Trigger points, a term coined by Dr. Janet Travell in 1942, are abnormally tight and irritated spots within muscles that can cause pain and dysfunction either at the site of the trigger point or in other areas of the body. These trigger points are released by direct, prolonged pressure and techniques are taught for self-release of these points at home. A study done in 2008 through the Mayo Clinic found over a 90% correlation between the body’s pain-related trigger points and acupuncture points. For more information, visit www.myopainseminars.com.
Mike has helped me rehab a couple different soft-tissue injuries. He works on the injured area, but also the areas which contribute to the injury. He’s taught me how to maintain my body and recognize potential trigger areas, allowing me to stay pain free and return to running and skiing.