Trigger Point therapy is a proven method for overcoming soft tissue pain and dysfunction. Dr Janet G Travell M.D. (1901-1997) is widely recognised as the leading pioneer in diagnosis and treatment of trigger points.

What are trigger points?

Trigger points are highly irritable localised spot of exquisite tenderness in a nodule or in a palpable taught band of muscle tissue. If sufficiently hypersensitive, gives rise to pain and tenderness in other areas of the body.

Causes of trigger points

• Stress

•  Physical trauma

• Direct Injury

• Sudden strain or overload

• Repeated overload

• Prolonged immobility

• Excessive or unusual exercise

• Cold, damp or draughts

Travell describes trigger points without exaggeration as the “scourge of mankind.” They can develop in any muscle in any person at any age.

Trigger Point Therapy