This is a 2 day (16 hour) CPD course that introduces the physiotherapist to myofascial trigger point (MTrP) pain and dysfunction concepts. This course is based upon the pioneering work of Travell and Simons and is an evidenced informed academic and practical approach to the management of patients with myofascial trigger point pain. This course is taught by Dr Johnson McEvoy. Content includes: History of the development of trigger point concepts, Travell and Simons Muscle physiology The unique neurobiology of muscle pain Incidence of trigger points Biomedical and pain sciences models Peripheral and central sensitisation models Trigger point definition Clinical features of trigger points Trigger point signs and symptoms Types of trigger points Trigger point palpation techniques Trigger point pathogenesis and scientific evidence The integrated hypothesis of trigger point formation Causes of trigger point / Perpetuating factors relevant to trigger points Selected treatment options for management of trigger points Manual therapy, ice and stretch, dry needling demonstration, modalities, stretch, strength etc Education, Safety, documentation, post treatment soreness Demonstration and practical hands on practice for 20 common muscles
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Trigger Point Course
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Muscles Covered Trapezius Levator scapula Post neck, splenius capitus Supraspinatus Infraspinatus / teres minor Subscapularis Pectoralis major & minor Bicpes & Triceps Erector spinae Quadratus lumborum Iliopsoas Gluteus medius, minimus Piriformis, Hamstrings Gastroc Soleus Quadriceps
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