Apex Athletica

When compromised performance is NOT an option.


A new 20-hour (3-day) workshop that is an expanded version of our popular ‘Trigger Points Common to Athletes’ (8-hour / 1-day) workshop.

With much more detail and applied methods, it addresses specific pain and/or performance issues that athletes typically encounter. You’ll be shown how to effectively treat to prevent injury, mitigate pain, and discover techniques that may improve muscle performance.


We will also explain the difference between treatment for symptomatic relief, and comprehensive (remedial) TP therapy protocols.


This 20-hour workshop is tailored for athletes, massage therapists, bodyworkers, physiotherapists, fitness trainers, and other interested fitness and health professionals, who desire some in-depth instruction regarding Trigger Point protocol and locating and treating myofascial trigger points that are common to the athletic body.


The workshop covers the above issues and we will be locating and treating TrPs in the SITS, pec major/minor, quadratus lumborum, piriformis, gluteus min/med/max, hamstrings and quadriceps femoris. Attendees will also practice palpation techniques to discover and treat TrPs in the hip adductors, iliopsoas, gastrocs, and other relative muscles.


We’ll also discuss (discussion only) TrPs that effect the pelvic and genital area, which is a common complaint from athletes.


Whats Covered
  • detailed palpation techniques of muscles for trigger points, treatment techniques, post-treatment protocol, latent vs. active TrPs, contraindications.
  • explain how TrPs play a major role in athletic body
- symptoms that include; shoulder, elbow, groin, perineum, hamstring, knee, hip, buttock. As well, attendees will discover and be shown the trigger point locations that may


Trigger Point Therapy for Athletes produce the symptoms of shinsplints, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, piriformis syndrome, and more!

  • discuss the muscles that play a causal role in these issues – and how to deactivate their trigger points.
  • demonstrate how exercise and/or stretching affects trigger points in these muscles.
  • protocol for rehabilitating the TrP affected muscle.
  • protocol for minimizing muscle injury
  • 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.


Course duration: 20 hours.

CSEP 20 hours (Category G)

CCBC (Chiropractic) 20 hours

Certificate of Completion will be issued.

Upcoming Events

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Date: February 2018

Venue: TBA

Registration Fee: TBA


Registration Form

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