Help your therapist help you. The TOLA® System is designed to help you sustain the gains of your last manual therapy session. Stop playing catch-up.Learn More
Tired of Two Steps Forward, One Step Backward?
Kathy Wood, violinist and violin teacher, Macphail Center for Music, Minneapolis felt she was facing weekly long-term appointments "just to keep the status quo."
Erin Keefe, Concert Master, Minnesota Orchestra thought she might have to take a significant amount of time off from playing her violin... or something even worse: surgery.
The Top ThirtyPTs at the David G Simons Academy™ have identified what they believe to be the 30 most frequently treated muscles in clinical trigger point therapy. The 30 muscles, plus associated manual trigger point therapy and dry needling techniques are well documented in the DGSA's excellent course literature, available for private use as a download here.
Frozen ShoulderFrozen Shoulder Syndrome is a common and debilitating condition associated with multiple trigger points around the shoulder. The Niel-Asher Technique™ is a treatment protocol that uses a specific sequence of manipulations to soft-tissues in and around the shoulder joint to harness the body's own healing mechanisms.
Fact or Fiction?Trigger points are recognized as a common cause of pain and the empirical experience of clinicians treating trigger points is positive. But, the work of influential trigger point researchers has been held up as an example of “pseudo-pseudo evidence-based medicine” and “novel” research findings have been labeled "errors of interpretation”. More broadly, an emerging idea in pain science is that pain does not provide a measure of the state of tissue. Read more.
Using the SystemUse the System lying down, sitting down or standing up-however you can get comfortable. Or use it as a hand-held tool. Relaxation is an essential element in achieving adequately deep and long-lasting therapeutic release through pressure to soft tissue. Read more....
TestimonialsA number of my patients have had great success between sessions (and after) using the System to gain on-going relief from a wide-variety of soft-tissue relate pain complaints. Read more....
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