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ISBN13: 9781594770548

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 Myofascial Pain Donna and Steven Finando have organized vast amounts of information...

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A Trigger Point Book That Hits The Spot!

What a great book. Know first of all that it's written more for clinicians, such as massage therapists. If you have no medical background, you may get confused with some of the medical terms such as abduction. Having said that, for practitioners who treat musculoskeletal pain, this book is the best trigger point therapy book I've come across. After spending a few chapters covering some of the basics on topics such as the nature of trigger points, Qi, informed touch, etc, the book gets right to the reason why you probably bought the book- the trigger points. The book does an excellent job of covering all the muscles of the body and their associated trigger points. But that's not where it ends. Besides having some of the best muscle pictures you could ask for, each section on a particular muscle ALSO covers pain patterns a specific trigger point could produce, as well as stretching and strengthening exercises- nice!! While the stretches are clearly depicted, the strengthening exercises are only described- but they are certainly clear enough to follow. A couple of appendices on meridian pathways, cutaneous zones, and acupoints are also included. Lastly, the book ends with two indexes. The first is a pain pattern index, which is really a picture reference guide on trigger point referral patterns for the various muscles. The second is a symptoms index. Using this index is as easy as looking up a particular area of the body (such as the shoulder) where you'll then find various symptoms and their potential cause (trouble with reaching up....problem with latissimus dorsi). All-in-all, it's a great resource for anyone who deals with clients that might have muscular pain and the book could also double as a patient education tool with its great pictures of all the muscles and their trigger points. Also recommend Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff for practitioners who deal with a lot of shoulder patients.

A Simplified way to Use, Practice and be Informed

This is one of the most understandable books in its field. Many clear and concise diagrams, as well as an easy, quick way to find trigger points and pages to find them, without timely searching. Impressively written and illustrated for the novice as well.

Perfect book for patient use

This is by far the best manual I have ever used for my fibromyalgia/myofascial pain. It gives instructions for the physical therapist as well as helping the patient with identifying the location of the problem. Excellent diagrams help you to locate the areas to massage or use accupressure on for relief of pain. The book then gives stretching and strengthening moves for each specific area. For the last ten years I had an area of severe pain that neither I nor my therapist could figure out how to relieve. The first time through this manual, I was able to identify the exact spots to manipulate and I had immediate relief. It is worth 10 times what I paid for that one thing alone. I am VERY happy with this book!

Great Book for Trigger Point Relief!

Trigger Point therapy is the miracle cure for many aches and pains! Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain: The Practice of Informed Touch by Donna Finando is an easy to use book which incorporates illustrations of different stretching exercises that REALLY works out the trigger point knot. I use this book in conjunction with The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief, Second Edition by Clair Davies, which is a better source for diagnosing the trigger point (both cause and location).

Informed Touch: A Clinician's Guide to the Evaluation and Treatment of Myofascial Disorders

I have found the book to be very helpful with trigger points, and where to investigate satellite trigger points. It explains referral zones and causative factors. It also gives you stretching and strengthening exercises specific to the area you are working.
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