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Trigger Point Techniques
A Trigger point is an area of tightness within a muscle that can create tiny
bumps or knots. This can prevent the muscle from relaxing which can
effect blood flow and cause pain and tenderness. Trigger points often
form in muscles that have been injured, overused or due to postural
Trigger point technique applies pressure to the active trigger point. This
may cause a degree of discomfort initially, but assists in alleviating
problem areas and reducing referred pain felt in other areas.
Referred pain sensations may include:
Sharp pain, dull aching, burning, tingling, itching and numbness.
The treatment focuses on the origin of the problem as opposed to the area
where discomfort is felt. Client and therapist work together to maximise
the effect of the treatment.
“Latent” Trigger points may remain unnoticed but preventative treatment
can reduce their development to active Trigger points.
• Back & Neck pain/stiffness
• Tennis elbow
• Frozen shoulder
• Shin splints
• Prevents development of active trigger points