Most muscular aches and pains are caused or affected by untreated “trigger points,” localized tender spots in muscles. Understanding and treating these points can lead to rapid and lasting pain relief. Trigger point therapy is a powerful tool in the management of both acute and chronic pain, including such common problems as headaches, TMJ syndrome, and back pain. The Concise Book of Trigger Points has set the gold standard for providing a clear understanding of the treatment of trigger points. Designed for the student and practitioner of massage/bodywork, physical therapy, physiotherapy, osteopathy, sports therapy, and any other health-related field, it functions both as an entry-level textbook and an authoritative reference for even the most experienced therapist. This updated third edition includes new self-help and practitioner treatment guidelines for each muscle discussed, covering cutting-edge trigger point theory and practice. The opening chapters describe the basics of trigger points and include detailed therapeutic protocols. Chapters seven through twelve are organized by muscle groups, with detailed color illustrations of each major skeletal muscle. In addition, respected osteopath Simeon Niel-Asher discusses the physiological implications of the trigger points in each muscle—and techniques for treatment—and addresses the most common pain complaints, including headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, and TMJ syndrome. This is a must-have manual for students, professional hands-on therapists, and those who wish to gain a greater knowledge of trigger point therapy. “This book wonderfully describes the syndromes of myofascial pain that affect the skeletal muscles. The text is clear, with detailed information about the presentation of syndromes in each body region, and the illustrations show the referred pain patterns clearly. Individuals suffering from myofascial pain will find it useful in understanding and managing their symptoms.” --Dr. Bob Gerwin, MD, FAAN Medical Director and President, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland “Simeon Niel-Asher has improved on an already wonderfully descriptive book on myofacial pain, trigger points, and syndromes. The text is clear, the diagrams excellent and the overall result is an excellent resource.” --Dr. Simon Vulfsons, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pain Management Director, the Institute for Pain Medicine, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel “This book is a must-have for manual therapists serious about their craft, as well as for serious self-treaters who want to take their level of understanding and treatment independence to a higher level. The book is extremely well organized, well written, and concise. The illustrations are beautiful and accurate.” --Jonathan Reynolds, Director, TOLA systems.
This is a must-have manual for students, professional hands-on therapists, and those who wish to gain a greater knowledge of trigger point therapy. “This book wonderfully describes the syndromes of myofascial pain that affect the skeletal ...
Author: Simeon Niel-Asher
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
This compact guide explains how to treat chronic pain through trigger point-- tender, painful nodules that form in muscle fibers and connective tissues. The trigger points relating to the main skeletal muscles are central to massage, bodywork, and physical therapy. The first six chapters provide a sound background to the physiology of trigger points, and the general methods of treatment. The rest is organized by muscle group, with the information about each muscle presented in a uniform accessible style.
This compact guide explains how to treat chronic pain through trigger point-- tender, painful nodules that form in muscle fibers and connective tissues.
Author: Simeon Niel-Asher
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
"A manual teaching the techniques of neuromuscular therapy (NMT), and how to combine it with medical exercise interventions, for the treatment of soft tissue pain and injury"--Provided by publisher.
A Trigger Point Manual John Sharkey ... Many individuals with these trigger
points complain of numbness or pins and needles in the toes , especially the third
and fourth toe and the big toe . ... 224 The Concise Book of Neuromuscular
Author: John Sharkey
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
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.
—Stephen Yates, NCTMB “This well-written book makes it easy to locate muscles
and trigger points. Massage therapists ... In this third edition of The Trigger Point
Therapy Workbook, Amber Davies has compiled an excellent resource that
covers theoretical concepts and practical applications in a clear and concise
Author: Clair Davies
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
This exciting new resource is designed to assist undergraduate physiotherapy students and new graduates in confidently treating patients in a range of physiotherapy areas outside the ‘core’ areas of practice. Areas covered include paediatrics, geriatrics, mental health and rheumatology. Valuable content is easily accessible in a small portable format which will be an invaluable reference during placement or practice. Each chapter provides a concise overview of the philosophy and the specific treatment processes for each of the 17 practice specialties. A wealth of online learning resources are also available with the Guide, these include access to case studies, multiple-choice questions and a reference list for each chapter. In addition there is a bank of downloadable photographs and line drawings relating to each of the 17 chapters. Used along with The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy: Volume 1 Assessment, Volume 2 Treatment will be an indispensable tool for any physiotherapist. A blend of resources providing an insight into the ‘non core’ areas of practice, enabling the individual to prepare ahead or refresh knowledge in order to feel confident about approaching the treatment of patients in practice areas not previously encountered. Easy access to nuggets of information on 17 ‘non core’ speciality areas, including burns and plastics, learning disabilities and rehabilitation A handy quick reference tool for both students and physiotherapists Access to online resources including, reference lists, an image bank, 51 cases studies and over 300 MCQs!
Noigroup Publications, Adelaide. Chaitow, L., 2003. Muscle energy techniques,
third ed. Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, Oxford. Chaitow, L., 2006. A massage
therapist's guide to understanding, locating and treating myofascial trigger points.
Author: Tim Ainslie
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Manipulative Therapy provides a systematic overview of chain reactions which are the basis of a rational holistic approach. These reactions are closely related to the upright human posture and to the "deep stabilisation system" as shown in the work of Richardson et al in Therapeutic Exercise for Spinal Stabilisation in Low Back Pain. This approach has meant a considerable advance in the therapy and rehabilitation of patients. It gives a balanced picture of the importance of musles, joints and soft tissues, under the control of the nervous system, the textbook aims to treat disturbance of function, the most common cause of pain in the motor system, in the most effective way. Locomotor system dysfunctions are shown to be treated very effectively using manual medicine techniques. Spinal column and joint mobility can be restored, and pain triggered by the autonomic nervous system can be positively influenced. This is a comprehensive source of information relating to pathogenesis, diagnosis, indications and treatment methods, incorporating the latest research findings. Radiological diagnosis is is shown as laying the foundation for successful diagnosis and treatment with manual medicine techniques. Typical conditions associated with pain in the locomotor system is presented and described in functional terms for the first time. The book concludes with chapters covering preventative aspects and expert assessment. Manipulative Therapy: Musculoskeletal Medicine is the follow on from: Manipulative Therapy in Rehabilitation of the Locomotor System, published by Butterworth Heinemann, 1985.
The first Czech edition of this book was published in 1967 out of the necessity of
providing instructional material. There was a need ... This was a shortened and
therefore more concise version of the original Czech and the seven German
editions. The second and third English editions were published by Butterworth-
Heinemann. The last two ... This promoted the conclusion that a tense
musculature and myofascial trigger points play a predominant role in joint
restriction. This point was ...
Author: Karel Lewit
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
8 The concise book of trigger points . 616 . 74 A concise companion to
contemporary British fiction . 823 . 91409 Concise encyclopedia of church and
religious organization marketing . 206 . ... 09 A concise history of the Third Reich .
Category: American literature
Now in its fourth edition with the revised title – Managing Sports Injuries: a guide for students and clinicians – this highly practical guide maintains its evidence-based approach while introducing new material from both research and clinical sources. It is a comprehensive resource for the management of soft-tissue injuries, focusing on therapy. Well referenced and extensively illustrated, this text continues to be invaluable to physiotherapists, sports and massage therapists, medical practitioners, and all those involved in the treatment of athletes and sports people. Full colour text and illustrations emphasizing all practical techniques Treatment notes expanded with added topics and basic examination protocols Additional material enhancing clinical value Practical "how-to-do" approach enabling application of new techniques Updated research references
The production of muscle spasm suggests pain and/or trigger point activation (p.
147). 2. ... By the second and third day the clot has become organized and
epithelial cells from the two sides of the cut have joined. This single layer of
Author: Christopher M Norris
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
With these reservations in mind the book is worthwhile , and Dr. Okeson should
be congratulated for undertaking such a large ... Dr. Okeson has a clear and
concise writing style which is a refreshing change from the more usual verbose
and over - written offerings . ... Any third edition would benefit from having these
chapters reviewed critically by an expert . ... though perhaps too much emphasis
is placed on trigger points , and not enough of rejecting the unfounded claims of
A novelty to the international market both in concept and realization, this pocket atlas allows the reader to both effectively learn and quickly reference ear acupuncture points. Clear, simple images accompany concise and "to-the-point" texts creating an educational tool for the localization of ear acupuncture points. The resourcefulness of the book is increased by the inclusion of the projection of the body meridians onto the auricle according to Bahr. Besides, "prescriptions" of point combinations according to some indications are included. The reader will profit from the extensive international teaching experience of Beate Strittmatter. Through her former teacher, Frank Bahr, who cooperated directly with Dr.Paul Nogier, she stands in the direct tradition of the founder of Western auriculotherapy.
The resourcefulness of the book is increased by the inclusion of the projection of the body meridians onto the auricle according to Bahr. Besides, "prescriptions" of point combinations according to some indications are included.
Author: Beate Strittmatter
The definitive guide on migraine surgery from the world's leading authority An estimated 11.7% of the U.S. population or nearly 38 million adults and children suffer from migraine headaches. A severe and highly debilitating type of headache, migraine is the third most common and eighth most disabling disease in the world. People who suffer from migraines often experience neurological symptoms such as nausea and visual disturbances. Despite optimal preventive and abortive pharmacologic treatment, as many as one-third of migraine patients experience refractory headaches and persistent symptoms. Migraine Surgery by world-renowned plastic surgeon Bahman Guyuron reflects significant knowledge gleaned from 17 years of migraine research, pioneering development of nerve decompression surgery, and 2,500 migraine surgery procedures. With contributions from top neurologists and plastic surgeons, this state-of-the-art book is the only one on the market dedicated to the surgical treatment of migraines. The book begins with a brief history of migraines, followed by a concise overview covering clinical presentation, imaging, abortive, and preventive treatments such as over-the-counter and prescription medications, neurotoxin injections, peripheral nerve blocks, and neuromodulation. Key Highlights Discussion of migraine trigger points including impacted anatomy, detection methods, and trigger point deactivation surgery Surgical treatment of frontal, temporal, rhinogenic, occipital, auriculotemporal, lesser occipital, and nummular migraines including postoperative care and complications Superb illustrations provide visual insights on compressions points, trigger sites, nerves, and the surgical treatment of headaches Extensive high-quality videos posted in the Thieme Media Center delineate life-altering surgical approaches This one-of-a-kind book is the ultimate guide to headache surgery and a must have for resident and veteran plastic surgeons alike. Neurologists and neurosurgeons will also benefit from reading this succinct yet masterful resource.
The definitive guide on migraine surgery from the world's leading authority An estimated 11.7% of the U.S. population or nearly 38 million adults and children suffer from migraine headaches.
Author: Bahman Guyuron
Packed with real-world examples, SUCCESSFUL WRITING AT WORK: CONCISE, 4e delivers a practical yet succinct introduction to effective workplace writing for a variety of communication tasks. Based on the market-leading SUCCESSFUL WRITING AT WORK, 10e, the CONCISE edition covers the most essential skills for effective workplace communication. The text begins with writing basics, emphasizing the characteristics of effective writing, the writing process, ethics, and the importance of audience. It covers basic business correspondence, walks students through formatting letters for a variety of business situations, and features a step-by-step chapter on getting a job. More advanced chapters focus on document design and visuals, writing instructions and procedures, writing reports, proposals, and making business presentations. The Fourth Edition emphasizes ethical considerations throughout as well as integrates guidelines for greening the workplace. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The text begins with writing basics, emphasizing the characteristics of effective writing, the writing process, ethics, and the importance of audience.
Author: Philip C. Kolin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The third edition of this book is packed with information , yet one is made aware
of our lack of posi - tive knowledge of the ... Many fine points in pathogenesis ,
diagnosis , prophylaxis , and treatment not available elsewhere , and many of
them original , are ... concise and eader . logical , concise and easily
understandable programs in the various aspects of nose repair . ... Always
informative , the text is especially valuable where it deals with the methods of
local block therapy of trigger ...
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PHYSICAL THERAPY PROCEDURES : Selected Techniques ( 3rd Ed . , 2nd Ptg
. ) by Ann H . Downer .
Author: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
It seems everyday we encounter a "crisis" or difficult issue of some sort that affects our work. Such difficulties can come from within work (eg, a difficult client or boss, missing a target or deadline, rejection of a proposal or plan, feeling undervalued) or outside of it (eg, personal issues such as family, relationships, debt, alcohol). All have the potential to trigger stress, anxiety...and lead to crisis mode.This practical book offers strategies and guidance to coping with and surviving a range of crisis moments and issues that affect our ability to perform at work. Written by expert coaches, the book helps anyone to develop a series of competencies in order to help us manage crisis points and improve our personal resilience. This book is part of the highly successful Concise Advice series.
Written by expert coaches, the book helps anyone to develop a series of competencies in order to help us manage crisis points and improve our personal resilience. This book is part of the highly successful Concise Advice series.
Author: Rick Hughes
Publisher: LID Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
HE third edition of this text-book has changed to the m.k.s. system of units for
dealing with fundamentals of electricity up to the ... pulse modulators, trigger
circuits and electromagnetic time bases and there is a further section on
transistor circuits. ... Its appeal, although limited to those whose concern is
primarily the point of sale, is not restricted to any one industry ... book on
instruments, this book does not purport to be as comprehensive as that; it is
rather a concise reference largely, but ...
Category: Electric engineering
A concise, in-depth analysis of the status of the sympathetic system in heart diseases This book summarizes the functional status of the sympathetic neural system in cardiological diseased states and highlights aspects of sympathetic neural activity that are important to an overall understanding of the pathophysiology process. Critical reviews of methods for evaluating sympathetic activity are discussed, existing data is closely scrutinized, and attempts are made to delineate the factors derived from increased sympathetic activity. The book provides a physiologically and clinically based approach to the investigation of the involvement of catecholamines in cardiovascular diseases, which makes it a valuable addition to the reference collections of researchers, clinical scientists, and graduate students.
... can now be said , beyond the point of simple hypothesis , to be related at one
point or another with sympathetic neural activity . ... The third part of the book
contains considerations of disease states and will deal with current metabolic
and ... It is hoped that a concise , comprehensive treatise of the involvement of
catecholamines in heart disease will be of some ... Neural signals trigger prompt
exocytosolic release of large quantities of stored catecholamines ; the resultant
Author: Pallab K. Ganguly
Publisher: CRC Press
The remainder of the book deals with ampli - fiers , oscillators and wave -
shaping circuits from the point of view of both the valve and the transistor . ... The
contents vary from a concise yet complete account of noise phenomena to some
new considerations of noise in valves ... THIS book has been translated from 1
the revised third edition of the Russian text published by the State Press for ...
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