Myofacial Release/ Trigger Point Therapy

You probably know what a knot feels like: an area that feels uncomfortable, stiff, dense, and maybe even tender. Indeed, “knots” are essentially synonymous with trigger points, although they may not always be overtly obvious or noticeable.

Trigger points can happen anywhere in the body and are especially common in the shoulders, back, and hips. As mentioned, the connective tissue within these areas exhibit increased tension and stiffness, often as a result of stress, illness, or injury. Muscle fibers may tense up in spasms and there may be a decrease in oxygenated blood or lymphatic flow to the area, as well, all of which can contribute to localized stiffness and discomfort.

Interestingly, trigger point pain can often be referred from other parts of the body. A buildup of scar tissue or a joint misalignment, for instance, may lead to pain or spasm in a nearby muscle. This is one of the reasons why it’s so important to consult with a Harmony Ottawa Physiotherapist if you’re struggling with pressure point pain, since there may be more to the symptoms than meets the eye.

How Harmony Ottawa Can Help You:

Fascial tissue is located throughout your body, so adhesions and activated trigger points anywhere within this tissue can affect a wide number of physiological systems and structures. Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa team has found myofascial release to be effective for numerous conditions, including:

  • Sciatica

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Medial and lateral epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow, respectively)

  • Whiplash

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Neck pain

  • Back pain

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder

Are you struggling with acute or chronic pain> Contact Us Today at Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa to learn more about myofascial release and other drug-free and non-invasive techniques. We’re happy to connect you with a Harmony Ottawa Physiotherapist who can help you start feeling better as soon as possible.