Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Leg Pain: A Self-Treatment Workbook Paperback – Oct 15 2010
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Valerie DeLaune clearly explains, in simple, non-clinical terms, what every person should know about conservative self-treatment and the prevention of lower extremity pain. Although the author points out that trigger point therapy is often classified as alternative medicine, these proven techniques are supported by current research and based on many years of effective clinical experience. The beauty of trigger point therapy is that the average person can quickly learn the self-care techniquesand incorporate them into a daily routine, measuring their own success by their steady and sometimes drastic reduction of pain and their ability to return to normal activities. If myofascial trigger points are the source of your lower extremity pain, then you will find this basic book to be a critical tool in your journey to self-healing.
-Renee Gladieux Principe, NCTMB, massage therapist and vice president of sales for the Pressure Positive Company
There are few self-help books I can routinely recommend because most of them either dumb it down, or demand too much prior knowledge. This book is a sterling exception. I have been using trigger point therapy routinely for well over thirty years, and there was new material that rocked my boat. At the same time, the uninitiated can benefit from this book. DeLaune has synthesized a wonderful book that works as a standalone breakdown of trigger point therapy of the lower extremities or as part of her series. Any time people increase their knowledge of how to care for their bodies and start taking more responsibility, they achieve a greater level of control. This translates into a higher quality of life. Read, enjoy, and, most of all, apply!
-Steven Lavitan, DC, chiropractor, licensed acupuncturist, and nutritionist
About the Author
Valerie DeLaune, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist and certified neuromuscular therapist, with a master's degree in acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Washington. She holds professional certificates from the Heartwood Institute and the Brenneke School of Massage. She authors books and articles on trigger points and acupuncture topics and currently practices acupuncture in Anchorage and Homer, AK. www.triggerpointrelief.com
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It is also organized in an extremely irritating way: when looking at one muscle, it will refer to another trigger point in another muscle by chapter number, but the headers on the pages have only chapter titles, not chapter numbers. So it takes extra steps to go back to find out where the chapter is. (I don't pay any attention to the chapter number of the section I'm reading. Do other people?)
Additional information is not as useful as I was hoping. There are stretches (which Davies book doesn't have) but no other exercises. More than 1/3 of the book is very general introductory material that isn't very helpful if you already know something about trigger points.
It is fabulous in how it will help you figure out what your problem is and how to resolve your problem.
While you need to take some time off from over-use running injuries, this book helps keep that time to a minimum.
This is actually the second copy I purchased as I gave one away to my son who runs marathons.
A must own for the serious runner.
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