Manual of Dry Needling Techniques

Author: Piyush Jain Pt

Publisher: Pref Publication

ISBN: 9788192426723

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Page: 162

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Upper & Lower Quarter HeadingPage CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION1 History2 International Definitions4 Introduction to Pain 6 Myofascial Trigger Points 14 CHAPTER 2 - UNDERSTANDING DRY NEEDLING31 Models of Dry Needling32 Types of Dry Needling34 Physiological Effects of Dry Needling35 Analgesic Effects35 Biochemical Modulation 38 Mechanical Effects39 Understanding Needles43 Handling Needles44 Practising Needling/Method Of Needling45 Direction Of Insertion46 Basic Insertion Techniques47 Manipulation47 Order Of Insertion And Removal Of Needles48 Patient Education49 Hygiene49 Material Required53 Indications53 Contraindications53 Precautions55 Appropriate Selection Of Patient55 Procedure of Dry Needling56 Advantages57 Management Of Adverse Events57 CHAPTER 3 - TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING (UPPER QUARTER)60 Supraspinatus61 Infraspinatus62 Rhomboid Major And Rhomboid Minor63 Latissimus Dorsi65 Upper Trapezius66 Teres Major68 Teres Minor 69 Subscapularis70 Levator Scapulae71 Deltoid72 Biceps 74 Triceps75 Anconeus76 Brachialis77 Brachioradialis78 Supinator79 Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis80 Extensor Digitorum81 Extensor Carpi Ulnaris82 Pronator Teres83 Flexor Carpi Radialis 84 Flexor Digitorum Profundus And Superficialis85 Adductor Pollicis87 Opponens Pollicis88 Abductor Pollicis Brevis89 Dorsal Introssei90 CHAPTER 4 - TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING (LOWER QUARTER)91 Gluteus Maximus92 Gluteus Medius93 Gluteus Minimus94 Piriformis95 Tensor Fascia Latae96 Adductor Magnus 97 Adductor Longus98 Pectenius99 Rectus Femoris100 Vastus Lateralis101 Vastus Medialis102 Vastus Intermidius103 Hamstring104 Sartorius106 Popliteus107 Gastronemius108 Soleus110 Plantaris111 Tibialis Anterior112 Tibialis Posterior113 Peroneus Tertius114 Peroneus Longus115 Extensor Hallucis Longus116 Extensor Digitorum Longus117 Extensor Digitorum Brevis 118 Flexor Hallucis Longus119 Flexor Hallucis Brevis120 Extensor Hallucis Brevis121 Adductor Hallucis 122 Abductor Hallucis 123 Flexor Digitorum Brevis124 Abductor Digiti Minimi125 Quadratus Plantae126 Dorsal And Planter Interossei127 SUGGESTIVE READING129

Manual of Dry Needling Techniques Color Edition

Author: Piyush Jain

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530431236

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Page: 164

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All color pictures Upper & Lower Quarter Heading Page CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION 1 History 2 International Definitions 4 Introduction to Pain 6 Myofascial Trigger Points 14 CHAPTER 2 - UNDERSTANDING DRY NEEDLING 31 Models of Dry Needling 32 Types of Dry Needling 34 Physiological Effects of Dry Needling 35 Analgesic Effects 35 Biochemical Modulation 38 Mechanical Effects 39 Understanding Needles 43 Handling Needles 44 Practising Needling/Method Of Needling 45 Direction Of Insertion 46 Basic Insertion Techniques 47 Manipulation 47 Order Of Insertion And Removal Of Needles 48 Patient Education 49 Hygiene 49 Material Required 53 Indications 53 Contraindications 53 Precautions 55 Appropriate Selection Of Patient 55 Procedure of Dry Needling 56 Advantages 57 Management Of Adverse Events 57 CHAPTER 3 - TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING (UPPER QUARTER) 60 Supraspinatus 61 Infraspinatus 62 Rhomboid Major And Rhomboid Minor 63 Latissimus Dorsi 65 Upper Trapezius 66 Teres Major 68 Teres Minor 69 Subscapularis 70 Levator Scapulae 71 Deltoid 72 Biceps 74 Triceps 75 Anconeus 76 Brachialis 77 Brachioradialis 78 Supinator 79 Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis 80 Extensor Digitorum 81 Extensor Carpi Ulnaris 82 Pronator Teres 83 Flexor Carpi Radialis 84 Flexor Digitorum Profundus And Superficialis 85 Adductor Pollicis 87 Opponens Pollicis 88 Abductor Pollicis Brevis 89 Dorsal Introssei 90 CHAPTER 4 - TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING (LOWER QUARTER) 91 Gluteus Maximus 92 Gluteus Medius 93 Gluteus Minimus 94 Piriformis 95 Tensor Fascia Latae 96 Adductor Magnus 97 Adductor Longus 98 Pectenius 99 Rectus Femoris 100 Vastus Lateralis 101 Vastus Medialis 102 Vastus Intermidius 103 Hamstring 104 Sartorius 106 Popliteus 107 Gastronemius 108 Soleus 110 Plantaris 111 Tibialis Anterior 112 Tibialis Posterior 113 Peroneus Tertius 114 Peroneus Longus 115 Extensor Hallucis Longus 116 Extensor Digitorum Longus 117 Extensor Digitorum Brevis 118 Flexor Hallucis Longus 119 Flexor Hallucis Brevis 120 Extensor Hallucis Brevis 121 Adductor Hallucis 122 Abductor Hallucis 123 Flexor Digitorum Brevis 124 Abductor Digiti Minimi 125 Quadratus Plantae 126 Dorsal And Planter Interossei 127 SUGGESTIVE READING 129

Dry Needling for Manual Therapists

Points, Techniques and Treatments, Including Electroacupuncture and Advanced Tendon Techniques

Author: Giles Gyer,Jimmy Michael,Ben Tolson

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857012029

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Designed to be a go-to reference for assessment and treatment planning in the clinic, this is a clear and concise handbook for students and practitioners of dry needling, or medical acupuncture. It includes: · Comprehensive medical illustrations demonstrating trigger point locations and associated pain referral patterns · Easy-to-follow instructions and photographs demonstrating musculoskeletal dry needling points and electroacupuncture techniques · Dedicated section on the acupuncture treatment of tendinopathy · Vital information on palpation and correct needling techniques · Practical guidance on best practice, safety and treatment planning · Overviews of the history and key principles of Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture · Up-to-date research on the effect of acupuncture in the treatment of MSK conditions, myofascial pain, trigger points (MTrPS), fascia and pain. The book will be an essential aid for osteopaths, physiotherapists, sports rehabilitators, chiropractors, massage therapists, as well as traditional acupuncturists wishing to understand a Western approach on acupuncture. Other health professionals incorporating, or looking to incorporate dry needling into their treatment programme, will also find this book an invaluable resource.

Trigger Point Dry Needling,An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach,1

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Author: Jan Dommerholt,C?sar Fern?ndez-De-Las-Pe?as

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046019

Category: Medical

Page: 258

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This exciting new publication is the first authoritative resource on the market with an exclusive focus on Trigger Point ((TrP) dry needling. It provides a detailed and up-to-date scientific perspective against which TrP dry needling can be best understood. The first section of the book covers important topics such as the current understanding and neurophysiology of the TrP phenomena, safety and hygiene, the effect of needling on fascia and connective tissue, and an account on professional issues surrounding TrP dry needling. The second section includes a detailed and well-illustrated review of deep dry needling techniques of the most common muscles throughout the body. The third section of the book describes several other needling approaches, such as superficial dry needling, dry needling from a Western Acupuncture perspective, intramuscular stimulation, and Fu's subcutaneous needling. Trigger Point Dry Needling brings together authors who are internationally recognized specialists in the field of myofascial pain and dry needling. First book of its kind to include different needling approaches (in the context of evidence) for the management of neuromuscular pain conditions Highlights both current scientific evidence and clinicians' expertise and experience Multi-contributed by a team of top international experts Over 200 illustrations supporting the detailed description of needling techniques

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

The Trigger Point Manual

Author: Janet G. Travell,David G. Simons

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0683083678

Category: Medical

Page: 626

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...gives a thorough understanding of what myofascial pain actually is, and provides a unique and effective approach to the diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome for the lower body muscles.

The Manual of Trigger Point and Myofascial Therapy

Author: Dimitrios Kostopoulos,Konstantine Rizopoulos

Publisher: Slack Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556425424

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This guide offers the reader a comprehensive theraputic approach for the evaluation and treatment of myofascial pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction. This manual serves as a quick reference for clinically relevant items that pertain to the identification and management of trigger points. The first section of the book covers the therapy and research regarding the Myofascial Trigger Point Syndrome. Treatment methods and techniques are also covered in a comprehensive step-by-step format. The second section includes the most important muscles that tend to have a higher incidence of the myofascial involvement. Each muscle is supplemented by two pages of text and illustrations in order to aid the student or clinician in an institutional or practicing setting. The muscle page contains a plethora of information for the reader including muscle origin, insertion, location of trigger points, referenced pain patterns, myofascial stretching exercises, positive stretch signs, and biomechanics of injury.

Myofascial Trigger Points: Pathophysiology and Evidence-Informed Diagnosis and Management

Author: Jan Dommerholt,Peter Huijbregts

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449658156

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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Myofascial Trigger Points: Pathophysiology and Evidence-Informed Diagnosis and Management's emphasis is on the etiology of trigger points with a critical overview of current concepts. The contributing authors are the most respected myofascial pain research and practice experts. The authors address the etiology of trigger points, the epidemiology of myofascial pain, clinical management of patients, specific treatment issues, and the role of trigger points in various pain syndromes. This book is an accessible introduction to myofascial trigger points for physicians, therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncturists, and massage therapists.

Manual Physical Therapy of the Spine

Author: Kenneth A. Olson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323263070

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Master the techniques and problem-solving skills needed to manage spinal and TMJ disorders! Manual Physical Therapy of the Spine, 2nd Edition provides guidelines to manipulation, manual physical therapy examination, and treatment procedures of the spine and temporomandibular joint. Informed by evidence-based research, this text offers detailed instructions for reaching an accurate diagnosis and developing a plan of care. And to support the descriptions and photos in the book, over 200 videos on a companion website demonstrate spinal examination and manipulation procedures. Written by well-known spinal manipulation expert Kenneth Olson, this resource provides the complete information you need to make sound decisions during clinical interventions. Descriptions of manual therapy techniques include evidence-based coverage of the examination and treatment of spine and TMJ disorders, along with discussions of alternative treatment methods and potential adverse effects and contraindications to manipulation. Guidelines for completing a comprehensive spinal examination include medical screening, the patient interview, disability assessment, and tests and measures, along with an evaluation of the examination findings and the principles involved in arriving at a diagnosis and plan of care. Impairment-based manual physical therapy approach includes a review of the evidence to support its use to evaluate and treat spinal and TMJ conditions. Case studies demonstrate the clinical reasoning used in manual physical therapy. Guide to Physical Therapist Practice terminology is incorporated throughout the book, using accepted terms familiar in physical therapy settings. Expert author Ken Olson is a highly respected authority on the subject of spinal manipulation in physical therapy. Video icons in the book indicate the procedures demonstrated with online videos. A clear, consistent format for explaining techniques makes this reference easy to use in the clinical setting. Spiral binding allows the text to lay open for ease of use while on the job. NEW! Coverage of emerging topics includes soft tissue assessment, mobilization, dry needling, myofascial pain and trigger points, thoracic outlet syndrome, cervicogenic dizziness, and differentiation of headache types, plus expanded coverage of examination procedures and psychologically informed management strategies for chronic low back pain. 120 NEW video clips are added to the companion website — over 200 videos in total provide unique 3-dimensional views of exam and manipulation techniques, showing each procedure step by step from frontal, lateral, and cranial perspectives. NEW! Full-color design and photographs show essential concepts and procedures from multiple angles, illustrating hand and body placement and direction of force. UPDATED evidence-based research provides the latest thinking on manual therapy of the spine.

Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation E-Book

Dry Needling Techniques

Author: Yun-tao Ma

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455701009

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Written by widely respected acupuncture expert Yun-tao Ma, PhD, LAc, Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation shows techniques that will enhance athletic performance, accelerate recovery after intensive workouts, and speed trauma rehabilitation after injuries or surgeries. Evidence-based research is used to support the best and most effective techniques, with over 100 illustrations showing anatomy, injury, and clinical procedures. Unlike many other acupuncture books, this book uses a Western approach to make it easier to understand rationales, master techniques, and integrate biomedical acupuncture into your practice. "Finally, a well-referenced, common sense approach to dry needling in sports medicine that discusses maintenance, overtraining, and the effect of the stress response in athletes. This is a long-awaited book that will leave you feeling comfortable with a technique that is very useful not only for athletes, but for all patients of your practice." Rey Ximenes, MD The Pain and Stress Management Center Austin, Texas "For any clinician involved with assisting athletes recover from injury, as well as providing services to enhance physical performance, this text will be indispensable. This book is a major accomplishment in the field of sports injury and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological pain." Mark A. Kestner, DC, FIAMA, CCSP, CSCS Kestner Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center Murfreesboro, Tennessee Unique! Explores acupuncture treatments for sports injuries in the acute phase, rehabilitation, and prevention. Includes acupuncture for performance enhancement and injury prevention, emphasizing pre-event acupuncture used to help increase muscle output, assist with pre-competition stress, and prevent soft tissue injury. Provides evidence-based research to show the science behind the best and most effective techniques, based on the author’s background in neuroscience and cell biology and his 35 years of clinical acupuncture experience. Offers an overview of the science of biomedical acupuncture including the mechanisms of acupuncture, anatomy and physiology of acupoints, and discussion of human healing potential. Uses terminology and concepts familiar to Western-trained health professionals, making the material easier to understand and incorporate into practice. Includes more than 100 illustrations showing anatomy, injury, and clinical procedures. Covers useful techniques including those that increase muscle force output, joint flexibility and stability; prevent sports injuries like muscle sprain, tendonitis, bone strain, stress/fatigue fracture and bone spurs; reinforce muscle output for specific sports; normalize physiology of dysfunctional soft tissues; predict treatment response; reduce physiological stress; use the new Vacuum Therapy for deep tissue dysfunctions; and balance the biomechanics of musculoskeletal system.

Holistic Microneedling

The Manual of Natural Skin Needling

Author: Anthony Kingston

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781508686064

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

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In the last decade several hundred thousand microneedling treatments have been performed in the western world. Yet prior to 2000 it was an unheard of practice mulling around the back pages of dry scientific trials on drug absorption. So what changed? Interestingly in an industry often driven by hype and marketing, it is the results that microneedling can produce that are really setting it apart. 176 pages 2nd Edition 2015

Myofascial Trigger Points - E-Book

Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment

Author: Dominik Irnich

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052876

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Pain and limited function of the locomotor system are the most common reasons for visiting a doctor or therapist. Muscles play a key part in these presentations as a result of their function and anatomy with current research suggesting that muscle imbalance, muscle tension and painful functional disorders are at the forefront when it comes to acute or chronic symptoms. The clinical correlate with all such symptoms is the myofascial trigger point. Myofascial Trigger Points: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment examines all aspects of muscle physiology and the pathogenesis of myofascial pain. The book provides valuable advice on diagnosis and differential diagnosis and contains detailed, practice-oriented information and numerous illustrations of the various therapeutic procedures for the treatment of myofascial trigger points. Prepared by experts from throughout the world, Myofascial Trigger Points: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment will be ideal for all manual therapists, physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths. Offers practical and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field Edited by an international expert in pain management and trigger point therapy Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Carefully prepared by a worldwide team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information Presents the latest research findings for many aspects of trigger point therapy Provides a holistic view of patient care including the importance of patient communication and psychological aspects of pain control Provides a handy reference for rapid and effective diagnosis and treatment of trigger points Highlights the 65 most important muscles in a comprehensive practical style which includes anatomy, symptoms, pain patterns, physical examination and strategies for effective treatment Offers an ideal resource for training courses in trigger point injection, osteopathy, manual therapy and acupuncture Suitable for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists as well as general physicians working in primary care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management and internal medicine

Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes

An Evidence- and Clinical-Informed Approach

Author: César Fernández-de-las-Peñas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070205576X

Category: Manipulation (Therapeutics)

Page: 848

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The book is divided into 11 sections, covering evidence-informed techniques in massage, trigger points, neural muscle energy, manipulations, dry needling, myofascial release, therapeutic exercise and psychological approaches. In the general introduction, several authors review the epidemiology of upper and lower extremity pain syndromes and the process of taking a comprehensive history in patients affected by pain. In chapter 5, the basic principles of the physical examination are covered, while chapter 6 places the field of manual therapy within the context of contemporary pain neurosciences and therapeutic neuroscience education. For the remaining sections, the book alternates the upper and lower quadrants. Sections 2 and 3 provide updates on mechanical neck pain, whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, myelopathy, radiculopathy, peri-partum pelvic pain, joint mobilizations and manipulations and therapeutic exercises, among others. Sections 4 to 9 review aspects of the shoulder, hip, elbow, knee, the wrist and hand, and finally the ankle and foot. The last two sections of the book are devoted to muscle referred pain and neurodynamics.

Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques for Manual Therapists

A Comprehensive Guide to Spinal and Peripheral Manipulations

Author: Giles Gyer,Jimmy Michael,Ricky Davis

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857012819

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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The first book ever to bring together the best techniques from chiropractic and osteopathy, this easy-to-use guide is necessary reading for any manual therapist wishing to hone their skills, and discover related techniques that will enhance their practice. Offering practical step-by-step instruction on how to treat a full scope of musculoskeletal conditions, this duo-disciplinary guide draws on current anatomical and physiological research to bring all the most advanced and adaptive manipulation therapy techniques to your fingertips. Providing a brief history of the two central branches of manual therapy, it gives a valuable insight into how manipulation therapists can benefit from sharing ideas and integrating versatile techniques across practices, before providing clear, illustrated references for how to apply the methods on specific sections of the body. Demonstrating how to relieve common ailments, recognise contraindications and take excellent safety precautions, this is the ideal companion for practitioners and students of manipulation therapy for the whole body.

Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management

An Integrative Approach

Author: Yun-tao Ma,Mila Ma,Zang Hee Cho

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 266

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Blending science and practice, this unique text and clinical manual simplifies acupuncture treatment for pain management and trauma rehabilitation for integration with conventional medical care.

Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain

Author: Lucy Whyte Ferguson,Robert Gerwin

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0683306200

Category: Medical

Page: 428

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This concise and easily referenced clinical text brings together editors from a range of disciplines to address therapeutic approaches to common muscle and joint pain. Organized by chief complaint, each chapter follows a structured format that takes readers from overview and assessment, through a case history, to a planned program of rehabilitation, generalization to similar conditions, and a treatment protocol. (Midwest).

Acupuncture, Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain

A Scientific Approach to Acupuncture for Use by Doctors and Physiotherapists in the Diagnosis and Management of Myofascial Trigger Point Pain

Author: Peter Baldry

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 367

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This new edition of this highly successful book describes how musculoskeletal pain can be simply and effectively treated by acupuncture. Building on a thorough review of the scientific evidence available, the provides a detailed and practical account of the many different forms of musculoskeletal pain and the specific ways in which acupuncture can be applied effectively to trigger points to alleviate this pain. Case studies are included to aid diagnosis and choice of treatment. Evidence-based, up-to-date, and detailed information on trigger points, musculoskeletal pain, and the physiology of pain provide the most authoritative assessments available on this topic. Practical, step-by-step treatment guidelines help readers apply key concepts to actual practice. Clear illustrations demonstrate important techniques and areas of pain and needling. Expanded coverage of fibromyalgia and the neurophysiology of myofascial trigger points includes common symptoms and treatments. More information on new treatment options for the common problem of whiplash injuries. Expanded chapter on fibromyalgia Expanded chapter on the neurophysiology of myofascial trigger points Revised and updated throughout to include all relevant clinical trial information More information on whiplash injuries New chapter on complex regional pain syndromes

The Concise Book of Trigger Points, Third Edition

Author: Simeon Niel-Asher

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 158394849X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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This compact guide explains how to treat chronic pain through trigger point-- tender, painful nodules that form in muscle fibers and connective tissues. The trigger points relating to the main skeletal muscles are central to massage, bodywork, and physical therapy. The first six chapters provide a sound background to the physiology of trigger points, and the general methods of treatment. The rest is organized by muscle group, with the information about each muscle presented in a uniform accessible style.

Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes

An Evidence- and Clinical-Informed Approach

Author: César Fernández-de-las-Peñas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070205576X

Category: Manipulation (Therapeutics)

Page: 848

View: 484

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The book is divided into 11 sections, covering evidence-informed techniques in massage, trigger points, neural muscle energy, manipulations, dry needling, myofascial release, therapeutic exercise and psychological approaches. In the general introduction, several authors review the epidemiology of upper and lower extremity pain syndromes and the process of taking a comprehensive history in patients affected by pain. In chapter 5, the basic principles of the physical examination are covered, while chapter 6 places the field of manual therapy within the context of contemporary pain neurosciences and therapeutic neuroscience education. For the remaining sections, the book alternates the upper and lower quadrants. Sections 2 and 3 provide updates on mechanical neck pain, whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, myelopathy, radiculopathy, peri-partum pelvic pain, joint mobilizations and manipulations and therapeutic exercises, among others. Sections 4 to 9 review aspects of the shoulder, hip, elbow, knee, the wrist and hand, and finally the ankle and foot. The last two sections of the book are devoted to muscle referred pain and neurodynamics.

Myofascial Trigger Points

Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Dominik Irnich

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780702043123

Category: Medical

Page: 568

View: 6458

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Edited by Dominik Irnich, MD, this clearly written and fully illustrated multi-contributor volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area ranging from the latest scientific research findings to practical usage of current manual therapy techniques. Including the latest information from centres of excellence throughout the world, this new book is suitable for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, manual therapists, physiotherapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists as well as general physicians working in primary care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management and internal medicine. Offers practical and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field Edited by an international expert in pain management and trigger point therapy Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Carefully prepared by a worldwide team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information Presents the latest research findings for many aspects of trigger point therapy Provides a holistic view of patient care including the importance of patient communication and psychological aspects of pain control Provides a handy reference for rapid and effective diagnosis and treatment of trigger points Highlights the 65 most important muscles in a comprehensive practical style which includes anatomy, symptoms, pain patterns, physical examination and strategies for effective treatment Offers an ideal resource for training courses in trigger point injection, osteopathy, manual therapy and acupuncture Suitable for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists as well as general physicians working in primary care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management and internal medicine