I am certified as a Canine Trigger Point
Myotherapist through Equi-Myo where I studied with Margie Amster Herr, Eq. TPM.
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Trigger Point Myotherapy?
Myotherapy literally means muscle
therapy. It is a method for relieving pain based on the application of
compression to trigger points in the body. Trigger Point Myotherapy (TPM)
developed out of a method of pain relief developed by Dr. Janet Travell, M.D.
Trigger points are defined as
hypersensitive locations in the muscles that cause pain in response to undue
stress. They develop into tight bands or knots within the muscles. These bands
or knots can cause the muscles to spasm, limit the movement of joints, and cause
pain. Trigger points often do not occur in the same location where the pain is
felt. Instead the pain may occur some distance from the actual location of the
How Does TPM
TPM is a non-threatening and
non-invasive technique utilizing the hands, knuckles, and fingers of the
Myotherapist to locate trigger points within the body. The Myotherapist then
uses compression to help relieve these trigger points and assisted passive
stretching to help re-educate the muscles to what they are capable of doing. The
assisted passive stretching combined with corrective exercises help to relax,
strengthen and lengthen the affected muscles. The combination of the therapy
with the stretching and exercises helps to develop flexibility, strength and
stamina in the muscles thus alleviating pain and stiffness.
Myotherapy Help My Canine Companion?
Most pet owners have had the experience
of their dog injuring him or herself or experiencing the joint and muscular pain
that comes with getting older.
· Help to relax and enhance the function of joints and muscles.
· Aid in improving range of movement and general body tone.
· Help to relieve pain, swelling, and stiffness.
· Add to your canine companion's overall sense of well-being.
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