This is a collection of the trigger point referral pattern posts currently available. They are listed alphabetically by title.
Keep in mind that people usually feel only a portion of their trigger point pattern. Usually, their pain is felt in the darkest red zone of the referral pattern. But, some only complain of pain in the areas in lighter red.
We will be adding new posts on this and other topics. And we will be updating some of the older ones. So keep an eye for new, informative items.
These posts include:
- Trigger point patterns and how people describe the pain
- How you activate and intensify the pain pattern
- Self-care to show you how to get quick relief on your own
- Stretches and exercises that provide longer-lasting relief
- Brief anatomy review of the involved muscle
- Yoga poses that open this muscle
- Treatment notes for therapists
Note that we are in the process of converting these posts into a more informative and accessible format. Thank you for your patience.
This website is being revised, and some posts have not yet been converted to newer images and formats.
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This post offers quick, lasting relief from the pain in your shoulder that came from the vaccine. You will need an ice cube and about 2 minutes.
Tony Preston has a practice in Atlanta, Georgia, where he sees clients. He has written and taught about anatomy, trigger points, and cranial therapies since the mid-90s.
*This site is undergoing significant changes. We are reformatting and expanding the posts to make them easier to read. The result will also be more accessible and will include more patterns with better self-care. In the meanwhile, there may be inconsistencies in formatting, content presentation, and readability. Until we get older posts updated, please excuse our mess.