The world has lost a pioneer.

I learned today that David G Simons MD passed away yesterday at the age of 88.
Until recently, I didnt know much about Dr. Simons, but after a seminar in Trigger Point therapy wish Amber Davis, Dr. Simons work was brought to my attention, and how important he was to the Therapy community.

It's not often these days, we encounter men as great as this.
David met Dr Janet Travell (who was to become President Kennedy's personal physician) when she lectured on the subject of trigger points and myofascial pain at the Air Force’s School of Aerospace Medicine. They formed a long collaboration, culminating in the production of The Trigger Point Manual, the definitive work on the subject. He continued to research lecture and write on this topic for the rest of his life.

David will be honoured on May 7-8 2010 at a symposium on soft tissue dysfunction and treatment to be held a the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA