The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

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.

Author: Clair Davies

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608824969

Category: Health & Fitness

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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.

Frozen Shoulder Workbook

From the renowned author of the best-selling Trigger Point Therapy Workbook comes this first-ever book of self-care techniques for frozen shoulder, a very common painful and mobility-restricting condition.

Author: Clair Davies

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 157224447X

Category: Health & Fitness

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Author Clair Davies' own case of frozen shoulder led him to undertake an extensive study of trigger points and referred pain that eventually resulted in his runaway best-seller, "The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook". Now, this renowned bodywork expert and educator revisits the subject of frozen shoulder, offering the most detailed and comprehensive manual yet available about this painful and debilitating condition, a useful resource for self-care and for bodywork practitioners looking to expand their treatment repertoire. Frozen shoulder, the syndrome name for several joint and tendon-related symptoms, is experienced as a loss of motion and pain in the shoulder and upper arm. It is most often observed in women between the ages of forty and sixty and individuals with type-two diabetes. Traditional medical treatments for the condition, which rely on painkillers, steroid injections and physical therapy, often do little to moderate symptoms or speed recovery. Trigger point therapy, a gentle massage technique that targets localised areas of tenderness in soft tissue, has been used very successfully to relieve pain, restore range of motion and shorten recovery times.

Trigger Point Therapy Workbook for Upper Back and Neck Pain second Edition

75% of pain is caused by trigger points, but are drastically under-diagnosed as the source of pain.

Author: Valerie DeLaune

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ISBN: 9780996855303

Category: Health & Fitness

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75% of pain is caused by trigger points, but are drastically under-diagnosed as the source of pain. Trigger points may refer pain both in the local area and/or to other areas of the body, but since over 74% of trigger points are not located in the area where you feel pain, treating the local area does not resolve the problem most of the time.

Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches Migraines

While the neuromuscular therapy class taught me about trigger point referral
patterns and how to search for and treat ... Part II of this book will help you identify
the factors that are pertinent to your particular set of circumstances and symptoms
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Author: Valerie DeLaune

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572245255

Category: Health & Fitness

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I have such a bad headache! For many of us, this is an oft repeated cry of anguish. Statistics about headaches and migraines are downright astonishing: One in six people have frequent headaches, and of those, one in ten suffers from migraines. You are not alone. Headaches and migraines result in more than 10 million doctor visits each year. If you struggle frequently with headache pain, this book offers a welcome solution. Trigger point therapy is an effective self-care approach you can use to get relief from headache pain. Trigger points form in a portion of the muscle cell where blood flow is reduced and metabolic wastes are not being exchanged for oxygen and nutrients. When enough trigger points are located together, they can form palpable knots in the tissue. Trigger points can cause pain, either in the area of the trigger point, or by referral to other areas of the body. Trigger points can be treated by applying pressure to affected areas, often providing instant relief. This book explains trigger point physiology and then offers a complete program for self-care that includes detailed illustrations of all pressure and stretching techniques. In addition, it provides an in-depth look at the factors that cause and perpetuate trigger points, such as body mechanics, injuries, diet and nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and emotional factors, and provides solutions to address each perpetuating factor.

Modalities for Massage and Bodywork

Sharkey J : The concise book of neuromuscular therapy , Berkeley , 2008 , North
Atlantic Books . Simons D , Travell J , Simons L : Myofascial pain and dysfunction
: the trigger point manual , vol 1 : Upper half of body , ed 2 , Baltimore , 1999 ...

Author: Elaine Stillerman

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

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"Explore 21 of the top modalities in massage practice today with direction from leading experts in each modality."--Back cover.

Trigger Point Therapy for Lower Back and Gluteal Pain 2nd Ed

This book draws on the decades of research by Doctors Janet Travell and David G. Simons, combined with the 29 years of clinical experience of Acupuncturist, Neuromuscular Therapist, and author Valerie DeLaune, LAc.

Author: Valerie DeLaune

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ISBN: 9780976124641

Category: Health & Fitness

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75% of pain is caused by trigger points (areas of contracted cells in muscle tissue), but they are drastically under-diagnosed as the source of pain. Trigger points may refer pain and other symptoms both in the local area and/or to other areas of the body, but since over 74% of trigger points are not located in the area where you feel pain, treating the local area does not resolve the problem most of the time. The most common "referral patterns" have been well documented and diagrammed over decades of research. The introductory chapter of this book includes general guidelines for self-help techniques and muscle care. Chapter 2 contains a diagram of a body divided into zones, with a list of muscles that may contain trigger points which are referring pain and other symptoms to each zone, so that you will know which subsequent chapters you need to read. The second edition has an added extensive Appendix on perpetuating factors that will cause trigger points to form in any of the muscles of the body. By using the "Pain Guides," you can go to each chapter that may harbor trigger points that are the source of your pain. You'll find illustrations of common pain referral patterns that you can compare with your symptoms, and this will help you figure out where the common trigger points causing your pain are likely located. Along with outlining the common symptoms and causes for trigger points for each muscle, there are lists of "helpful hints" for resolving trigger points. Self-help techniques are written out and accompanied by detailed photos to guide you through the techniques. Conditions such as pain in the lumbar and buttocks area, sciatica or pseudo-sciatica, piriformis syndrome, and lumbago are addressed. Trigger points may also cause symptoms such as diarrhea, menstrual pain, nausea, vomiting, belching, testicular pain, frequent urination, and other symptoms. This book draws on the decades of research by Doctors Janet Travell and David G. Simons, combined with the 29 years of clinical experience of Acupuncturist, Neuromuscular Therapist, and author Valerie DeLaune, LAc.

Texas Heart Institute Journal

The 2 - volume textbook , Myofascial Pain Kennedy described her as a medical
genius . ' and Dysfunction : The Trigger Point ... Davies ' recent book , The and
mentor . She admired “ his long lifetime of high Trigger Point Therapy Workbook .

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The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine S Z

Author: Jacqueline L. Longe

Publisher: Gale Group

ISBN: 9780787674281

Category: Medical

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Presents a four-volume alphabetically-arranged medical reference set that examines a variety of supplemental therapies and herbal remedies along with treatments for certain conditions and diseases.

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Kinesiology

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pain relief , Oakland , CA , 2001 , New Harbinger Publications , Inc. Dimon T Jr ...
Donnelly JE : Living anatomy , ed 2 , Champaign , IL , 1990 , Leisure Press .

Author: Joseph E. Muscolino

Publisher: Mosby

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Category: Medical

Page: 684

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This complete, full-color atlas of bones and joints contains over 700 illustrations and explains how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers so readers will truly understand how muscles function in the human body. It includes the bones, landmarks, and joints, as well as an introduction to the basics of how muscles function (beginning kinesiology). It also provides clinical applications related to the kinesiology concepts presented and includes an explanation of anatomical and physiological terminology that is needed for work in the musculoskeletal field. Finally, this book covers microanatomy and microphysiology, such as the sliding filament theory and the structure and function of fascia. Clinical applications throughout the text, as they relate to the kinesiology concepts covered, enable students to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to clinical practice. Over 100 full-color photographs of every bone in the human body gives readers comprehensive coverage of bones not found in other kinesiology books. Clear, full-color line drawings that highlight each topic in the overview of the human body, joints of the human body, and muscle function parts. Thorough coverage of joints in six chapters that provide information on structure, function, terminology, and specific illustrations on each joint in the human body: joints of the axial body, joints of the upper extremity, and joints of the lower extremity. Includes an explanation of anatomical and physiological terminology that is needed for work in the musculoskeletal field.

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Medical Problems of Performing Artists

Because of its directness , deep stroking massage works nearly as well as
injection and is actually superior around blood ... This protocol was introduced by
physical therapist Bonnie Prudden in 1980 in her book Pain Erasure.21 The
trouble with static compression of a trigger point is ... but their trigger points may
be the primary source of pain in their referral areas ( Fig . 2 ) . Trigger points in
the scalenes ...

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Mosby s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage

WORKBOOK SECTION Matching 1 . e 7 . k 2 . f 8 . 1 9 . h 4 . d ... Trigger points
usually are only on one side of the body . 2 . ... Professional Application 1 .
Classes in trigger point therapy , deep transverse fricLabeling 1 . U 8 . C 2 . B 9 .
P . 3 .

Author: Sandy Fritz

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

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Category: Medical

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"This revised version of the book examines touch as a form of communication and with great insight has expanded on the importance of those offering these forms of care being able to recognize the ways in which touch therapies can be interpreted. It is vital for massage therapists to understand touch in the context of the client's life and beliefs, culture, age, gender, religion, and health status in order that delivery may be sensitively offered and accepted. Ethics receives a justifiably expanded degree of attention in the text, accurately reflecting both the profession's own increased focus on the important topic and society's demand for excellence in the ethical arena. (Foreword, page vii).

Flute Talk

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Piano Technician s Journal

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Trigger Point Therapy Workbook : Your Self - Treatment Guide For Pain Relief .

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American Book Publishing Record

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... 8 The concise book of trigger points . 616 . 74 A concise companion to ... 54
Considering psychotherapy and God . 616 . 89 The constant princess ( Gregory )
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Iowa State University Veterinarian

Three animals improved ( 8 and 13 points ) , one remained unchanged and one
deteriorated ( by 2 points ) . 3. ... Soderberg M , Zidonis N. Equine Acupressure :
A Treatment Workbook . 1991 : 9-24 . 13. Janssens , LA . Trigger point therapy .

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Direct Release Myofascial Technique

and mobilization , trigger point therapy and other procedures to influence local
problems and pain . This book is intended for all these groups . It is my hope that
the attitude to MFR described in this book will enable the work to be presented ...

Author: Michael Stanborough

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Category: Medical

Page: 185

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Direct Release Myofascial Technique provides a highly illustrated guide to direct release myofascial techniques (MFR) and their application in clinical practice. MFR is a manual therapy method that influences both a body's structural tissues and the sensory/motor systems. Originally developed by Dr Ida Rolf, the creator of the Rolfing® method, the approach has since been adapted and modified by different groups of therapists to fit within their own particular philosophies. This book strips away the surrounding theories and philosophies and focuses on the safe and appropriate use of the techniques themselves. Numerous photographs supplement the detailed, step-by-step coverage of techniques. Outlines the principles and practice of a group of bodywork techniques that are particularly effective for the treatment of painful or restricted movement due to muscle stiffness or imbalance Provides guidelines on the most effective and efficient use of the techniques based on movement theory Highly illustrated with detailed photographs and line drawings Presents a hypothetical model to explain why the technique works based on the latest research in the field of neuro-fascial physiology Includes approaches to the use of the techniques with children Written by an experienced practitioner and teacher Draws on the teachings of Ida Rolf but makes them applicable to other groups of therapists

Modern Neuromuscular Techniques

Archives of Disease in Childhood 68 : 29 – 31 Baldry P 1993 Acupuncture ,
trigger points and musculoskeletal pain . Churchill ... Chaitow L 1990 Beat fatigue
workbook . Thorsons ... Cancer Nursing 16 ( 2 ) : 93 – 101 Field T 1992 Massage
reduces depression and anxiety in child and adolescent psychiatry patients .
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Author: Leon Chaitow

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Another in the Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques series. Neuromuscular techniques (NMT) focus on the assessment and treatment of myofascial trigger points using thumb/finger applications. The book explains the significance of local soft tissue dysfunction in its relation to pain and more general musculoskeletal dysfunction.