Interactive Pain Management with Trigger Point Therapy
A functional approach to pain management through trigger point therapy and relaxation through massage therapy.
Available in Greensburg
Adams Myotherapy & Massage
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Trigger Point Therapy, also known as myofascial trigger point therapy, involves stimulating myofascial (muscle and connective tissue) trigger points that often refer pain sensations to other parts of the body. This means pain is experienced in areas located away from the trigger point. The ‘referred pain’ is often dull, aching, or deep. A problem with a trigger point in a neck muscle, for example, can result in wrist pain similar to that of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Interested in an appointment and evaluation? Call us at 724-787-5915 to make an appointment at the location nearest you.
goals of myofascial trigger point therapy include reducing pain,
improving muscle range of motion, and determining (and thereby
helping mitigate) any perpetuating factors that are keeping you in
pain. Body mechanics at work or at home, posture, and poor
nutrition are examples of perpetuating factors.
some of the goals of massage therapy and trigger point therapy are
similar or shared, there are significant differences.
The goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment, within a clinical setting, to promote healing and relaxation. Cancer-sensitive massage is also available.
Trigger Point Therapy typically employs manual compression of the trigger point after it is located within the muscle fiber. This therapy does not involve the use of lotions or oils. Instead, pain patterns are identified, and the involved muscles are treated. Muscle range of motion testing, postural evaluation, active stretching, and myofascial release are some of the techniques and/or processes involved with trigger point therapy. It is a more specific and clinical modality in its approach to acute and chronic pain treatment.
Massage Therapy helps release chronic muscular tension and pain, improves circulation, increases muscle range of motion, reduces mental and physical fatigue and stress, promotes faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improves posture, and even aids in reducing blood pressure. While it creates an overall sense of well-being, it isn’t necessarily as specific as trigger point therapy. It is typically a less interactive form of treatment because one of its main goals is relaxation. With traditional massage, oils and lotions can aid in releasing muscle tension and creating a feeling of relaxation.
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