The Concise Book of Trigger PointsJason Firmager
The third edition of The Concise Book of Trigger Points is out on August 29th 2014; The 240 page must-have reference book is available directly from Lotus Publishers, or Amazon, with an RRP of £18.99.
Since publication almost ten years ago, The Concise Book of Trigger Points has been translated into over 20 languages and become a best seller worldwide. This new edition has been completely updated and revamped, sharing current research, evidence, and advanced techniques for manual therapy practitioners, as well as simple self-help protocols that the layperson can do at home.
Containing full-colour illustrations, it is a compact reference guide, and explains how to treat chronic pain through trigger points; tender, painful nodules that form in muscle fibres and connective tissues. So much pain can be relieved quickly and efficiently with simple trigger point therapy.
The book is designed in an easy reference format to offer useful information about the trigger points relating to the main skeletal muscles, which are central to massage, bodywork, and physical therapy. The first six chapters provide a sound background to the physiology of trigger points, and the general methods of treatment. Chapters 7 to 12 are organized by muscle group, with the information about each muscle presented in a uniform style throughout. Each two-page spread gives detailed anatomical information, referred pain patterns, plus key trigger point information, practitioner protocols, and self-help information and drawings.
Author Simeon Niel-Asher said: “My life as an osteopath has been blessed; I have been flown all around the world and worked with pop stars, Hollywood actors and actresses, gurus, politicians, and Olympians. All this because I learned and understood one of the best kept secrets in pain medicine—trigger point therapy.
Many practitioners use trigger points every day in their work one way or another, even if they do not know it. Learning how to use them properly, through the information in The Concise Book of Trigger Points, increases the efficiency, speed, and efficacy of your treatments as a therapist.”