Reviews by Medical Doctors
"I have long been a believer and practitioner of trigger point therapy. I certainly recommend this book to the general public and health care practitioners. It is truly an excellent resource and provides the tools that induce self-healing and empowerment."
--BERNIE S. SIEGEL, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Prescriptions for Living
"The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook is a well-organized, easy-to-use handbook that will indeed help sufferers of myofascial pain learn to treat themselves with effective self-massage techniques. The detail and clarity of the book's format will also make it invaluable to pain physicians who want to be able to teach their patients useful, simple strategies to manage soft tissue pain problems."
--JOSEPH F. AUDETTE, M.D., Instructor, Harvard Medical School; Director of Outpatient Pain Services, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Medford, Massachusetts
"This is a useful book for anyone in chronic pain. There are few resources like this one, which empowers the reader to understand the problem and offers the tools to manage it. The approach to managing pain described in this book will help many take control of a significant part of their health and will become a valuable lifelong reference."
--SCOTT M. FISHMAN, M.D., Chief of Pain Medicine, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, California; author, The War on Pain
"As a medical doctor who has been challenged by patients experiencing chronic pain, including those suffering from long standing cases of fibromyalgia, I appreciate a safe solution for their problem. I believe this book, revealing that trigger point therapy may safely relieve chronic pain, should be in the hands of every doctor."
--TERRY SHEPHERD FRIEDMANN, M.D., author of Freedom Through Health
"There has been a great need for a comprehensive and easy-to-use resource to help patients identify individual myofascial trigger points and treat themselves. Clair Davies' Trigger Point Therapy Workbook fills that need. I believe this book will help end a great deal of needless suffering and prevent a great deal of unnecessary surgery."
--DEVIN STARLANYL, M.D., coauthor, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome
"This is a splendid self-help book for people with persistent musculoskeletal pain. It tells you how to identify the problem and carefully guides you through the process of self-treatment. The principles of treating myofascial pain and myofascial trigger points developed by Doctors Janet Travell and David Simons form the basis of this book, and are well presented for use by individuals with pain."
--ROBERT D. GERWIN, M.D., Neurologist, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; author, Myofascial Pain: An Integrated Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment (video series)
"Properly used, the information in Mr. Davies' book should enable many persons with myofascial trigger point disorders to participate effectively in treating their conditions. The book should be especially useful to those who do not have ready access to a practitioner familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of these common muscular problems."
--MICHAEL D. REYNOLDS, M.D., Rheumatologist
"Literally millions of people will be helped--and billions of dollars saved in unnecessary treatments and medications--as people and professionals finally begin to understand the role of muscles, referred pain, and trigger points in eliminating pain. Clair Davies has provided an important bridge between the many helping professions that deal with people in pain."
--ROBERT UPPGAARD, D.D.S, author, Taking Control of TMJ
"I have personally benefited from the therapeutic effects of trigger point massage and I believe it deserves official recognition in the medical world. I hope physicians will study these self-treatment techniques and recommend them to their patients."
--ROSE MARIE HACKETT, D.O., Osteopathic Physician