Trigger point therapy

While you may have heard of the term trigger point, and you’ve probably felt them before, you may have not been told what they are and what can be done about them.

Myofascial trigger points are hyperirritable areas within the soft tissue structures around the body. These points can often be acute or latent and are often the reason behind tight and sometimes painful ‘knots’ within our soft tissue. While they can be painful, these knots may only be noticed when your practitioner applies pressure, this of which if you have ever had soft tissue work can causes referral pain and even muscle spasms.


So what is it that we can do about these nasty trigger points? That’s where we come in. Due to the nature of a myofascial trigger point, they can often provide restriction through tissue, or even be the source of pain or referral pain patterns. Myotherapist aims to manipulate and stretch this hyperirritable tissue in a bid to release these knots, relieve pain, improve function and restore biomechanics.

Trigger points can be used to assist with the following conditions:

  • Headaches
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sporting injuries
  • Stress and fatigue

Trigger point therapy, however, doesn’t stop there.

Dr. Andrew Arnold says, ‘A tailored management plan inclusive of stretches, self-release techniques, and even nutritional advice will also accompany your treatment so that you get the most out of your sessions. As it is not only about quick fixes but long term maintenance and education.’

So if you’re experiencing muscular pain, aches, and stiffness, or just want to see how you can improve your body, come down to Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and let our team help you!

About the Author:

Dr. Andrew Arnold is a Chiropractor at Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Ctr.

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