To learn more about Trigger Points and Myofascial Pain Syndrome:
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.
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
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