Upper Body and Lower Extremities (Abridged)

Attendees discover that there’s much more to Trigger Point Therapy than simply following an illustration to inactivate a specific TrP.

Our CE workshops are known around the world for their high standard of instruction and comprehensive approach.

Our instructors have thoroughly studied and practiced (over many years) the seminal work of Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons.

It’s not another thing we do… it’s the only thing we do.

 

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

 

Register at the bottom of this page.

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 xiphoid process.

 

Bladder, IBS, Genital/Pelvic Floor 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

Friday 4 hours, Saturday 8 hours, Sunday 8 hours.
NCBTMB 20 CE Hours
Presented by: William Huhn

Venue: Kamloops Chamber of Commerce

Prerequisites: All health/wellness professionals.

 

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Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Date: 2019 Dates TBA

Friday/Saturday/Sunday
20 hrs.

NCBTMB 20 CE Hours

Presented by: William Huhn

Venue: TBA

Prerequisites: All health/wellness professionals.

Registration Fee: $750.00

 


 

Toronto, ON, Canada

Date: By arrangement for your group

20 Hours
NCBTMB 20 CE Hours
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Venue: TBA

Prerequisites: All health/wellness professionals.

Registration Fee: $750.00

 


 

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Date: TBA

20 hours

Presented by: William Huhn

CMTNL – CEU 9 CAT. A
MTANS – 9 Primary CEUs
NCBTMB – 20 CE Hours
Venue: TBA

Prerequisites: All health/wellness professionals.

Registration Fee: $750.00

 


 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date: TBA

Friday evening – 4 hours.

Sat 8 hours Sun 8 hours
20 hours

Presented by: William Huhn

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

Venue: TBA

Prerequisites: All health/wellness professionals.

Registration Fee: $750.00

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Date: TBA

Tues/Wed/Thurs 4 hours each evening.

Sat 8 hours
20 hours
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
Prerequisites: All health/wellness professionals.

 

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