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Trigger Points

What are Trigger Points? In 1942 Dr Janet Travell coined the term ‘TRIGGER POINT’ to describe a clinical finding that had the following characteristics; Pain related to a discrete, irritable point in skeletal muscle or fascia, not caused by acute local trauma, inflammation, degeneration neoplasm or infection. The painful point can be felt as a nodule or band in the muscle, and a twitch response can be elicited on stimulation of the trigger point. Palpation (touching) of the trigger point reproduces the patient's complaint of pain, and ... Read more

Back Pain

Back Pain- Andy Magill Physiotherapist Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions. In fact about 80% of adults will experience low back pain at some point throughout their lives. What causes Back Pain? The causes of low back pain can be very complex; poor postures, lack of flexibility, general muscular weakness, an increase in working hours (mainly hours sitting), the increasing obesity epidemic in Australia and degenerative conditions such as arthritis all have a negative outcome on your general health ... Read more