New Harbinger Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee & Leg Pain, by Valerie DeLaune
Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain offers effective strategies beginners can practice at home and detailed hands-on protocols health care practitioners can use while working with patients. Find out which of eleven muscles could be causing back pain,
This book is good for therapists looking to get more specific with their own knowledge of low back pain. In that way, this book is great for you to help your client with their pain.
The only issue I have with this book is that the exercises or stretches aren't for clients that have severe pain or chronic conditions. Most of the stretches or exercises are way too advanced for them in a pain state or even in a simple dysfunctional state. For example, the psoas stretches/exercises shown are often in a loaded position of standing or sitting when a person could do them much better in a supine, unloaded position. Plus there aren't any very gentle stretches for self-care. Same for quadrus lumborum and glutes- just way too intense for clients in a hypertonic, dysfunctional or pain state. I'm disappointed they don't include anything at all on breath when breath is HUGE for all low back pain. Breath is ESSENTIAL in working with movement exercises/stretches for low back! Breath is gentle and a must to use with self-care and changes the physiology immediately especially in pain states and especially the low back, psoas area.
The exercises are good for the average client that has recovered about half way in their program. Look elsewhere for self-care stretches for clients in serious pain.
Very good for therapists to increase their knowledge.
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Packed with illustrated treatment techniques, Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain offers effective strategies beginners can practice at home and detailed hands-on protocols health care practitioners can use while working with patients. Find out which of eleven muscles could be causing back pain, then learn specific trigger point treatments and correct underlying perpetuating factors to immediately relieve soreness and tension in these muscles. If you're ready to try a targeted approach to eliminating back pain, this manual will provide you with all the information you need to get started and end low back discomfort once and for all.