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Trigger Point Therapy 505

3. Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

  • 30 min
  • 130 Australian dollars
  • Samuel Street

Service Description

A Trigger Point (TrP) is a hyperirritable spot, a palpable nodule in the taut bands of the skeletal muscles' fascia. Direct compression or muscle contraction can elicit jump sign, local tenderness, local twitch response and referred pain which usually responds with a pain pattern distant from the spot. Trigger point therapy is a soft tissue technique that works to release painful, tension in muscles and fascia that you would usually experience as a knot in the muscle. There are many different approaches to trigger point therapy including soft tissue work, deep tissue massage, dry needling and ischemic pressure. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A TRIGGER POINT? The nodule or band you are pressing on is in a muscle and not on the bone or nerve. The point you press on refers pain. This is not like nerve pain as when you press on a nerve it is like an electric shock or pins and needles. A trigger point referral isn’t like this. It is more of a dull pain that radiates. You have muscle pain that won't go away and even gets worse when you move or exercise. You have chronic muscle pain. WHAT ARE THE METHODS FOR TRIGGER POINT THERAPY? Manual therapy for Trigger Points: this usually involves a sustained pressure on the trigger point until it releases. If you find the nodule within the taut band of tissue you hold pressure on it until the pressure starts to reduce. This may take from 30 seconds to a few minutes. If the trigger point is really chronic then it may take multiple sessions to release this pain. You can try this will a ball to help to release the trigger point. This method is also known as ischemic pressure with the idea to get the blood flow away and then when you let go the blood flow rushes back in, drawing all of the new nutrients to the area. Myofascial Dry Needling: This method has become an increasingly common way to release trigger points. An acupuncture needle is inserted into the trigger point of the muscle to elicit a twitch response in the muscle. By twitching the muscle the needle is getting the muscle to contract and relax which can help the body to “let go” of this contraction of muscle tissue. Dry needling also helps the nervous system to become desensitised to the pain which will help you to feel no pain or reduced pain after the treatment. Dry needling also helps to get more blood flow into the muscle that helps attract more nutrients to the area.

Contact Details

  • 48 Samuel Street, Camp Hill QLD, Australia


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