Ischemic Compression for Trigger Points

Ischemic compression is a generic manual release technique in trigger point therapy. The technique begins by palpating the tissue to locate the taut band (trigger point), while the patient is asked to report if any referred pain is felt. When a trigger point if found, steady and deep manual pressure is applied directly to the point. … Read more

What are Trigger Points?

Myofascial Trigger Points: Causing Most of the World’s Pain, Anonymously By Moobusshera Hatim Musculoskeletal Consumer Review For centuries it has been afflicting man. It is intangible, mysterious and yet ubiquitous. Myofascial Trigger Points are the commonest cause of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed aches, pains and other puzzling symptoms. The daily clinical experience of thousands of physiotherapists, … Read more

Trigger Point Release Self Treatment Cautions and Tips

General self-myofascial release has become familiar to the general public in recent years but targeted trigger point release is much less well-known. Although myofascial trigger points can certainly be self-treated with simple massage techniques and some targeted stretching when needed, in many cases a trained professional may be a better option. This is especially true … Read more