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Trigger Points - An Overview of the Evidence Base

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

Dr. Jonathan Kuttner Presents an Overview of the Evidence Behind Trigger Point Therapy   Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons (1992) described a trigger point as, “A highly irritable localised spot of exquisite tenderness in a nodule in a palpable taut band of (skeletal) muscle” These hyperirritable localized spots can vary in size, and have been described as “tiny lumps,” “little peas,” and “large lumps”; they can be felt beneath the surface, embedded within the muscle fibers. If these spots are tender to pressure they may well be “trigger points.” The size of a trigger point nodule varies according to the...

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Trigger Points - What is the Evidence?

Posted by Dr. Jonathan Kuttner on

  Evidence Base for Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner (Watch this Webinar Free Anytime - 35m:13s)   Trigger Point Therapy - Where to Start?    About Dr. Jonathan Kuttner Dr Jonathan Kuttner (MBBCH, Dip Sports Med, Dip MSM, FRNZCGP, FAFMM) is a musculo-skeletal pain specialist who has spent the last 35 years working as a doctor and teaching in New Zealand. He is the recipient of the NAMTPT Lifetime Award for Contribution to Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy and is regularly featured on national TV and radio.        Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area Trigger Points...

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