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

Enhanced audio controls
Updated iPhone X compatibility
Increased stability

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
195 Ratings
195 Ratings

So handy!

I LOVE my trigger point manual, but of course I don't want to carry it around with me, so this app is just the thing! I use it at least once a week for myself, and have used it many times to help friends, as trPs can mimic several things that require surgery, but are MUCH more easy to correct. Visuals, like those provided in this app are crucial when explaining to a person WHY they hurt in THIS area, but need to work in a DIFFERENT area. The reason for only 4 stars, is that it would be nice to be able to flip the process-show me where it hurts, then the possible points that could be causing it. But still, so happy to have this app! Great job!

Update: Five stars! The videos are sooo helpful! Thanks so much for creating such a user friendly and educational app! Bravo!!!


Perfect tool for getting to know your body on the inside!

I have recently become passionate about wholehearted living and because of this I have come to the beginning of learning "what's connected to what", and "what is where" inside of my body. I'm on a mission to take great care of my body and release my trigger points. Especially because I'm lifting weights on a 5 day split and I love working on my specific areas so that I can recover more quickly and also deepen my stretch/flexibility. this app is SO worth the price. it seems a little spendy but if you're committed to being your best, it's worth the investment.


Extremely useful as an LMT and for life

I bought this app years and years ago when apps were just starting to be a thing. I had no idea how frequently I would use this. I refer to this for migraine causes, send screenshots to friends when they are complaining about muscle pain and I use this to quickly identify trigger points for referred pain in my massages. The cost of this app is nothing in comparison to the information it is actually providing.


Real Bodywork
261.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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