Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury

Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury Author Valerie DeLaune
ISBN-10 9781608821280
Release 2012-05-03
Pages 216
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Repetitive strain injuries to the shoulder, back, and arm can cause debilitating pain that keeps you from being able to perform even the most basic everyday tasks. Compounding the frustration, it can seem that there’s nothing you can do to ease the discomfort caused by your injury and speed your recovery. Trigger point therapy has helped hundreds of thousands of people recover from repetitive strain injuries of all kinds. Used by massage therapists, physical therapists, and other health care professionals, this powerful technique can dramatically improve the body’s capacity to heal. Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury helps you find and treat the trigger points in muscle tissue that refer pain to your elbows, lower arms, wrists, or hands. Through simple stretching and pressure exercises you can do at home, you can reduce pain and increase mobility so you can get back to enjoying your life. With this guidebook, you’ll: • Identify the specific trigger points in muscles that are causing your pain • Self-treat your pain with stretches and pressure targeted to your trigger points • Learn how to prevent further muscle damage or injury • Optimize your diet and body mechanics to speed recovery



It s Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

It s Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Author Suparna Damany
ISBN-10 0965510999
Release 2000
Pages 231
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This guide offers computer users who suffer from repetitive strain injury (RSI) an effective program for self-care. It explains the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of RSIs and also addresses the often-overlooked root causes of RSIs. This holistic program treats the entire upper body with ergonomics, exercise, and hands-on therapy, increasing the likelihood that surgery and drugs may be avoided.



The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook Author Clair Davies
ISBN-10 9781608824960
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 376
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Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients’ formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points—tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief. 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. If you have ever suffered from, or have treated someone who suffers from myofascial trigger point pain, this is a must-have book.



Release Your Pain

Release Your Pain Author Brian Abelson
ISBN-10 1556435568
Release 2005-03-10
Pages 221
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Release Your Pain presents ART (Active Release Techniques) as a new approach to addressing such common repetitive strain injuries as carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, knee and shoulder injuries, and back pain. Based on case studies, the book shows how ART locates and breaks down scar tissue and adhesions that cause pain, stiffness, weakness, numbness, and physical dysfunctions associated with repetitive strain injuries. Topics include how and why these injuries occur, which treatments to avoid when possible (including surgery), and how noninvasive methods succeed where others fail. Each chapter includes black and white photo sequences of therapy techniques and stretches.



The Repetitive Strain Injury Handbook

The Repetitive Strain Injury Handbook Author Robert M. Simon, M.D.
ISBN-10 9781466834859
Release 2000-02-10
Pages 224
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A proven recovery plan for the over 8 million sufferers of repetitive strain injury, and a guide for the prevention of future injuries. Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a painful, potentially disabling condition that most commonly stems from damage to the upper torso. Long-term misuse or overuse of everyday tools like computers and cash registers results in the painful hands, arms, and neck that are symptomatic of RSI, a condition whose incidence has increased 80 percent in this country since 1990. The Repetitive Strain Injury Handbook is a unique, user-friendly guide that is broken into two parts: (1) the 8-step recovery plan and (2) an RSI prevention guide. The 8-step plan moves RSI sufferers beyond the common denial of this ailment and into a diagnosis and treatment plan with a doctor. It provides: o Nutrition advice o An exercise program o Breathing tips o Traditional and alternative pain management suggestions o A holistic maintenance plan for long-term health The second section is filled with suggestions, stories, and tips for RSI sufferers that will help them live pain-free at home, at work, and in their social and intimate lives. There is also a special section of information on women and RSI, since pregnancy, PMS, osteoporosis, mastectomy, and menopause can all aggravate this condition.



Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches Migraines

Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches   Migraines Author Valerie DeLaune
ISBN-10 9781572245259
Release 2008
Pages 165
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I have such a bad headache! For many of us, this is an oft repeated cry of anguish. Statistics about headaches and migraines are downright astonishing: One in six people have frequent headaches, and of those, one in ten suffers from migraines. You are not alone. Headaches and migraines result in more than 10 million doctor visits each year. If you struggle frequently with headache pain, this book offers a welcome solution. Trigger point therapy is an effective self-care approach you can use to get relief from headache pain. Trigger points form in a portion of the muscle cell where blood flow is reduced and metabolic wastes are not being exchanged for oxygen and nutrients. When enough trigger points are located together, they can form palpable knots in the tissue. Trigger points can cause pain, either in the area of the trigger point, or by referral to other areas of the body. Trigger points can be treated by applying pressure to affected areas, often providing instant relief. This book explains trigger point physiology and then offers a complete program for self-care that includes detailed illustrations of all pressure and stretching techniques. In addition, it provides an in-depth look at the factors that cause and perpetuate trigger points, such as body mechanics, injuries, diet and nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and emotional factors, and provides solutions to address each perpetuating factor.



Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Repetitive Strain Injury

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  and Repetitive Strain Injury Author Andrew Chalmers
ISBN-10 1560247444
Release 1995
Pages 182
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Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Repetitive Strain Injury provides a summary of information from a conference on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia syndrome (FS), and related disorders. Many of the contributors are known for being actively involved in the study of the target disorders and represent countries around the world. In addition to health professionals, the contributors represent the legal profession and the insurance industry of Canada. The unique feature of this volume is its emphasis on disability and compensation. In Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Repetitive Strain Injury readers will find concise summaries of the formal presentations given at the Vancouver Conference in July 1994. The underlying tenor in the chapters is on viewing affective (psychological) pathology as a contributor to the underlying processes of these disorders. Readers are encouraged to follow closely the logic of each author's academic exercise. They will find that in many cases, the authors provoke more answers than they are able to answer, in the hope of promoting continued research toward finding concrete answers. The conference was designed to address etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, treatment, disability, medico-legal issues and cost containment. The program agenda was issue driven rather than condition based. The papers were presented in a manner which allowed delegates and speakers to see the overlap and differences between these conditions. The purpose of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Repetitive Strain Injury is to provide education for primary care physicians, specialist physicians, other health care disciplines, patients, and the public. A second purpose is to enable investigators in the three topic areas to get new information from specialists around the world to develop new ideas, which will inform future research and consensus.



Pain Management

Pain Management Author Richard S. Weiner
ISBN-10 9781420093193
Release 2001-12-20
Pages 1168
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This authoritative reference, the Sixth Edition of an internationally acclaimed bestseller, offers the most up-to-date information available on multidisciplinary pain diagnosis, treatment, and management. Pain Management: A Practical Guide for Clinicians is a compilation of literature written by members of The American Academy of Pain Management, the largest multidisciplinary society of pain management professionals in North America and the largest physician-based pain society in the United States. This unique reference covers both traditional and alternative approaches and discusses the pain of children as well as adult and geriatric patients. It includes approximately 60 new chapters and each chapter is written to allow the reader to read independently topics of interest and thus may be viewed as a self-contained study module. The collection of chapters allows an authoritative self-study on many of the pressing issues faced by pain practitioners. Regardless of your specialty or medical training or whether you are in a large hospital or a small clinic, if you work with patients in need of pain management, this complete reference is for you.



The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook Author Clair Davies
ISBN-10 9781608824960
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 376
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Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients’ formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points—tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief. 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. If you have ever suffered from, or have treated someone who suffers from myofascial trigger point pain, this is a must-have book.



Trigger Point Therapy for Foot Ankle Knee and Leg Pain

Trigger Point Therapy for Foot  Ankle  Knee  and Leg Pain Author Valerie DeLaune
ISBN-10 9781608822393
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 192
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If you have pain, it's important to understand where it's coming from-but finding the source of your pain is more complex than it seems. Trigger points, contracted portions of muscle cells, can refer pain to other areas of your body, so the trigger points that cause your pain may not be located in the area where you feel the symptoms. Unless your health care provider has been trained in trigger point diagnosis and treatment, you may not get more than temporary relief. That's why it's essential to take charge of your own treatment for effective and lasting pain relief. Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Leg Pain helps you understand how trigger points form and where to search for them. You'll learn to apply pressure on trigger points and stretch these critical areas for effective and often instant relief. You'll also find out how to prevent trigger points from forming by making simple lifestyle changes, practicing proper body mechanics, and addressing nutritional deficiencies. Once you get started, you'll be on your way to eliminating your pain so that you can focus on enjoying life.



Trigger Point Therapy Workbook 2D

Trigger Point Therapy Workbook 2D Author Amber Davies
ISBN-10 1458754243
Release 2010-11-30
Pages 494
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Trigger point therapy is one of the most intriguing and fastest-growing bodywork styles in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, and alternative health practitioners are all beginning to use this technique to relieve the pain of individuals suffering from undiagnosable soft tissue pain-a condition that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. The technique involves applying gentle, sustained pressure to trigger points- places in muscle or connective tissue where a lack of oxygen causes swelling. These points are easily located by general readers and create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. The stimulation of the point causes an increase in the oxygen level in the area and produces often instant relief. The first edition of The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook has made a huge impact in the use of this dynamic technique. This is the first major revision of the overnight classic-a complete update that includes new information specifically for massage professionals as well as a detailed discussion of progressive muscle relaxation techniques that can reinforce the therapeutic power of trigger point work. This complete update includes new information specifically for massage professionals as well as a detailed discussion of progressive muscle relaxation techniques that can reinforce the therapeutic power of trigger point work. The proven method for overcoming soft-tissue pain, now available in a practical, step-by-step format-treatments for: fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain syndrome, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, neck and jaw pain, frozen shoulder pain, arthritis, headaches, sore knees and feet, accident trauma, joint pain and muscle aches and sports and repetitive strain injury. In this revised edition of his best-selling book, The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Clair Davies, a nationally certified massage therapist and expert in trigger point therapy, outlines a very user-friendly and completely up to date method of self-massage that people can employ as a means of reducing and eliminating their pain.



Dr Pascarelli s Complete Guide to Repetitive Strain Injury

Dr  Pascarelli s Complete Guide to Repetitive Strain Injury Author Emil Pascarelli, M.D.
ISBN-10 0471388432
Release 2004-06-21
Pages 272
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One of the world’s leading authorities on repetitive strain injury tells you how to prevent, treat, and recover from RSI Living with repetitive strain injury (RSI) can be painful, exasperating, and devastating. If you’ve given up hope that there is any help for your symptoms, if you’ve tried medications, wrist splints, neck braces, and exercises–and have had only temporary relief–this book is for you. Dr. Emil Pascarelli, one of the world’s leading authorities on RSI, offers a comprehensive, prescriptive, practical, and long-awaited sequel to his bestselling Repetitive Strain Injury. You’ll read all about the advances in RSI diagnosis, treatment,and prevention that have occurred since the publication of the previous book. Inside is welcome advice on: Recognizing the early signs and risk factors of RSI before they lead to a serious or debilitating condition Finding the right doctor, the right diagnosis, and the right treatment Preventing RSI using commonsense solutions such as keyboard techniques, posture, and workstation setup Employing practical methods to regain the use of muscles, nerves, and tendons that have been damaged by RSI Relieving not only the pain but also the emotional stress that so often accompanies RSI Following specific warnings for musicians and other at-risk professionals Because symptoms of RSI are rarely visible, health professionals, employers, and fellow employees often cannot understand what a sufferer of RSI is going through. This book is the best way to understand RSI and learn what you can do about it.



Repetitive strain injury

Repetitive strain injury Author Emil F. Pascarelli
ISBN-10 0471595330
Release 1994-02-15
Pages 218
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Describes the causes and symptoms of repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and discusses diagnosis, treatment, and prevention



End Your Carpal Tunnel Pain Without Surgery

End Your Carpal Tunnel Pain Without Surgery Author Katé Montgomery
ISBN-10 9781878069016
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 181
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No matter what age you are 3-70], from the cyber athlete playing games on mom's cell phone, portable and in-home game stations, to the person who puts in a 12-hour work day on a computer and many other occupations that perform repetitive work; you can be affected with repetitive strain injury of the arm, wrist and hand. In just fifteen minutes a day you can prevent and maintain healthy muscles, relieve pain and numbness using the Montgomery Method . In this book Kate Montgomery teaches her twelve-step method for the alignment of the upper body, massage and acupressure techniques, stretches, and how to set up an ergonomic workstation so you can work safely and pain free. If practiced regularly, it will prevent the return of symptoms. This book and the Montgomery Method will show you how to: Self-assess your symptoms Improve your grip strength Relieve muscle tension in the upper body Increase your flexibility and mobility Take control of your health now



Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self Help

Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self Help Author Valerie DeLaune
ISBN-10 1583944001
Release 2011
Pages 336
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Trigger pointsandmdash;tender, painful knots that develop in muscles and tissuesandmdash;are a common cause of chronic pain. With more than a quarter of all Americans suffering from various types of daily chronic pain, itandrsquo;s estimated that these hyper-irritated hardened masses are the primary cause of pain 75 percent of the time. and Sustained self-treatment is by far the most effective trigger point therapy. Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self-Help helps you understand and then treat your condition, leading to rapid, effective, and lasting pain relief. With full-color photos and illustrations throughout, it explains the physiology of trigger points and teaches you how to: and andbull; Locate your trigger points and understand andldquo;referred painandrdquo;andbull; Prevent trigger points from forming by making simple lifestyle changes, practicing proper body mechanics, and addressing nutritional deficiencies andbull; Treat trigger points by applying pressure and doing simple stretchesandbull; Understand common pain conditions for each area of the body and Written for anyone wishing to successfully treat his or her own pain, the book is also an invaluable reference for any health-care provider whose patients suffer from either chronic or acute pain.and



Frozen Shoulder Workbook

Frozen Shoulder Workbook Author Clair Davies
ISBN-10 9781572244474
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 285
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Author Clair Davies' own case of frozen shoulder led him to undertake an extensive study of trigger points and referred pain that eventually resulted in his runaway best-seller, "The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook". Now, this renowned bodywork expert and educator revisits the subject of frozen shoulder, offering the most detailed and comprehensive manual yet available about this painful and debilitating condition, a useful resource for self-care and for bodywork practitioners looking to expand their treatment repertoire. Frozen shoulder, the syndrome name for several joint and tendon-related symptoms, is experienced as a loss of motion and pain in the shoulder and upper arm. It is most often observed in women between the ages of forty and sixty and individuals with type-two diabetes. Traditional medical treatments for the condition, which rely on painkillers, steroid injections and physical therapy, often do little to moderate symptoms or speed recovery. Trigger point therapy, a gentle massage technique that targets localised areas of tenderness in soft tissue, has been used very successfully to relieve pain, restore range of motion and shorten recovery times.



Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Repetitive Strain Injuries

Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Repetitive Strain Injuries Author Sharon J. Butler
ISBN-10 1572240393
Release 1996
Pages 160
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This book offers a complete self-care program for those at risk and those already suffering from one of the most common and most debilitating occupational injuries. Guided by symptom charts, you select the best exercises for the movement patterns required by your work and learn how to restore the range of motion to overworked hands and arms.