Trigger Point Pilates!

Trigger Point Pilates™ 

Is a combination of Pilates based exercises combined with Myofascial Release which is traditionally a hands-on therapy which is used for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue and fascial tensions and restrictions.

Why not come to a Trigger Point Pilates™ Class? - Mondays 10.30am at Selby Wellness Clinic!

We use our own body weight, movement, the breath and equipment to create soft tissue release. This can assist with undoing muscular restrictions and enhancing functional movement, so we can move with more ease.

Many of us practice high intensity exercise on a regular basis, often creating muscular imbalances, stress on the body, injuries and/or chronic pain. We live our lives in front of computers. We stand and sit still for prolonged periods. This can leave us sore, injured and restrict our movement.

During Trigger Point Pilates classes you will learn how to undo muscular restrictions, improve Functional Movement and learn exercises that help treat Myofascial pain.

Equipment

Foam Rollers, Massage and Bender/Chi Balls are used within Trigger Pilates sessions.

What is Myofascial Release?

‘Myo’ means muscle and ‘fascia’ means band. Fascia is a 3D continuous web of connective tissue that lies just beneath the skin. It is made from elastin and collagen fibres surrounded by a viscous fluid called the ground substance. The two fibre types make it strong with a high degree of flexibility.   

Fascia attaches, stabilises, encloses and seperates muscles and internal organs. It protects every other tissue, tendon, muscle, bone, ligament and organ of the body. It is wrapped throughout the body on 'lines of pull.' One piece connects from the brow to the toes, fingers, neck and chest. It creates our form and shapes us.

In healthy bodies the fascial system is relaxed, providing cushioning and support allowing us to move safely without restriction or pain. It recoils with every bump, bruise and physical trauma.

Fascia, like muscle, has the ability to contract and relax and plays a major role in mobility and stability of joints. 

After physical and emotional trauma and through poor posture, fascia scars and hardens in the affected site and along the tension lines imposed on it. The fascial network can become pulled out of alignment. It can cause chronic pain, change in joint motion, affect digestion, create headaches, osteoarthritis, athritis to fibromyalgia.

Trauma from the past passed on through on a cellular level, is remembered via the DNA and can create physical trauma as an adult.    

Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Trigger Point Pain

Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a painful musculoskeletal condition that is characterised by the development of myofascial trigger points.

Fibromyalgia and MPS are common diagnoses of unresolved pain and discomfort. 

Many chronic pain conditions are caused by myofascial trigger points. A trigger point is a hyper irritable spot located in a taught band of skeletal muscle.

When the muscle is in a state of traumatic dysfunction (poor posture, injury or inflammation) the hyper irritable trigger point will produce a local pain and also pain in a referred pattern. of Myofascial Pain and Discomfort,

Trigger points are also common causes of headaches, jaw pain, sciatica, sinusitis and low back pain.

Please note: clinical hands on myofascial work and body adjustments cannot be replaced by Trigger Point Pilates. The class is complimentary to the therapists world.

Lydia Campbell, Founder of Fitcamp, Presenter, Author, Teacher Trainer who is now specialising in Mind Body and Functional Pilates Training, has created 'Trigger Point Pilates,' devised originally for her own rehabilitation. She had 8 knee operations, chronically tight from scar tissue and had to learn to walk again. She had to focus on almost no weight bearing exercises or movement for 5 months at a time and continue to teach and educate. During a period of 10 years teaching she combined her knowledge of functional Pilates, Sports remedial therapy with 7 years of Myofascial Clinical training. The result is a unique programme that works! For training please contact her at Lydia@fitcamps.com