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Trigger Points - Myofascial Dysfunction and “Switch-off” Mechanisms

Posted by Simeon Niel Asher on

While trigger points may develop as a result of trauma, injury, or overuse, there may be other mechanisms at play Identifying and treating myofascial trigger points can be uniquely effective therapeutically. However, trigger points rarely develop in isolation and may return if the underlying cause is not identified and addressed. Long-standing trigger points may lead to secondary (and even tertiary) changes in the nervous system (sensitization) and to trigger point formation elsewhere remote from the original problem. While trigger points may develop as a result of trauma, injury, or overuse, there may be other mechanisms at play. The fact that...

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Trigger Point Therapy - What Can a Massage Therapist Do For You?

Posted by Simeon Niel Asher on

  Massage therapists are better regulated, better educated, and better trained than ever before.  Massage therapy has gained tremendous recognition in recent years as an effective form of pain relief and treatment for many common musculoskeletal disorders. As an osteopath, I work alongside practitioners from all the main manual therapy disciplines every day. Manual therapy has evolved significantly over the past 3 decades, and in my opinion, no profession has evolved further than massage therapy. Today's massage therapists are better regulated, better educated, and better trained than ever before.  What do massage therapists do? Massage therapy is about more than...

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