Upper Body and Lower Extremities (Abridged)

Have a look at what we will be covering during this 20-hour Trigger Point Therapy workshop…

Whats Covered

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

Upcoming Events

Kamloops, BC, Canada

Date: TBA

20 Hours. 3-days workshop
NCBTMB 20 CE Hours
CSEP 20 CE Credits (Category G)
Presented by: William Huhn

Venue: TBA

Prerequisites: Fitness trainer, and/or physical health professional.

Registration Fee: $750.00

Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Date: 2017 Dates TBA

Friday/Saturday/Sunday
20 hrs.

NCBTMB 20 CE Hours

CSEP 20 CE Credits (Category G)
Presented by: William Huhn

Venue: TBA

Prerequisites: Fitness trainer, and/or physical health professional.

Registration Fee: $750.00

Toronto, ON, Canada

Date: Autumn 2017

20 Hours. 3 day workshop
Friday (4 hours), Saturday (8 hours) and Sunday (8 hours)
CSEP 20 CE Credits (Category G)
NCBTMB 20 CE Hours
Presented by: William Huhn

Venue: TBA

Prerequisites: Fitness trainer, and/or physical health professional.

Registration Fee: $750.00

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Date: 2017 Dates TBA

Friday 7 hours, Saturday 7 hours, Sunday 6 hours.
20 hours

Presented by: William Huhn

CMTNL – CEU 9 CAT. A
MTANS – 9 Primary CEUs
NCBTMB – 20 CE Hours
CSEP – 20 CECs Category G

Venue: TBA

Prerequisites: Fitness trainer, and/or physical health professional.

Registration Fee: $750.00

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date: 2017 Dates TBA

20 hours. 3-day workshop
Presented by: William Huhn

MTANS Units 9.00 Primary
CMTNL – CEU 9 CAT. A
NCBTMB – 20 CE Hours

CSEP – 20 CECs Category G

Venue: TBA

Prerequisites: Fitness trainer, and/or physical health professional.

Registration Fee: $750.00

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Date: September 15, 16 & 17. 2017

Registration for this workshop is now closed.

 

20 hours. 3-day workshop
Presented by: William Huhn
College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland & Labrador Approved CEU Course

CMTNL – CEU 9 CAT. A
MTANS – 9 Primary CEUs
NCBTMB – 20 CE Hours
CSEP – 20 CECs (Category G)

Venue: TBA

Prerequisites: Fitness trainer, and/or physical health professional.

Registration Fee: $750.00

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