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Informed Touch: A Clinician's Guide to the Evaluation and Treatment of Myofascial Disordersby Steven Finando
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A clinical reference manual for the evaluation and treatment of muscle pain.
• Detailed color illustrations of pain patterns and trigger-point locations.
• First accessible reference manual for acupuncturists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and physical, occupational, and massage therapists.
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 "user's manual" for health care practitioners, Informed Touch 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. Informed Touch answers the reference needs of the growing community of physical and occupational therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and massage therapists.
Book News Annotation:
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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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.
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
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.
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 Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain and the author of Trigger Point Self-Care Manual and Acupoint and Trigger Point Therapy for Babies and Children.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
A Clinician's Guide to the Evaluation and Treatment of Myofascial Disorders
Introduction: A Gathering of Forces: Toward an Era of Interdisciplinary Cooperation in the Treatment of Pain
1. The Nature of Muscles and Trigger Points
2. Qi, Movement, and Health
3. Informed Touch
4. Diagnosis and Treatment
5. How to Use This Manual
Movers of the Head and Neck
Movers of the Shoulder Girdle
Movers of the Upper Limb
Movers of the Torso
Movers of the Lower Limb
Appendix 1 Meridian Pathways
Appendix 2 On Cutaneous Zones
Appendix 3 Commonly Used Acupoints
Pain Pattern Index
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