publication . Thesis . Other literature type . Doctoral thesis . Master thesis . 2018

The Brain Behind Myofascial Trigger Points

Sulżycki, Paul Valdemar;
Open Access English
  • Published: 04 Apr 2018
  • Country: Greece
Abstract
Despite imagery’s regular use in massage therapy there are few studies examining its effectiveness. This experimental study examined the effect of imagery on manual trigger point release. Forty individuals (11 male and 29 female), aged 19-51 (M = 26.13, SD = 8.05) were divided into two groups; one focusing on deep, diaphragmatic breathing and the second on a rich imagery script, imagining their trigger point being a “ball of butter melting”. Manual trigger point release was applied four successively deeper times to the same point in the dominant upper trapezius muscle following the common “searching for 7” pain scale protocol. Significant differences were found ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Physiology, Applied Psychology, Neuroscience and Physiological Psychology, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy), Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine, Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases, Medical Physiology not elsewhere classified, Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology), Sport and Exercise Psychology, pain, trigger points, imagery, breathing, gate control theory, central sensitization, massage therapy, myofascial trigger points, PETTLEP, neuromatrix, neural modulation, Referred Pain Patterns Provoked, muscle, myofascial trigger point, gate control, sensitization, referred pain, neurology, 110904 Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases, FOS: Clinical medicine, FOS: Biological sciences, 110602 Exercise Physiology, FOS: Health sciences, 111699 Medical Physiology not elsewhere classified, FOS: Basic medicine, 170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology), FOS: Psychology, 110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy), 110317 Physiotherapy, 110604 Sports Medicine, 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology, Μασάζ, Μαλλάξεις--Θεραπεία
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