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A Massage Therapist's Guide to Lower Back & Pelvic Pain, 1e by Leon Chaitow, Sandy Fritz

By Leon Chaitow, Sandy Fritz

A therapeutic massage THERAPIST'S consultant TO returned AND PELVIC discomfort describes intimately the historical past to the evolution of "non-specific" backache in addition to the evaluation and therapy tools perfect to be used together with therapeutic massage treatment, deriving from actual treatment, osteopathic, and chiropractic assets. The booklet describes those equipment separately after which integrates them right into a designated description of a therapeutic massage consultation targeting the individual with backache. This targeted publication takes care to contemplate the desires of the therapeutic massage therapist, who formerly can have needed to adapt his/her personal technique from descriptions geared toward different overall healthiness care professionals.

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  • Easy-reference layout and available language aid holiday down concepts.
  • Accompanying site [previously a DVD] demonstrates real-life examples of the palpation and therapy methods.
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This is the iliolumbar ligament. Heavy pressure is required to find triggers which are involved in most low back problems. Search both sides. A 90% incidence is reported. Hook your thumb under the sacrosciatic and sacrotuberous ligaments medial and inferior to the ischial tuberosity, lifting and stretching laterally if painful. 1A (A) Superficial paraspinal muscles collectively known as erector spinae have combined target zones which refer across most of the posterior surface of the body and anteriorly as well.

We should be able to apply enough pressure to produce the trigger point referral pain, and know that the same pressure, after treatment, no longer causes pain referral. How can a person learn to apply a particular amount of pressure, and no more? It has been shown that, using a simple technology (such as bathroom scales), physical therapy students can be taught to accurately produce specific degrees of pressure on request. Students are tested applying pressure to lumbar muscles. After training, using bathroom scales, the students can usually apply precise amounts of pressure on request (Keating et al 1993).

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