Myofascial Syndromes and Triggerpoints

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The series “Shock Wave Therapy in Practice” continues with this volume about the application of shock waves in muscles – a novel form of treatment. This work of reference offers orthopaedists, specialists in sports medicine and muscle therapists a practical guide on the treatment of trigger points and myofascial pain syndromes using extracorporeal shock waves. The book initially presents the physical principles of shock waves and also describes pathophysiological aspects, as well as the causes of muscular pain, before it goes on to cover the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of using radial and focused shock waves on muscles in a comprehensive and practical manner. The author, Dr. Markus Gleitz, specialist in orthopaedics, is an 

expert in the area of shock wave therapy, thanks to years of practical experience with different shock wave systems. The book contains recommendations for treatment of the most commonly affected muscles, with user photos and a number of examples from the field. It is available in German and English. 

“Myofascial Syndromes & Trigger Points” is the second volume in the series “Shock Wave Therapy in Practice”. The first volume from publishing house Level10 is entitled “Enthesopathies”.

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About the author

Medical specialist in orthopaedics Sports medicine, chirotherapy, physical therapy, naturopathy

Orthopaedic Surgery

30, Grand Rue, L-1660 Luxembourg


Specialist medical training at the Homburg Orthopaedic University Clinic, Saarland University Hospital (Professor Dr. Dr. H. Mittelmeier) until 1994, with additional specialisation in sports medicine, chirotherapy, physical therapy and naturopathy awarded by the Saarland Medical Association. 

Own surgery in Luxembourg since 1996, focusing on the conservative treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the musculoskeletal system, particularly myofascial pain.

Since 2000 use of radial and focused shock waves to treat muscular pain and tendinitis, development of empirical muscle treatment regimens using different shock wave devices from several manufacturers, based on known trigger point theories.

Since 2003 lectures about this subject at annual conferences on orthopaedics and trauma surgery (VSOU, DGOU) and at DIGEST and ISMST conventions.

Since 2003 responsible for providing advanced medical training in the use of muscular shock wave treatment at the annual conferences of VSOU (Association of Orthopaedists and Trauma Surgeons in South Germany) and DGOU (German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery) and, since 2007, of DIGEST (German-speaking International Society for Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy) and of ISMST (International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment).

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Sep 3, 2019
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