Newcastle Muscle Pain Solutions massage therapists are professionally trained to perform Trigger Point Therapy. Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy is a proven technique used for the relief of soft-tissue pain and dysfunction. It is used by many healthcare practitioners, including medical doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors, and massage therapists. Often called a Neuromuscular Technique (NMT), NMT actually encompasses a broader set of treatment approaches.
Myofascial trigger points represent small areas of tightness within muscles, creating tight bands and “knots” or tiny bumps from the contracted muscle fibers. Current literature indicates that nerve impulses to these muscle fibers will not “shut off” and that myofascial trigger points require some form of manual intervention to help them release.
All trigger points cause discomfort when pressed; however, “active” trigger points frequently refer pain to other areas of the body. As a result, many therapists address the site of the pain, or the symptoms of trigger points, rather than the real problem area, or the site of the trigger point.
Pressure to an active trigger point will typically refer the sensation or symptoms to a distinct and predictable target area. In addition to pain, the effects of an active trigger point can include:
- Limited range of motion
- Muscle weakness
- Numbness or tingling
For more information regarding our Trigger Point Therapy services contact Newcastle Muscle Pain Solutions on (02) 4967 7770.