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Table Lessons by Douglas Nelson
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Dec 26, 11

bookshelves: swedishinstitute
Recommended to Michael by: Linda Burton
Recommended for: boastful therapists
Read from December 08 to 26, 2011

My status updates on this are basically my review. I liked it, although there was a lot of dead air while the author established and re-established the idea that trigger points work in mysterious ways.

I wish there had been more detail about his treatments, instead of "I treated the area that was causing her pain," etc., but some of the diagnostic methods were useful and I LOVED the essay near the end about the relative care afforded injured dancers and college athletes: one is given every available resource and put back in the game ASAP, and the other is told to find some other dream.

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Reading Progress

12/08/2011 page 33
16.0% "Um so I know how to do some of the things this famous guy does that make people think he's a wizard. Wizard hat please!"
12/13/2011 page 55
26.0% "I'm thinking everyone in school should have to read this, because it calls for rational, humble investigation of clients' complaints. We're not hearing enough of that, and it's a problem."
12/14/2011 page 89
43.0% "I'd totally work for this man. I like his style and he could teach me things."
12/16/2011 page 161
77.0% ""There is a time for strengthening, a time for better mechanics, a time for manipulation, and a time for specific soft-tissue work...Trying to strengthen an injured muscle is fruitless, as is manual therapy on a muscle that is truly weak.""
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