Suggested Reading & Products
Here are some books and products we recommend either for general usage/knowledge or for those who wish to study towards certification.
We recommend this book to all our clients and to those who do not have access to knowledgable Trigger Point therapists. It's easy to read and demonstrates how to locate and self-treat virtually all your trigger points.
This Travell & Simons, 2-volume set is required reading for those who are serious about learning comprehensive TP therapy. Please note these are medical manuals, rich with medical language and terminology.
A great way to learn (and remember) the muscles (and other body systems) and their function. Be sure to have your pencil crayons handy!
A useful tool for self-treating your trigger points. Very sturdy construction for penetrating deep into the larger muscles. Quickly disassembles into 2 pieces - great for those who travel.
Disturbances of motor functions caused by trigger points include spasm of other muscles, weakness of the involved muscle function, loss of coordination by the involved muscle, and decreased work tolerance of the involved muscle. The weakness and loss of work tolerance are often interpreted as the indication for increased exercise, but if this is attempted without inactivating the responsible trigger points, the exercise is likely to encourage and further ingrain substitution by other muscles with further weakening and de-conditioning of the involved muscle.