Topic: Trigger Points

Trigger point treatment: deactivation or elimination

Trigger points are a common cause of conditions such as back neck and shoulder pain. Common trigger point treatments merely deactivate... Read Article  

Good news for shoulder pain sufferers

Research done in Melbourne Australia examined the shoulder muscles of adults with no pain. Although being pain free they found that... Read Article  

How “pain free” trigger points cause muscles and joints to malfunction: causing injury and long term damage

Latent (pain free) trigger points are the tender spots in tight muscle you don’t know you have until a masseur presses upon them causing... Read Article  

Latent (Pain Free) Trigger Points Alter Neurological Control of Shoulder Movement Causing Damage, Impingement and Injury

This article summarises the very important clinical implications of the research done by Dr Karen Lucas in Melbourne for her PhD Thesis.... Read Article  

Relief From Chronic Tension Type Headaches- public

The most common type of headache is the chronic tension type. The most common cause is said to be “trigger points” in the muscles of the... Read Article  

The relationship between latent (pain free) trigger points and depression

Latent (pain free) trigger points are those tender spots in tightened muscles that you do not know are there until a masseur presses upon... Read Article  

The relationship between latent trigger points and depression

A study published in the journal Clinical Rheumatology investigated the the prevalence of latent (pain free) myofascial trigger points... Read Article  

A practical approach to help demonstrate the cause and manage “tennis elbow” and similar conditions

In this research summary we will be sharing a simple practical test that helps show the cause, or at least a major contributing factor,... Read Article  

Relief from Chronic Tension Type Headaches

The most common headache is said to be the chronic tension type. In a study of this type of headache 31 subjects were examined for... Read Article  

Research findings: fibromyalgia caused by trigger points and successfully treated by trigger point therapy- public

Fibromyalgia is usually thought of as a condition with an unknown cause, with treatments directed at the symptoms. However, research... Read Article  

Research shows a common overlooked cause of rapid fatigue and pain, and an inexpensive solution

Research shows that most people have those tender spots in tight muscles that masseurs love to find, and that they cause rapid fatigue... Read Article  

Why a sports person’s timing may be “out”, or be out of form

Most sports rely on some sort of muscular coordination and timing. Typically the brain receives some sort of stimulus or information. ... Read Article  

Why “tennis elbows” tend to not get better, and what you can do about it.

Tennis elbow is described as an “overuse injury”. However, unlike injuries such cuts, bruises and broken bones which heal, they tend to... Read Article  

Latent (pain free) trigger points shown to cause rapid fatigue with pain-and underlie many other issues

A trial published in the journal Pain Medicine 2011 found that muscles containing latent (pain free) trigger points fatigued quickly and... Read Article  

Research findings: fibromyalgia caused by trigger points and successfully treated by trigger point therapy

A scientific research review published in the journal Current Brain and Headache Reports investigated the link between trigger points and... Read Article  

Summary of research on the effect of vibration massage on post exercise muscle soreness and recovery

Research findings clearly show the use of vibration massage reduces post exercise Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), reduces residual... Read Article  

Trigger points and other chronic soft tissue problems

Some of the main issues treated by our massagers are myofascial trigger points (trigger points) and other issues related to chronically... Read Article  

The scientifically proven effects of vibration massage- with clinical applications

In this summary we investigate the science behind the use of vibration massage. This helps us envisage uses and to develop protocols. ... Read Article  

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