Video Course: Treating Trigger Points with Myotherapy

Bonnie Prudden

Bonnie Prudden discusses the discovery, indications, and benefits of myotherapy in the treatment of myofascial trigger points. In a myotherapy session, the client's body is checked for areas of potentially active trigger points, highly irritable spots that remain in the muscle after it has been damaged. Although Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy has its origins in the medical discipline of trigger point injection therapy pioneered by Janet Travell, M.D., and therapeutic exercise and immediate mobilization developed by Dr. Hans Kraus, it is noninvasive and very teachable, which has encouraged its wide usage.

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Bonnie Prudden

Bonnie Prudden came to the attention of the American public in 1955 and ultimately inspired what has come to be the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport. Prudden released six exercise recordings, authored 19 books on fitness, and hosted the first nationally televised exercise show. Prudden altered her focus in 1976 when she discovered the theory of myotherapy, the use of applying pressure to trigger points in the body to lessen muscle spasms and pain and to improve circulation. She opened a training school and authored several books on the topic. Bonnie Prudden has received many honors, including the The President's Council Lifetime Achievement Award. Learn more at

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