How to Find Trigger Points

1 Nov

Finding Trigger Points is a skill that can be learned.  This video shows you how!

 

The Stick can also help to identify Trigger Points by rolling The Stick over your muscles.  You do not need to go to the ground or push hard and go through pain to find Trigger Points. Typically, myofascial release techniques require help from a healthcare provider.  The Stick was developed for self-use.  Often, The Stick, is prescribed as an adjunct for home-use between clinical applications.  Some Trigger Points come back, meaning there is muscle memory involved.  Due to the the physiology of muscle memory, trigger points can be chronic in nature and tend to hang around like an unwelcomed party guest.  Typically, trigger points can be identified when they become active or painful.  “The small center-balance segments of The Stick, however, allows for the diagnosis of latent or inactive trigger points, as well” (Belcher).  Therefore, prevention of muscle lesions is a major and most appreciated asset.  By the way, inactive trigger points cause stiffness and/or limited range of motion – no pain.

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