'The Frozen Shoulder Workbook' by Clair Davies was written as a direct result of the author's efforts to deal with his own frozen shoulder. Davies was in excruciating pain, unable to reach across to fasten his seatbelt; raising his arm was impossible, as was trying to reach around his back.
Waking repeatedly in the night with pain, applying ice packs, visiting the physiotherapist and doing the traditional 'stretching' exercises, not to mention alternative therapies, did nothing to alleviate the pain and in some instances increased it.
Davies remembered visiting a massage therapist for a back problem. Using a technique called 'trigger point therapy' she had cured his back pain. Unfortunately the therapist moved away, so Davies did his own research into trigger point therapy.
His therapist had shown him her medical books by Drs Travell and Simons, (Travell was White House Physician during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations).
After curing his frozen shoulder in just four weeks using their method, Davies wrote his own lay version of their trigger point therapy techniques .