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Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

Muscle pain, also called myofascial pain, is simply pain and inflammation in the soft tissue of the body. Anyone can develop myofascial pain and it is estimated that everyone will experience muscular pain at least several times in their lives. 

What causes myofascial pain?

Myofascial pain may be caused by a variety of factors, which can be strenuous exercise, repetitive motion, sleeping in an odd position, increased bodily tension, etc. There are also diseases and colds that may cause muscle pain, such as the flu, or even the common cold can cause some minor aches/pains.

What exactly is a trigger point?

A trigger point is a ‘knot’ in a muscle, which causes pain that is mostly deep, dull, and aching. A trigger point can also cause a sensation that makes a person feel like pain is radiating somewhere else (usually close by) and may also make the affected body part feel weak.

How is myofascial pain diagnosed?

It is important to realize the majority of non traumatic pain will resolve on its own within 2-4 weeks. It is generally recommended waiting at least 1-2 weeks to have a new pain, which is NOT related to any trauma or accident, addressed as it could go away during that time.

Our Trigger Point Therapist


Jeff is committed to help his clients, not only through therapy, but also to find simple and practical ways to feel better and experience less discomfort. From his own experience, Jeff truly understands that many chronic conditions take time to understand and treat effectively, which is why he always makes the time to listen.

Jeff also understands that everyone is unique and tailors therapy specifically to their condition.

He believes that trigger point therapy fills a large gap in the treatment of chronic pain and is dedicated to your recovery. He also recognizes the limits in the effectiveness of this therapy and is happy to refer you to other trusted practitioners and doctors for complete quality of care.

Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT)
Pennsylvania Massage License # MSG002945