September 29–30, 2012, 8:30 am–5:30 pm
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, CA
Pain cannot be treated effectively without understanding how to locate and treat trigger points (MTrP’s). About 75% of pain is caused by trigger points.
Trigger points refer pain, and about 74% of the time, they are remote to where the patient/client feels symptoms. Dr. Janet Travell started mapping these pain referral patterns in the 1930’s, and these maps give us a starting point of where to search for trigger points. It is important for any kind of practitioner who treats pain to add this information to their knowledge base; they need to learn to check several specific muscles for the trigger points that are the potential source of symptoms.
Practitioners need to become familiar with the underlying perpetuating factors that cause and keep trigger points activated such as allergies, emotional factors, dietary problems, digestive problems, and organ dysfunctions. Ideally, practitioners will incorporate trigger point knowledge and treatment into their current modality in order to relieve pain. They will address perpetuating factors within the scope of their practice, or to refer to another practitioner who can address applicable perpetuating factors.
• Learn “What are Trigger Points?”
• Learn how to use the Pain Relief CD ROM as reference text
• Use Pain Guides to identify potential trigger points based on referral pattern
• Learn what causes and perpetuates trigger points
• Use a medical history form to identify perpetuating factors, and help your patients/clients resolve them
• Learn about the range of therapies that treat trigger points
• Learn general techniques for treating trigger points using ischemic compression, myofascial release, and stretching.
• Complete case studies on patients/clients, which helps the student learn to identify potential trigger points and perpetuating factors, practice treatments, and teach patients/clients self-help techniques
• Integrate trigger point treatments into your existing practice.
Approved for CE's by the AMTA, ABMP, NCBTMB (provider # 451513-10), NCCAOM, and Alaska Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Acupuncturists. Check with your organization to see if this course meets the criteria for CE's/PDA's.
pain conditions, pain management, Trigger point, trigger point therapy, trigger points
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