Unfortunately, after browsing through the 3rd edition, I have retracted my endorsement. My thumbs up got turned upside down, because I think the Workbook has fallen behind the times and is ignoring contrary recent evidence to a degree that I can no longer overlook. From my review:
Not everyone thinks trigger point therapy works, or works anywhere near as well as you might think after reading this book. The rise of trigger point needling in particular — with its relatively high risks and costs, but no good evidence of benefit — has raised many skeptical eyebrows over the last ten years. Some professionals are starting to see trigger point therapy as a great wave of snake oily hype … not a plucky underdog bringing new hope to pain patients.
The critics may be right. Or they could be wrong. Regardless, any modern book on this topic should at least acknowledge the debate. The Workbook does not. That’s a deal-breaker for me.
My review also serves as an update on the controversies that it neglects, and I have more coming on this topic soon — especially some thorough commentary on an important new paper criticizing trigger point therapy.