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A clinical reference manual for the evaluation and treatment of muscle pain.and#160; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Detailed color illustrations of pain patterns and trigger-point locations. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; First accessible reference manual for acupuncturists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and physical, occupational, and massage therapists.and#160; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In this easy-to-use guide to the treatment of muscle pain, medical educators Steven and Donna Finando present evaluation and palpation techniques for reducing trigger points--and thereby alleviating pain--in the most clinically significant musculature of the body. A andquot;user's manualandquot; for health care practitioners, andlt;iandgt;Informed Touchandlt;/iandgt; examines a wide range of pain patterns and their treatment. Introductory chapters include discussion of the oriental medicine concept of Qi and its relationship to myology, information on trigger point location and activation, and palpatory skill-building techniques. Detailed information on each muscle, including pain-pattern and trigger-point illustrations and specific palpation instructions, allows clinicians to locate specific areas quickly and accurately. A visual index, showing reduced versions of the pain-pattern illustrations, makes it easy for clinicians to identify the muscles that may be involved in a patient's complaint. andlt;iandgt;Informed Touchandlt;/iandgt; answers the reference needs of the growing community of physical and occupational therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and massage therapists.

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In the context of complementary medicine, licensed acupuncturists address the management of myofascial pain syndromes. Following an overview of the nature of muscles, trigger points, and the use of informed touch for diagnosis and treatment, they prescribe "mover" techniques for illustrated areas of the body. Appends meridians, cutaneous points, and acupoints. Indexed by pain pattern and symptom.
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Synopsis:

A clinical reference manual for the evaluation and treatment of muscle pain. This guide is the first accessible reference manual for acupuncturists; chiropractors; osteopaths; and physical, occupational, and massage therapists.

Synopsis:

In the context of complementary medicine, licensed acupuncturists address the management of myofascial pain syndromes. Following an overview of the nature of muscles, trigger points, and the use of informed touch for diagnosis and treatment, they prescribe "mover" techniques for illustrated areas of

Synopsis:

This clinical reference manual for acupuncturists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and physical, occupational, and massage therapists features detailed information on each muscle, its pain pattern and trigger points. 100 color illustrations.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-208) and index.

About the Author

Donna Finando, L.Ac., L.M.T., is a practitioner of acupuncture and massage, specializing in myofascial meridian therapy and myofascial release techniques for the treatment of chronic and acute pain and dysfunction. She studied extensively with Janet Travell, M.D., a pioneer in the field of pain management. She lives on Long Island, New York, where she has been in continual practice since 1976. She is coauthor of andlt;Iandgt;Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Painandlt;/Iandgt; and the author of andlt;Iandgt;Trigger Point Self-Care Manualandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Acupoint and Trigger Point Therapy for Babies and Children.andlt;/Iandgt;Steven Finando, Ph.D., L.Ac., is currently on the advisory board for the New York Chiropractic College School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He studied extensively with Janet Travell, M.D., a pioneer in the field of pain management. Steven lives on Long Island, New York, where he has been in continual practice for the past 29 years.

Table of Contents

andlt;bandgt;Informed Touch:andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;A Clinician's Guide to the Evaluation and Treatment of Myofascial Disordersandlt;/iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Acknowledgments andlt;BRandgt;Introduction: A Gathering of Forces: Toward an Era of Interdisciplinary Cooperation in the Treatment of Pain andlt;BRandgt;1. The Nature of Muscles and Trigger Points andlt;BRandgt;2. Qi, Movement, and Health andlt;BRandgt;3. Informed Touch andlt;BRandgt;4. Diagnosis and Treatment andlt;BRandgt;5. How to Use This Manual andlt;BRandgt;Movers of the Head and Neck andlt;BRandgt;Movers of the Shoulder Girdle andlt;BRandgt;Movers of the Upper Limb andlt;BRandgt;Movers of the Torso andlt;BRandgt;Movers of the Lower Limb andlt;BRandgt;Appendix 1 Meridian Pathways andlt;BRandgt;Appendix 2 On Cutaneous Zones andlt;BRandgt;Appendix 3 Commonly Used Acupoints andlt;BRandgt;Pain Pattern Index andlt;BRandgt;Symptom Index andlt;BRandgt;Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892817405
Author:
Finando, Steven
Author:
Finando, Donna
Author:
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Author:
Finando, L. AC
Author:
Steven Finando, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Author:
onna Finando
Author:
Finando, L.Ac., L.M.T., Donna
Author:
Donna Finando, L.Ac., L.M.T.
Author:
Finando, Ph.D., L.Ac., Steven
Publisher:
Healing Arts Press
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
Acupressure & Acupuncture
Subject:
Massage & Reflexotherapy
Subject:
Pain
Subject:
Diseases - Nervous System (incl. Brain)
Subject:
Myofascial pain syndromes
Subject:
Alternative medicine
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Illnesses
Subject:
MASSAGE AND BODYWORK
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 two-color illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.7 in 30.975 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A clinical reference manual for the evaluation and treatment of muscle pain. This guide is the first accessible reference manual for acupuncturists; chiropractors; osteopaths; and physical, occupational, and massage therapists.
"Synopsis" by , In the context of complementary medicine, licensed acupuncturists address the management of myofascial pain syndromes. Following an overview of the nature of muscles, trigger points, and the use of informed touch for diagnosis and treatment, they prescribe "mover" techniques for illustrated areas of
"Synopsis" by , This clinical reference manual for acupuncturists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and physical, occupational, and massage therapists features detailed information on each muscle, its pain pattern and trigger points. 100 color illustrations.
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