TRIGENICS FOR PRACTITIONERS
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RTP - REGISTERED TRIGENICS PRACTITIONER PROGRAM
The Registered Trigenics Practitioner (RTP) program is designed for practitioners (chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, advanced massage therapists and sports medicine doctors) for the purposes of assessing and managing patients injuries and conditions using Trigenics multi-modal treatment procedures.
During a Trigenics® treatment, the doctor or therapist applies treatment to the muscle nerve-sensors while the patient performs specific resisted exercise movements and diaphragmic breathing. The complex procedures used in Trigenics® retrain the way the brain communicates its movement and/or pain signals with the muscle sensors of the body.
The treatments are either manual or involve the use of instruments or exercise equipment. The beneficial effects are instantaneous and seen immediate and the results are that of increased strength and range of movement and decreased pain.
Trigenics is a very effective method that can work well as a stand alone treatment or in combination with a mulit-modal approach to treatment involving various techniques such as joint based, soft tissue or rehabilitative. Trigenics is often referred to as the missing link in the complete care equation for many conditions.
THIS SECTION IS WRITTEN MAINLY FOR DOCTORS AND THERAPISTS:
Restoration of sensorimotor control and function: This is the most important outcome as all other outcomes are secondary. Correction of dysafferentation and restoration of neural control and proprioceptive reflex activity is critical to full recovery. (see more on this in the Institute section for doctors and therapists
Increased Muscular Relaxation and Penetration: The degree of muscular relaxation and most especially, the speed in which it is accomplished is remarkable. This is due to the Trigenics® procedures causing rapid neurophysiological muscle release reflexes of the target muscle at the myopoint.
Decreased Pain: The Trigenics® patient does not experience nearly as much discomfort as one would normally experience when receiving deep tissue work. During application of Trigenics® to the involved area, nerve reflex pathways are also activated that inhibit the pain signals going to the area of involvement. This may be partially due to activation of the additional mechanoreceptors in the Pacinian Corpuscles located in the antagonist. Mechanoreceptor information arrives in the spinal cord before nociceptive information. The atypical interneurons constantly stimulated by mechanoreceptor activity, release met-enkephalin that inhibits the activity of the nociceptive afferents. This pre-synaptically creates inhibition of pain signals from reaching the higher brain centers. It is also believed that localized pressure with maintained resisted movement of the agonist may strongly activate the dorsal column system. This will further stimulate the endorphin producing hypothalamus, via prolonged bombardment of mechanoreceptor afferentation during movement. For this reason, the Trigenist is able to penetrate deeper into the tissues without causing pain and reflex spasm. Again, this enables the Practitioner to achieve a far more beneficial effect than with other traditional methods.
Response Time: Of importance to busy Practitioners and patients, is that using Trigenics® enables the practitioner to very rapidly, if not almost instantaneously, provide significant long-lasting relief to patients with musculotendinous, arthromusculotendinous and neuromusculotendinous conditions. Most find the speed in which significant relief is achieved with Trigenics® to be unprecedented. (Treatments are usually 5 -15 minutes with relief of individualized specific points achieved within seconds.)
Adhesion and Fibrosis Reduction: Adhesions are found to rapidly dissipate within a few Trigenics® treatments. This is thought to be partially due to the effect of pressurized movement of the adhesion during the procedure, which mechanically breaks down the offensive tissue.
Anti-inflammatory: Trigenics® is also clinically effective in reducing musculotendinous inflammation. Unlike other manual therapies, Trigenics® can be applied in the immediate post injury phase. Clinically an immediate observable decrease in inflammation is noted following application. The observed anti-inflammatory response is suspected to be partially due to heavily sustained mechanoreceptor activation with resultant inhibition of the nociceptors, which are stimulated by the presence of muscle spasm byproducts (lactic acid) and inflammation (prostaglandins, histamine, bradykinin, etc.)
Stress Reduction and Accelerated Recovery: General Trigenics® treatments will leave many patients feeling very relaxed and free of stress. This is thought to be partially due to the cumulative effect of repeated Autogenic Breathing which focuses the "Chi" or "biomenergy" (body-mind meridian energy) to flow to the parts of the body that require it. In addition, the incorporation of target visualization in Autogenic Breathing, as part of the core treatment protocol for Trigenics®, is in keeping with current research supporting the mind-body connection. From a Western perspective, proper deep breathing with directed and focused thought can cause brain wave changes to occur putting the brain into a meditative state called "alpha."
Trigenics® Myoneural Reduction: The Trigenist maintains contact on the myopoint while following the muscular response and, as they facilitate a furthering of the response by subtly changing the direction of pressure, they will often notice a sudden giving way or change in the consistency of the muscle. Aptly described as "one second there, the next second gone", a popping feeling or sound may accompany this change in consistency. The patient typically experiences an immediate sense of relief in the area.
Mood Elevation and myoneural Emotional Response: One will also often find that Trigenics® will have the most pleasant effect of causing a trademark sense of well being, lightness, heightened awareness and euphoria. This is thought to be due to Trigenics® having an excitatory effect on the bodies endogenous opioids system via the release of endorphins. Stimulation of relevant acupuncture points can result in the release of endorphins, enkephalins and endorphins. Some patients also involuntarily experience a Trigenics® myoneural Emotional Response, as they find themselves suddenly uncontrollably giddy or in tears during or immediately following the treatment. This release is considered a positive outcome as patients invariably report feeling a tremendous sense of relief, relaxation and ability to sleep after the reaction has dissipated.
It is believed that because a Trigenics® treatment is applied to a neurologically facilitated muscle undergoing movement, the muscles optimum relaxation response is further being facilitated. This is because neurological stimulation occurs over a broad range of lengths. In other words the relaxatory effect of the treatment becomes cumulative as multiple treatments are being successively applied during each individual procedure. Ultimately, with the muscle in many different successive positions or lengths during application of a Trigenics® procedure, additional cross bridge binding potentials are instantaneously produced with an overall cumulative increase of vast muscle power.
The beneficial effect of instantaneous muscle strengthening has huge implications for the athletic community.
(See Athletes for more)
Muscle Lengthening: Adjunctive Trigenics® muscle lengthening techniques also utilizes the neurophysiological effect of the inverse myotatic reflex in conjunction with the addition of Proprioceptive Dynamic Acupressure. This adjunctive Trigenics®procedure is often performed following the initial procedure if the patient continues to experience some tightness or discomfort in chronically tight or fibrotic areas. It is very effective in completing the alleviation of partially persistent symptoms.
Trigenics® Joint Manipulation: A repeated observation, in providing spinal treatment to long-standing patients was that they did not require nearly as much adjusting following a Trigenics® treatment as they normally did without a Trigenics® treatment. It also became apparent that these patients did not elicit as much cavitation ("popping" noise) with spinal manipulation after they had received spinal Trigenics®. These observations are of significant importance, as Trigenics® seems to be increasing vertebral joint mobility when applied to fixated areas of the spine. In some cases, application of only Trigenics® to the spine created cavitation. As has already been stated, observations similar to those made of the spine have also been made in extremity joints.