The Impact of Self-Myofascial Trigger Point Release on Fatigue Management and Performance in Female College Basketball Players

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McClung, Hanna
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Trigger Points , Basketball , Athletes , Myofascial Release Therapy
Travell and Simons (1999) define a trigger point as an irritated band of skeletal muscle that is painful once compressed, stretched, or contracted. Trigger points have been reported to cause increased muscle fatiguability and altered muscular activation patterns (Gerwin, 1999). By implementing trigger point release therapy, the taut muscle band can return to normal length and functionality, reducing the risk of fatigue-related performance hindrances. The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of a once-weekly self-myofascial trigger point therapy on the vertical jump performance of female basketball players during regular season.