The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

Author: Clair Davies
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608824960
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

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 Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

Author: Clair Davies
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608824953
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

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 Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

Author: Clair Davies
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1608824942
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Health & Fitness

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 for Low Back Pain

Author: Sharon Sauer
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572245631
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Health & Fitness

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 Headaches Migraines

Author: Valerie DeLaune
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572245259
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

Trigger Point Therapy for Foot Ankle Knee and Leg Pain

Author: Valerie DeLaune
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608822393
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

If you have pain, it's important to understand where it's coming from-but finding the source of your pain is more complex than it seems. Trigger points, contracted portions of muscle cells, can refer pain to other areas of your body, so the trigger points that cause your pain may not be located in the area where you feel the symptoms. Unless your health care provider has been trained in trigger point diagnosis and treatment, you may not get more than temporary relief. That's why it's essential to take charge of your own treatment for effective and lasting pain relief. Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Leg Pain helps you understand how trigger points form and where to search for them. You'll learn to apply pressure on trigger points and stretch these critical areas for effective and often instant relief. You'll also find out how to prevent trigger points from forming by making simple lifestyle changes, practicing proper body mechanics, and addressing nutritional deficiencies. Once you get started, you'll be on your way to eliminating your pain so that you can focus on enjoying life.

Frozen Shoulder Workbook

Author: Clair Davies
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572244474
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

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 for Repetitive Strain Injury

Author: Valerie DeLaune
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608821280
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Health & Fitness

Repetitive strain injuries to the shoulder, back, and arm can cause debilitating pain that keeps you from being able to perform even the most basic everyday tasks. Compounding the frustration, it can seem that there’s nothing you can do to ease the discomfort caused by your injury and speed your recovery. Trigger point therapy has helped hundreds of thousands of people recover from repetitive strain injuries of all kinds. Used by massage therapists, physical therapists, and other health care professionals, this powerful technique can dramatically improve the body’s capacity to heal. Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury helps you find and treat the trigger points in muscle tissue that refer pain to your elbows, lower arms, wrists, or hands. Through simple stretching and pressure exercises you can do at home, you can reduce pain and increase mobility so you can get back to enjoying your life. With this guidebook, you’ll: • Identify the specific trigger points in muscles that are causing your pain • Self-treat your pain with stretches and pressure targeted to your trigger points • Learn how to prevent further muscle damage or injury • Optimize your diet and body mechanics to speed recovery

Healing Through Trigger Point Therapy

Author: Devin J. Starlanyl
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583946091
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Health & Fitness

"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.

Pain Relief With Trigger Point Self Help

Author: Valerie DeLaune
Publisher: Lotus Pub.
ISBN: 1905367252
Release Date: 2011-06
Genre: Chronic pain

"Trigger points--tender, painful knots that develop in muscles and tissues--are a common cause of chronic pain. With more than a quarter of all Americans suffering from various types of daily chronic pain, it's estimated that these hyper-irritated hardened masses are the primary cause of pain 75 percent of the time. Sustained self-treatment is by far the most effective trigger point therapy. Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self-Help helps you understand and then treat your condition, leading to rapid, effective, and lasting pain relief. With full-color photos and illustrations throughout, it explains the physiology of trigger points and teaches you how to: Locate your trigger points and understand "referred pain" Prevent trigger points from forming by making simple lifestyle changes, practicing proper body mechanics, and addressing nutritional deficiencies'Treat trigger points by applying pressure and doing simple stretches. Understand common pain conditions for each area of the body Written for anyone wishing to successfully treat his or her own pain, the bookis also an invaluable reference for any health-care provider whose patients suffer from either chronic or acute pain."-- Publisher.

Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain

Author: Donna Finando
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781620550687
Release Date: 2005-08-22
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myofascial Pain

Author: Celeste Cooper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781594779596
Release Date: 2010-02-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

A guide to coping with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome • Reveals how to deal with each disorder and how treatments can interact or aggravate if more than one disorder is present • Offers techniques to dispel the side effects created by these illnesses Fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome are often seen as interchangeable conditions, a belief held even by many health care providers. Nothing could be further from the truth--however, they do often coexist. Knowing if more than one of these disorders is present is extremely important because the treatment for one of them can often exacerbate the problems caused by the others. Written by a registered nurse and a psychologist who has been treating these conditions since 1994, this book presents an integrative medical approach to these three disorders with a strong emphasis on utilizing and strengthening the mind-body connection to restore well-being. The authors provide a thorough guide to numerous treatment options--from diet, exercise, and herbs to mindfulness meditation, chi kung, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They also offer techniques to dispel the “brain fog” that these disorders often create and show how to overcome the resultant obstacles to effectively communicating with your doctor. The additional information included on the psychological issues that accompany these chronic pain disorders allows this integrative treatment guide to open the door not only to physical recovery but also emotional and mental well-being.

The Chronic Pain Care Workbook

Author: Michael J. Lewandowski
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1572244704
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Health & Fitness

A Powerful Step-by-Step Approach to Dealing with Chronic Pain Sixteen years ago, psychologist and author Michael Lewandowski devised a series of questions for patients suffering from chronic pain to identify specific factors that aggravate and perpetuate pain. Those questions became the Behavioral Assessment of Pain (BAP) questionnaire, which is now used throughout the world in the treatment of chronic pain. Now, for the first time, this book brings this powerful set of tools to people just like you who are looking for a way to live better with pain. The tools in this book will give you control over your own pain-management process by helping you monitor your responses to pain. Use the assessments to help gauge your levels of physical and emotional pain, sleep habits, and general ability to function throughout the day. Then put the book's practical advice to work to maintain a higher quality of life despite pain. Ultimately, you'll start to achieve higher activity levels and a greater degree of fulfillment. Use these techniques to: Reduce fatigue and boost energy levels Manage medication use wisely Change your thoughts about chronic pain Stop avoiding pleasurable activities Limit emotional pain and suffering Enjoy greater family, social, and intimate engagement

The Concise Book of Trigger Points

Author: Simeon Niel-Asher
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556437458
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Health & Fitness

"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.

ABC s of Pain Relief and Treatment

Author: Tim Sams
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595382804
Release Date: 2006-04
Genre: Health & Fitness

Dedicated pain psychologist Dr. Tim Sams has teamed with hundreds of pain physicians over his career. In his groundbreaking work, ABC's of Pain Relief and Treatment: Advances, Breakthroughs, and Choices, you will discover his unique paradigm for achieving and maintaining the best possible pain relief.Dr. Sams's expert advice has helped thousands of patients create their own Personal Pain Paradigm. The PPP advocates directing your doctor through the most recent treatment advances; breakthroughs in coping that accelerate pain relief; and choices that raze the barriers to maximally effective medical treatment. You too can master the following: Learning the eleven-step hierarchy of medical treatments for pain Negotiating more effective pain treatments with your doctor Delighting in social, pleasurable, and productive activity without pain increases Selecting the best medication regimen for your specific condition Using nutritional supplements to enhance your pain relief Enjoying physical activity and exercise without pain increases Assessing how you may be sabotaging your medical care Combining blunt, practical advice with warm humor and vivid examples, ABC's of Pain Relief and Treatment is for those who are sincere about pain relief. Let your Personal Pain Paradigm help you build a pain-resistant life and re-discover passion and purpose.