A Massage Therapist's Guide to Understanding, Locating and Treating Myofascial Trigger PointsBy
- Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association.; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK
- Sandy Fritz, BS, MS, NCTMB, Director, Health Enrichment Center, School of Therapeutic Massage, Lapeer, Michigan, USA
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 a website which contains video clips demonstrating the palpation and treatment methods described within the text.
Paperback, 192 Pages
Published: October 2006
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- 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