Trigger point pressure release
Trigger point pressure release is a simple, often effective, manual technique for the treatment of myofascial trigger points (knots). Slowly increasing, gentle to firm, digital pressure is applied to the trigger point until a barrier of tissue resistance is encountered. Constant pressure is maintained until the resistance of the barrier tension decreases. Then pressure is slowly increased to reach a new barrier.
Pin and Stretch
Pin and stretch is a technique where the patient actively or doctor passively moves the affected muscle(s) while the doctor presses or maintains contact on the injured area. This allows the doctor to feel the structure as it moves under their contact, and to effectively treat those restricted muscles, tendons, or ligaments.