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Define trigger point
you can feel it
its firm, palpable
define pain referral zone
specific region of body where trigger point is FELT
who are the 2 most recent and well respected researchers of TrP?
Travell & simmons
what is step 1 in identifing what activates a trigger point?
identifying what activites cause this
2 factors of trigger point?
activating & perpetuating
list some ways TrP are formed?
what is the most common reason TrP are formed?
what are the 2 diff kinds of TrP
active - awake
latent - alseep
key/primary TrP are activated..
directly by original stress/trauma
what is the cause of activation for satellite?
What spot is most important to deactivate in order to maintain positive results ?
what points do not have a pain referral zone? (PRZ)
where do tender points occur?
specific locations that are symmetrically located
do you work tender points?
no, bc they hurt
why do TrP hurt?
bc the therapist is applying pessure to an already inflammed and irritated area
reactive cramping hurt bc
antagonist muscle is now short in comparrison to the muscle being worked when the TrP has been released
automobile accident could be a reason for _____ factor.
__________ factors should be looked at and homework should be assigned to a client when they fail to show last improvement.
why is it important for you to identify the daily activites of a client?
bc it helps identify what TrP are responsible for pain/dysfunction.
apply pressure to the TrP until ...
there is an increase in tissure resistance but pressure that is not beyond the OTZ