How is Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy different from other therapies?

The Therapist

A properly trained Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, from a training program recognized by the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists (NAMTPT), with the credential of either CMTPT or MTPT, has been trained to follow a protocol for the proper diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain due to trigger points.

The Protocol

Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy (MTPT) is a unique treatment protocol for the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction. This protocol includes the following:

  • Differential diagnosis
  • Comprehensive patient history
  • Pain mapping
  • Range of motion evaluation
  • Postural analysis
  • Identification of perpetuating factors
  • Correction of perpetuating factors
  • Manual techniques to treat myofascial pain and dysfunction
  • Personalized patient stretch rehabilitation program
  • Patient education