Discover how trigger point therapy can alleviate muscle pain and referred pain with our comprehensive guide to myotherapy techniques.
As a myotherapist, I often get asked about trigger point therapy and how it can help with muscle pain and referred pain. Let's look at an overview of this technique and how it can benefit you.
Trigger points are areas of muscle that are hyperirritable and can cause referred pain in other parts of the body. They can be caused by many factors including injury, overuse or poor posture. Trigger point therapy involves applying direct pressure to these points to release the tension and reduce the pain.
A key benefit of trigger point therapy is that it can help to address the underlying cause of your pain or referred pain. For example, if you have chronic shoulder pain that is actually referred pain from a trigger point in your neck, trigger point therapy can help to release the tension in the affected muscle and alleviate your pain in the long term.
Trigger point therapy is a safe technique that can be used to complement other forms of treatment like physiotherapy, chiropractic and massage therapy. People of all ages and fitness levels are suitable to use trigger point therapy as part of their treatment. It can be adapted to suit your individual needs and goals.
If you're interested in trying trigger point therapy for yourself, give us a call at Mornington Peninsula Myotherapy and Massage and we can guide you through the process. We will assess your individual needs and develop a tailored treatment plan that's right for you.
If you're experiencing muscle pain or referred pain, it's worth considering this technique as part of your treatment. And remember, always consult with a qualified healthcare professional before starting any new form of therapy.