Trigger Point Therapy

Drís Travell & Simons, world renowned research into Myofascial Trigger Points have indicated that up to 75% of musculoskeletal pain maybe caused by the presence of trigger points.
If you have suffered long term or re-occurring musculoskeletal pain, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritic pain, headaches, back pain, neck pain and many other musculoskeletal conditions, you could well be suffering from unresolved Trigger Points.
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Dry Needling

Treating all forms of Musculoskeletal pain & dysfunction, sports and occupational injuries.
Studies show Dry Needling to be more effective in treating musculoskeletal conditions than acupuncture.

Dry Needling is widely recognized in Europe and other Countries as the most effective way to treat Myofascial pain & Trigger Points.
Clinical Pilates

Releasing Trigger Points is only the first step in your rehabilitation.  Any condition which has moved to the chronic stage, (4-6 months) results in weakness, loss of normal range, improper co-ordination of muscle firing patterns, & as a result, an area which is prone to re-occurring pain & injury. 
A tailored Pilates program will focus on regaining strength, stability and flexibility of the effected area, balance & co-ordination will be retrained, ensuring you achieve & maintain full pain free function. 

Pilates in not just another type of exercise or fitness routine, it is widely recognized around the world as one of the most effective & technically precise forms of rehabilitation. 

Pilates in not just another type of exercise or fitness routine, it is widely recognized around the world as one of the most effective & technically precise forms of rehabilitation. 
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The Trigger Point Approach!

It may surprise you to know that, "around 75% of pain clinic patients have a trigger point as the sole source of their pain", (Travell, Janet; Simons David; Simons Lois (1999). Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual (2 vol. set, 2nd Ed.). USA: Lippincott Williams & Williams).

This was stated by the foremost expert in the field of Trigger Point Therapy research, Doctor Janet Travell.  Dr Travell spent her whole lifetime studying & researching Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrP's) up until her passing at 95 years' old, she was regarded the world over as the foremost expert in this field. 
So highly regarded, she was the White House physician over two presidencies starting with John F. Kennedy.

People who suffer from, Head Aches, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder or Arm Pain, Hip or leg pain, Tendonitis or any other musculoskeletal pain, are almost certain to have MTrP's as either a major causative factor or a secondary factor contributing to much of their pain.  Even spinal disc and neurological pain can have underlying TrP's that can greatly increase their symptoms if not treated.

Unless you have undergone treatment specifically aimed at deactivating underlying Trigger Points (TrP's), you will find most treatments including; Massage, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Acupuncture, even Cortisone Injections, will only support short term results or no results at all!  This is because, once activated, TrP's are self-perpetuating and will only respond to specific targeted treatment to release them.  Untreated TrP's frequently result in persistent symptoms, over many years.

Unfortunately, TrP's do not show up with almost all of the current imaging methods, including X-ray, MRI, CT & Ultra-Sound, add to this the fact that many Doctors and even specialists know little about MTrP's, leads to many patients suffering needless ongoing symptoms.

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Trigger Points, the technical stuff

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