What is trigger point therapy?
Trigger point therapy is a neuromuscular therapy designed to speed up recovery from injury, correct muscular imbalances and relieve pain. Your physiotherapist will stretch the muscle and then apply pressure to areas of muscle tightness or ‘knots’. This helps to relive muscle tension and promote healing.
How does trigger point therapy help?
Inflammation occurs when a muscle is injured. The body recognises this and this causes pain which makes you protect the muscle to prevent further damage. The pressure of trigger point therapy ‘reprograms’ the neuromuscular system so that pain decreases. This encourages the muscles to return to their normal state. This promotes healing as the inflammation decreases and the individual experiences reduced pain and tightness.
Who benefits from trigger point therapy?
Trigger point therapy can be beneficial for conditions including:
- Muscle injury
- Muscle tightness
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Repetitive strain injury