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Stack #26921

direct current trigger point

what do we use dc trigger point on? denervated muscles
what is a denervated muscle? a muscle that has no strong nerve supply going into it.
what are some characteristics of denervated muscle? has immediate loss of voluntary & reflexive movement, progressive muscular atrophy over the next weeks and months, can not be exercised using convential methods.
whay do we use dc trigger point? maintain a healthy muscle, await re innervation
what do we need to know before deciding to use dc trigger point? is the muscle denervated or is it disuse atrophy?
does dc trigger point always work for denervated muscles? no if the muscle fibrs are to far gone then dc will not work. Find out how long ago the injury occured.
what does MVC stand for? minimal visible contraction
once you fing a motor point how many contractions do you want to get out of it? 20-30 mvc at each motor point
what is dc trigger point good for? bells palsey
Created by: JamieLynn