Welcome to Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy®
"Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy is a method of relaxing muscle spasm, improving circulation and alleviating pain. To defuse "trigger points," pressure is applied to the muscle for several seconds by means of fingers, knuckles and elbows. The success of this method depends on the use of specific corrective exercise for the freed muscles. The method was developed by Bonnie Prudden in 1976."
Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® is a hands-on, drugless, non-invasive method of relieving muscle related pain which emphasizes speedy, cost effective recovery and active patient participation for long-term relief. Myotherapy relaxes muscles, improves circulation and alleviates pain in all parts of the body. It increases strength, flexibility, coordination, stamina and energy. Work and play performance, posture, gait,and sleep patterns are all improved quickly, effectively and long lastingly.
= Chronic Pain
During a Myotherapy session, the patient, shoeless and wearing loose clothing, lies relaxed on a table as the 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 non-invasive and very teachable which has encouraged wide spread use of Myotherapy by the ordinary person via Bonnie Prudden's books, self-help tools, TV and radio appearances.
When a trigger point meets with either excess emotional or physical stress it often responds by throwing a muscle into spasm. Spasm, in turn, causes pain. The myotherapist erases the spasm by pressing on the appropriate trigger points and then re-educates the affected muscle to its normal resting relaxed condition with special exercises designed for each individual problem. The correct exercise is requisite to success. Each person is trained in the exercises needed to remain free of pain using Myotherapy.
And Then Exercise the Muscles for Life Long Fitness
Most people don't have to suffer pain. We invite you to use the information contained in the site to learn more about Myotherapy and erase pain the Bonnie Prudden way.
- About - More information on Myotherapy, exercise, fitness and Bonnie Prudden.
- Bonnie Prudden Store - Purchase Myotherapy, Exercise, and Fitness books, DVD's and CD's, equipment or charts from the Bonnie Prudden catalog. The order form is secure for your peace of mind. We also have an unsecured order form if your browser doesn't support Secure Socket Layers (SSL).
- Training & Workshops - Schedule and registration form for 15-Hour Weekend Workshops and other myotherapy training opportunities.
- Helpline - A directory to help you find a Certified Bonnie Prudden Myotherapist and Exercise Therapist located near you.