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Myofascial Trigger Points
Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment
Dominik Irnich, MD
Edited by Dominik Irnich, MD, this clearly written and fully illustrated multi-contributor volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area ranging from the latest scientific research findings to practical usage of current manual therapy techniques. Including the latest information from centres of excellence throughout the world, this new book is suitable for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, manual therapists, physiotherapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists as well as general physicians working in primary care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management and internal medicine.
Offers practical and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field
Edited by an international expert in pain management and trigger point therapy
Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding
Carefully prepared by a worldwide team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information
Presents the latest research findings for many aspects of trigger point therapy
Provides a holistic view of patient care including the importance of patient communication and psychological aspects of pain control
Provides a handy reference for rapid and effective diagnosis and treatment of trigger points
Highlights the 65 most important muscles in a comprehensive practical style which includes anatomy, symptoms, pain patterns, physical examination and strategies for effective treatment
Offers an ideal resource for training courses in trigger point injection, osteopathy, manual therapy and acupuncture
Suitable for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists as well as general physicians working in primary care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management and internal medicine
"I'm happy to say that this book is excellent and addresses all my concerns!
The treatment section is beautifully described and takes the reader from diagnosis through to treatment and covers all areas of the body.
To answer the question; Is this book useful to a physiotherapist in private practice I can answer with a cheery YES!"
Reviewed by: In Touch (Physio First's journal) Date: Jan 2015
By Dominik Irnich, MD, Head of the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Germany
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