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Foreword of The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

page updated January 2 2015

item type
a chapter in a book
David Simons
New Harbinger Publications
the nugget
Muscle is an orphan organ.


Muscle is an orphan organ. No medical speciality claims it. As a consequence, no medical specialty is concerned with promoting funded research into the muscular causes of pain, and medical students and physical therapists rarely receive adequate primary training in how to recognize and treat myofascial trigger points. Fortunately, massage therapists, although rarely well-trained medically [BC being one of the obvious exceptions, see Massage Therapy In British Columbia, Canada — PI], are trained in how to find myofascial trigger points and frequently become skilled in their treatment.

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  1. PS Review of The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook — A popular book that promises too much and ignores recent science and controversies, which alienates many physicians and sets patients up for disappointment
  2. The trigger point therapy workbook: your self-treatment guide for pain relief, a book by Clair Davies and Amber Davies.

These four articles on cite this item as a source:

  1. Trigger Points & Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  2. Save Yourself from Muscle Strain!
  3. Endurance Training for Injury Rehabilitation
  4. Your Back Is Not Out of Alignment