Travell & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: Upper half of body

Author: David G. Simons,Janet G. Travell,Lois S. Simons

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780683083637

Category: Medical

Page: 1038

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This Second Edition presents introductory general information on all trigger points and also detailed descriptions of single muscle syndromes for the upper half of the body. It includes 107 new drawings, a number of trigger point release techniques in addition to spray and stretch, and a new chapter on intercostal muscles and diaphragm.

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.

Arbeitsbuch Triggerpunkt-Therapie

Die bewährte Methode zur Linderung von Muskelschmerzen

Author: Clair Davies,Amber Davies

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3955715469

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

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Das Standardwerk zur Triggerpunkt-Behandlung Arthritis, Kopf-, Knie- oder Fußschmerzen, Verletzungen durch Sport und einseitige Belastungen: Auf Schmerzbehandlung spezialisierte Ärzte sehen die Ursache von etwa 75 Prozent aller chronischen Schmerzen in Triggerpunkten, kleinen Kontraktionsknoten in den Muskeln. Diese sind recht schwer zu lokalisieren und zu behandeln - wenn man nicht weiß, wonach man Ausschau halten muss. Hier setzt dieses Arbeitsbuch an, indem es in klaren Illustrationen gut erkennbar zeigt, wo am Körper Triggerpunkte entstehen und in welchen Bereichen die damit verbundenen Schmerzen jeweils auftreten. Schritt für Schritt wird erklärt, wie sich diese Ursachen chronischer Schmerzen mithilfe äußerst wirksamer Massagetechniken behandeln lassen. Amber Davies hat dieses mit ihrem Vater gemeinsam verfasste Standardwerk gründlich durchgearbeitet und auf den neuesten Stand gebracht.

Healing through Trigger Point Therapy

A Guide to Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Author: Devin J. Starlanyl,John Sharkey

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 158394625X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

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This book is about empowerment for chronic pain patients and care providers alike. Every chronic pain condition has a treatable myofascial trigger point component, including fibromyalgia. Many of the localized symptoms now considered as fibromyalgia are actually due to trigger points. The central sensitization of fibromyalgia amplifies symptoms that trigger points cause, and this book teaches care providers and patients how to identify and treat those causes. Chronic myofascial pain due to trigger points can be body-wide, and can cause or maintain fibromyalgia central sensitization. Trigger points can cause and/or maintain or contribute to many types of pain and dysfunction, including numbness and tingling, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, cognitive dysfunctions and disorientation, impotence, incontinence, loss of voice, pelvic pain, muscle weakness, menstrual pain, TMJ dysfunction, shortness of breath, and many symptoms attributed to old age or "atypical" or psychological sources. Trigger point therapy has been around for decades, but only recently have trigger points been imaged at the Mayo Clinic and National Institutes of Health. Their ubiquity and importance is only now being recognized. Devin Starlanyl is a medically trained chronic myofascial pain and fibromyalgia researcher and educator, as well as a patient with both of these conditions. She has provided chronic pain education and support to thousands of patients and care providers around the world for decades. John Sharkey is a physiologist with more than twenty-seven years of anatomy experience, and the director of a myofascial pain facility. Together they have written a comprehensive reference to trigger point treatment to help patients with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and many other conditions. This guide will be useful for all types of doctors, nurses, therapists, bodyworkers, and lay people, facilitating communication between care providers and patients and empowering patients who now struggle with all kinds of misunderstood and unexplained symptoms. Part 1 explains what trigger points are and how they generate symptoms, refer pain and other symptoms to other parts of the body, and create a downward spiral of dysfunction. The authors look at the interconnection between fibromyalgia and myofascial trigger points and their possible causes and symptoms; identify stressors that perpetuate trigger points such as poor posture, poor breathing habits, nutritional inadequacies, lack of sleep, and environmental and psychological factors; and provide a list of over one hundred pain symptoms and their most common corresponding trigger point sources. Part 2 describes the sites of trigger points and their referral patterns within each region of the body, and provides pain relief solutions for fibromyalgia and trigger point patients and others with debilitating symptoms. Pain treatment plans include both self-help remedies for the patient—stretching or postural exercises, self-massage techniques and prevention strategies—as well as diagnostic and treatment hints for care providers. Part 3 offers guidance for both patients and care providers in history taking, examination, and palpation skills, as well as treatment options. It offers a vision for the future that includes early assessment, adequate medical training, prevention of fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, changes to chronic pain management and possible solutions to the health care crisis, and a healthier version of our middle age and golden years, asserting that patients have a vital role to play in the management of their own health. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Manual of Trigger Point and Myofascial Therapy

Author: Dimitrios Kostopoulos,Konstantine Rizopoulos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This book "offers the reader a comprehensive therapeutic approach for the valuation and treatment of myofascial pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction." "The first section covers the theory and current research regarding myofascial trigger point syndrome. The second section includes the muscles that tend to have a higher incidence of myofascial involvement. Each muscle is supplemented by two pages of text, photographs and illustrations to better aid the student or clinician in an institutional or practice setting." - back cover.

Triggerpunkt-Therapie bei Kopfschmerzen und Migräne

Ein Arbeitsbuch zur Selbstbehandlung und Schmerzlinderung

Author: Valerie DeLaune

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3873879042

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Schätzungen zufolge leiden in Deutschland etwa 54 Millionen Menschen unter Kopfschmerzen und Migräne. Ein Patentrezept zur Linderung der Beschwerden gibt es nicht, und viele Betroffene sind sogar davon überzeugt, mit den Schmerzen leben zu müssen. In der Therapie werden jedoch noch immer viel zu häufig nur die Symptome behandelt anstatt die tiefer liegenden Gründe für die Schmerzen aufzuspüren. Valerie DeLaune gibt in ihrem Buch einen Überblick über die möglichen Ursachen von Kopfschmerz und Migräne und zeigt auf, welche Rolle verkrampfte Zonen in der Muskulatur, sogenannte Triggerpunkte, bei der Entstehung und Aufrechterhaltung spielen. Es wird erläutert, was Triggerpunkte genau sind, wie sie hervorgerufen werden und worauf Sie im Alltag achten sollten, um eine langfristige Besserung zu erzielen. Anleitungen für konkrete Übungen, bezogen auf die jeweiligen Muskelgruppen, erleichtern Ihnen zudem die erfolgreiche Selbstbehandlung und machen Sie zum Fachmann bzw. zur Fachfrau für Ihre Gesundheit. "Die Behandlung von Schmerzen ist wie Detektivarbeit - sowohl die Ursachen Ihrer Schmerzen als auch die therapeutischen Maßnahmen, durch die sie beseitigt werden können, unterliegen einer für Sie typischen, einzigartigen Kombination von Faktoren. Dieses Buch gibt Ihnen zahlreiche Hilfsmittel an die Hand, die Ihren Selbsterfahrungsprozess auf dem Weg zur Heilung Ihrer Schmerzen erleichtern können." - Valerie DeLaune

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction - E-Book

Practical Physical Medicine

Author: Leon Chaitow,Ruth Jones

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050431

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Edited by Leon Chaitow and Ruth Lovegrove, this clearly written and fully illustrated multi-contributor volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips. Covering all aspects of current diagnosis and management, this new book is suitable for physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, medical pain specialists, urologists, urogynaecologists, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths worldwide. Offers practical, validated, and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field Edited by two acknowledged experts in the field of pelvic pain to complement each other’s approach and understanding of the disorders involved Carefully prepared by a global team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Contains an abundance of clinical cases to ensure full understanding of the topics explored Focuses on the need for an integrated approach to patient care Includes an appendix based on recent European Guidelines regarding the nature of the condition(s) and of the multiple aetiological and therapeutic models associated with them Includes a bonus website presenting film clips of the manual therapy, biofeedback and rehabilitation techniques involved http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780702035326/

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).

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief

Author: Clair Davies,Amber Davies

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608824969

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 376

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Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients’ formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points—tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies’ daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father’s legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points. If you have ever suffered from, or have treated someone who suffers from myofascial trigger point pain, this is a must-have book.

Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes E-Book

Evidence-informed Screening, Diagnosis and Management

Author: Cesar Fernandez de las Penas,Joshua Cleland,Peter A. Huijbregts

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048844

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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The first of its kind, Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes is a comprehensive evidence- and clinical-based book, covering research-based diagnosis, prognosis and management of neuromusculoskeletal pathologies and dysfunctions of the upper quadrant, including joint, muscle, myofascial and neural tissue approaches. It uniquely addresses the expanding role of the various health care professions which require increased knowledge and skills in screening for contra-indications and recognizing the need for medical-surgical referral. Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes also stresses the integration of experiential knowledge and a pathophysiologic rationale with current best evidence. the only one-stop guide for examination and treatment of the upper quadrant supported by accurate scientific and clinical-based data acknowledges the expanding direct access role of the various health professions both at the entry-level and postgraduate level addresses concerns among clinicians that research is overemphasized at the expense of experiential knowledge and pathophysiologic rationale multiple-contributed by expert clinicians and researchers with an international outlook covers diagnosis, prognosis and conservative treatment of the most commonly seen pain syndromes in clinical practice over 800 illustrations demonstrating examination procedures and techniques

Taschenatlas myofasziale Triggerpunkte

Schmerzguide für Osteopathen und Manualtherapeuten

Author: Eric Hebgen

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3830475381

Category: Medical

Page: 484

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Taschenatlas myofaziale Triggerpunkte Schmerzguide für Osteopathen und Manualtherapeuten Mit dem Schmerzguide kann der Osteopath auf einen Blick die richtigen myofaszialen Ansatzpunkte für seine Therapie erfassen. Praktisch: eine Doppelseite pro Muskel; links Text, rechts Abbildungen. - Muskelbeschreibung und Abbildung zur Schmerzausstrahlung. - Beschreibung des osteopathischen Vorgehens mit Anamnese, Befund, Test, DD-Tipps, Technik inklusive Abbildung. Praxisorientiert: alle Muskelgruppen enden mit einem Schmerzguide: tabellarische und grafische Zusammenfassung aller Muskeln, die für die Schmerzen in der entsprechenden Region verantwortlich sind. Hilfreich: im Anhang finden Therapeuten zu jedem Muskel anatomische Abbildungen mit den eingetragenen Triggerpunkten.

Modern Neuromuscular Techniques E-Book

Author: Leon Chaitow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050954

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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Fully updated throughout, this popular book explains the history, rationale, and detailed descriptions of the class of soft tissue manipulation methods known collectively as NMT techniques. Complete with accompanying website - www.chaitowonline.com - which contains film sequences of the author demonstrating the techniques, this book will be ideal for bodyworkers and acupuncturists in Europe, the USA and beyond. Facilitates the rapid and accurate identification of local soft-tissue dysfunction Explains the origin of soft tissue distress Provides diverse maps and explanations for the patterns of tender and trigger points seen daily in clinical practice Includes guidance on the use of NMT for the treatment of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and abdominal dysfunction Gives important guidance on the treatment of trigger points in treating lymphatic dysfunction Discusses the use of NMT in the management of pain and hyperventilation Explains the diagnostic and therapeutic value of tender reflex points related to viscero-somatic and somatic-visceral reflexes Describes both European and North American versions of NMT Provides a clear set of treatment options for all bodywork therapists and acupuncture practitioners Authored by a highly respected, internationally known teacher, practitioner and author, with contributions from three leading practitioners from the U.S. and Europe Contains a new chapter on the value of Thai Yoga massage, associated with NMT methodology Contains source material and commentary on the contribution of Raymond Nimmo DC in the evolution of NMT Website - www.chaitowonline.com - containing updated video clips demonstrating the application of NMT