By Donna Finando L.Ac. L.M.T., Steven Finando Ph.D L.Ac.
A field manual for anyone dealing with pain.Contains very clear, detailed illustrations of pain patterns and trigger-point locations
Myofascial pain syndromes are among the fastest growing problems that physicians, osteopaths, acupuncturists, and physical, occupational, and massage therapists encounter in their patients. The authors have organized vast amounts of information on treating myofascial pain into an accessible “user’s manual” for healthcare practitioners. This comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference guide to treatment of muscle pain begins with chapters on the concept of Qi and its relationship to myology, specific trigger point location and activation, and palpatory skill-building techniques. Subsequent sections provide detailed information on each muscle to teach clinicians to locate quickly and accurately individual points of pain and compensation.
A visual index allows easy identification of the muscles that may be involved.