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Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Points are areas of hyper-irritability within soft tissue structures, characterized by local tenderness and sometimes referred phenomena. These referred sensations can include pain, tingling, numbness burning, or itching.

Active trigger point:  Cause of the Immediate pain, prevents muscle from fully lengthening and sometimes weakens.

Latent trigger point:  Unnoticed by the client until pressure is applied and they are not actively painful.  Usually feels dense and fibrous.

Sign’s of trigger points:

  • Restricted movement, weakness or stiffness.
  • Passive or active stretching increases pain
  • Resisted contraction causes pain
  • Subcutaneous tissue feels tight or knotted
  • Deep tenderness and paresthesia
  • Dizziness
  • Hyper irritability
  • Increased metabolism
  • Decreased circulation
  • Causes of trigger points
  • Acute overload, overwork, fatigue, direct trauma.
  • Skeletal asymmetry such as short leg or pelvic imbalances.
  • Arthritic joints can cause trigger points.
  • Visceral diseases such as ulcers, renal colic, gall stones, kidney problems & irritable bowel syndrome
  • B-6, magnesium, vitamin C, folic acid deficiencies which are common after injuries or trauma may cause trigger points
  • Hypoglycaemias
  • Chronic infection from a viral or bacterial disease.
  • Food allergies or intolerance. Wheat and dairy products should be checked first.
  • Toxicity due to exposure to organic chemicals or heavy metals
  • STRESS….