WHM Trigger Point Certifications

 

There is a severe global dearth of Trigger Point practitioners with extensive knowledge of this therapy; we continue to work toward correcting this shortage.

Level 1 - Beginner

Here’s what you’ll need to study and do to obtain your WHM™ Level 1 Certification. Lots and lots of study and practice. In my humble opinion, it is well worth the effort.

  • Have an above average knowledge of human anatomy.
  • Know most of the muscles that are involved with Trigger Point… this includes their names, attachments/location, and their function (there’s a lot of them – get busy!)
  • You should have a superior knowledge of bones (most of them) – their names/location
  • You own the Travell & Simons Trigger Point Manuals (hardcopy please) and
  • You must study the first four chapters of Volume 1 Travell & Simons’ Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual (2-Volume Set) by Simons, David G., Travell, Janet G., Simons, Lois S., Cummin 2nd (second) Edition [Hardcover(1998)]
  • Since my applied approach to TPT is based on Clair Davies method of treatment, I’d like you to study the Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, by Clair Davies and Amber Davies.
  • The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
  • You have attended at least 3, William Huhn Method™ 1-day workshops, or have attended the WHM™ (5-day) “Introduction to Trigger Points; Hands-on Workshop – Upper Half of Body and Lower Extremities”. This will introduce you to my way of employing effective TPT. Note: You can wait for me to come to your city to present a workshop or you may come to me for a private workshop.
  • You have practiced your applied techniques on your friends and family and anyone else who is willing to offer their body to you for practice. I suggest you should not charge a fee to these folks, because you still know very little about TPT and they’re helping you to acquire some skills. You should ideally log about 100 hours of applied practice.
  • Then, finally, you will successfully complete the WHM™ Level 1 workshop that includes a written exam, to obtain your Certificate of Achievement.
  • Congratulations, now the real learning begins!
Level 2 - Advanced
  • Holds a current William Huhn Method™ – Level 1 Certificate of Achievement
  • Logged over 500 hours employing Trigger Point therapy/bodywork as their primary treatment method, not adjunct to to other therapy models
  • Extensive knowledge of Travell & Simons Trigger Point manuals
  • Demonstrates comprehensive “client intake” methods
  • Exceptional client care skills
  • Demonstrates extensive understanding of Trigger Point protocol
  • Demonstrates above average knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Successful completion of the 1-day, Level 2 written / practical examination
Level 3 - Approved Educator
  • Holds a current WHM™ – Level 2 Certificate of Achievement
  • Logged at least 100 intern hours at WHM™ workshops
  • Exceptional speaking/instructing skills
  • Well organized and self-motivated
  • Employs Trigger Point methods as their primary method of treatment for their clients
  • Successful completion of the WHM™ Approved Educator, examination process

 

Workshop Testimonials

I had the pleasure of attending/participating in a Trigger Point Workshop presented by William Huhn. This approach to Myofascial and Trigger Point related pain management was innovative and stimulating. I particularly enjoyed the “hands-on session” and the opportunity to become familiar with massage techniques for the release of trigger points.... Read more
Dr. K.W. Turnbull, MD, FRCPC
Vancouver, BC