What is Trigenics®
Serving Patients Since 1998
Trigenics® is a full-body neurologically based assessment and treatment system designed to reduce pain, increase mobility, and improve strength.
Trigenics® treatments combine three treatments including focused diaphragmatic breathing, proprioceptive mechanoreceptor distortion, and resisted reflex neurology into one for a cumulative and synergistic effect
Historically, Trigenics® was first in the world to combine simultaneous muscle treatment with resisted exercise.
In the early 1980’s Canadian-Estonian Doctor of Chiropractic / Osteopathic practitioner, Dr Allan Austin Oolo (DC, DO(MTP), CCSP, CCRD, ICCSP, RTCMP, CFIS, PhD), developed and began to work with the concept of combining trigger point therapy with patient movement.
Clinical results using this concept were notably better than normal. In the early 1990’s he discovered that the simultaneous application of a specific combination of neuromuscular treatment techniques produced a significant amplification of the normal therapeutic effect on his patients for a wide range of neuro-musculoskeletal and soft tissue conditions. The results were much better and longer lasting than with other manual treatments in providing the patient with immediate significant pain relief along with increased strength and range of motion. He referred to this multimodal neuro-summative treatment method as “Trigenics” to denote its 3 main components.
The name “Trigenics” was derived from the three major technique elements comprising the unique multi-modal procedures: Neurogenics (resistive exercise reflexes), Myogenics (muscle nerve sensor manipulation) and Autogenics (concentrative parasympathetic breathing). It is hypothesized that it is the result of these simultaneously applied elements and their sub-elements which create an overload accentuated bombardment of reflexive sensorimotor input that instantly resets the way the brain sends contraction messages to the muscles and tendons. Dr. Oolo Austin has aptly defined this cumulative effect on the part of the nervous system which controls movement as “Therapeutic Neurosummation.” This is the cornerstone of Trigenics®.
By 1994, Dr. Oolo Austin had refined the Trigenics® multi-modal procedures and developed a system of assessing neurological muscle function so that the cause of neuromusculoskeletal conditions could be pin-pointed and effective treatment could be provided. Procedural and practical theory manuals were written and in 1998 and he created the International Institute of Trigenics® with the intent of teaching Trigenics® to other practitioners. Since then Trigenics® has been instructed to over 2000 Registered Trigenics® Practitioners (RTPs) from 25 countries worldwide including medical doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths, naturopaths, physiotherapists, athletic therapists and specialized nurse practitioners.
For the first 10 years, Trigenics® was only taught to doctors, therapists and health practitioners. In 2009, Dr. Oolo Austin began teaching a curriculum program at Tallinn University, Department of Health and Sports Sciences to trainers and coaches. In this course, modifications were made to Trigenics® for trainers involving simplified mono-modal, rather than multi-modal, procedures which were also effective in beneficially changing muscle behaviour. Due to the success of this course and the superlative enhancements experienced with Trigenics® care in athletic performance, a modified Trigenics® and procedures course, known as the Certified Trigenics® Trainer (CTT) program was developed. The CTT program is taught in the gym setting using exercise equipment. It is designed to teach elite personal trainers and coaches how to identify and correct functional muscle imbalances, prevent injury and increase training performance. The CTT program also serves to bridge the gap between trainers/coaches and health practitioners.
We Deliver an integrative therapy to treat physical pain, imbalance and expedite pain relief, healing and enhance performance.
Trigenics® Physio-Rehab Centre
Trigenics® works by combining 3 treatment techniques which are applied at the same time for a therapeutic synergistic effect on the nervous system which is much greater than if you only applied one.
Resistive exercise neurology
Trigenics utilizes modern western medical knowledge of neurology. By using the principles of reflexogenic neurophysiology, the “hardwiring” of the patient’s own body is being utilized as an integral part of the treatment and allows for a number of other positive benefits. Simply stated, Trigenics procedures cause firing of spontaneous reflexes, which are generated by the patient’s own nervous system.
Muscle nerve-sensor stimulation
Your brain sends signals throughout your nervous system through all parts of your body including your muscles. When tendons, muscle or ligaments suffer dammage, stress or injury their nerve sensors (aka proprioceptors) stop sending proper messages to the brain (known as neurological inhibition, “NI”) causing the sensation of pain. “NI” may not always be immediately noticeable, but the brain eventually then sends improper controlling signals and the muscles and tendons experiences a state of neurological dysfunction, leading to weak links and abnormal muscle pull patterns in the movement chain causing imbalances and dysfunctional joint motion.
During a Trigenics® treatment, the doctor or therapist applies treatment to the muscle nerve-sensors while the patient performs specific resisted movement and breathing exercises. Trigenics® is unique in that it is able to help identify these abnormal muscle signalling patterns using specific and simple muscle strength and length testing procedures and myoneural mapping.