Myotherapy® & Sports Trigger Point Therapy

John Gifford is an approved provider of Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® as described in the best-selling book Pain Erasure, by Bonnie Prudden.


Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® is the original method of trigger point therapy. To defuse ‘trigger points’, pressure is applied to the muscle for several seconds by means of fingers, knuckles, and elbows. The success of this method depends on the use of specific corrective exercise for the freed muscles.

​We are the only approved provider of Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® in Michigan and also the largest in the Unites States.

Sports Trigger Point Therapy 
Sports Trigger Point Therapy incorporates deep tissue massage techniques with Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy®


Most people schedule 2-3 sessions to determine if this is a therapy strategy they wish to utilize. Clients can then proceed with a series of sessions based on their physical, financial and time considerations. When possible, taking a hot bath or shower after sessions is suggested. As a general guideline, sessions should not continue if significant progress is not demonstrated by the third session.


Loose fitting shorts and a tee shirt are suggested. Patients who are more comfortable wearing tights or sweat pants are encouraged to do so. For sports trigger point therapy that also incorporates massage, the client can be draped with a sheet to allow for the use of therapy lotions.

Hours of Operation
Monday & Thursday:  12pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:  8:30am - 2:30pm


The initial appointment which includes the new client intake, evaluation and first session, is $200.00. Subsequent standard 50-minute follow up sessions are billed at $140.00. Limited and Extended sessions are available upon request. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Clients are encouraged to check with their current HSA or Insurance providers to discover if there are any possible reimbursements.

Unattended Appointments

Clients are required to pay for unattended appointments.  Exceptions to this policy are limited to instances where the client notified Motionwise® 12-hours prior to their scheduled appointment, or situations where Motionwise® contributed to the unattended appointment.

Scheduling an Appointment

Call 248.414.6800 to schedule an appointment. You may also Contact Us with your appointment request. Privacy regulations currently prohibit on line scheduling.  New Client forms and a map to the office can be found here.