rigenics® is a medical assessment and treatment system which uses interactive applied functional neurology to reset the way the brain communicates with the body. The neuroplastic effect is that of immediate pain relief with instant increase in strength and movement. Trigenics achieves this result by applying 3 treatment techniques at the same time for an effect on the nervous system which is much greater than if only one were applied.
The 3 components of Trigenics® are:
1. resisted exercise neurology
2. muscle mechanoreceptor treatment
3. biofeedback breathing
During a Trigenics® procedure, the doctor or therapist applies treatment to the muscle nerve-sensors while the patient performs specific resisted movement and breathing exercises. Patients are interactive participants in the treatment process. Practitioners apply treatment using their hands and body or a combined variety of treatment devices and/or exercise equipment. The multiple therapeutic interactions, created during treatment, significantly increase the firing of reflex nerve pathways to the brain for a short-circuiting, overload response which effectively changes and resets the way the brain sends out pain and movement signals.
Trigenics® is used by manual medicine physicians such as osteopathic and chiropractic doctors as well as physiotherapists. Fitness or athletic trainers and licensed massage therapists also use variations of Trigenics for muscular balance assessments and/or treatment of physical pain conditions as well as neuromuscular retraining.
Trigenics® has revolutionized the way patients with musculoskeletal disorders and pain syndromes are treated in that it is was the first in history to introduce the concept of combining soft tissue therapy with resisted exercise. A worldwide leading innovation in the field of functional neurology, the therapeutic effects of Trigenics® are unprecedented. The founder of Trigenics® is Dr. Allan Oolo Austin. (www.droolo.com)
Overall, results with Trigenics® in both injury rehabilitation and athletic therapy have been quite remarkable. One explanation for this may be related to the “direct myoneural relationships that exist between higher sensorimotor function and the proprio-mechanoreceptors.” It is suspected that the seemingly superior results attained with Trigenics® are due to the non-linear cascade of neurophysiological reactions relating to these relationships, which inevitably occur when cumulative treatment is applied.
The Trigenics® Practitioner or “Trigenist”! must become very familiar with all the subtle angles and directions of movement performed by the patient, as well as how much resistive pressure to simultaneously apply during the procedure. They must be well versed enough in muscle kinesiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to understand and properly apply the principles. Also, the Trigenist must be able to properly guide and train their patients in learning how to be an active participant in the treatment in order to achieve the greatest results.
Their proprioceptive palpation skills must be specially developed to be able to delicately follow the muscular relaxation response, and subsequently to facilitate a furthering of this response through specific application of Trigenics®. Summarily, as with all involved techniques, the learning of Trigenics® requires considerable time spent on studying and practicing the procedures. The Trigenics® Practitioner will notice how positive outcomes occur much faster, and how minimal time is required to achieve these results. Also, if the Trigenist practices joint manipulation, they will notice that the need for manipulation of the affected joints will be significantly reduced.