Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy

 

Trigger Points are remarkably common, and can develop in any muscles in the body.  They consist of muscle fibres that become and remain contracted due to, for example, poor postural alignment, injury and repetitive strain or tension.  They can cause restricted movement and referred pain.

Neuromuscular or Trigger Point Therapy can be used to address five elements that may be causing you pain:

  • Lack of blood supply to soft tissues which causes hypersensitivity to touch

  • Contracted muscle fibres which refer pain to other parts of the body

  • Nerve Compression or Entrapment

  • Postural Distortion

  • Imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns

If I feel you could benefit from neuromuscular therapy during a treatment, I will suggest this as I work.  Trigger point therapy tends to work at a deeper muscular level and can be a little uncomfortable at times.  I always consult with clients prior to using this work during a treatment, if I feel this could help alleviate a problem.  I would not necessarily use this approach in all treatments but it can be very effective for certain pain patterns.