Trail Guide to the Body s Quick Reference to Trigger Points

Author: Andrew Biel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780982978627
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Your quick and easy guide to the common trigger point locations and pain patterns of 100 muscles. Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle. These sensitive points of tissue are often associated with palpable nodules in taut muscle fibers and, when compressed, elicit referred pain, local tenderness or a twitch response. This full-color guide helps you quickly find and treat trigger points in your clients by identifying: Common location of a trigger point in a particular muscle belly Possible causes of trigger points Symptoms and Indications Pain Patterns Associated Trigger Points Differential Diagnoses This concise reference supports manual therapists familiar with Trigger Point therapy, quickly putting trigger points at their fingertips. For those wishing to learn the fundamentals of Trigger Point therapy or study the subject in greater depth, a list of recommended texts is provided. Students and practitioners will value the quality illustrations and easy access to this practical information. 115 pages, 210 images.

Trail Guide to the Body s Quick Reference to Stretch and Strengthen

Author: Andrew Biel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780982978610
Format: PDF
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Your quick and easy guide to strengthening exercises and simple stretches. Our flagship text, Trail Guide to the Body: A hands-on guide to locating muscles, bones and more covers the subject of palpatory anatomy. This booklet is designed to present two complementary subjects -- stretching and strengthening. Strengthening reduces risk of injury; increases balance, stability and flexibility, keeping the body strong. Stretching improves flexibility and range of motion. This concise reference guide gives you: Instructions for 100 guided strengthening exercises and simple stretches, covering all the movements at the major joints Suggested uses of light equipment for stretching and strengthening Detailed four-color illustrations demonstrating muscle movement during the exercises This reference manual quickly puts these fundamental subjects of manual therapy at your fingertips. Great for manual therapists or anyone who values the benefits of stretching and strengthening. 103 pages, 120 images.

Massage Notes

Author: Ginger Castle
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803640595
Format: PDF
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Identifying the information essential to creating an effective client-specific treatment plan has never been easier. This handy resource focuses on assessment as an indispensable tool for massage therapists. With a clear-and-concise writing style, it presents the signs and symptoms associated with the conditions you are most likely to encounter in practice in one easy-to-use reference. Step by step, the author guides you from assessment to treatment, while emphasizing that the role of the massage therapist is not to diagnose a client. Illustrations of the major muscles, trigger points, and pain referral patterns, and charts of common signs and symptoms along with suggested assessments clarify complex concepts.

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

Author: Clair Davies
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608824969
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

The Concise Book of Trigger Points

Author: Simeon Niel-Asher
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 158394849X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Kinetic Control

Author: Mark Comerford
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
ISBN: 0729539075
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text is designed as a clinical reference to develop knowledge of the examination, diagnosis and classification of uncontrolled movement (motor control dysfunction) and the management of movement dysfunction. It will help the therapist: Develop clinical skills in the assessment and retraining of movement control To use movement control tests to identify uncontrolled movement To classify uncontrolled movement into diagnostic subgroups Access a large range of motor control and movement retraining strategies Develop an assessment framework that will provide a diagnosis of dysfunction, pain sensitive tissues and pain mechanisms Use a clinical reasoning framework to prioritise clinical decision making Provides detailed explanation of evidence and research underpinning motor control dysfunction and movement retraining Unique subclassification system of musculoskeletal disorders and pain Region specific testing -step by step instructions for assessment, diagnosis, classification and treatment using Movement Performance Solutions' unique system Highly illustrated with clear step by step instructions for treatment of Lumbar, Cervical and Thoracic Spine, Shoulder and Hip

Acupressure s Potent Points

Author: Michael Reed Gach, PhD
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307794032
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With your hands you have potential to relieve everyday aches, pains and ailments without taking drugs, to improve your health, and to increase your vitality. Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to stimulate key points on the skin that, in turn, activate the body's natural self-healing processes. With this book, it is a skill you can learn now--and use in your own home. In Acupressure's Potent Points, Michael Reed Gach, founder and director of the Acupressure Institute of America, reveals simple techniques that enable you to relieve headaches, arthritis, colds and flu, insomnia, backaches, hiccups, leg pain, hot flashes, depression, and more--using the power and sensitivity of your own hands. This practical guide covers more than forty ailments and symptoms, from allergies to wrist pain, providing pressure-point maps and exercises to relieve pain and restore function. Acupressure complements conventional medical care, and enables you to take a vital role in becoming well and staying well. With this book you can turn your hands into healing tools--and start feeling good now. From the Trade Paperback edition.

MDR

Author: David Kuoch
Publisher: Retired Hipster Incorporated
ISBN: 9780981563121
Format: PDF, ePub
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Massage Desk Reference is a collection of information assembled to help massage therapists become highly effective in treatment and successful in practice. Ideal for both massage students and practicing massage therapists, this pocket-sized quick-reference manual provides handy, easy-to-use information that includes tables, charts, and illustrations on the essentials needed as a massage professional. Students will gain an understanding of the body and its functions and learn techniques and skills of varying modalities: anatomy, general massage, Thai massage, shiatsu, acupressure, tuina, lymphatic massage, reflexology, resources and more.