Trigger Point Therapy
Myofacial trigger points are palpable, irritable muscle lesions usually within tight muscle bands that refer pain to other areas when pressure is applied. Trigger points are caused by stress, be it habitual postural stress, or the stress of physical or emotional trauma.
Treatment of trigger points consists of identifying the trigger points through palpation, followed by manual compression to remove excess metabolic waste and cross fiber friction to unstick adjacent muscle fibers followed by Post-Isometric Relaxation (P.I.R.) stretching to normalize shortended muscle fiber length.