The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

Author: Clair Davies
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781572243750
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Health & Fitness

A step-by-step guide to self-treatment for pain shows readers how to use trigger point therapy to relieve soft-tissue pain, repetitive strain injuries, accident trauma, and sports injuries.

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.

A Guide to Self Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers

Author: Luciano L'Abate
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317718345
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: Social Science

Never has the need for a compendium of self-help workbooks been so great! From the founder of the world’s first PhD program in Family Psychology comes an extensive guide to nearly all of the mental health workbooks published through 2002. Placed together in one volume for the first time, A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers includes reviews and evaluates the complexity of each workbook in regards to its form, content, and usability by the client. From abuse to women’s issues, this annotated bibliography is alphabetized by author, but can also be researched by subject. While self-help workbooks are currently not as popular or as mainstream as self-help books and video, that could soon change. Self-help workbooks are versatile, cost-effective, and can be mass-produced. The workbook user is active rather than passive, and the mental healthcare worker can analyze a more personal response from the user, whether in the office or via the Internet. A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers brings these workbooks together into one sourcebook to suit anyone’s needs. Each self-help workbook is reviewed according to specific criteria: contents structure specificity goal level of abstraction a subjective evaluation usually concludes the review of the workbook A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers also includes: an in-depth introduction discussing the need for workbooks in mental health practices indices for subject as well as author an address list of the publishing houses for the workbooks annotated in the bibliography an Informed Consent Form to verify compliance with ethical and professional regulations before administering a workbook to a client A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers offers you a complete resource to self-help workbooks for all mental health subjects. Dr. L’Abate’s highly selective review process helps you find exactly what you need. This unique sourcebook is vital for mental health clinicians, counselors, schoolteachers, and college and graduate students.

Physical Rehabilitation

Author: Susan B O'Sullivan
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803694644
Release Date: 2019-01-25
Genre: Medical

Rely on this comprehensive, curriculum-spanning text and reference now and throughout your career! You’ll find everything you need to know about the rehabilitation management of adult patients… from integrating basic surgical, medical, and therapeutic interventions to how to select the most appropriate evaluation procedures, develop rehabilitation goals, and implement a treatment plan. Online you’ll find narrated, full-color video clips of patients in treatment, including the initial examination, interventions, and outcomes for a variety of the conditions commonly seen in rehabilitation settings.

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.

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.

Your Best Medicine

Author: Marc A. Goldstein, MD
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1594868492
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Health & Fitness

Integrative medicine—the practice of combining remedies from various therapeutic disciplines to optimize relief and speed healing—is transforming both how health professionals treat disease and how patients manage their own care. Your Best Medicine introduces the reader to this new world of healing options for everyday ailments like dry skin, fatigue, and indigestion as well as more serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. All of the treatments and techniques in Your Best Medicine have been handpicked by two practitioners—one a conventionally trained MD, the other a specialist in complementary therapies—based on established therapeutic protocols, research evidence, and clinical experience. Conventional and complementary remedies appear side by side so readers can evaluate at a glance the remedies' relative effectiveness, safety, and ease of use. Every entry in Your Best Medicine also provides important information on risk factors, symptoms, and diagnostic techniques, as well as preventive measures. Armed with this knowledge, readers can make decisions wisely and confidently at every stage of their care.

The Fibromyalgia advocate

Author: Devin J. Starlanyl
Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc
ISBN: 1572241217
Release Date: 1998-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Tells those suffering from fibromyalgia where and how to find medical, legal, and financial help, and describes the symptoms of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome

Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain

Author: Mary Biancalana
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608822386
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Learn the secrets to lasting pain relief: finding and deactivating trigger points, the underlying cause of most low back pain. Trigger points are sensitive tight spots in taut bands of muscle tissue. Treating trigger points that refer pain to the low back and buttock areas, rather than addressing only the specific sites of your pain, is the best way to comprehensively treat occasional or chronic discomfort and prevent it from coming back. Packed with illustrated treatment techniques, Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain offers effective strategies beginners can practice at home and detailed hands-on protocols health care practitioners can use while working with patients. Find out which of eleven muscles could be causing back pain, then learn specific trigger point treatments and correct underlying perpetuating factors to immediately relieve soreness and tension in these muscles. If you're ready to try a targeted approach to eliminating back pain, this manual will provide you with all the information you need to get started and end low back discomfort once and for all.

Kinesiology

Author: Joseph E. Muscolino
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: UOM:39015062480820
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

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.

Responsible Drinking

Author: Frederick Rotgers
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1572242949
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

Written by leaders of the Moderation Management movement, Responsible Drinking helps readers define the level of their alcohol use and decide whether moderation or abstinence is the best approach to recovery. Resources and personal stories are included that help readers determine if they are problem drinkers and what can be done about it. 30 worksheets are included.

Fibromyalgia Chronic Myofascial Pain

Author: Devin Starlanyl
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1572242388
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Health & Fitness

An authoritative and valuable resource for those suffering from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain features tips and self-help techniques, provides the most recent information on various treatments, discusses surgical options and medications, and much more. Original. 50,000 first printing.