PROFESSIONAL TEXT BOOKS and MEDIA

 

Save Your Hands: The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists, By Lauriann Greene, CEAS and Richard W. Goggins, CPE, LMP.

In Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition, you’ll find a positive, holistic approach to injury prevention, with scores of practical tips and real-life suggestions you can use every day to increase your comfort and safety on the job and prolong your career.

Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain, By Lucy Whyte Ferguson, DC and Robert Gerwin, MD.

This clinical text addresses therapeutic approaches to common muscle and joint pain. Readers will explore key differences in assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation. The book’s practical, case study approach addresses a variety of factors affecting myofascial integrity, including psychological issues, sleep patterns, nutrition, and fitness.

 

Travell & Simon' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual (2-Volume Set). Second Edition
By Simons DG, Travell JG, Simons LS and Cummings BD. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Phila, PA. 1999.

This is the "bible" of myofascial pain and its management. You cannot be a pain practitioner and be without having this book available when examining patients.

 

Fascia Research Pioneers
This DVD contains 11 video presentations and 3 audio lectures, which were
recorded at the ‘Fascia Research Course’ at Ulm University in 2010. Total running time 8.5 hours.

Business Mastery
This book is written specifically for wellness professionals. If you're a massage therapist, chiropractor, counselor, acupuncturist, homeopath, Rolfing® practitioner, physician, aromatherapist, personal trainer, reflexologist, physical therapist, yoga instructor, or a practitioner of any of the numerous allied healthcare professions, this book is for you!

 

Chair Massage
is essential reading for all students and Massage Therapists who desire an educational resource on seated massage. You will find detailed, illustrated instructions on the appropriate massage strokes, techniques and routines. There is also excellent information about therapist self care.

 

Creating Peace With Your Hands
In this book, Karina has given techniques to facilitate the health of body, mind, and spirit. She incorporates an approach to healing that is not only accurate but one that everyone can embrace.The book Creating Peace with Your Hands is brilliant, thought provoking, and inspiring to everyone that reads it. It is also a source of continuing education for massage therapy.

 

THERAPEUTIC SELF HELP

 
TriggerPoints.net is a free service offered by MYORehab, a medical treatment facility specializing in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy. This website can help you identify your pain symptoms and locate trigger points that may be contributing to your pain.

 

 The Bathroom Key: Put an End to Incontinence 

The Bathroom Key presents a program to treat—and in most cases, cure—incontinence. For women who suffer from urinary leakage, frequent urination, vaginal prolapse, pelvic pain, urinary tract infections, or a combination of these, this book is their salvation. The authors offer a surgery-free, pharmaceutical-free program that involves biofeedback, exercises, bladder retraining, behavioral modification, and dietary advice.

 

PainScience.com helps you solve pain problems with several book-length tutorials, hundreds of articles, and a steady stream of entertaining new explanations of recent research. Patients, doctors and therapists of all kinds all come here for detailed and science-inspired information about aches, pains and injuries.

 

"Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self-Help", By Valerie DeLaune, LAc is a Book-on-CD that uses a combination of photos, text, and videos to instruct users in self-help techniques for eliminating pain.

 

Taking Charge of Fibromyalgia: Everything You Need to Know To Manage Fibromyalgia, 5th Edition,
By Julie Kelly, M.S., R.N. and Rosalie Devonshire, M.S.W., LCSW, is a handbook and educational program written for the person living with Fibromyalgia. It is a self help resource that enables you to become the primary mover in the management of your Fibromyalgia.

 

ChiropractorRatings.com has information on Fibromyalgia.

 

Self Massage For Athletes 
by Rich Poley is the complete do-it-yourself guide to massage for active people. It teaches the same strokes and techniques used by professional massage therapists to relieve sore muscles, and improve performance, health, and mood: with more than 100 photos.

 

Treat Yourself to Pain-Free Living:

Discover the Secret of Why You Hurt and How to Stop It! By Julie Donnelly, LMT, shares with you the self-treatments that have brought instant relief to thousands of athlete's worldwide. Support your healthy lifestyle! Read why you can sprain your ankle and hurt years afterward, why a muscle in your thigh can cause low back pain, and a whole lot more! 

 

Pure Life: The Pura Vida Journey,
by Dr. Suzanne Osborne. Pure Life (The Pura Vida Journey) is a powerful, comprehensive guidebook for creating a healthier and more energetically balanced lifestyle. The content of Pure Life focuses primarily on nutrition and exercise physiology, with overtones of such spiritual concerns as deep breathing, life force, and the interconnectedness of all living things.

 

Freedom From Pain
by Dr. Norman J. Marcus. Dr Marcus has developed a breakthrough program written from the patients point of view. His book educates and empowers the patient and provides powerful insight for all pain practitioners.

 

The Cause, Prevention and Treatment of Backache, Stress and Tension

By Hans Kraus, M.D., Though dated, this book outlines in the most practical and straightforward language, underlying sicknesses and weakness that contribute to back pain and how to combat it through personal effort. ©1965 By Simon & Schuster, ISBN: 0-671-82788-XArthritis:

 

YMCA Healthy Back Book this book guides the average person through 20 fundamental exercises that assist in reducing and avoiding back pain. Reviewed by a panel of fitness and rehabilitation medicine experts, it suggests stress reduction and weight-control techniques to improve back health and recommends the least stressful ways to perform the daily activities of sitting, standing, sleeping, and driving. A discussion of warning signs indicating the need to seek professional help, risk factors for back pain, and a guided tour of the back's anatomy complete the book. Numerous well-prepared illustrations, large type, and an easy-to-understand writing style contribute to the readability of the book, a major strength.

 

Relief Beyond Drugs
By Rachel Carr, © 1981 By Haper & Row, Publishers, Inc., ISBN:0-06-464054-X (previously ISBN: 0-06-014883-7) Discusses and describes stretching, limbering, rythmic breathing, relaxation and mind control for the Arthritis patient to do on their own.

 

Pain Erasure
By Bonnie Prudden. Written by an American pioneer in physical therapy and pain treatment, Pain Erasure is and remains a classic, explaining Myotherapy techniques in terms understandable to pain sufferers.  

 

When Movement Hurts: A Self Help Manual for Treating Trigger Points,
By Barbara J. Headley, PT, MSc, EMS is a practical handbook for individuals experiencing muscle pain. Using one page to describe the problem and the facing page to provide the solution, this handbook allows anyone with myopain to effectively control their symptoms.Self-directed methods of applying pressure are demonstrated along with practical changes in one’s environment to effect long-term symptom solutions.

 

The Art of Body Maintentance: Winners' Guide To Pain Relief
By Dr. Hal Blatman, is a new book that reveals the medical information that will allow people to understand how knots in their muscles cause a major part of their pain, and then how to lessen or stop this pain. Illustrations teach pain patterns and treatment. This understanding will make it possible for people to control their pain in a different way.

 

How to Get Permanent Relief From Chronic Tension Headaches by Certified Athletic Trainer, Paul Bacho, explains how to do some simple stretches that stop a developing tension headache dead in its tracks, and how to get rid of a tension headache (without drugs) in the workplace.