New Release: The Concise Book of Dry Needling

Posted by – January 17, 2017
Categories: Bodywork & Somatics Health & Healing New Release

9781623170837-fullsize-rgbA Practitioner’s Guide to Myofascial Trigger Point Applications

Chronic pain has many sources, and sensory bombardment is a common source that physical therapists know all too little about. In this book, author and international authority on the subject, John Sharkey, outlines accurate and essential criteria for the identification and subsequent treatment of myofascial trigger points at the root of much chronic pain.

By incorporating Eastern acupunctural tools within a Western framework, this book teaches the effective practice of dry needling to access myofascial trigger points and pain. Instructive illustrations support the text along with standards and guidelines that ensure safe, effective and appropriate application. The ideal accompaniment to course notes and the perfect tableside reference guide, this concise, comprehensive, and well-illustrated book is indispensable to physical therapists including osteopaths, chiropractors, neuromuscular therapists, soft tissue therapists, physiotherapists, and sports massage therapists.

About the author:

JOHN SHARKEY is a clinical anatomist and exercise physiologist of more than thirty years. He is director of Ireland’s National Training Center, and the Irish College of Osteopathic Medicine. John is a member of the editorial team for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, a reviewer for the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Sharkey is a popular international presenter and keynote speaker and a recognized authority and researcher in clinical anatomy, human movement, and manual medicine.


About the Author

North Atlantic Books (NAB) is an independent, nonprofit publisher committed to a bold exploration of the relationships between mind, body, spirit, and nature. Founded in Vermont, in 1974, NAB aims to nurture a holistic view of the arts, sciences, humanities, and healing. Over the decades, it has been at the forefront of publishing a diverse range of original books in alternative medicine, ecology, and spirituality, with a pioneering publishing program that encompasses somatics, trauma, raw foods, craniosacral therapy, shamanism, and literature.