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Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain: The Practice of Informed Touch

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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 M
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 22nd 2005 by Healing Arts Press
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Mar 18, 2012 Bob rated it liked it
This is the "other" book people get in place of Travel's hefty multi-volume tome on trigger point therapy which apparently costs a million dollars. And, while this books is only a fraction of the cost (app. $20) it lacks in any real detail. Very surface.

Although it does suggest a number of stretches to work out trigger points, but....
Oct 29, 2009 kougra_27 rated it it was amazing
Excellent. Description of common trigger points AND self-help stretches and exercises are given with each trigger point. Also contains diagrams for referred pain from the points, which is very helpful in locating the trigger point your pain is coming from. I would recommend to anyone dealing with chronic pain.
Feb 08, 2013 Mary rated it really liked it
4 stars. To be fair, I haven't actually read this book cover to cover. It's more of a valuable reference book, something to keep in mind for your own trigger points, or to refer to when you're about to work on a client with a specific problem. Recommended tool for those in the massage therapy profession.
Alyse Cherry
Jul 26, 2013 Alyse Cherry rated it liked it
this is quite simplified. It was given to students I was teaching for Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. It doesn't have anywhere near the detail of Travell & Simons. But can give a brief overview of most muscles.
Apr 29, 2007 Finbar rated it it was amazing
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Awesome guide to the use of trigger points. It presents a very helpful description of each muscle group and specific treatment approaches for each muscle. I really like the exercises and hints for self-care.
I use this book so often and make copies of the stretches and trigger point locations and drawings so much that I gave away my hardback copy and bought a paperback so I could tear it apart and put each page in a binder. Easier copying. I love this book.
Ivan Campos
Nov 25, 2012 Ivan Campos rated it it was amazing
A must read if you suffer from trigger points which teaches you how to relieve pain. If you are unwilling to change your modus operandi (thoughts, stress level, exercise, eating habits, etc), then be prepared to live with trigger points for the rest of your life.
Nov 29, 2007 Foxthyme rated it it was amazing
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The main way this book differs from Finando's Trigger Point Self-Care Manual is that it also brings in the acupuncture meridians affected with trigger points in certain areas. For those people working in both fields, it's valuable information.
Apr 03, 2016 Kristen rated it it was amazing
This is a great, detailed, informative text that I purchased during school. I continue to refer to it in practice.
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Oct 01, 2008 Books Ring Mah Bell rated it really liked it
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I am now informed and will begin touching!
(yeah, my priest said that too)

Great reference book for the patient or the professional.
Paris Henry
Jun 24, 2012 Paris Henry rated it really liked it
As a therapist, I find this book to be a wonderful reference. What really won me over were the references for the zones, meridians, points and affected organ systems.
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Feb 07, 2012 Carlos rated it it was amazing
As a Licensed Massage Therapist I've found this book to be a great reference book!
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