Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy?, Indianapolis, I
One of the most popular techniques for treating Trigger Points is the use of manual compression techniques. This might appear to be similar to deep tissue massage - however a Trigger Point therapist is trained to assess the overall muscular health of their patient, identify myofascial pain and dysfunction, and precisely locate and treat the associated Trigger Points - this is not a spa massage!
Trigger Point Therapy also involves the use of various other techniques including active contract/relax and postisometric relaxation, vapocoolant spray and stretch and ultrasound. Recently, the use of an advanced medical device, the PiezoWave 2, which delivers extra corporeal shock wave therapy to the dysfunctional muscle's taut bands . This device uses pulses of sound waves to provide "acoustic compression" as an alternative to manual compression techniques. It is an extremely effective leading edge technology for the reduction of pain from myofascial dysfunction and trigger points.