Trigenics® Myoneural Medicine with Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC

What is Trigenics®?

Trigenics® is a neuro-kinetic, sensorimotor assessment, treatment and training system which instantly relieves pain and increases strength and movement. It is currently practiced by over 2000 doctors, therapists and trainers in 20 countries worldwide.

Dr. Johnson's Shelby Township, Michigan office designated as a Trigenics® Centers of Excellence

Trigenics®_Centers_of_Excellence_Logo-179x180.pngThe Trigenics® Centers of Excellence are clinics that consistently demonstrate exemplary patient treatment outcomes and superlative standards of care using the Trigenics® Treatment System.

Dr. Johnson has attended many courses and due to his execution of the Trigenics® procedures combined with an individualized blend of other effective treatment procedures has helped many, many patients suffering with chronic severe pain in the shoulders, knees, feet, back and neck even where stem cell treatment has failed to achieve results.

Patients from all over southeastern Michigan are able to Reclaim Their Life, and get back to being active as a result of Dr. Johnson's application of Trigenics® for their health challenges.

Patients with knee pain, shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and other chronic pain find Trigenics® can provide relief and help when other methods have failed them. 


Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC received his Trigenics® training from Dr. Alan Oolo Austin, DO, DC and Dr. Andy Barlow, DC

The complex procedures used in Trigenics® retrain the way the brain communicates it’s movement and/or pain signals with the muscles of the body.

“Trigenics® is so effective because it combines three treatment techniques together simultaneously to get a cumulative effect that you would not get performing one at a time. It uses resisted exercise neurology to help reboot your brain to body communication, along with concentrative biofeedback breathing to allow the body to accept the changes and lastly it uses muscle sensor manipulation which opens the door for the rebooting process to occur. The three together combine to create a “software update”. Physical, chemical and emotional stresses can corrupt our software and create imbalances in the way the brain talks to the body. While most people work on the body, we work on the brain for results that are both immediate and sustainable.” - Dr. Tim Panah

The treatments are either manual or involve the use of instruments or exercise equipment. The beneficial effects are instantaneous and seen immediately.

If Trigenics® is what they need, patients having suffered with physical pain syndromes and/or movement dysfunctions always see strikingly measurable results on their first visit to a Trigenics practitioner. This will be the case; no matter how long they have had the condition and attended other therapies or how many doctors or therapists they have seen. Strength trainers using Trigenics® Power Augmentation training procedures on their clients see an unprecedented acceleration of muscle strength and size without drugs.

Trigenics® is primarily used by specially trained manual medicine physicians such as osteopathic and chiropractic doctors as well as physiotherapists and elite licensed massage therapists. Personal fitness or athletic trainers as well as professional coaches also use specific variations of Trigenics® for full-body comprehensive muscular activity assessments and/or correction of imbalanced pull patterns and biomechanics as well as neurokinetic retraining. Trigenics® myoneural exercises are prescribed by Trigenics® practitioners and trainers in accordance with each client or patients individual specific requirements. Athletes receiving Trigenics® immediately prior or during training or competition also experience instantaneous increases in strength and flexibility for immediate enhanced performance. Doctors, therapists and trainers often work together as a team on client or patient cases to provide full comprehensive treatment, training, rehabilitation and performance augmentation care.

How Trigenics Works

Trigenics-Dr-Oolo-640.jpgTrigenics® 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.

The 3 components are:
1. Resistive exercise neurology
2. Muscle nerve-sensor stimulation
Arthro-Stim01-640.jpg3. Bio-feedback breathing

During a Trigenics® treatment, Dr. Johnson 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. As well it provides innovative corrective nerve sensor treatment and training procedures using advanced principles in muscle neurology and neuroplasticity.

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. This results in chronic pain and injury or decreased training and athletic performance.

Patients are interactive participants rather than passive recipients in the treatment process. Trigenics® is widely versatile in its applications and patient base. Clinical evidence and multiple case studies by graduates of the Trigenics® program indicate that, with successive treatments, the enhanced effects are sustained, cumulative and augmentative. Trigenics has also been developed to include a complete neurological exercise, fitness and self-care system.


Many advances in the manual medicine field has seen doctors and therapists utilising various techniques in osseous manipulation, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, manual and soft tissue treatments for neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Over the last few decades there have been the introduction of excellent new techniques in soft tissue care which have discovered the importance of removing myofascial adhesions to improve myofascial glide, increase movement and restore biomechanics and practitioners have since been able to offer their patients' results otherwise unachievable. Another awakening occurred in the 2000’s, with the realisation that treatment of aberrant sensorimotor neurology, both peripherally (extremities) and centrally (spine), could still further enhance treatment outcomes significantly. There is a substantial body of research developing in the neurological sciences in the area of spine and joint manipulation that are making aware the neurological underpinnings of this modality.

However, doctors and therapists who have become well versed in all these treatments find that there are cases where the combination of these approaches are still not enough. In searching for the missing element of care, they found it in the most basic area of life, the origin and controlling element of all movement and function; neurology. Often these improper controlling signals of muscles cannot be fully corrected with traditional physiotherapeutic, or manual and manipulative therapies; exercise will not fully strengthen the muscles which are neurologically weak and stretching will not sustainably relax muscles which are neurologically tight. If tension imbalance due to neurological inhibition of spinal muscle sensors is not first corrected, the bones in your spine can sometimes quickly become restricted again following joint manipulation. Because “NI” is not corrected by mechanical deep tissue massage or muscle stripping therapies, the nervous system must first be reset.


This is where Trigenics® Functional Muscle Neurology has a very significant role to play and it is for this reason, it is referred to as "the missing element" of total-body care. When Trigenics is applied, muscular “knots’ and adhesions are then more effectively treated using massage or soft tissue release techniques. With Trigenics®, joints begin to move properly again without forceful manipulation or with only light mobilization. Your bodies energy systems are also balanced and enhanced.

Your Registered Trigenics® Physician/Practitioner or “Trigenist®” is fully trained to be able to detect neurological inhibition. Once assessed, the Trigenist will have you lightly exercise using specific resisted movements during your treatment to generate your own neurological reflexes. Then, through application of a sophisticated combination of 3 neuromanual medicine techniques, he or she will manipulate and redirect your nerve signals to effectively “reset” the way your brain communicates with your muscles and body. Using the combination of 3 techniques shoulder pain, back pain, knee pain, foot pain, neuropathy, and other issues can resolve rather quickly.

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An extensive book has been written for the public on self-Trigenics® with a publisher currently being sought. Because Trigenics® is so frequently effective with conditions that cannot successfully be treated by other traditional and non-traditional methodologies, we consider Trigenics® Myoneural Medicine to be the single most advanced and effective manual treatment system for pain relief and functional restoration available in the world.

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*The trademark Trigenics® is owned by the International Institute of Trigenics® Inc.  Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition is a licensee of the trademark