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Trigger Points

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What are the Principles of NMT Treatments Ischemia; Nerve Compression; Nerve Entrapment; Fascial Restriction; Postural Distortion; Biomechanical Dysfunction; Trigger Points
Where can trigger points form? Muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, periostium of the bone and internal organs
What can activate trigger points? Muscle strain; overuse; repetitive use; emotional holding; trauma; environmental; ischemia; atrophy; weak antagonist;; disease; associational trigger points
What is a latent trigger point? pain when palpated
What is an active trigger point? Always generate pain, prevent full lengthening of the muscle, weaken the muscle and refer pain when compressed
What is a primary trigger point? Located in the muscle of original dysfunction
What is an associational trigger point? Not located in the muscle of original dysfunction
What is a satellite trigger point? A trigger point that forms in the referral zone of another trigger point
What is a secondary trigger point? A trigger point that forms in the antagonist or synergist of the muscle of the primary trigger point.
Created by: NMT - Addison