December 24, 2018

Trigger Point Articles

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There has been controversy recently about the existence and significance of trigger points.
Here are some links to articles relating to that controversy.

 

NONE OF US HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT TRIGGER POINTS REALLY ARE

https://www.massagemag.com/causes-of-trigger-points-88778/

Travell, Simons and Cargo Cult Science

http://www.fmperplex.com/2013/02/14/travell-simons-and-cargo-cult-science/

Behold the Mighty Trigger Point

https://blog.apsoc.org.au/2018/01/08/behold-the-mighty-trigger-point/

 

Tilting at Trigger Points

The Latest Synopsis Of Myofascial Pain Syndromes

https://www.doctorschierling.com/blog/the-latest-synopsis-of-myofascial-pain-syndromes

Muscle Fiber Dysfunction and Trigger Points

https://brookbushinstitute.com/article/muscle-fiber-dysfunction-trigger-points

Identification and Quantification of Myofascial Taut Bands With Magnetic Resonance Elastography

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S000399930701341X

 

 

Bibliography – Trigger Point Resources

Trigger Point

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction,The Trigger Point Manual (Vol. 1 & 2) – Janet Travell, M.D. and David Simons, M.D. – Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD – ISBN 0-683-08366-X (v. 1) and 0-683-08367-8 (v. 2)

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook – Clair Davies – New Harbinger Publications, Inc. Oakland, CA ISBN 1-57224-250-7

The Frozen Shoulder Workbook – Clair Davies – New Harbinger Publications, Inc. Oakland, CA ISBN 1-57224-447X

Neil Asher Trigger Point Courses
https://www.nielasher.com/collections/nat-professional-courses/frozen-shoulder
https://www.nielasher.com/collections/nat-professional-courses/rotator-cuff

Strain Counterstrain

Jones Strain-Counterstrain – Lawrence H. Jones, D.O. with Randall Kusonose, P.T. and Ed Goering, D.O. – Jones Strain-Counterstrain, Inc., 1501 Tyrell Lane, Boise, ID 83706 – 208-343-4080 – ISBN 0-9645135-4-4

Muscle Pain Relief in 90 Seconds – Dale L. Anderson, M.D. – Chronimed Publishing, P.O. Box 59032, Minneapolis,MN 55459-9686 – ISBN 1-56561-058-X  

Ortho-Bionomy®:A Practical Manual – Kathy L. Kain with Jim Berns – North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA – ISBN 1-55643-250-X

Positional Release Techniques – Leon Chaitow – Elsevier Ltd. – ISBN #978-0-7020-5111-1

Video Resources

Sports Massage DVD with Dr. James Mally  www.massagelibrary.com/shop

Massage Technique Library  https://massagelibrary.com/category/sports-massage-dvd/trigger-point-and-counterstrain/

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