Trigger Point Therapy


What are trigger points

Trigger points are not a disease of the muscles, but an expression of an incoordinated muscle activity and thus a dysfunction.


A trigger point always arises due to a muscular imbalance, e.g. by contracted, overstretched or overprogrammed muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc.


Trigger points are activated by acute overloads, fatigue due to overexertion, trauma, incorrect posture or hypothermia. Indirectly, a trigger point can be activated by organ diseases, joint diseases, emotional stress or other trigger points.


The trigger point therapy was developed by Simon and Travell in 1960.

Effect of trigger point therapy

The aim of trigger point therapy is the elimination of so-called “myofascial trigger points”. A trigger point is a muscle region with locally increased muscle tension in skeletal muscle. Trigger points have an increased pressure sensitivity, at the same time radiation can emanate from there.


Around 80 to 90% of pain syndromes are due to corresponding muscles.

When does trigger point therapy help?

  • Headache and facial pain
  • Epicondylitis
  • Achillodynia
  • Knee, ankle and shoulder joint pain
  • Pseudoradicular pain syndromes
  • Ascending Cause – Sequence – Chains
  • Fibromyalgia

Within the trigger point therapy, the pain points are systematically and effectively reduced. The therapeutic effect is immediately noticeable. After the complete dissolution of a trigger point, the pain disappears and a possible trigger. previous movement restriction.