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Trigger Point Self-Care Manual: For Pain-Free Movement

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A guide to the treatment of pain from common sports injuries and other physical activitiesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Contains at-home techniques to promote healing and self-awareness of the bodyand#8217;s musculatureandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Explains how to relieve pain using manual massage in conjunction with small physio ballsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Includes an illustrated treatment reference section organized by region of the bodyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The vast majority of physical injuries incurred by active people begin with muscular injuries that are not addressed by the conventional medical approach to orthopedic care. Injuries of this type are generally too minor to warrant splinting, casting, or medication and often do not prevent participation in physical activities. They do, however, produce noticeable discomfort and, over time, frequently lead to more severe injuries.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;Trigger Point Self-Care Manual andlt;/Iandgt;Donna Finando presents methods for the healing and prevention of musculature injuries. She identifies the causes of and remedies for areas of muscular tightness and restriction and details many self-care techniques, including precise self-massage, stretching, and the use of wet heat and/or ice. In the fully illustrated reference section, organized by body part, she identifies the pain associated with trigger points in each muscle of the body and provides instructions for palpating, treating, and stretching the muscle in order to release it.

Synopsis:

HEALTH / BODYWORKThe vast majority of physical injuries incurred by active people begin with muscular injuries that are not addressed by the conventional medical approach to orthopedic care. Injuries of this type, ?while often painful, ?are generally too minor to warrant splinting, casting, or medication and often do not prevent participation in physical activities. They do, however, produce noticeable discomfort and, over time, frequently lead to more severe injuries. In Trigger Point Self-Care Manual Donna Finando presents methods for the healing and prevention of muscular injuries. She identifies the causes of and remedies for areas of muscular tightness and restriction and details many self-care techniques, including precise self-massage, stretching, and the use of wet heat and/or ice. In the fully illustrated reference section, organized by region of the body, she describes the pain associated with trigger points in each muscle of that region, identifies the actions and positions that cause those trigger points to develop, ?and provides instructions for massaging, treating, and stretching the muscle in order to release it. DONNA FINANDO, L.Ac., L.M.T., is a practitioner of acupuncture and massage, specializing in myofascial meridian therapy and myofascial release techniques. She studied?with Janet Travell, M.D., a pioneer in the field of pain management, and has taught?throughout the United States for more than twenty years. She lives on Long Island, New York, where she has been in continual practice since 1976. She is also the coauthor of Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain.

Synopsis:

A guide to the treatment of pain from common sports injuries and other physical activities

•Contains at-home techniques to promote healing and self-awareness of the body’s musculature

•Explains how to relieve pain using manual massage in conjunction with small physio balls

•Includes an illustrated treatment reference section organized by region of the body

The vast majority of physical injuries incurred by active people begin with muscular injuries that are not addressed by the conventional medical approach to orthopedic care. Injuries of this type are generally too minor to warrant splinting, casting, or medication and often do not prevent participation in physical activities. They do, however, produce noticeable discomfort and, over time, frequently lead to more severe injuries.

In Trigger Point Self-Care Manual Donna Finando presents methods for the healing and prevention of musculature injuries. She identifies the causes of and remedies for areas of muscular tightness and restriction and details many self-care techniques, including precise self-massage, stretching, and the use of wet heat and/or ice. In the fully illustrated reference section, organized by body part, she identifies the pain associated with trigger points in each muscle of the body and provides instructions for palpating, treating, and stretching the muscle in order to release it.

Synopsis:

In this fully illustrated reference, Donna Finando identifies the trigger points in each muscle of the body, providing instructions for palpating, treating, and stretching the muscle in order to relieve the pain.

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;

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: What Are Trigger Points and How Do I Treat Them?

Chapter 2: Common Musculoskeletal Injuries and Trigger Points

HEAD AND FACE PAIN

Sternocleidomastoid 

Posterior Cervicals--Semispinalis Capitis, Semispinalis Cervicis Splenius Capitis

Splenius Cervicis 

Masseter 

Temporalis

Pterygoids--Medial Pterygoid, Lateral Pterygoid

NECK AND UPPER BACK PAIN

Trapezius

Levator Scapulae

Posterior Cervicals--Semispinalis Capitis, Semispinalis Cervicis Splenius Cervicis

Rhomboids

Scalenes

SHOULDER PAIN

Infraspinatus

Teres Minor

Supraspinatus

Subscapularis

Pectoralis Major

Pectoralis Minor

Deltoid

Biceps Brachii

Scalenes

Latissimus Dorsi and Teres Major

ELBOW, ARM, AND HAND PAIN

Supraspinatus

Triceps Brachii

Brachioradialis

Brachialis

Hand and Finger Extensors

Hand and Finger Flexors

Subscapularis

Scalenes

TORSO PAIN

Erector Spinae--Iliocostalis Thoracis, Iliocostalis Lumborum, Longissimus Thoracis Iliopsoas

The Abdominals--Transversus Abdominis, External Oblique, Internal Oblique

The Abdominals--Rectus Abdominis

Serratus Anterior

Latissimus Dorsi 

LOW BACK, BUTTOCK, HIP, AND THIGH PAIN

Erector Spinae--Iliocostalis Thoracis, Iliocostalis Lumborum, Longissimus Thoracis

Quadratus Lumborum 

The Gluteals--Gluteus Maximus

The Gluteals--Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus

Piriformis

Tensor Fasciae Latae

Hamstrings--Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosus, Semimembranosus

GROIN AND INNER THIGH PAIN

The Adductors--Adductor Magnus, Adductor Longus, Adductor Brevis

Pectineus

Gracilis

THIGH AND KNEE PAIN

Iliopsoas

Quadriceps Femoris--Vastus Medialis, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Intermedius, Rectus Femoris

Sartorius

Tensor Fasciae Latae

Hamstrings--Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosus, Semimembranosus

Popliteus

LOWER LEG, ANKLE, AND FOOT PAIN

Gastrocnemius

Soleus

Tibialis Anterior

Tibialis Posterior

The Peroneals--Peroneus Longus, Peroneus Brevis, Peroneus Tertius

Long Extensors of the Toes--Extensor Digitorum Longus, Extensor Hallucis Longus

Long Flexors of the Toes--Flexor Digitorum Longus, Flexor Hallucis Longus

Conclusion: Guidelines for Injury Prevention

Appendix 1: Associated Muscles

Appendix 2: Helpful Treatment Aids

Pain Pattern Index

Symptom Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594770807
Author:
Finando, Donna
Publisher:
Healing Arts Press
Author:
Finando, L.Ac., L.M.T., Donna
Author:
Donna Finando, L.Ac., L.M.T.
Author:
Finando, L. AC
Subject:
Treatment
Subject:
Acupressure & Acupuncture
Subject:
Massage & Reflexotherapy
Subject:
Pain Management
Subject:
Self-care, health
Subject:
Acupuncture points
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Massage and Bodywork
Subject:
ACUPRESSURE;BODYWORK;HEALTH;ENERGY MEDICINE;ACUPUNCTURE;MASSAGE;MASSAGE AND BODYWORK
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
228 two-color illustrations
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
11.00 x 8.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , HEALTH / BODYWORKThe vast majority of physical injuries incurred by active people begin with muscular injuries that are not addressed by the conventional medical approach to orthopedic care. Injuries of this type, ?while often painful, ?are generally too minor to warrant splinting, casting, or medication and often do not prevent participation in physical activities. They do, however, produce noticeable discomfort and, over time, frequently lead to more severe injuries. In Trigger Point Self-Care Manual Donna Finando presents methods for the healing and prevention of muscular injuries. She identifies the causes of and remedies for areas of muscular tightness and restriction and details many self-care techniques, including precise self-massage, stretching, and the use of wet heat and/or ice. In the fully illustrated reference section, organized by region of the body, she describes the pain associated with trigger points in each muscle of that region, identifies the actions and positions that cause those trigger points to develop, ?and provides instructions for massaging, treating, and stretching the muscle in order to release it. DONNA FINANDO, L.Ac., L.M.T., is a practitioner of acupuncture and massage, specializing in myofascial meridian therapy and myofascial release techniques. She studied?with Janet Travell, M.D., a pioneer in the field of pain management, and has taught?throughout the United States for more than twenty years. She lives on Long Island, New York, where she has been in continual practice since 1976. She is also the coauthor of Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain.
"Synopsis" by , A guide to the treatment of pain from common sports injuries and other physical activities

•Contains at-home techniques to promote healing and self-awareness of the body’s musculature

•Explains how to relieve pain using manual massage in conjunction with small physio balls

•Includes an illustrated treatment reference section organized by region of the body

The vast majority of physical injuries incurred by active people begin with muscular injuries that are not addressed by the conventional medical approach to orthopedic care. Injuries of this type are generally too minor to warrant splinting, casting, or medication and often do not prevent participation in physical activities. They do, however, produce noticeable discomfort and, over time, frequently lead to more severe injuries.

In Trigger Point Self-Care Manual Donna Finando presents methods for the healing and prevention of musculature injuries. She identifies the causes of and remedies for areas of muscular tightness and restriction and details many self-care techniques, including precise self-massage, stretching, and the use of wet heat and/or ice. In the fully illustrated reference section, organized by body part, she identifies the pain associated with trigger points in each muscle of the body and provides instructions for palpating, treating, and stretching the muscle in order to release it.

"Synopsis" by , In this fully illustrated reference, Donna Finando identifies the trigger points in each muscle of the body, providing instructions for palpating, treating, and stretching the muscle in order to relieve the pain.
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