Great Post! Trigger Points and a Sympathetic State | Modern Manual Therapy Blog

Great Post! Trigger Points and a Sympathetic State

via Patrick Ward/Optimum Sports Performance

Great Post by Patrick Ward regarding what the research has shown regarding TrPs and nervous system components.

I tend to find TrPs, but not treat them directly. I treat them indirectly by working on the mm imbalances with STM/IASTM and functional release, then correcting the posture and movements associated with the areas. Upon reassessment, the TrPs are often no longer there. If still there, but diminished, I try something less painful, like counterstrain, and then finally try to treat it directly. That is my approach when I find a TrP during physical assessment. What is yours?



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