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Trigger Points

Trigger points are naturally distributed across our bodies; however, it is only when they become irritable and we start to experience pain or discomfort that we notice them!These points are palpable nodules of taught muscle fibres which develop through muscular...

Costochondritis

What is it? Costochondritis; caused by inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and sternum (breastbone). It commonly affects the 4th, 5th and 6th ribs. Cartilage is a connective tissue between joints of the body; it acts as a shock absorber to movement, protecting...

What are Trigger Points?

Trigger points are described as areas of pain in skeletal muscle or fascia. They can be felt as a nodule or band. On touch, pain can be replicated and even radiate to other areas. Trigger points can form due to: Overload of muscle Referral of pain from other trigger...

What are Mobilisations?

Mobilisations are a form of manual therapy; ’…the use of hands in a curative and healing manner or a hands-on technique with therapeutic intent…’ used to treat and manage dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system. Physiotherapists use mobilisations as a treatment...

Trigger Points

Trigger points are naturally distributed across our bodies; however, it is only when they become irritable and we start to experience pain or discomfort that we notice them! These points are palpable nodules of taught muscle fibres which develop through muscular...