A critical evaluation of Quintner etal: Missing the point

Jan Dommerholt, Robert D. Gerwin

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The objective of this article is to critically analyze a recent publication by Quinter, Bove and Cohen, published in Rheumatology, about myofascial pain syndrome and trigger points (Quintner etal., 2014). The authors concluded that the leading trigger point hypothesis is flawed in reasoning and in science. They claimed to have refuted the trigger point hypothesis. The current paper demonstrates that the Quintner etal. paper is a biased review of the literature replete with unsupported opinions and accusations. In summary, Quintner etal. have not presented any convincing evidence to believe that the Integrated TrP Hypothesis should be laid to rest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-204
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


  • Myofascial pain
  • Trigger point hypotheses
  • Trigger points

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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