What is Trigenics?

trgSimply put, Trigenics is a technique that works by activating muscle and soft tissue with the help of functional neurology.  Trigenics improves strength and flexibility to reduce or eliminate muscular dysfunction.

Pain from an injury can reduce movement.  Over time, the muscles become weak.  The same thing can happen with habitual poor posture.

Trigenics may be combined with more traditional rehabilitation methods.  It can also be used to help an athlete improve general performance and reduce the risk of future injury.

Trigenics was developed to relieve the pain associated with frozen shoulder and to restore normal range of motion.  The goal of treatment with Trigenics is to tear down barriers that restrict motion and to restore functional neural physiology.

Many patients have seen relief from a variety of injuries and conditions with the help of Trigenics.  Traumatic injuries such as shin splints, strains, and rotator cuff injuries respond especially well to Trigenics, as do a variety of other conditions, including migraines and fibromyalgia.  Exercises may be recommended after treatment to further strengthen and lengthen muscles and increase range of motion.

After an injury, the nerves responsible for transmitting messages between the affected muscle and the brain begin to misfire.  Eventually, this can cause the muscles to shorten and weaken, restricting movement.  When this happens, exercise is of little help in lengthening and strengthening the muscles and can even cause further injury.  Trigenics is based on the concept that improving neural communication can stimulate healing in a way that other treatment methods alone cannot.

Using specific exercises, neuromuscular stimulation, and focused breathing, Trigenics resets these neural pathways to improve communication between the brain and the muscles to improve strength and flexibility.

When you see a Trigenics practitioner, you’ll be given a series of strength and flexibility tests to identify the specific areas in need of treatment.  The practitioner will then instruct you in specific breathing techniques and motions while resistance is applied.  This combination helps to rewire neural pathways.  The initial tests will then be repeated to confirm positive change.

Trigenics is compatible with other types of physical therapy such as active release and sports massage.

Dr. Allan Oolo Austin began development of Trigenics in the 1980s.  The chiropractor started experimenting with combining soft tissue rehabilitation with acupressure and controlled breathing techniques into a single treatment system.  In 1994, he began to incorporate newer advances in rehabilitative neurophysiology and exercise.  He then developed the concept of functional neurology, which was incorporated to create Trigenics.

In 2000, he began teaching his technique to other healthcare professionals.  Since then, more than 2,000 chiropractors, doctors, and physical therapists have learned the technique and thousands of patients, some who have suffered pain and limited mobility for years, have experienced relief after only one session.

While Trigenics can offer relief to many patients, there are those for whom Trigenics may not be the best option.  These include patients with nerve lesions, certain autoimmune conditions, blood clots or unexplained calf pain that could indicate blood clots, and untreated shoulder dislocation.

Risks of Trigenics are relatively minor and include strains, sprains, subluxation, and minor bruising.

If an injury or other condition has left you immobile and in pain, there is hope.  Call Spine Scan today on (08) 61508785 Scarborough or (08) 61508783 Mount Pleasant to arrange an appointment to find out how one of our Trigenics practitioners may be able to help you.

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