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 ...
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 ...