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Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

If you're experiencing localized muscle tightness or tenderness, trigger point therapy is the solution for alleviating discomfort. Think of trigger point release like untangling knots on a rope.  When a rope becomes knotted, it creates tension and restricted movement. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine underscores the effectiveness of trigger point therapy in addressing muscle issues by applying a technique that targets and releases tension in irritated muscles. This therapy not only relieves pain, improves muscle function and restores mobility.

What are trigger points?

You may refer to a trigger point as a muscle knot. It describes an area of tightness and tenderness in a muscle. These points can develop due to overuse, muscle strain, or poor posture, and they may cause referred pain or discomfort in other parts of the body. 

Trigger points restrict blood flow and cause muscle fibers to contract, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. 


What is trigger point therapy?

Trigger point therapy is a technique that applies pressure to these specific points, releasing tension and promoting muscle relaxation.

Dr. Chip Shemansky uses a hands-on strategy to relieve trigger points. He applies sustained pressure to these specific points to restore proper muscle activity.


What conditions can benefit from trigger point therapy?

Trigger point therapy is highly effective in treating various musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Sport Injuries
  • Tension headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain/piriformis syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff injuries
  • Hip Pain & impingement
  • Frozen Shoulder

Trigger point therapy is also beneficial for relieving discomfort caused by repetitive strain injuries, fibromyalgia, and myofascial pain syndrome. By addressing the root cause of pain and tension, trigger point therapy offers relief and improved overall well-being.


To find out how trigger point therapy can help you, call Gulfshore Chiropractic Clinics or use the online tool to schedule an appointment today.