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Chaitow L, DeLany JW 2000 Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques. Churchill Livingstone. -------Two volumes of useful clinical material for goal-oriented bodyworkers.
Gerwin R, Ferguson LW eds. 2005 Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain; Churchill Livingstone. -------Important collection of articles that advance the work of Travell and Simons, edited by two former collegues of Dr.Travell.
Greenman PE, 1996 Principles of Manual Medicine Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. -------Basic textbook of osteopathic medicine.
Jones LH 1995 Jones Strain-Counterstrain,Jones Strain-Counterstrain Inc. -------Original book by the iscoverer of what is now usually called Positional Release Therapy.
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Myers TW 2001 Anatomy Trains: Mysfascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists; Churchill Livingstone. -------Brings musculo-skeletal anatomy out of the 19th and into the 21st Century by revealing the continuities in the fascial system - a system that was cut to pieces by classical anatomists.
Prudden B 1980 Pain Erasure, M. Evans & Co. -------A pioneer of manual trigger point therapy emphasizes stretching and exercizing to speed recovery.
Schwartz JM, Begley S, 2002 The Mind and the Brain; Harper Collins. -------Intentional repeated action changes the brain's wiring. It's never too late to make motion and other bodily improvements.
Simons DG 2002 "Understanding effective treatments of myofascial trigger points." in J Bodyw Movem Ther V.7-2.Ward RC et.al. 1997, Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine Williams & Wilkins -------Basic textbook of osteopathic medicine. Travell JG, Simons DG 1999 Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, 2nd Ed.; Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. -------To date the definitive reference work on the diagnosis and resolution of myofascial pain.
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This page is part of a larger website intended to educate people about trigger point bodywork and other methods of non-invasive, drug-free pain relief. Myofascial therapy was developed by physicians in the last few decades. Its primary purpose is to eliminate myofascial pain, but it also improves movement and posture.
I offer myofascial treatment and pain management services for the Old Bridge, Robertsville, Sayreville and Sea Bright towns of the NJ shore, though I am not immediately nearby. If you live in a town such as Asbury Park, Belmar, Brick or Cedarwood Park NJ I would still be the closest certified therapist. Lakewood, Masasquan, Shore Acres and West Freehold NJ also fall into this category, as do Beachwood, Toms River, Silverton and Gilford Park NJ, and much of the rest of New Jersey. Somewhat distant towns are mentioned because I have seen many times that people are glad to travel even several hours to get rid of pain. If you live elsewhere you may be able to find a practitioner nearby.