Pain and limited function of the locomotor system are the most common reasons for visiting a doctor or therapist. Muscles play a key part in these presentations as a result of their function and anatomy with current research suggesting that muscle imbalance, muscle tension and painful functional disorders are at the forefront when it comes to acute or chronic symptoms. The clinical correlate with all such symptoms is the myofascial trigger point.
Myofascial Trigger Points: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment examines all aspects of muscle physiology and the pathogenesis of myofascial pain. The book provides valuable advice on diagnosis and differential diagnosis and contains detailed, practice-oriented information and numerous illustrations of the various therapeutic procedures for the treatment of myofascial trigger points
Prepared by experts from throughout the world, Myofascial Trigger Points: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment will be ideal for all manual therapists, physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths.
"I'm happy to say that this book is excellent and addresses all my concerns!" Reviewed by InTouch (Physio First's journal) , Jan 2015
Offers practical and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field
Edited by an international expert in pain management and trigger point therapy
Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding
Carefully prepared by a worldwide team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information
Presents the latest research findings for many aspects of trigger point therapy
Provides a holistic view of patient care including the importance of patient communication and psychological aspects of pain control
Provides a handy reference for rapid and effective diagnosis and treatment of trigger points
Highlights the 65 most important muscles in a comprehensive practical style which includes anatomy, symptoms, pain patterns, physical examination and strategies for effective treatment
Offers an ideal resource for training courses in trigger point injection, osteopathy, manual therapy and acupuncture
Suitable for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists as well as general physicians working in primary care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management and internal medicine Approx. 726 illustrations (270 in full color)