|Books on Trigger point therapy
"The Manual of Trigger Point and Myofascial Therapy ", Dimitrios Kostopoulos, Konstantine Rizopoulos.
A textbook for students and clinicians describing the techniques of trigger point and myofascial therapy. Includes latest research and clear applications for the clinic.
"Informed Touch", Donna Finando and Steven Finando. Trigger-point release for the treatment of myofascial pain syndromes.
'Informed Touch' explains clearly the nature of muscles and trigger points and how they can lead to myofascial pain. The introductory chapters are extremely useful in giving professional guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain. The text then procedes to feature each muscle in turn with essential information about typical pain patterns and causative or perpetuating patterns, palpation of trigger points, affected organ systems, and suggestions for active and passive stretching exercises which the patient can carry out at home. This book is in use constantly in our practice for quick reference and for detailed study.
"The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook", Clair Davies, N.C.T.M.B..
This book is intended both to be a step-by-step guide to self-treatment for readers suffering from soft-tissue pain, and for practitioners treating these patients. Trigger-point therapy is proven to be extremely successful in treating fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, low back pain, frozen shoulder, repetitive strain injuries, accident trauma, sports injuries and more. Very clear, detailed drawings and explanations for finding and treating specific trigger points make this an immediately practical book. This text enables practitioners to initially find and treat trigger points, further explanations for self treatment will enable sufferers to continue treatment on their own. Both this book and 'Informed Touch', Donna Finando and Steven Finando. (above) are based on the original works on trigger points by Travell and Simons.
"Travell & Simon's Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction Vol 1: Upper Extremities", Janet G. Travell MD, David Simons MD,
New edition 2000 from amazon.co.uk
Most of what is known about trigger points is documented in these two volumes, the original work on trigger point therapy. Janet Travell is recognized as the leading pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain and by the time the first volume was published in 1983, she had already published more than 40 articles about her research in medical journals. This book is the main reference work for any massage or bodywork practitioner involved in the treatment of soft tissue, neuromuscular, and myofascial pain as well as other symptoms of disfunction such as muscle stiffness or weakness, edema, nausea, dizziness and postural distortions.
"Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: the Trigger Point Manual Vol 2: The Lower Extremities", Janet G. Travell MD, David Simons MD, original edition.
"Trigger Point Flip Charts", Janet G. Travell MD, David Simons MD
Trigger Point Flip Charts for the above two volumes.