A reference for trigger points and referral patterns for 108 muscles. Features 160 trigger points with their corresponding referral patterns, 80 conditions that can be caused by trigger points, and 25 videos that show how to release specific muscles. Each muscle includes the visual referral pattern and point location, plus a written muscle action, referral, origin, insertion, nerve, comments, and audio pronunciation for each muscle. You can choose to view each muscle individually, or use the zones view to see all the muscles that refer into a specific area (or for a specific condition). This is a great help in discovering the source of pain.

This app features all the scientifically proven trigger points and referral patterns as shown in the research.

Trigger points are tight places in a muscle that cause pain to be felt elsewhere in the body. This is great for massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, or anyone wanting to discover the source of muscular pain, and learn about muscle function.


"Any iPhone user with an interest in the human body may find Real Bodywork’s reference app Muscle Trigger Points to be of special interest." Phone Gear Review

"...the app is quite useful for identifying problem areas and gives us a great visual for pinpointing the problem. " Slap App Review

iTunes User Reviews:

"SIMPLE & EASY to use, INEXPENSIVE, along with EXCELLENT 3D graphics to help zero-in on areas of each muscle when palpating." Roc 5/5

What’s New

Version 5.8

Fixed text cut-off issue.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

HeyFootballhead! ,

Highly recommend!

My exercise physiologist recommended I get this so I could work out my muscle soreness with an exercise ball, it has been a complete gem of a purchase! Because of the knowledge it contains, I’ve been able to pre-emptively head off muscle freezing and manage my chronic aches and pains better at home. I showed it to my GP and she bought it on the spot, as have several of my other chronic illness buddies. 10/10 DO RECOMMEND!

Mandymoos2 ,

Very helpful

I’m currently studying to become a Remedial Therapist and I am finding this app. very helpful locating trigger points. Useful and informative videos offered are a great addition to some of the muscle groups but are not included in all of them. Please continue to add video tutorials to the others :)

Sondog1982 ,

The illustrations are great!! Easy to understand!!

This has to be the best app I have ever used in regards to sports therapy. Literally just pull your phone out check out the athlete's tight spots and press away..
Athletes are back playing in no time!
Understand an injury is way more easier now...


Real Bodywork
262.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information


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