Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Myofascial (myo=muscle: fascial=connective tissue) trigger point therapy is a therapeutic discipline and technique that is utilized for relief of pain and dysfunction arising out of muscles and connective tissue. It is a discipline arising out of the lifelong research and careers of Drs. Janet Travell, M.D. and David Simons, M.D..
Myofascial trigger point therapy is accomplished through a systemic analysis of the structure and function of the skeletal system and addressing muscles and connective tissues which are compromised. This is accomplished at our offices with the use of the electroacuscope to aid in resolving muscle and connective tissue trigger points through acupressure, compression, cross friction massage, and fluori-methane.
The patient is then given a comprehensive home stretching program. Most patients see excellent results and return to function, mobility and reduction of pain after treatment. Excellent results are seen with acute conditions such as sports injuries and injuries caused by accidents as well as chronic repetitive trauma type injuries.
The American Academy of Pain Management endorses trigger point myotherapy as a treatment for myofascial pain and dysfunction.