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Trigger Point Therapy in West Perth

back adjustmentIf you are suffering from pain in your body than muscles need to be considered as one of the possible “pain generators”. Just like ligaments, tendons, joints, and discs, muscles can create both acute and chronic pain.

Each muscle has its own pain referral patterns, which have been accurately mapped out in the books “Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction – The Trigger Point Manual” by Travell and Simons.

What are Trigger Points?

Trigger points are commonly described as ‘trigger sites’ or ‘muscle knots’. These points are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with taunt bands of muscle fibers. Activation of trigger points may be caused by a number of factors including:

  • Acute overload – Heavy lifting or quick acceleration during sport
  • Chronic overload – Long hours sitting at computers or training for sport
  • Activation by other trigger points – Chest triggers can set off shoulder triggers
  • Direct trauma – An opponent’s knee striking your thigh muscle
  • Spinal problems – Nerve dysfunction can lead to trigger points in the muscles
  • Deficiencies – Vitamin and mineral deficiencies and/or dehydration
  • Toxic overload – Toxicity within organs or glands

These taunt bands (trigger points) are a common, yet often overlooked, cause of pain.

Did you know that your buttocks and leg pain could be coming from trigger points in your gluteal muscles?

Did you know that your neck pain and headaches could be coming from trigger points in your upper trapezius muscles?

Skilled Practitioners

Our skilled practitioners at Effortless Superhuman can determine whether your pain pattern is being caused by muscular trigger points. The practitioner can palpate (feel) your muscle tissues and isolate trigger points (knots) within the muscle. In most cases, pressure on the trigger point will reproduce your pain. This can be a significant clue as to whether trigger points are contributing to the pain within your body.

A skilled set of hands can then release the offending trigger point(s) and restore balance to the muscular system.

Get Started Today

If you’re plagued by painful muscle knots, we’re here to see whether we can assist you. Contact Effortless Superhuman today to book your first consultation with us!



Trigger Point Therapy West Perth, Subiaco WA | (08) 9388 2768