Fitness & Trigger Points
Whatever your fitness routine may be, it is important to keep your muscles healthy and free from trigger points. Trigger points do not just cause pain or other symptoms, they will cause shortening of the involved muscle. This shortening cannot be stretched-out, until the involved TrPs are removed. As well, over-stretching can and often does, exacerbate existing problems/symptoms.
This 8-hour workshop is typically open to the general public who want to know more about the effects that trigger points have on muscle performance, and the symptoms that can result due to over-exercising. It also addresses the over-loading of muscles that is a far-too-common issue with musicians.
This workshop offers essential information for yoga therapists/instructors, athletes, dancers, massage therapists, bodyworkers, physiotherapists, fitness trainers, and other interested fitness and health professionals, regarding Trigger Point Therapy protocol and locating and treating myofascial trigger points that are common to the athletic body.
It addresses specific pain and/or performance issues that athletes typically encounter. You’ll be shown how to effectively treat to mitigate pain, and discover techniques that may improve muscle performance.
We offer attendees valuable information about the effects of trigger points and of course plenty of hands-on practice. We will also explain the difference between treatment for symptomatic relief, and comprehensive (remedial) TP Therapy protocols.
- detailed palpation techniques of muscles for trigger points,
- treatment techniques
- post-treatment protocol
- latent vs active TrPs
- explain how TrPs play a major role in the athletic body , covering symptoms that include;
- shoulder, thoracic area, elbow, abs, groin, hips/buttocks, hamstrings, knees, legs and feet.
- As well, attendees will discover and be shown the trigger point locations that may produce 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.
We will be locating and treating TrPs in the
- pec major/minor,
- quadratus lumborum,
- gluteus min/med/max,
- quadriceps femoris,
- hip adductors,
- iliopsoas (primary hip flexors),
- gastrocs and other relative muscles.
Other topics included in this workshop –
- 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: 8 hours.
Certificate of Completion will be issued
CSEP 8 CE Credits (Category G)