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Modality Spotlight - Trigger Point Therapy

February 7, 2015

At Aligned Sports Therapy we use a broad range of treatment modalities to ensure our patients recieve the best  care possible. A common trechnique which we use is Trigger Point Therapy.

Trigger points,, are areas of hyperirritability in muscles. These can be acute sources of pain or latent, unnoticed by the patient until pressure is applied by the practitioner. Trigger points are manifested as small contraction "knots" in the muscles, that effect muscular function. Active Trigger Points may cause muscle spasm and referred pain.

Treatment consists of firm digital pressure is applied by the practitioner, who is able to locate the specific points causing pain and restricted movement and these may often be located in places different to where the client actually feels the pain.

Trigger Point Therapy is sometimes incorporated with Sports Massage and the client is usually unclothed for the treatment, which may not include the use of oil. Other factors such as nutrition, stress and chronic illness are also considered, as potential contributors towards the problem.


Conditions that will benefit from this modality include:

  • Sports Injuries Chronic

  • Headaches

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • TMJ

  • Neck and Jaw Pain

  • Stress and Fatigue


Sports & Remedial Therapy Appointment are available now at our Gladstone Park and Sunbury Clinics.

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