Trigger Points and Muscle Chains in Osteopathy

Trigger Points and Muscle Chains in Osteopathy

by Philipp Richter, Eric U. Hebgen
     
 

ISBN-10: 3131450517

ISBN-13: 9783131450517

Pub. Date: 10/27/2008

Publisher: Thieme

This unique guide takes an in-depth look at trigger point therapy. Split into two sections, it combines detailed theory with practical techniques. You will find comprehensive information on a broad spectrum of topics such as myofascial chains, the craniosacral model, and the classification, diagnosis, and therapy of trigger

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Overview

This unique guide takes an in-depth look at trigger point therapy. Split into two sections, it combines detailed theory with practical techniques. You will find comprehensive information on a broad spectrum of topics such as myofascial chains, the craniosacral model, and the classification, diagnosis, and therapy of trigger points.

Highlights:

  • Different models of muscle chains
  • Detailed explanations of trigger points and their treatment
  • Over 260 instructive illustrations and high-quality photographs

Featuring input from various different specialties, this outstanding book is an essential tool for osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors using trigger point therapy, and all others working in pain therapy. A clear layout and detailed anatomical drawings allow you to quickly improve your therapeutic skills. The result: accurate and effective pain therapy!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783131450517
Publisher:
Thieme
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. A Muscle Chains Philipp Richter Richter, Philipp

1 Introduction 2

2 Models of Myofascial Chains 10

3 Physiology 27

4 The Craniosacral Model 45

5 The Biomechanical Model of John Martin Littlejohn - The Mechanics of the Spine 58

6 Postural Muscles, Phasic Muscles, and Crossed Syndrome (Vladimir Janda's Contribution to Myofascial Treatment Methods) 66

7 The Zink Patterns 71

8 Myofascial Chains - A Model 77

9 Posture 94

10 Diagnosis 101

11 Therapy 106

Pt. B Trigger Points and Their Treatment Eric Hebgen Hebgen, Eric

12 Definition 112

13 Classification of Trigger Points 113

14 Pathophysiology of Trigger Points 114

15 Diagnosis 118

16 Trigger Point Therapy 121

17 Trigger Point - Sustaining Factors 123

18 The Facilitated Segment 124

19 The Trigger Points 125

Bibliography 220

Index 224

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