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Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain : The Practice of Informed Touch - Donna Finando

Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain

The Practice of Informed Touch


Published: 22nd August 2005
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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

. 15,000 copies sold in first hardcover edition

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 on treating myofascial pain into an accessible "user's manual" for healthcare practitioners. They examine a wide range of pain patterns and present evaluation and palpation techniques for reducing trigger points--and thereby alleviating pain--in the most clinically significant musculature of the body.

This comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference guide to treatment of muscle pain begins with chapters on the concept of Qi and its relationship to myology, specific trigger point location and activation, and palpatory skill-building techniques. Subsequent sections provide detailed information on each muscle to teach clinicians to locate quickly and accurately individual points of pain and compensation. A visual index allows easy identification of the muscles that may be involved. Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain provides necessary and invaluable information for sufferers and any professional involved with myofascial disorders.


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A technical book. I was a little disappointed no photos were displayed. Only drawings were displayed.

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"This insightful book points out a new direction in medical therapeutics. It clearly delineates where the energetic field of the body intersects and animates the physical structure. By acting at this intersection, true healing can take place."

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: A Gathering of Forces: Toward an Era of Interdisciplinary Cooperation in the Treatment of Painp. 1
The Nature of Muscles and Trigger Pointsp. 3
Qi, Movement, and Healthp. 8
Informed Touchp. 19
Diagnosis and Treatmentp. 23
How to Use This Manualp. 29
Muscles of the Head, Neck, and Face
Sternocleidomastoidp. 32
Scalenesp. 36
Splenius Capitisp. 40
Splenius Cervicisp. 42
Posterior Cervicalsp. 44
Temporalisp. 48
Masseterp. 50
Pterygoidsp. 52
Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle
Trapeziusp. 58
Levator Scapulaep. 62
Rhomboidsp. 66
Serratus Anteriorp. 68
Pectoralis Minorp. 72
Muscles of the Upper Limb
Pectoralis Majorp. 78
Deltoidp. 82
Latissimus Dorsip. 86
Teres Majorp. 90
Supraspinatusp. 94
Infraspinatusp. 98
Teres Minorp. 102
Subscapularisp. 106
Biceps Brachiip. 110
Triceps Brachiip. 114
Brachialisp. 116
Brachioradialisp. 118
Hand and Finger Extensorsp. 120
Hand and Finger Flexorsp. 124
Muscles of the Torso
Erector Spinaep. 130
Quadratus Lumborump. 134
Iliopsoasp. 138
Rectus Abdominisp. 142
Abdominalsp. 146
Muscles of the Lower Limb
Gluteus Maximusp. 152
Gluteus Mediusp. 156
Gluteus Minimusp. 160
Tensor Fasciae Lataep. 164
Piriformisp. 168
Hamstringsp. 172
Quadricepsp. 176
Adductorsp. 180
Pectineusp. 184
Gracilisp. 188
Sartoriusp. 190
Popliteusp. 192
Gastrocnemiusp. 194
Soleusp. 198
Tibialis Posteriorp. 202
Tibialis Anteriorp. 204
Peroneal Musclesp. 208
Long Extensors of the Toesp. 212
Long Flexors of the Toesp. 216
Meridian Pathwaysp. 221
On Cutaneous Zonesp. 225
Commonly Used Acupointsp. 226
Pain Pattern Indexp. 229
Symptom Indexp. 237
Bibliographyp. 243
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ISBN: 9781594770548
ISBN-10: 1594770549
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 22nd August 2005
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 2