Janet G. Travell, "Travell & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual, 2-Volume Set"
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins | 1999 | ISBN: 0683307711 | 1664 pages | PDF | 82,4 MB
Updates the 1983 edition to mark the transition of the trigger point concept from a syndrome of unknown etiology to an experimentally established neuromuscular disease entity. Also addresses the close interaction between myofascial trigger points and articular dysfunctions at nearly every point examined. Covers pain in the head and neck; upper back, shoulder, and arms; forearms and hands; and torso. Assumes readers to be health care professionals or students who are well trained, or intend to be, in muscle anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, necessary palpitation skills, and recognizing and resolving perpetuating factors.
This definitive reference on myofascial pain features improved positioning in many of the drawings demonstrating Dr. Travell's techniques.
Non-spray and stretch treatment methods are now included, along with a completely revised theory on the nature of trigger points.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010