Trigger Point Myotherapy is a noninvasive therapeutic program for the relief and control of myofascial pain and dysfunction. The goal of treatment is the patient’s recovery to a normal or as near normal function as possible, with either complete recovery from or significant reduction in myofascial pain and dysfunction. This is achieved through a systemized approach, which consists of trigger point ischemic compression, myo-massage, passive stretch and a specifically designed stretch and corrective exercise program. Success may be measured subjectively by the level of pain reduction experienced by the patient and objectively through increased range of motion, strength, endurance and other measures of improved function.

Trigger Point Myotherapy relies heavily on patient-therapist interaction, including verbal and non-verbal elements. The Trigger Point Myotherapist encourages in the patient a sense of personal responsibility for her or his improvement with attention to the home stretch and corrective exercise program as well as perpetuating factors such as stress, nutritional deficiencies, psychological and mechanical abnormalities and other physical components.

Trigger Point Myotherapy is part of an interdisciplinary approach to myofascial pain and dysfunction. Although Trigger Point Myotherapists are highly knowledgeable in the areas of musculoskeletal anatomy, kinesiology, stretch/corrective exercise and myofascial pain and dysfunction, they are mot diagnosticians. The Trigger Point Myotherapist utilizes a medical clearance (prescription) and support by a state licensed medical doctor, chiropractor or dentist when beginning a treatment plan. These elements protect the patient from delayed diagnosis, delayed treatment or contraindicated treatment, which are concerns of the first order.

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