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A massage therapist's guide to understanding, locating, and treating myofascial trigger points

Author: Leon Chaitow; Sandy Fritz
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Trigger points are part of all chronic pain conditions (as well as being able to cause many other problems, ranging from muscle weakness to changes in skin secretions) and so all massage therapists treating clients who are experiencing pain or fatigue need to understand them, and know how to locate and deactivate them." "Multiple choices are given on how to achieve these goals, and much of the information regarding  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Chaitow; Sandy Fritz
ISBN: 9780443102004 0443102007
OCLC Number: 85885267
Description: 170 pages : illustrations + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying DVD-ROM: Windows--Pentium processor-based PC, Windows 98 or higher.; System requirements for accompanying DVD-ROM: Apple Power Macintosh--Mac OS version 9 or later.
Contents: Myofascial and other pain --
How trigger points start--the big and the small picture --
Different trigger point characteristics --
Maps and other ways of locating trigger points --
'Measuring the pain' --
Finding trigger points by palpation --
How to treat trigger points manually --
Integrating trigger point application into massage --
Non-manual trigger point deactivation methods.
Other Titles: Understanding, locating, and treating myofascial trigger points
Responsibility: Leon Chaitow, Sandy Fritz ; foreword by Robert King ; illustrations by Graeme Chambers.

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A guide that offers myofascial trigger points. It includes short explanatory paragraphs, bullet-point summaries, numerous line drawings and photographs, key concepts boxes in each chapter, and a full  Read more...

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