6 hr Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain

Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain

6 hours

If there weren’t any pain in the world, it would be great, except that most bodyworkers would be unemployed! The biggest reason that people seek out bodywork is to help them manage pain. One of the most common types of pain is myofascial pain.

What makes myofascial pain so tricky to treat is the fact that it will refer pain to places in the body that are seemingly unrelated to the source of that pain. So, when a client comes in, they can tell you where it hurts but they really have no idea what the cause might be.
Knowing the functions of the different muscles and the differences between them makes the bodyworker more aware of what is happening with the client. Being able to visualize what the body is doing anatomically guide the therapist to the possible causes of the pain, which may or may not be where the client is feeling that pain. While this concept is very likely confusing to the lay person, you can assure your clients that you can neutralize their pain in much less time by knowing its cause than by simply working on their sore spots.

This course helps therapists identify the pain sources and the patterns the pain takes from those sources. Once the pain pattern has been identified, the therapist can then assess which trigger points are active and how to deactivate them. There are illustrations of excellent stretches that can be done with assistance or alone that will help maintain your treatments between sessions.

Since pain is a driving force for treatment-seeking behavior, when you get a reputation for not only alleviating their discomfort but being able to accomplish this in less time, your business will boom! Your clientele will increase, their gratitude will be unmatched, and you can be confident that you are, in fact, a pain reliever!

Goal:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to list the contributions to pain and dysfunction in the muscles, compare and contrast active versus latent trigger points, and discuss the skills necessary for successful palpation of muscles as they pertain to myofascial pain.

Objectives:

Students will be able to master the following objectives with a minimum of 70% accuracy:

  • List the three primary functions of the muscles
  • Define “Phasic” muscles
  • Describe the function of “Slow-Twitch” muscles
  • Itemize the contributions to pain and dysfunction in muscles
  • Compare and contrast Active versus Latent trigger points
  • Explain why whole-body conditioning affects the conditioning of a muscle
  • Define the two (2) important functions of the musculoskeletal system
  • Discuss the importance of Qi in Trigger Point Therapy
  • Characterize the elements of myofascial meridian therapy
  • Expound upon the concept of “Informed Touch”
  • Compare and contrast hypertonic versus hypotonic muscles
  • Discuss the essential skills for successful palpation
  • List the elements used in assessing a client
  • Categorize the pain patterns and perpetuating factors involved in myofascial pain of the head, neck, and face muscles
  • Characterize the muscle involvement of the shoulder girdle as it pertains to myofascial pain
  • Explain how dysfunction in the upper limb muscles cause myofascial pain and some of the techniques that can be used to help manage this condition
  • Itemize the muscles of the torso and how they can best be palpated to treat myofascial pain
  • Explain the actions and reactions of the muscles of the limbs and how they influence pain patterns and treatment of myofascial pain

Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes for this course will be measured by the mastery of the objectives set forth in the Learning Objectives section. Students must master the objectives, which are measured by the written assessment. Students must achieve a test score of 70% or higher to achieve mastery of these objectives.

Course Outline:

This course follows the book as it is written. The written assessment also goes in the same order as the book. Nothing in the assessment is based on any supplemental websites or books. Students will spend approximately 20 minutes per objective, since there are 18 objectives for this 6 hour course.

Exam Format – Online, Multiple Choice

Exam Questions – Total of 30 (Thirty) questions

States / Organizations that should accept this course – NCBTMB, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Certificate – Available Immediately upon passing with a 70%

Expiration – As long as you have an active membership that includes access to this course

Extra Fees (these are completely optional) – We have several options for our customers listed below in the case you wanted to use them. The online exam and online certificate upon passing is included in your tuition (you will need to purchase the required study material elsewhere). We have no hidden fees or surcharges, and the fees below only apply to extra options provided by the Company. The extra fees are as follows:

NOTE: All fees must be paid in advance of any extra Services rendered.

  • Need your certificate mailed? We will mail you a tri-folded color certificate after passing – $10 per certificate, per mailing.
  • Want us to manually submit your answers? You can mail or email us your answers on the provided printable exam for us to manually grade and submit on your behalf. Also included, is if you pass with at least a 70% we will mail you a tri-folded color certificate – $25 per course and attempt. The certificate is only mailed if you received a 70% or greater. (This is paid by you when you fill out the required form completely that is located on the bottom of each printable exam. If you fail the exam, you will either have to repeat this process and pay the fee, or you can complete your exam online yourself free)
  • Want us to mail you the printable version of the exam questions? (Note: You can print this yourself within your account at no additional charge) We will mail you the exam questions – $10 per course, per mailing.

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Are there any extra fees or optional services from Massage CE Unlimited?

Extra Fees (these are completely optional) – We have several options for our customers listed below in the case you wanted to use them. The online exam and online certificate upon passing is included in your tuition (you will need to purchase the required study material elsewhere). We have no hidden fees or surcharges, and the fees below only apply to extra options provided by the Company. The extra fees are as follows: 
NOTE: All fees must be paid in advance of any extra Services rendered.

  • Need your certificate mailed? We will mail you a tri-folded color certificate after passing – $10 per certificate, per mailing.
  • Want us to manually submit your answers? You can mail or email us your answers on the provided printable exam for us to manually grade and submit on your behalf. Also included, is if you pass with at least a 70% we will mail you a tri-folded color certificate – $25 per course and attempt. The certificate is only mailed if you received a 70% or greater. (This is paid by you when you fill out the required form completely that is located on the bottom of each printable exam. If you fail the exam, you will either have to repeat this process and pay the fee, or you can complete your exam online yourself free)
  • Want us to mail you the printable version of the exam questions? (Note: You can print this yourself within your account at no additional charge) We will mail you the exam questions – $10 per course, per mailing.
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