Links to More Information to Help Heal Your Pain
This is an excellent trigger point therapy workbook for myofascial pain syndromes, muscle aches and pain, and joint pain. This book by Clair Davies is an excellent resource to utilize with the Fenix Rehab System in your overall program for pain relief.
Excellent resource for finding a myofascial therapist in your area. Created by the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists.
Good resource for medical information on a variety of health conditions including low back pain.
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National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists
is an organization dedicated to Establishing & Promoting Standards of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists, Advancing Continuing Education for Those Interested in Myofascial Pain & Dysfunction and Providing Resources & Supportive Services
The "International MYOPAIN Society" [IMS]
is a nonprofit, international, interdisciplinary medical organization for research scientists, physicians, other health care professionals, individuals in training toward a health-related career, institutions, foundations, and commercial companies interested in exchanging ideas, conducting research, or learning more about soft pain syndromes like myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome.
Sermo.com Welcome to Sermo, the fastest-growing community created by physicians, for physicians. Here, physicians aggregate observations from their daily practice and then challenge or corroborate each others opinions, accelerating the emergence of trends and new insights on medications, devices and treatments. You can then apply the collective knowledge to achieve better outcomes for your patients.
The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine
seeks to help transform medicine and healthcare through rigorous scientific studies, new models of clinical care, and innovative educational programs that integrate biomedicine, the complexity of human beings, the intrinsic nature of healing and the rich diversity of therapeutic systems.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
founded in 1947, represents more than 94,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE)
is a non-profit professional organization, whose mission is to improve the standards of clinical pain practice by providing training in pain management education and helping to establish credentialed pain educators (CPEs) as standing resources within pain practices, hospitals, healthcare systems, and long-term care facilities. The ASPE is the sole credentialing agency for pain educators in the United States.
American Academy of Pain Management
is the largest Pain Organization in the United States. Academy Membership is 6,000 strong and growing. The Academy provides credentialing, accreditation of facilities, networking opportunities, continuing education, quality publications and an annual clinical meeting.
National Fibromyalgia Research Foundation
The National Fibromyalgia Research Association is THE source for what’s new in fibromyalgia research and education. On this site you will find fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria and an Informational Guide . Check out scientific abstracts including those from NFRA’s scientific research symposium. Learn about available resources to help you gain control of this condition including: Exercise videos , patient organizations , newsletters , upcoming FMS events and other web page links .
Organizations for Healthcare Consumers
The America Institute for Stress is a non-profit organization established in 1978 to serve as a clearinghouse for information on all stress related subjects. They maintain a constantly updated library of information and reprints from scientific and lay publications.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
is 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institues of Health (NIH). The NIH is one of 8 agencies under the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.
National Fibromyalgia Association
is a nonprofit [501 (c (3)] organization whose mission is to develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia. The NFA concentrates on patient support and informational services, awareness outreach, physician continuing medical education and research.
Fibromyalgia Information Foundation
is a not-for-profit foundation, registered in the State of Oregon, whose directors are University Researchers engaged in the day to day management of fibromyalgia patients. We are actively involved in research projects to further understand the cause of fibromyalgia symptoms and develop effective treatments. We provide educational and self-help tools via relevant postings, internet links, books, articles, video media, conferences, and our speakers bureau.
American Pain Foundation
is an independent nonprofit organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management.
Organic Consumers Association
(OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.
Healthwise- Consumer Health Information
Healthwise is focused on one thing, developing consumer health content to help people make health decisions that are right for them. Our writers, editors, and reviewers know that if consumer
health content doesn't help a person make a better decision, it doesn't really help.
The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy
is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of original research, case reports, and reviews of the literature that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of manual therapy, clinical research, therapeutic practice, and academic training. In addition, each issue features an editorial written by the editor or a guest editor, media reviews, thesis reviews, and abstracts of current literature.
The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
brings the Manual Therapy Professional the latest therapeutic techniques and current professional debate. This peer reviewed journal is considered essential reading for all those involved in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
The Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain
is the professional resource you need to treat, comfort, and reassure your patients as they struggle with the everyday torment caused by physical and psychological factors that accompany chronic pain. For 10 years, this peer-reviewed journal has presented research findings, case reports, literature and book reviews, and professional announcements on fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and other types of chronic soft-tissue pain.
The Pain Practitioner is the quarterly publication of The American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM). The AAPM is an inclusive, interdisciplinary organization serving clinicians who treat people with pain through education, setting standards of care and advocacy.
International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Research, Education & Practice The Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork is a peer-reviewed publication intended to accommodate the diverse needs of the rapidly-expanding therapeutic massage and bodywork community. Principal sections of the journal will span the areas of research, education, clinical practice and professional development.