Myofascial Release Points (MFRP)

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A trigger point is a hypersensitive part of a muscle that refers pain to along a specific pattern(1). There are two types of trigger points, active and latent (1).  An active trigger point hurts all the time when a latent trigger point only hurts when pressure is applied. 

Myofascial Release is a well-known technique to release tight muscles by applying pressure the skin, muscle and fascia's restriction until it releases or softens.  This is a very effective technique to relieve pain in chronically tight tissues.

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To learn more about Trigger Points and Myofascial Pain Syndrome: 

Definition:

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Book:

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual, Vol 1 & 2

Descriptions:

https://www.painscience.com/tutorials/trigger-points.php

Research/ Study:

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0215/p653.html

In my practice as a Physical Therapist, I use the concepts of myofascial release in additon to low-load prolonged stretch (LLPS),  Proprioceptive Neuromusular Faciitation( PNF), Joint Mobiliztion