myoActivation is a term trademarked by Dr Greg Siren (see email@example.com). Dr Lauder and Dr Siren have worked together to bring the benefits of myoAcitvation to children and youth referred to the BCCH Complex Pain Service. myoActivation is very different from simple dry needling of trigger points because it uses a structured assessment to target which muscles, fascia and scars that are important to minimize musle related pain. myoActivation is based on assesment of abnormal postural and subtle changes in muscle balance between right and left sides. It is important to know that the site of pain is often not the source of pain, for example, low back pain often comes from trigger points in the abdomen rather than the back. Immediate changes occur through a needling procedure in muscles and soft tissues like traumatic and surgical scars. There is usually more than one myoAcitvation session (2-4) to get to the treatment goal of reduced pain and improved flexibility.