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The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook
This workbook is regarded as a classic in its field, and was the first book to introduce trigger point therapy to the general public as a self-care tool for alleviating chronic pain caused by a variety of conditions, including arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, headache, muscle ache, and repetitive strain injuries.
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook (Third Edition, 2013): Your Self-Treatment for Pain Relief by Clair Davies, Amber Davies
Trigger Point made easy. Clair Davies summarised the Travell & Simons’ trigger points in this concise yet practical book. It also includes methods to treat yourself. If you can’t afford Travell & Simons this is an excellent substitute. Affordable & covers all the aspects. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook is founded on Travell and Simons’s research, but this book is Travell and Simons made easy. Sixteen-hundred pages of difficult medical language have been reduced to a concise, easy-to-read 368 pages, while retaining all the essentials of trigger point science.
This workbook is regarded as a classic in its field, and was the first book to introduce trigger point therapy to the general public as a self-care tool for alleviating chronic pain caused by a variety of conditions, including arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, headache, muscle ache, and repetitive strain injuries. As the author makes clear, all such conditions are related to lack of oxygen in exhausted or injured muscle tissue. Trigger point therapy has been used for decades by doctors, pain specialists, and massage therapists to quickly stimulate the flow of oxygen and promote rapid pain reduction. This book makes the same techniques available to the general public with instructions that are easy to follow, and abetted by an extensive collection of charts and corresponding illustrations.
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies’ daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father’s legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points.
With the aid of more than 350 illustrations, you’re shown in detail how to find and self-treat trigger points in 120 pairs of muscles throughout the body. Nine medical doctors have approved and endorsed The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, and Dr. David Simons himself wrote the Foreword. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook will help you find your trigger points and show you how to work on them in the most effective and efficient way. If conventional medical treatment or physical therapy aren’t giving you the relief you need, your salvation may lie in self-applied trigger point massage.
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“I have long been a believer and practitioner of trigger point therapy. I certainly recommend this book to the general public and health care practitioners. It is truly an excellent resource and provides the tools that induce self-healing and empowerment.” –BERNIE S. SIEGEL, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Prescriptions for Living
“The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook is a well-organized, easy-to-use handbook that will indeed help sufferers of myofascial pain learn to treat themselves with effective self-massage techniques. The detail and clarity of the book’s format will also make it invaluable to pain physicians who want to be able to teach their patients useful, simple strategies to manage soft tissue pain problems.” –JOSEPH F. AUDETTE, M.D., Instructor, Harvard Medical School; Director of Outpatient Pain Services, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Medford, Massachusetts
“As a medical doctor who has been challenged by patients experiencing chronic pain, including those suffering from long standing cases of fibromyalgia, I appreciate a safe solution for their problem. I believe this book, revealing that trigger point therapy may safely relieve chronic pain, should be in the hands of every doctor.”
–TERRY SHEPHERD FRIEDMANN, M.D., author of Freedom Through Health
Clair Davies was a leading authority on pain treatment and the author of the Trigger Point Therapy Workbook and The Frozen Shoulder Workbook. Through his books and workshops with his daughter Amber, he touched the lives of hundreds of massage therapists and thousands of ordinary, hurting people over the last ten years of his life. For many years, Mr. Davies was a leading piano tuner, technician, and rebuilder in the Lexington area. He had trained at the Steinway factory in New York, served as president of the Bluegrass chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild, and was a pioneer in developing the capability for individuals to perform such large-scale piano rebuilding tasks as complete grand piano soundboard replacement. But during his time in the piano business he had a lot of trouble with pain—neck pain, back pain, he had to face the fact that there really weren’t any good solutions for pain. The situation made him so mad and desperate that he made up my mind to fix the shoulder himself. He discovered Trigger points and how to effectively get rid of it. Sadly, Clair Davis passed away in December 2006. For more information see Author’s website: http://www.triggerpointbook.com