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Upper Half of Body and Lower Extremities - (20 hours)
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Upper Body and Lower Extremities Workshop (20 hours)
3-Day Workshop 

"A fantastic introduction to Trigger Point Therapy in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Bill is a superb instructor, approachable, knowledgeable and all our questions, were never too much!" 
Lucy Pearman - Switzerland 

 

Have a look at what we will be covering during this workshop...

 

Trigger Point theory.

  - Causes of trigger point formation

  - Trigger points refer pain in predictable patterns

  - Trigger points affect muscle, fascia and ligaments
  - Other symptoms that trigger points produce (e.g. autonomic/proprioceptive phenomena)      
  - Susceptibility to trigger points
  - Vitamins and minerals; their relationship to muscle health
  - How to carry out basic "trigger points" assessment of your client
  - How to physically train/rehab the client when trigger points are suspected
  - The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: by Clair Davies, N.C.T.M.B.
  - Travell and Simons, M.D. and their contributions to Trigger Point

 

TMJD and Related Issues. 

- Practicing location/palpation techniques on sternocleidomastoid, levator scapula, masseter* , temporalis, lateral pterygoid*, medial pterygoid, digastric, pectoralis, and trapezius muscles.
(*NCBTMB workshops - external palpation only)


Treating Headaches, Neck Pain, Vertigo, and Migraine. 
 


- detailed palpation techniques of muscles for trigger points, treatment techniques, post-treatment protocol, latent/active TrPs, contraindications.
- explain how TrPs play a major role in vertigo, neck pain, headache issues and migraine.
- discuss the muscles that play a causal role in these issues - and how to deactivate their trigger points.
Some muscles we will treat are: sternocleidomastoid, suboccipital, trapezius, temporalis, and others. 
- demonstrate how exercise affects trigger points in these muscles.
- protocol for rehabilitating the TrP affected muscle.
- how TrPs always affect muscle strength and performance and why muscle performance always improves when trigger points are removed.
- the effects of heat/ice on TrPs.
- how stress, medications, over-use, trauma and skeletal abnormalities affect TrPs. 

  

 

Arm Pain, CTS, Tennis/Golfer's Elbow, Hand Pain/Numbness. 

- detailed palpation techniques of muscles for trigger points, treatment techniques, post-treatment protocol, latent/active TrPs, contraindications.
- explain how TrPs play a major role in arm pain, CTS, tennis/golfer's elbow, hand pain/numbness.
- discuss the muscles that play a causal role in these issues - and how to deactivate their trigger points. 
- Some muscles we will treat are: triceps, scalenes, biceps, hand extensors/flexors and others.
- demonstrate how exercise affects trigger points in these muscles.
- protocol for rehabilitating the TrP affected muscle.
- how stress, medications, over-use, trauma and skeletal abnormalities affect TrPs.


Chest Pain, Breast Pain, and Upper Back Pain.

- detailed palpation techniques of muscles for trigger points, treatment techniques, post-treatment protocol, latent/active TrPs, contraindications.
- explain how TrPs play a major role in chest pain, breast pain, and upper back pain. 
- discuss the muscles that play a causal role in these issues - and how to deactivate their trigger points. 
- Some muscles we will treat are: pectoralis major/minor, serratus anterior, serratus posterior superior, scalenes, rhomboids, and others.
- demonstrate how exercise affects trigger points in these muscles.
- protocol for rehabilitating the TrP affected muscle.
- how stress, medications, over-use, trauma and skeletal abnormalities affect TrPs.

  

Lumbar, Hip, Buttock, and Groin Issues.

- detailed palpation techniques of muscles for trigger points, treatment techniques, post-treatment protocol, latent/active TrPs, contraindications. 
- explain how TrPs play a major role in lumbar pain, hips, buttocks, and groin issues. 
- discuss the muscles that play a causal role in these issues - and how to deactivate their trigger points. 
- Some muscles we will treat are: gluteus maximus/medius/minimus, quadratus lumborum, erector spinae, piriformis, iliopsoas*, rectus abdominis* and others.
 - demonstrate how exercise affects trigger points in these muscles.
- protocol for rehabilitating the TrP affected muscle.
- how stress, medications, over-use, trauma and skeletal abnormalities affect TrPs.

 * NCBTMB workshops will only include treating TrPs in the abdominal area between the ASIS and lower ribs.

 
Bladder, IBS, Genital Pain, Dysmenorrhea, Abdominal, and Autonomic/Proprioceptive phenomena Issues. 

- detailed palpation techniques of muscles for trigger points, treatment techniques, post-treatment protocol, latent/active TrPs, contraindications. 
- explain how TrPs play a major role in bladder*, IBS*, genital pain*, dysmenorrhea*, and abdominal* and autonomic phenomena issues. 
- discuss the muscles that play a causal role in these issues - and discuss how to deactivate their trigger points. 
- Some muscles we will treat are: abdominal obliques, rectus abdominis, adductor magnus/ longus/ brevis**, pectoralis major and sternocleidomastoid. 
- demonstrate how exercise affects trigger points in these muscles.
- protocol for rehabilitating the TrP affected muscle.
- how stress, over-use, trauma and skeletal abnormalities affect TrPs.

* NCBTMB workshops will only include treating TrPs in the abdominal area above ASIS.
** NCBTMB workshops will only include treating TrPs in the distal 2/3 of the thigh. 

 

Thigh, (includes hamstring issues) Knees, Legs and Feet.
This will include sciatic pain, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and shin splints and Morton's foot structure.  

- detailed palpation techniques of muscles for trigger points, treatment techniques, post-treatment protocol, latent/active TrPs, contraindications.
- explain how TrPs play a major role in thigh, knees, legs and feet; this will include sciatic pain, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and shin splints.
- discuss the muscles that play a causal role in these issues - and how to deactivate their trigger points. 
- Some muscles we will treat are: biceps femoris, semitendinosis, semimembranosus, hip adductors, quadriceps, extrinsic/intrinsic foot muscles.
- demonstrate how exercise affects trigger points in these muscles.
- protocol for rehabilitating the TrP affected muscle.
- how stress, over-use, trauma and skeletal abnormalities affect TrPs.


Questions/Summary/Certificates/Evaluations 

 

 

"As a strength and fitness coach with a kinesiology background, I found this workshop very enlightening, informative, and a fun way to enhance my skill set in functional anatomy and palpation skills. I recommend this course to any health practitioner who is looking to find new ways to further their practice, and to enhance the health of their clientele."

Gregg Parris
R.Kin. Toronto Ontario

 






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