Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain

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.

Author: Donna Finando

Publisher: Healing Arts Press

ISBN: 1594770549

Category: Health & Fitness

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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 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.

Manual Trigger Point Therapy

Treating pain where it originates! Manual trigger point therapy combines mechanical, reflex, biochemical, energetic, functional, cognitive-emotional, and behaviorally effective phenomena.

Author: Roland Gautschi

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9783132203112

Category: Medical

Page: 714

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Treating pain where it originates! Manual trigger point therapy combines mechanical, reflex, biochemical, energetic, functional, cognitive-emotional, and behaviorally effective phenomena. As such, it influences not only peripheral nociceptive pain, but also intervenes in the body's pain-processing and transmission mechanisms. Here you will learn: a systematic, manual-therapeutic approach to recognize and deactivate the potential of trigger points to cause pain and dysfunction; how to treat the accompanying fascial disorders; and how to prevent recurrences. Key Features: Clinical background of myofascial pain and dysfunction Muscles, trigger points, and pain patterns at a glance Neuromuscular entrapments shown in detail Screening tests und pain guides for all common clinical patterns Manual treatment of trigger points and fasciae Manual Trigger Point Therapy is your one-stop, comprehensive introduction to this fascinating, proven technique.

Healing through Trigger Point Therapy

This book is about empowerment for chronic pain patients and care providers alike.

Author: Devin J. Starlanyl

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781583946091

Category: Health & Fitness

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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.

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: 9781608824960

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.

Trigger Point Therapy

Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, additionally regarded as " Trigger Point Therapy ", refers to the cure of myofascial set off factors (MTrP) or 'trigger points' (TrP) that are discovered in muscle groups and fascia.

Author: Dr Fuchs Gaiser

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798459615166

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Page: 34

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Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, additionally regarded as " Trigger Point Therapy ", refers to the cure of myofascial set off factors (MTrP) or 'trigger points' (TrP) that are discovered in muscle groups and fascia. Myofascial set off factors are painful, irritating areas that are discovered in muscles. MTrPs have an effect on muscle tissue and fascia. Myofascial set off factors can be observed somewhere on the physique and are one of the most frequent motives for continual musculoskeletal pain, additionally recognised as myofascial pain. A licensed DGSA Trigger Point Therapist can launch these painful and irritating factors in a muscle and aid in attaining long-term results. There are two predominant techniques for treating set off points, Manual Trigger Point Therapy and Dry Needling.

The Manual of Trigger Point and Myofascial Therapy

In the main part of the text, two-page entries are devoted to individual muscles. Each entry includes anatomical information and a brief description of techniques to be used.

Author: Dimitrios Kostopoulos

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 1556425422

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This textbook for students and clinicians describes the techniques of trigger point and myofascial therapy. The authors, both practicing myofascial therapists, begin with a discussion of the theory of myofascial disorders, including a review of basic muscle and nerve physiology. In the main part of the text, two-page entries are devoted to individual muscles. Each entry includes anatomical information and a brief description of techniques to be used. On the facing pages are color photographs of Rizopoulos demonstrating the trigger point therapy, myofascial stretches, and home exercise techniques for that muscle. c. Book News Inc.

Summary of Donna Finando s Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The three types of muscles are skeletal muscle, visceral muscle, and cardiac muscle. Skeletal muscle is the primary focus of this manual.

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9798822514232

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 10

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The three types of muscles are skeletal muscle, visceral muscle, and cardiac muscle. Skeletal muscle is the primary focus of this manual. It is responsible for supporting the body and contracting to produce movement. Postural or tonic muscles produce a sustained partial contraction of the muscle, which does not produce movement of the skeletal attachments. #2 Skeletal muscles, both phasic and tonic, are extremely vulnerable to injury due to overuse and the wear and tear of daily life. However, this musculature is often overlooked as a major source of physical pain and dysfunction. #3 The muscles that are most commonly affected by trigger points are the sternocleidomastoid, upper trapezius, levator scapulae, infraspinatus, thoracolumbar paraspinals, quadratus lumborum, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. #4 Latent trigger points are far more common than active ones, and are typically found in the muscles that are constantly contracted due to the person’s normal posture. They can become active through a number of circumstances, such as acute overload, chronic overload or overwork fatigue, trauma, or compression or chilling.

Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain

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 ...

Author: Sharon Sauer

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572245631

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 282

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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.

Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain

Donna Finando, L.Ac., L.M.T., is a practitioner of acupuncture and massage, specializing in myofascial meridian therapy and myofascial release techniques for the treatment of chronic and acute pain and dysfunction.

Author: Donna Finando

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620550687

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.

Trigger Point Therapy Made Simple

Trigger Point Therapy Made Simple puts healing in your hands so you can stop living in pain and get back to thriving in your life.

Author: Richard Finn

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 1646115627

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 204

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A practical guide to at-home pain relief with trigger point therapy Whether you're recovering from an injury, dealing with a chronic condition, or experiencing daily headaches--trigger point therapy can provide pain relief. Those hidden, tender knots in your muscles--also known as trigger points--may be small but they can cause a huge amount of pain. Trigger Point Therapy Made Simple puts healing in your hands so you can stop living in pain and get back to thriving in your life. Learn the ropes of trigger point therapy with an overview of what causes trigger points, how trigger point therapy works, and what to expect. Organized by muscle, the illustrated, step-by-step instructions will help you find relief from injuries, fibromyalgia, and other myofascial pain conditions with gentle, easy motions and massage techniques. At-home treatment should be simple and effective--and now it is. Trigger Point Therapy Made Simple includes: Beyond massage--Treat your muscles and your nervous system in 4 easy steps for maximum long-lasting pain relief. Anatomical aids--Handy anatomical illustrations let you pinpoint where your pain is and show you how to perform the gentle movements that will help you heal. Mind and body--Retrain your brain with a holistic approach to treatment, including helpful habits, breathing exercises, and stress-relief tips. Move better and recover faster with Trigger Point Therapy Made Simple.