Trail Guide, Quick Ref. Trigger Points

Trail Guide, Quick Ref. Trigger Points


Your quick and easy guide to the common trigger point locations and pain patterns of 100 muscles.

Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle. These sensitive points of tissue are often associated with palpable nodules in taut muscle fibers and, when compressed, elicit referred pain, local tenderness or a twitch response.

This full-color guide helps you quickly find and treat trigger points in your clients by identifying:

  • Common location of a trigger point in a particular muscle belly
  • Possible causes of trigger points
  • Symptoms and Indications
  • Pain Patterns
  • Associated Trigger Points
  • Differential Diagnoses

This concise reference supports manual therapists familiar with Trigger Point therapy, quickly putting trigger points at their fingertips. For those wishing to learn the fundamentals of Trigger Point therapy or study the subject in greater depth, a list of recommended texts is provided. Students and practitioners will value the quality illustrations and easy access to this practical information. 115 pages, 210 images.

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ISBN 978-0-9829786-2-7

The content in this book is also found as an appendix in the Trail Guide to the Body textbook (hard copy and digital,) 5th Edition.