Myofascial Pain & Trigger Points

Pain - Myofascial Origins

Trigger Point Outline

  1. Selected information from the Trigger Point Therapy Workbook and Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction - The Trigger Point Manual and other sources

  2. Trigger point diagrams, anatomical drawings,  and selected muscle stretches

Trigger Point Upper Summary by Muscles

  1.  (253 MB pdf file)

  2. (783 kb djvu file)

Trigger Point Lower Summary by Muscles 

  1. (179 MB pdf file)

 The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

  1. Excellent reference - quoted and used extensively throughout this website 

  2. Good starter book

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction - The Trigger Point Manual - Vol 1 & Vol 2 - Travell and Simons

  1. This is the unabridged bible of trigger points and trigger point therapy

  2. Essentially the basis for this website - quoted extensively

  3. Not a "starter" book but an invaluable reference

The Wharton's Stretch Book - Active-Isolated Stretching - Jim and Phil Wharton

  1. Very good stretch book, I use many of their stretches to keep myself mobile

  2. Examples can be found on this website

National Association of Myofascial Therapists

  • Useful Site with information as well as potential treatment

American Association of Pain Management

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy

Fibromyalgia (FMS) and Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
with Devin Starlanyl

  • Excellent resource - author of a book on this topic

  • Excellent symptom guide

Blatman Pain Clinic - Cincinnati, OH

Trigger Point Wikipedia

American Family Physician - Trigger Point Diagnosis and Management


  • Excellent Resource - diagrams galore