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Mark D. Seem, Ph.D., L.Ac., President, Tri-State College of Acupuncture, author of Bodymind Energetics, A New American Acupuncture, and Acupuncture Physical Medicine
"Knowing how to touch the human body when it is in distress is the skill that links bodyworkers with physical--and oriental--medicine practitioners. Nowhere is this knowledge more developed than in the seminal work on trigger-point release of Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons. Their magnum opus now becomes eminently accessible in this clinically pragmatic manual. Informed Touch belongs in the office of every professional practicing a physical medicine of any kind."
Roberta F. Shapiro, D.O., Albert Einstein College of Medicine:
"Simply put, this book is a must for all practitioners of hands-on medicine."
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 muscle pain into an accessible and comprehensive clinical reference 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 revised and fully expanded edition of Informed Touch begins with chapters on the concept of qi and its relationship to myology, the reasons for trigger point development, and palpatory skill-building techniques. Subsequent sections provide detailed information on individual muscles to teach clinicians to locate quickly and accurately specific points of pain and patterns of compensation. In addition to anatomical diagrams of trigger points and pain patterns, each muscle discussion includes illustrations showing self-help stretching techniques for home care. A visual index summarizes pain patterns and the muscles that may be involved. Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain is an invaluable resource for any professional involved with myofascial disorders.
DONNA FINANDO, L.Ac., L.M.T., has taught myology and myofascial meridian therapy throughout the country for more than twenty years. STEVEN FINANDO, Ph.D., L.Ac., is currently on the advisory board for the New York Chiropractic College School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Both studied extensively with Janet Travell, M.D., a pioneer in the field of pain management. Donna and Steven live on Long Island, New York, where they have been in continual practice for the past twenty-nine years.
Very vague general statements no medical evidence only personal clinical opinionPublished 2 days ago by Ina
This book was just a wealth of information! I was able to discover trigger points easily in areas and release them and help clients clear pain issues. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Denise Sanders
Good book.. easy to follow. Use this to help my clients.Published 1 month ago by ashley nicole eurton
I bought this book hoping it would help my husband and I to find and work the many trigger points he has issues with in his hands and back. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. Smith
I actually love this book. I needed it for a massage therapy class and found it extremely helpful. BUT - I can only give it two stars because there is a HUGE error in the making of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brianna Powers
The book itself is a great tool in class, however
2nd book I have to send back
Missing pages and repeat section of the same pages