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.

The Concise Book of Trigger Points, Third Edition

Author: Simeon Niel-Asher

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583948503

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Most muscular aches and pains are caused or affected by untreated “trigger points,” localized tender spots in muscles. Understanding and treating these points can lead to rapid and lasting pain relief. Trigger point therapy is a powerful tool in the management of both acute and chronic pain, including such common problems as headaches, TMJ syndrome, and back pain. The Concise Book of Trigger Points has set the gold standard for providing a clear understanding of the treatment of trigger points. Designed for the student and practitioner of massage/bodywork, physical therapy, physiotherapy, osteopathy, sports therapy, and any other health-related field, it functions both as an entry-level textbook and an authoritative reference for even the most experienced therapist. This updated third edition includes new self-help and practitioner treatment guidelines for each muscle discussed, covering cutting-edge trigger point theory and practice. The opening chapters describe the basics of trigger points and include detailed therapeutic protocols. Chapters seven through twelve are organized by muscle groups, with detailed color illustrations of each major skeletal muscle. In addition, respected osteopath Simeon Niel-Asher discusses the physiological implications of the trigger points in each muscle—and techniques for treatment—and addresses the most common pain complaints, including headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, and TMJ syndrome. This is a must-have manual for students, professional hands-on therapists, and those who wish to gain a greater knowledge of trigger point therapy. “This book wonderfully describes the syndromes of myofascial pain that affect the skeletal muscles. The text is clear, with detailed information about the presentation of syndromes in each body region, and the illustrations show the referred pain patterns clearly. Individuals suffering from myofascial pain will find it useful in understanding and managing their symptoms.” --Dr. Bob Gerwin, MD, FAAN Medical Director and President, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland “Simeon Niel-Asher has improved on an already wonderfully descriptive book on myofacial pain, trigger points, and syndromes. The text is clear, the diagrams excellent and the overall result is an excellent resource.” --Dr. Simon Vulfsons, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pain Management Director, the Institute for Pain Medicine, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel “This book is a must-have for manual therapists serious about their craft, as well as for serious self-treaters who want to take their level of understanding and treatment independence to a higher level. The book is extremely well organized, well written, and concise. The illustrations are beautiful and accurate.” --Jonathan Reynolds, Director, TOLA systems.

The Concise Book of Trigger Points

Author: Simeon Niel-Asher

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556437455

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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"A manual for understanding and treating chronic pain associated with trigger points, the tender, painful nodules that form in muscles and connective tissues"--Provided by publisher.

The Concise Book of Dry Needling

A Practitioner's Guide to Myofascial Trigger Point Applications

Author: John Sharkey

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623170842

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

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A major development in the safe and effective treatment of myofascial trigger points and myofascial pain, this book is a concise, comprehensive, and well-illustrated reference on dry needling. John Sharkey—an international authority on myofascial trigger points, myofascial pain, myofascial trigger point dry needling, and neuromuscular therapy as well as an accredited clinical anatomist—draws on his thirty years of experience in bodywork and movement therapy to provide accurate and essential criteria for the identification and subsequent treatment of myofascial trigger points through the exclusive use of a fine, filiform needle. The ideal accompaniment to course notes and the perfect tableside reference guide, this book describes the origin, etiology, and pathophysiology of the myofascial trigger point as well as indications and contraindications for myofascial trigger point dry needling. Instructive illustrations support the text, along with standards and guidelines that ensure safe, effective, and appropriate application. Physical therapists including osteopaths, chiropractors, neuromuscular therapists, soft tissue therapists, physiotherapists, and sports massage therapists will find this guide indispensible. Because Sharkey explains why so many people have unresolved chronic pain and provides clear explanations of how pain is propagated, the book is also an invaluable source of information for patients with chronic pain and their care providers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Concise Book of Neuromuscular Therapy

A Trigger Point Manual

Author: John Sharkey

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556436734

Category: Medical

Page: 236

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"A manual teaching the techniques of neuromuscular therapy (NMT), and how to combine it with medical exercise interventions, for the treatment of soft tissue pain and injury"--Provided by publisher.

Healing Through Trigger Point Therapy

A Guide to Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Author: Devin J. Starlanyl,John Sharkey

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583946098

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 263

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"This guide to trigger points is comprehensive resource for the diagnostics, care, treatment and prevention of symptoms related to fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and other commonly misdiagnosed chronic pain conditions"--Provided by publisher.

The Manual of Trigger Point and Myofascial Therapy

Author: Dimitrios Kostopoulos,Konstantine Rizopoulos

Publisher: Slack Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556425424

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 1987

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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.

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.

The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual with Trigger Points, Referral Patterns and Stretching

Author: Joseph E. Muscolino

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323051715

Category: Medical

Page: 530

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This new work by a renowned massage author takes a close look at palpation of muscle and bone, and includes content related topics including trigger points with their pain referral patterns, stretching, and body mechanics. The DVD features video demonstrations of palpation of all muscles. Illustrations.

Trail Guide to the Body's Quick Reference to Trigger Points

Author: Andrew Biel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982978627

Category: Medical

Page: 115

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Your quick and easy guide to the common trigger point locations and pain patterns of 100 muscles. Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle. These sensitive points of tissue are often associated with palpable nodules in taut muscle fibers and, when compressed, elicit referred pain, local tenderness or a twitch response. This full-color guide helps you quickly find and treat trigger points in your clients by identifying: Common location of a trigger point in a particular muscle belly Possible causes of trigger points Symptoms and Indications Pain Patterns Associated Trigger Points Differential Diagnoses This concise reference supports manual therapists familiar with Trigger Point therapy, quickly putting trigger points at their fingertips. For those wishing to learn the fundamentals of Trigger Point therapy or study the subject in greater depth, a list of recommended texts is provided. Students and practitioners will value the quality illustrations and easy access to this practical information. 115 pages, 210 images.

Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain

A Self-treatment Workbook

Author: Sharon Sauer,Mary Biancalana

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572245638

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 265

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A protege of trigger-point-therapy founders Janet Travell and David Simons presents the first in her series of comprehensive manuals, designed to provide relief from muscle pain using both trigger-point massage and other never-before-published techniques developed by Travell and Simons. Original.

The Concise Book of Muscles

Author: Chris Jarmey

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556437196

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 189

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A clear, simple guide for students of anatomy as well as an excellent resource for athletes, massage therapists, and anyone interested in the workings of the human body, this user-friendly book is organized around six muscle groups. They include muscles of the face head, and neck; the trunk; the shoulder and upper arm; the forearm and hand; the hip and thigh; and the leg and foot. Each of the groups is given a distinctive color to make it easy to identify, and each muscle is shown in its relationship to the skeleton. Each gets a complete profile, including origin/insertion, action of the muscle, which nerve controls it, movements that use it, and exercises and stretches that strengthen it. The Concise Book of Muscles shows students exactly how to locate and identify specific muscles, highlighting those that are heavily used and therefore subject to injury in a variety of sports and activities. This expanded edition of a leading anatomy reference book includes 20 muscles not previously covered, adding greater depth to the original edition while remaining accessible and affordable.

Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia

Trigger Point Management

Author: Edward S. Rachlin,Isabel S. Rachlin

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 606

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This concise, but thorough text covers both the theory and current practice of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain management. It provides practical, step-by-step descriptions of both traditional and state-of-the-art approaches to trigger point injections and nerve blocks, accompanied by clear diagrams that illustrate pain patterns, muscle anatomy, patient positioning, and more. An interdisciplinary approach draws on the knowledge and expertise of authorities in the fields of rheumatology, physiatry, orthopedic surgery, psychology, endocrinology, physical therapy, dentistry, ergonomic engineering, and anesthesiology.

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.

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).

Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain

The Practice of Informed Touch

Author: Donna Finando,Steven Finando

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620550687

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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A clinical reference manual for the evaluation and treatment of muscle pain • Contains detailed illustrations of pain patterns and trigger-point locations • 15,000 copies sold in first hardcover edition Myofascial pain syndromes are among the fastest growing problems that physicians, osteopaths, acupuncturists, and physical, occupational, and massage therapists encounter in their patients. In Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain Donna and Steven Finando have organized vast amounts of information on treating myofascial pain into an accessible "user's manual" for healthcare practitioners. They examine a wide range of pain patterns and present evaluation and palpation techniques for reducing trigger points--and thereby alleviating pain--in the most clinically significant musculature of the body. This comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference guide to treatment of muscle pain begins with chapters on the concept of Qi and its relationship to myology, specific trigger point location and activation, and palpatory skill-building techniques. Subsequent sections provide detailed information on each muscle to teach clinicians to locate quickly and accurately individual points of pain and compensation. A visual index allows easy identification of the muscles that may be involved. Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain provides necessary and invaluable information for sufferers and any professional involved with myofascial disorders.

Soft Tissue Release

Author: Jane Johnson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 073607712X

Category: Medical

Page: 163

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Soft Tissue Release is a clear, concise, and practical book that guides you in understanding and applying the three types of soft tissue release (STR): passive (clients do not help), active assisted (clients and therapists work together), and active (clients do it on their own). Rather than focus on the specific purposes of soft tissue release, this text provides basic information about the therapy and prepares readers to perform the techniques. The result is a text that professionals and students in massage therapy, physiotherapy, and osteopathy will find invaluable. Soft Tissue Releasethoroughly explains the differences between the three types of STR by providing step-by-step descriptions on performing each type along with the key holds, moves, and stances for various muscles. The descriptions are accompanied by handy reference charts indicating the types of clients and situations in which each technique is particularly useful. Complete instructions explain how to apply STR to various parts of the body—the trunk, the lower limbs, and the upper limbs—and detail the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. Numerous full-color photos depict the locks and stretches. The book also explains how to use alternative options—such as massage tools and forearms, fists, and elbows—to protect the hands and thumbs from overuse. Tips sidebars provide short, practical comments on applying the techniques, while Client Talk boxes share the author's experiences and provide insight on situations that a therapist is likely to encounter. Each chapter ends with Quick Questions to test knowledge of the information, and answers are provided at the end of the book. A quick-reference photo index allows readers to look up techniques based on the client's position—prone, supine, sitting, or side lying—and find the page number for the complete instructions for that technique. Finally, Soft Tissue Release shows how to incorporate the proper techniques into a treatment program. The book guides readers through the consultation process and provides examples of initial questions to ask clients and various assessment forms that therapists can use in identifying clients' needs. Using case studies and comparisons, the book shows how the data gleaned from clients can guide the design of an effective treatment program. Soft Tissue Releasewill help the STR techniques come alive through its clear, detailed instruction and the numerous photos showing the techniques being applied by professionals. Whether you are a student or a professional, Soft Tissue Release will help you gain proficiency and confidence in these techniques.

The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy

An Illustrated Guide to the Science of Motion

Author: Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583949844

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy is the definitive guide to the study of yoga anatomy--a perfect companion book for any yoga teacher or practitioner seeking to understand the biomechanics of the body as it applies to yoga practice. The book is visually designed in quick reference format to offer useful information about the main skeletal muscles that are central to yoga, with asanas to demonstrate the particular muscles and muscle groups. Over 230 full color illustrations detail each muscle's origin, insertion, and action in order to clearly reveal how the muscles come into play in the movements and postures of yoga. Knowledge of yoga anatomy is paramount to the ability to teach or practice with no injury to oneself or others. With this foundation in place, it is possible to focus on the spiritual element of yoga as well as the physical. Yoga is a union of the two, so where appropriate, the more profound side of the practice is mentioned as it relates to the body. The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy illustrates the form and function of the muscles first, then interlays the muscles into the yoga posture for full understanding in a clear and integrated way, explaining the technique of the asanas, as well as other important aspects of yoga: pranayamas, the bandhas, and chakras. Table of Contents About This Book 1 Anatomical Orientation 2 Muscles of Respiration 3 Muscles of the Face and Neck 4 Muscles of the Spine 5 The Deep Core and Pelvic Floor 6 Muscles of the Shoulder and Upper Arm 7 Muscles of the Forearm and Hand 8 Muscles of the Hip 9 Muscles of the Knee 10 Muscles of the Ankle/Foot Resources General Index Index of Muscles From the Trade Paperback edition.

Pocket Atlas of Acupuncture and Trigger Points

Author: Hans-Ulrich Hecker,Angelika Steveling,Elmar T. Peuker

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 3132416029

Category: Medical

Page: 420

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This concise pocket-sized acupuncture guide is what professionals have been asking for! It is the first pocket atlas to cover all the major body and ear acupuncture points, including extensive coverage of the trigger points. Detailed descriptions of the localization, needling depth, indications, and functions of each point are provided. The different schools of ear acupuncture (e.g., Chinese vs. Nogier), often a source of confusion for practitioners, are presented side by side, usually in full-page illustrations, enhancing this book's usefulness as a daily reference guide. The presentation of three acupuncture therapy systems follows a clear didactic concept: All points are shown in text and image, and the localization of the points is aided by means of anatomic drawings and photographs. Coming from diverse specialties, the authors provide you with the most complete, useful, and accurate information available. Acupuncture points are described using the "visual-didactic processing system," which is rapidly gaining praise and recognition for its easy-to-use format. The clearly written text is augmented by high-quality color images. Hecker's Pocket Atlas of Acupuncture and Trigger Points is ideal as a quick reference in your daily practice or as an exam preparation guide. This wealth of information makes it invaluable to experienced practitioners and to novices alike.