What is Trigger Point Therapy?
Trigger Point Therapy is included in every session when we are dealing with pain. I have used Tigger Point therapy from the beginning of my 40 years of practice.
Most of the pain we experience in our muscles comes from trigger points. In most cases the 'trigger' in not where we feel the pain. Instead they cause referred pain in other places in the body. Luckily the trigger points and their referral patterns are consistent with most people and have been mapped out for us. There are over 200 trigger points.
Trigger points can occur as a result of muscle trauma (from car accidents, falls, sports- and work-related injuries, etc.), muscle strain from repetitive movements at work or play, postural strain from standing or sitting improperly for long periods at the computer, emotional stress, anxiety, allergies, nutritional deficiencies, inflammation, and toxins in the environment. A single event can initiate a trigger point.