A Clinicians Guide to Myofascial Pain in the Canine Patient

A Clinicians Guide to Myofascial Pain in the Canine Patient PDF

By Michele Broadhurst

A Clinicians Guide to Myofascial Pain in the Canine Patient PDF is an essential resource for anyone who is interested in treating pain in their respective practices. For the veterinarian who spent only a few weeks in college learning about the musculoskeletal system and wants to understand it better and treat their patients more effectively, for the veterinary dentist, who is struggling to help patients with temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or the physical therapist who feels like massage isn’t quite cutting it, or for the chiropractor who can’t understand why their adjustment isn’t holding and the patient is still suffering. No one has time in their busy offices to lug out an enormous textbook and start paging through it for 15 minutes while their patient and client sit waiting.

This has been designed as a quick reference text for those practitioners that have a patient presenting with a myofascial pain syndrome and need to quickly recap what muscles can be causing it, where those trigger points are, how to treat it and what to do post treatment.

The author has more than 16 years of practical hands on experience and has worked on thousands of patients ( human and animal) to bring you the most valuable and concise information that you will need to be successful in dry needling in your practice.

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
PREFACE
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL:
INTRODUCTION:
DEFINING THE RELATIONSHIP OF MUSCLES & TRIGGER POINTS
FASCIA
MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROMES IN THE CANINE
HOW TO TREAT MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME (MPS)
PALPATION
DIAGNOSIS
TREATMENT:
NEEDLING USE AND TECHNIQUE
ACUPUNCTURE VS DRY NEEDLING
EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE THERAPY (ESWT)
LASER THERAPY
PRACTITIONER INTEGRATION AND LEGISLATION
NEEDLE SAFETY AND CONSIDERATIONS
MUSCLES OF THE NECK AND FORELIMB:
STERNOCLEIDOMASTOID MUSCLE (SCM)
OMOTRANSVERSARIUS (OMOTRANSVERSE)
TRAPEZIUS
RHOMBOIDEUS (RHOMBOIDS)
SUPRASPINATUS (SUPRASPINOUS)
INFRASPINATUS (INFRASPINOUS)
DELTOID
BICEPS BRACHII
TRICEPS
TERES MINOR and MAJOR
LATISSIMUS DORSI
PECTORAL
MUSCLES OF THE HINDLIMB:
SUPERFICIAL GLUTEAL MUSCLE
MIDDLE GLUTEAL MUSCLE
TENSOR FASCIAE LATAE (TFL)
PIRIFORMIS
HAMSTRING
HIP ADDUCTORS
THE FEMORAL TRIANGLE
QUADRICEPS
SARTORIUS
GRACILIS
QUADRATUS LUMBORUM (QL)
ERECTOR SPINAE or PARASPINALS
CRANIAL TIBIAL
GASTROCNEMIUS
CONCLUSION
BIBLIOGRAPHY

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