travell, MD (1901-1997), an American medical doctor and the personal rheumatologist of US president John F. Kennedy, was the first to propose the term myofascial trigger point ” in 1942
Medical Journals on Trigger points- (Myofacial)
Myofascial Trigger Points Then and Now: A Historical and Scientific Perspective
Dry Needling on the Infraspinatus Latent and Active Myofascial Trigger Points in Older Adults With Nonspecific Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.