Trigger Points

Learn how to effectively release trigger points and alleviate muscle tension with these proven techniques. Take control of your pain and improve your overall well-being.

I had an incredible privilege last october to meet and train with some of the best of the best in the fitness industry. One of the partners in this Under Armour Combine360 Training Event was a company called Trigger Point Technologies (TPT). What they do is provide a way for athletes to 'unlock their bodies' by using trigger point training via self myofascial release techniques. Along with SMR and many other healing techniques they have created ways for athletes to reduce and eliminate pain…

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Edel Moylan
Figure 1 Referred pain patterns from upper trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, suboccipital, splenius capitis, splenius cervicis, semispinalis capitis and temporalis muscle trigger points as described by Simons et al. Reprinted with permission from Simons D, Travell J, Simons L. Travell & Simons myofascial pain and dysfunction: the trigger point manual, Vol. 1, 2nd edn. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1999. - "Myofascial Trigger Points and Sensitization: An Updated Pain Model for Tension Lower Limb Muscles, Forward Head Posture Exercises, Tension Type Headache, Headache Medicine, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Neck And Shoulder Muscles, Referred Pain, Forward Head Posture, Headache Pain

Figure 1 Referred pain patterns from upper trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, suboccipital, splenius capitis, splenius cervicis, semispinalis capitis and temporalis muscle trigger points as described by Simons et al. Reprinted with permission from Simons D, Travell J, Simons L. Travell & Simons’ myofascial pain and dysfunction: the trigger point manual, Vol. 1, 2nd edn. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1999. - "Myofascial Trigger Points and Sensitization: An Updated Pain Model for Tension-Type…

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Joanna T
Jay's Physio: Trigger Points Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Trigger Point Massage, Muscle Knots, Neuromuscular Therapy, Acupressure, Trigger Point Therapy, Pain Relief, Physiotherapy

What is a trigger point (TrP)? Definition 1. A focal hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle associated with a palpable nodule in a taut band: painful on compression and can give rise to characteristic referred pain; tenderness; motor dysfunction and autonomic phenomena (Simons et al., 1999). Definition 2. "A trigger point is an area of the soft tissue which, after chronic contraction and reduced blood flow, becomes an area of high neurological activity. For example, fibers in an ischemic…

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