Resources

Physical Therapy Exercises, Trigger Point Finder and References

Trigger Point Finder

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physical therapy ebook

6 Tips to Triumph Over Pain

We all experience pain, some of us more than others. Whether you have suffered from pain or are helping someone who has, this book is for you. Upon reading it, you will find that the design of pain − the WHY behind it − is at once fascinating and surprising. Even more important is the realization that you can interrupt, reduce and possibly resolve your pain.

Reference Articles

The rehabilitative approach and focus upon restoration of movement and function make physical therapists essential to a collaborative approach for effective pain management. Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain. Pain Clinical Updates 1998

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) reduces pain after treatment for non-specific neck pain. Efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy In The Treatment Of Neck Pain. The Lancet 2009

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) when combined with exercises is effective in yielding pain relief, function and activity in patients with osteoarthritis of the knees. Efficacy of Low Level Laser Therapy associated with exercises in knee osteoarthritis: a randomized double-blind study.Clinical Rehabilitation 2012

Sling (suspension) exercise demonstrated both specificity of training and functional training superiority of closed kinetic chain exercise. The Effectiveness of Traditional and Sling Exercise Strength Training in Women. Journal of Strength Conditioning Research 2011

Massage therapy yielded favorable results in reducing pain and improving motion in the treatment of neck pain. Massage Therapy for Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease: Alleviating a Pain in the Neck? International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork 2012

Whiplash: A Guide to Understanding the Effects and What YOU Can Do About Them (University of Washington Medical Center)