Trigger Point release PHYSIOTHERAPY Edmonton
Do you know what trigger point therapy is all about? We provide this form of therapy to help release pain!
The trigger point release is a special manual therapy that can be performed by applying gentle, light pressure from the hand to specific body spots, usually referred to as trigger or pressure points.
At Family Physiotherapy, this therapy is provided by trained and licensed practitioners specializing in the pressure point release. This pressure from the hands helps to relax and normalize trigger points within a widespread, sheath-like, fibrous tissue found within the musculoskeletal structures known as fascia. The fascia is flexible and helps to protect ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles, and bone and allows coordinated movement within them. However, when injury, improper loading, stress, sustained posture or repetitive movement, poor nutrition, or hydration is imposed on the body, the fascia becomes stiff and inelastic, which make normal movements to be limited around the connective tissues causing immobility, pain, as well as high tendency of injury.
The benefits of trigger point release help release the stress and tension in the fascia and other affected parts of the body to ease pain, improve movement among the musculoskeletal system, and lower the possibility of tissue damage sooner or later. If you have muscle tension or feel you could benefit from this type of therapy, contact Family Physiotherapy to schedule an appointment.
What type of conditions can trigger point release be used for?
In every part of our body, fascial tissue is always present. When adhesions and activated trigger points occur at this tissue, it can affect the body’s entire physiological systems and structures. Here, at Family Physiotherapy, we have found trigger point release to be beneficial in treating conditions such as;
- Headaches and migraines
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Medial and lateral epicondylitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What does a trigger point release session look like?
Trigger point release therapy has been very effective in treating various conditions. During your first appointment, your massage therapist or physiotherapist will perform a complete assessment, which includes a physical examination, previous health history, health limitation, and experiencing symptoms. You will be encouraged to ask questions to help your therapist understand your condition and make assessment outcomes more accurate during this process.
Once every information is complete, your practitioner, who is well experienced in providing a personalized treatment plan, will determine whether your condition requires trigger point release therapy. However, we always advise patients to be well-hydrated. And it has also been observed that when you drink an adequate amount of fluids, it makes both active and passive therapeutic services effective. On a regular day, it is advisable to consume at least one-third to one half your body weight in fluid ounces per day, and during exercise or energy-consuming activities, more fluid intake is required.
Are you battling acute or severe pain?
No matter the degree of pain you are suffering from, we can help you relieve your pain using trigger point release. This manual therapy is non-invasive, safe, and does not require drug use. We will use natural methods to achieve the comfort that you deserve. Contact Family Physiotherapy to make further inquiries or schedule an appointment with us. We will be delighted to help you recover as fast as possible.