Books and Chapters by Myopain Seminars Faculty
Books Co-edited by Jan Dommerholt
This eleven-section manual includes the best proven approaches from physiotherapy research and practice to assist clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain. Sections include massage, trigger points, neural muscle energy, manipulations, dry needling, and much more. Learn more about this state of the art manual in the link below.
Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach by Jan Dommerholt and Cesar Fernández-de-las-Peñas
The first part of the textbook discusses current aspects of myofascial pain provoked by myofascial trigger points and the relevance of muscle pain to different musculoskeletal chronic pain conditions. The introductory section includes a comprehensive review of myofascial pain, the neurophysiological mechanisms of dry needling, fascial aspects of needling therapies, and safety guidelines of dry needling.
The second and main part of the textbook is focused on clinical applications of deep dry needling targeted at inactivating myofascial trigger points located in muscles from the head and neck to the feet. This part is a unique feature, as no previous text has covered the application of deep dry needling of myofascial trigger points from a clinical point of view.
The third part of the textbook includes other needling approaches—superficial dry needling, Western medical acupuncture, Intramuscular Stimulation, and Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling—which may be applied to myofascial trigger points or other painful locations.
Punción seca de los puntos gatillo, Jan Dommerholt and Cesar Fernández-de-las-Peñas
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This book examines the etiology of trigger points, the integrated trigger point hypothesis, pathophysiology, and treatment option with a critical overview of current concepts. The contributing authors are the most respected myofascial pain research and practice experts. The authors address the etiology of trigger points, the epidemiology of myofascial pain, clinical management of patients, specific treatment issues, and the role of trigger points in various pain syndromes. This book is an accessible introduction to myofascial trigger points for physicians, therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncturists, and massage therapists.
The pathophysiology, diagnostics and therapy of myofascial pain syndrome are presented from a scientific perspective. This book includes a detailed atlas with many figures and illustrations. The top 30 muscles commonly encountered in clinical practice are presented with detailed information about manual and dry needling techniques.
Trigger Points Praktisch: Werkboek Myofasciale Therapie by Peter Jonckheere, Kris Demanet, Jan Patteyn and Jan Dommerholt
This book explores the current scientific basis of myofascial trigger points, as summarized by Dr. Jan Dommerholt and Dutch physical therapist Jo Franssen. In addition, the book features several other chapters and practical chapters outlining the dry needling approach from Belgian authors and clinicians Peter Jonckheere, Kris Demanet, and Jan Patteyn.
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Books Co-edited by Robert D. Gerwin
This concise and easily referenced clinical text brings together editors from a range of disciplines—including chiropractic, osteopathy, physical therapy, and medicine—to address therapeutic approaches to common muscle and joint pain. Organized by chief complaint, each chapter follows a structured format that takes readers from overview and assessment, through a case history, to a planned program of rehabilitation, generalization to similar conditions, and a treatment protocol.
Written and contributed by international experts, this book provides the best current evidence on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of patients with the highly prevalent tension type and cervicogenic headache, integrating the most recent clinical research data with basic science knowledge. It covers both physical therapy and physical medicine approaches to the management of these headache disorders, paying special attention to the relevance of the cervical joints and muscles in the etiology of these two headache types.
The two books, Muscle Pain: Understanding the Mechanisms and Muscle Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment, will help the practitioner to understand why the patients feel pain, what to do about it and why the treatment works. In contrast to proceedings of scientific meetings on muscle pain, these books center on practical aspects and can be used by the practitioner in his or her daily work. The two books together provide a unique combination of broad basic knowledge with comprehensive clinical information on the management of patients.
Books Co-edited by Robert W. Stanborough
From Pro-Ed: “… an excellent handbook on manual therapy for physical therapists, occupational therapists, massage therapists, bodyworkers, and chiropractors whether in practice or in training. This revised edition has been updated with the latest research regarding fascia and soft tissue manipulation and now includes a DVD with demonstrations of techniques as well as nearly 30 techniques not previously included.”
Books Co-edited by Andry Vleeming
The human lumbopelvic area has become the focus of a considerable amount of new and intriguing research relevant to effective diagnosis and treatment of low back pain. Back function has recently been studied from a broader perspective, including the analysis of the coupled function in spine, pelvis and legs. These approaches lead to new questions about dynamic stability and motor control in general, and specifically about the spine and pelvis. These new insights obviously imply new approaches in the prevention and treatment of low back pain and pelvic pain. Unique to this book is its in-depth coverage of this subject area by a team of international contributors who represent the broad range of professionals involved in clinical research and therapy. These experts cover a vast area of lumbopelvic experience, from effective treatment and rehabilitation to epidemiology, anatomy, biomechanics, pain and motor control, surgery and manual therapy.
Book Chapters in Press
The following contributed chapters in O. Mayoral and I. Salvat: Fisioterapia Invasiva Del Síndrome De Dolor Miofascial (in press):
- Jan Dommerholt prepared a chapter on “Trigger Points, Neurophysiology and Pain Sciences.”
- Robert Gerwin contributed a chapter on “Perpetuating Factors in Myofascial Pain.”
Jan Dommerholt contributed a chapter on Dry Needling to Carol Davis: Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation- Evidence for Efficacy in Therapy, Prevention and Wellness, 4th Edition, Slack Books
Published Book Chapters
The following contributed chapters in C. Fernández de las Peñas, J. A. Cleland and J. Dommerholt: Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes: An Evidence and Clinical-Informed Approach . Edinburgh, Elsevier, 2016:
Cesar Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Hong-You Ge, Lars Arendt-Nielsen and Jan Dommerholt contributed “Referred Pain from Myofascial Trigger Points.” Chapter 59: 659-677.
- Cesar Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Jaime Salom-Moreno, Hong-You Ge and Jan Dommerholt contributed “Manual Treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points.” Chapter 60: 678-689.
- Jan Dommerholt and Erik Wijtmans contributed “Dry Needling of Trigger Points.” Chapter 61: 690-709.
Jan Dommerholt and Johnson McEvoy prepared a chapter on “Myofascial Trigger Point Release Approach” to C.H. Wise: Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy; from Art to Evidence. Philadelphia, FA Davis.
Jan Dommerholt contributed a book chapter on “Myofascial Pain” to C. Goodwin and K.S. Fuller: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist. Elsevier. 4th Edition.
The following contributed chapters in Jan Dommerholt and C. Fernández de las Peñas: Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach. Edinburgh, Elsevier, 2013:
- C. Fernández de las Peñas and Jan Dommerholt contributed “Basic concepts of myofascial trigger points (TrPs),” Chapter 1: 3–19.
- Jan Dommerholt and C. Fernández de las Peñas contributed “Proposed mechanisms and effects of trigger point dry needling,” Chapter 2: 21–27.
- Jan Dommerholt contributed “Fascia and dry needling,” Chapter 3, Part 2: 35–38.
- Johnson McEvoy contributed “Trigger point dry needling: safety guidelines,” Chapter 4: 93–58.
- Jan Dommerholt contributed “Professional controversies and dry needling,” Chapter 5: 59–69.
- Michelle Layton and Jan Dommerholt (with Louise Kelley) contributed “Deep dry needling of the trunk muscles,” Chapter 9: 119–132.
- Jan Dommerholt (with Dawn Sandalcidi) contributed “Deep dry needling of the hip, pelvis and thigh muscles,” Chapter 10: 133–150.
Jan Dommerholt contributed a chapter on “Trigger Point Therapy” to R.T. Schleip, T.W. Finley, L. Chaitow and P. Huijing: Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body: The science and clinical applications in manual and movement therapy. Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone, 2012; Chapter 7.2: 297–302.
Jan Dommerholt (with Louise Kelley) contributed a chapter on “Myofasziale Schmerzsyndrome” to J. Hildebrandt, M. Pfingsten and G. Müller: Rückenschmerz und Lendenwirbelsäule; Leitliniengerechtes Vorgehen in der Praxis. Munich, Urban & Fischer, 2012: 210–215.
Jan Dommerholt and Tracey Adler contributed a chapter on “Intramuscular Manual Therapy” to L. Chaitow and R. Lovegrove: Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction: Practical Physical Medicine. Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone, 2012; Chapter 15: 363–376.
The following contributed chapters in R.I. Cantu, A.J. Grodin and R.W. Stanborough: Myofascial Manipulation: Theory and Clinical Application. Austin, TX, Pro-Ed, 2012
- Robert W. Stanborough (with Robert I Cantu) contributed “Historical Basis for Myofascial Manipulation,” Chapter 1: 3–15
- Robert W. Stanborough (with Robert I Cantu and Alan J. Grodin) contributed “Modern Theories and Systems of Myofascial Manipulation,” Chapter 2: 17–29
- Robert W. Stanborough (with Robert I Cantu) contributed “Histology and Biomechanics of Myofascia:, Chapter 3: 33–68
- Robert W. Stanborough (with Robert I Cantu and Alan J. Grodin) contributed “Histopathology of Myofascia and Physiology of Myofascial Manipulation,” Chapter 4: 69–89
- Jan Dommerholt and Robert W. Stanborough contributed “Muscle Pain Syndromes,” Chapter 6:126–180
- Robert W. Stanborough (with Robert I Cantu and Alan J. Grodin) contributed “Basic Evaluation of the Myofascial System,” Chapter 7: 183–198
- Robert W. Stanborough (with Robert I Cantu and Alan J. Grodin) contributed “Atlas of Therapeutic Techniques,” Chapter 8: 199–315
Jan Dommerholt prepared the ”Foreword” of L. Chaitow and J. DeLany: Clinical Application Of Neuromuscular Techniques Volume 2: The Lower Body, Second Edition. Elsevier, 2011.
Robert Gerwin contributed a chapter on “Visceral Pain and Headache in Fibromyalgia” to M.A. Giamberardino and T. Jensen: Pain Comorbidities: Understanding and Treating the Complex Patient. IASP Press, Seattle, 2012.
The following contributed chapters in C. Fernández-de-las-Peñas, J.A. Cleland, P. Huijbregts: Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes: Evidence-Informed Screening, Diagnosis, and Management. Elsevier, 2011:
- Jo Franssen, Carel Bron, and Jan Dommerholt contributed “Myofascial Trigger Points in the Workplace,” Chapter 6: 78–93.
- Cesar Fernández de las Peñas, Hong You Ge, Jan Dommerholt, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, and David Simons contributed “Referred Pain from Muscle Trigger Points in Patients with Arm Pain Syndromes,” Chapter 32: 404–418
- Cesar Fernández de las Peñas, Hong You Ge, and Jan Dommerholt contributed “Manual Treatment of Trigger Points,” Chapter 33: 419–429.
- Jan Dommerholt contributed “Dry Needling of Trigger Points,” Chapter 34: 430–438.
The following contributed chapters in C. Fernandez de las Peñas, L. Chaitow, J. Schoenen (Eds): Multidisciplinary Management of Migraine. Boston, Jones & Bartlett, 2013:
- Robert Gerwin and Cesar Fernandez de las Peñas contributed “Manual Approaches for Myofascial Trigger Points,” 167–184.
- Jan Dommerholt, Johnson McEvoy and Christian Gröbli contributed “Trigger Point Dry Needling,” 277–289.
The following contributed chapters in P. Reilich, C. Gröbli, Jan Dommerholt: Myofasziale Schmerzen und Triggerpunkte. Die klinische Essenz. Munich, Urban & Fischer, 2012:
- Peter Reilich, Christian Gröbli, Jan Dommerholt, and Ricky Weissmann contributed “Therapiealgorithmus,” 90–91.
- Jan Dommerholt contributed “Pathophysiologie,” 26–34.
- Jan Dommerholt contributed “Dry Needling und Akupunkturtechniken,” 58–75.
- Christine Stebler Fischer and Jan Dommerholt contributed “Manuelle Therapieverfahren,” 52–58.
- Jan Dommerholt contributed “Sonstige Therapieverfahren,” 83–90.
Jan Dommerholt and Jo Franssen contributed a chapter on “Wetenschappelijke evidentie van myofasciale trigger punten” to P. Jonckheere, K. Demanet, J. Pattyn, Jan Dommerholt: Trigger Points Praktisch Werkboek Myofasciale Therapie. Deel 1: Bovenste Lidmaat. Brugge, Acu-Qi, 2011: 57–84.
The following contributed chapters in C. Fernandez-de-Las-Peñas, L. Arendt-Nielsen, Robert Gerwin (Eds): Tension-Type Headache and Cervicogenic Headache: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, 2010.
- Robert Gerwin contributed a chapter on “Botulinum Toxin A in the Treatment of Headaches.”
- Jan Dommerholt and Robert Gerwin contributed “Neurophysiologic Effects of Needling Therapies,” Chapter 21: 247–259.
- Cesar Fernández de las Peñas, Hong You Ge, and Jan Dommerholt contributed “Manual Identification of Trigger Points in the Muscles Associated with Headaches,” Chapter 16: 183–194.
- Jan Dommerholt and Robert Gerwin contributed “Needling of Head, Neck and Shoulder Muscle Trigger Points Relevant to Headache,” Chapter 31: 421–430.
The following contributed chapters in Jan Dommerholt, P.A. Huijbregts (Eds) Myofascial Trigger Points: Pathophysiology and Evidence-Informed Diagnosis and Management. Boston, Jones & Bartlett, 2011.
- Jan Dommerholt, Carel Bron and Jo Franssen contributed “Myofascial trigger points: an evidence-informed review.” Chapter 2: 17–50.
- Jan Dommerholt and Robert Gerwin contributed “Nutritional and metabolic perpetuating factors in myofascial pain.” Chapter 3: 51–61.
- Jan Dommerholt, Orlando Mayoral del Moral and Christian Gröbli contributed “Trigger Point Dry Needling.” Chapter 8: 159–190.
- Robert Gerwin contributed “Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Unresolved issues and future directions.” Chapter 10: 263–283.
Jan Dommerholt contributed a chapter on “Whiplash, Muscle Pain, and Motor Dysfunction” to S. Mense and R.G. Gerwin: Muscle Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment. Berlin, Springer, 2010: Chapter 9: 247–288.
Jan Dommerholt and Jay P. Shah contributed a chapter on “Myofascial Pain Syndrome” to J.C. Ballantyne, J.P. Rathmell., and S.M. Fishman (Eds): Bonica’s Management of Pain, 4th Edition, Baltimore, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2010; Chapter 35, 450–471.
Jan Dommerholt (with Tamer Issa) contributed a chapter on “Differential Diagnosis: Differential Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia” to L. Chaitow: Fibromyalgia; A Practitioner’s Guide to Treatment. Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone, 2009: Chapter 8, 179–213.
Robert Gerwin contributed the following chapters to R.F. Schmidt and W.D. Willis Encyclopedia of Pain. Springer, Berlin, 2006.
- “Pelvic Pain Syndromes”
Jan Dommerholt contributed a chapter on “El síndrome de dolor miofascial en la región craneomandibular” to E. Padrós Serrat: Bases Diagnósticas, Terapéuticas y Posturales del Funcionalismo Craneofacial. Madrid, Ripano, 2006: 3.8: 564–581.
Robert Gerwin and Jan Dommerholt contributed “Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndromes” to M.V. Boswell, B.E. Cole (Eds): Weiner’s Pain Management; A Practical Guide for Clinicians, 7th Edition. Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2006: 477–492.
The following contributed chapters in L. Whyte-Ferguson, Robert Gerwin (Eds): Clinical Mastery of Myofascial Pain. Baltimore, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2005.
- Robert Gerwin contributed “Headache,” 1–29.
- Jan Dommerholt, P. Royson and L.R. Whyte-Ferguson contributed “Neck Pain and Dysfunction Following Whiplash,” 57–89.
- Jan Dommerholt and C. Gröbli contributed “The Knee,” 359–389.
Robert Gerwin contributed a chapter on “The Myalgic Syndromes” to M. Pappagallo: The Neurological Basis of Pain. McGraw Hill, New York, 2004: 503–511.
Older Book Chapters
Jan Dommerholt, T. Issa: “Differential Diagnosis: Myofascial Pain.” In :L. Chaitow (ed): Fibromyalgia; A Practitioner’s Guide to Treatment. Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone, 2003: 149–177.
Robert Gerwin, Jan Dommerholt: “Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndromes.” In: R.S. Weine (ed): Pain Management; A Practical Guide for Clinicians, 6th Edition. Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2002: 235–249.
Jan Dommerholt: “Muscle Pain Syndromes.” In: R. Cantu, A. Grodin: Myofascial Manipulation. 2nd Edition, Gaithersburg, Aspen Publishers, 2001: 93–140.
Jan Dommerholt: “Posture.” In: R. Tubiana, P. Amadio, (eds): Medical Problems of the Instrumentalist Musician. London, Martin Dunitz, 2000: 399–419.
Jan Dommerholt, R.N. Norris, M. Masset: “Adjunctive Treatment Approaches for Injured Musicians.” In: M. Grabois, S.J. Garrison, K.A. Hart, L.D. Lehmkuhl (eds): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: The Complete Approach. Cambridge, Blackwell Science, 2000: 814–827.
The following contributed chapters in R.T. Sataloff, A.G. Brandfonbrener, R.J. Lederman (eds): Textbook of Performing Arts Medicine. San Diego, Singular Press, 1998
- R.N. Norris and Jan Dommerholt contributed “Applied Ergonomics; Adaptive Equipment and Instrument Modification for Musicians,” 261–275.
- Jan Dommerholt, R.N. Norris and M. Shaheen contributed “Therapeutic Management of The Instrumental Musician,” 277–290.
Robert Gerwin, Jan Dommerholt: “Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndromes.” In: R.S. Weine (ed): Pain Management; A Practical Guide for Clinicians, 5th Edition. Boca Raton, St. Lucie Press, 1998: 217–229.
The following contributed chapters in Physical Therapy for the Performing Artist, Part II: Music and Dance; Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Company, 1997.
- Jan Dommerhot and R.N. Norris contributed “Physical therapy management of the instrumental musician,” Chapter 6: 185–206.
- R.N. Norris and Jan Dommerholt contributed “Applied Ergonomics; Adaptive Equipment and Instrument Modification for Musicians,” Chapter 6: 159–183.
R.S. Materson, Jan Dommerholt: “Industrial and Sports Medicine.” In: J.L. Melvin., I.R. Odderson, Clinical Rehabilitation and Physiatric Practice; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Company, February 1996: 107–123.
B.D. Busic, Jan Dommerholt: “Evaluating Progress and Decision Making for Efficient Return to Work: An Algorithm for Work Hardening.” In: R.R. Fry (Ed): Seventh Annual Forum on Issues in Vocational Assessment. Menomonie, WI, Materials Development Center, University of Wisconsin, 1995.
R.N. Norris, Jan Dommerholt: “Orthopädische Probleme und Rehabilitation bei muskuloskeletalen Störungen (Orthopaedic Problems and Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal Injuries of Musicians).” In: J. Blum (Ed): Medizinische Probleme bei Musikern (Medical Problems of Musicians). Stuttgart/New York, Georg Thieme Verlag, 1995: 116–159.