Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Leg Pain: A Self-Treatment Workbook

Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Leg Pain: A Self-Treatment Workbook

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by Valerie DeLaune, Valerie Deluane
     
 

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If you have pain, it's important to understand where it's coming from-but finding the source of your pain is more complex than it seems. Trigger points, contracted portions of muscle cells, can refer pain to other areas of your body, so the trigger points that cause your pain may not be located in the area where you feel the symptoms. Unless your health care

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If you have pain, it's important to understand where it's coming from-but finding the source of your pain is more complex than it seems. Trigger points, contracted portions of muscle cells, can refer pain to other areas of your body, so the trigger points that cause your pain may not be located in the area where you feel the symptoms. Unless your health care provider has been trained in trigger point diagnosis and treatment, you may not get more than temporary relief. That's why it's essential to take charge of your own treatment for effective and lasting pain relief.

Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Leg Pain helps you understand how trigger points form and where to search for them. You'll learn to apply pressure on trigger points and stretch these critical areas for effective and often instant relief. You'll also find out how to prevent trigger points from forming by making simple lifestyle changes, practicing proper body mechanics, and addressing nutritional deficiencies. Once you get started, you'll be on your way to eliminating your pain so that you can focus on enjoying life.

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Valerie DeLaune clearly explains, in simple, non-clinical terms, what every person should know about conservative self-treatment and the prevention of lower extremity pain. Although the author points out that trigger point therapy is often classified as alternative medicine, these proven techniques are supported by current research and based on many years of effective clinical experience. The beauty of trigger point therapy is that the average person can quickly learn the self-care techniques and incorporate them into a daily routine, measuring their own success by their steady and sometimes drastic reduction of pain and their ability to return to normal activities. If myofascial trigger points are the source of your lower extremity pain, then you will find this basic book to be a critical tool in your journey to self-healing.
—Renee Gladieux Principe, NCTMB, massage therapist and vice president of sales for the Pressure Positive Company

There are few self-help books I can routinely recommend because most of them either dumb it down, or demand too much prior knowledge. This book is a sterling exception. I have been using trigger point therapy routinely for well over thirty years, and there was new material that rocked my boat. At the same time, the uninitiated can benefit from this book. DeLaune has synthesized a wonderful book that works as a standalone breakdown of trigger point therapy of the lower extremities or as part of her series. Any time people increase their knowledge of how to care for their bodies and start taking more responsibility, they achieve a greater level of control. This translates into a higher quality of life. Read, enjoy, and, most of all, apply!
—Steven Lavitan, DC, chiropractor, licensed acupuncturist, and nutritionist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572248427
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Series:
Unassigned Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,057,789
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Renee Gladieux Principe
“These proven techniques are supported by current research and based on many years of effective clinical experience. If myofascial trigger points are the source of your lower extremity pain, then you will find this basic book to be a critical tool in your journey to self-healing.”--(Renee Gladieux Principe, NCTMB, massage therapist and vice president of sales for the Pressure Positive Company)

Meet the Author

Valerie DeLaune, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist and certified neuromuscular therapist, with a master's degree in acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Washington. She holds professional certificates from the Heartwood Institute and the Brenneke School of Massage. She authors books and articles on trigger points and acupuncture topics and currently practices acupuncture in Anchorage and Homer, AK. www.triggerpointrelief.com

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