A Massage Therapist's Guide to Understanding, Locating and Treating Myofascial Trigger Points

A Massage Therapist's Guide to Understanding, Locating and Treating Myofascial Trigger Points

by Leon Chaitow, Sandy Fritz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0443102007

ISBN-13: 9780443102004

Pub. Date: 11/09/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This guide offers an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, evidence-based explanation of myofascial trigger points. Information is presented in a simple format, with short explanatory paragraphs, bullet-point summaries, numerous line drawings and photographs, key concepts boxes in each chapter, and a full glossary. The book is supported by awebsite which contains video

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Overview

This guide offers an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, evidence-based explanation of myofascial trigger points. Information is presented in a simple format, with short explanatory paragraphs, bullet-point summaries, numerous line drawings and photographs, key concepts boxes in each chapter, and a full glossary. The book is supported by awebsite which contains video clips demonstrating the palpation and treatment methods described within the text.

• Abundant illustrations and photos.
• Easy reference, with simple language.
• Key Concepts boxes in each chapter.
• Companion website demonstrating palpation and treatment methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443102004
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/09/2006
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Myofascial and other pain

2. How trigger points start - the big and the small picture

3. Different trigger points characteristics

4. Maps and other ways of locating trigger points

5. 'Measuring the pain'

6. Finding trigger points by palpation

7. How to treat trigger points manually

8. Integrating trigger point application into massage

9. Non-manual trigger point deactivation methods

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