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A critical overview of current myofascial pain literature

Grieve, Rob; Dommerholt, Jan; Layton, Michelle; Hooks, Todd; Grieve, Robert


Rob Grieve

Jan Dommerholt

Michelle Layton

Todd Hooks

Rob Grieve
Senior Research Fellow (Knowledge Exchange)


The second article in this review series considers multiple recent publications about myofascial pain, trigger points (TrPs) and other related topics. The article is divided into several sections, including a Basic Research section (4 articles), a section on Soft Tissue Approaches (5 articles), a Dry Needling and Acupuncture section (7 articles), an Injection section (2 articles), a section on. Modalities (1 article), Other Clinical Approaches (3 articles) and finally a Reviews section (7 articles). The thirty publications reviewed in this article originated in all corners of the world.


Dommerholt, J., Layton, M., Hooks, T., & Grieve, R. (2015). A critical overview of current myofascial pain literature. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 19(2), 337-349.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2015
Journal Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies
Print ISSN 1360-8592
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 2
Pages 337-349
Keywords myofascial pain syndrome, trigger points, dry needling, manual therapy
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