Have you ever experienced those stubborn knots or tight spots in your muscles that seem to cause pain and discomfort? These localised areas of muscle tension are called trigger points. While they can be frustrating to deal with, the good news is that myotherapists are well-equipped to address these trigger points and provide effective relief.
You might have seen the classic trigger point coloured charts in your Myotherapists treatment rooms - we have them in all three of our clinic rooms and they are fantastic tools to explain some of the most well known trigger point areas and show how far away from the problem zone that referred pain can be felt.
Trigger points are hyperirritable nodules within taut bands of muscle fibers. They can develop as a result of muscle overuse, trauma, long held positions, stress, or even nutritional deficiencies. These points are typically characterized by localised pain, tenderness, and a sensation of tightness in the affected area.
They can refer pain to other parts of the body, causing discomfort in seemingly unrelated areas. Have you ever had a headache and no matter where in your head your pressed or massaged it didn't help? Chances are that your headache was being caused by a trigger point somewhere else, like in your neck, shoulders, jaw, upper back or chest. You'll be pleased to know that our Myotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists know which muscles are likely culprits, and we're brilliant at tracking down those pesky spots that cause pain to pop up throughout your body.
Myotherapy, a specialised form of manual therapy, focuses on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Myotherapists are trained to identify trigger points and their referral patterns, and we use various techniques to quickly and effectively address them.
Trigger points can be a source of persistent pain and discomfort, but they don't have to rule your life. Myotherapists are skilled professionals who specialise in treating these bothersome knots and helping you find relief. Through trigger point release techniques, pain management strategies, and personalised exercises, our myotherapists can address the root causes of trigger points and provide lasting relief. If you're struggling with trigger points or chronic muscle tension, seeking the expertise of a qualified myotherapist could be the key to unlocking a pain-free and more functional life. Remember, you don't have to endure the discomfort—there is help available.
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