Trigger Points & Women’s Health
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.
This 6 hour, CE workshop is suitable for massage therapists, yoga therapists, bodyworkers, physiotherapists, and other interested fitness and health professionals, who desire some in-depth instruction on locating and treating myofascial trigger points.
If indicated below, it is also open to female laypeople who’d like information on how to treat or self-treat some common issues.
This workshop specifically addresses symptoms that many women present with, such as migraine, bladder issues (urgency, frequency, leakage, nocturia), painful periods (dysmenorrhea), dyspareunia, bowel symptoms (including IBS), pregnancy-related pain, and more.
The muscles we will examine –
We will be locating and treating TrPs in the trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, temporalis, pectoralis major, quadratus lumborum, rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, and external obliques. Attendees will also practice palpation techniques to discover and treat TrPs in the hip adductors, and gluteal muscles.
We’ll also discuss (no palpation) how to treat intrapelvic/pelvic floor TrPs, and their effects on the pelvic/genital/rectal and urinary tract area.
- detailed palpation techniques of muscles for trigger points, manual compression treatment techniques, post-treatment protocol, latent/active TrPs, contraindications.
- demonstrate how TrPs play a major role in common symptoms we treat such as headaches, migraine, groin pain, IBS, diarrhea/constipation, loss of appetite (anorexia), levator ani syndrome and proctalgia fugax. As well we will cover female-specific symptoms that include; breast pain, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), dyspareunia (painful intercourse), bladder symptoms, urinary tract symptoms and pregnancy related symptoms.
- discuss the muscles that play a causal role in these issues – and how to deactivate the involved trigger points.
- demonstrate how exercise affects trigger points in these muscles.
- protocol for rehabilitating the TrP affected muscle.
- the effects of heat/ice on TrPs.
- how stress, medications, over-use, trauma and skeletal abnormalities affect TrPs.
Course duration: 6 hours.
Certificate of Completion will be issued
Prerequisite: This is an open workshop for women who have reached the age of majority.