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Upper Body / Lower Extremities Workshop

William Huhn NCBTMB Approved Provider (NCBTMB 35 CE Hours)


CSEP CE Credits 35 (Category G)

"Excellent workshop. A great balance of of theory and applied practice. Bill's openess and constant support made the learning experience easy and enjoyable. He answered any and all questions and knows his Trigger Point material extremely well. I would recommend this course to anyone with pain... which is everyone!"

Tim Murphy  - Toronto Ontario

 

"Excellent! Was not sure what to expect prior to the start of the workshop.
Very informative, fascinating, serious, and professional... 
but with a great touch of humor. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the course. 
Thank-you."

Shirley Thompson - C'te d'Azur  France

 


Trigger Points for the Upper Body and Lower Extremities (35 hours)
(please read our refund policy, prior to registering) 

 

Have a look at what we will be covering during this workshop...



This workshop is designed for health practitioners, massage therapists, bodyworkers, and fitness professionals who would like advanced training in Trigger Point theory, protocol, and palpation/treatment techniques.

It is typically presented over 5 days; however, this may be shortened to accommodate host or attendee requirements.
Trigger Point CE Workshop Europe

Day 1: 

 Trigger Point theory. 4.0 hours

    - Myofascial Trigger Points are real
    - 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

 
Lunch 1.0 hour 

Hands-on; 2.5 hours 
- TMJD and related issues.
- Practicing location/palpation techniques on sternocleidomastoid, levator scapula, masseter (NCBTMB workshops - external palpation only), temporalis, lateral pterygoid (NCBTMB workshops - external palpation only), medial pterygoid (NCBTMB workshops - external palpation only), digastric, pectoralis and trapezius muscles.

Questions 0.5 hour

Treating TFL



Day 2: 

Review Day 1.  0.5 hour
TMJD and related issues 

Hands-on; 3.0 hours 
Treating headaches, neck pain, vertigo, 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. 

Lunch 1.0 hour 

Hands-on; 3.0 hours 
Shoulder issues, including Frozen Shoulder. 
- 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 Frozen Shoulder, shoulder pain, stiffness, rotator cuff injuries, and range of motion 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: trapezius, rhomboid, infraspinatus, supraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis, and others.
- 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.

Questions 0.5 hour

Trigger Point CE Workshop


Day 3: 

Review Day 2.  1.0 hour

Hands-on; 2.5 hours 
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.

Lunch 1.0 hour

Hands-on; 3.0 hours 
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.

Questions 0.5 hour

Finger and Hand Pain - Trigger Point CE Workshop


 Day 4: 

Review Day 3.  1.0 hour

Hands-on; 3.0 hours 
Lumbar, hips, buttocks 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.
* NCBTMB workshops will only include treating TrPs in the abdominal area above ASIS.

- 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.

Lunch 1.0 hour

Hands-on; 2.5 hours. 
Bladder, IBS, genital 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. 
* NCBTMB workshops will only include treating TrPs in the abdominal area above ASIS.
- 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. 
** NCBTMB workshops will only include treating TrPs in the distal 2/3 of the thigh.

- 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 0.5 hour


Day 5: 

Review Day 4.  1.0 hour

Hands-on; 2.5 hours
Thigh, (includes hamstring issues) knees, legs and feet. This will include sciatic pain, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and shin splints.  
Hamstring Trigger Points - Trigger Point CE Workshop- 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.

Lunch 1.0 hour 

Hands-on; 2.5 hours 
Review - location and treatment techniques 

Questions/Summary/Certificates/Evaluations 1.0 hour


NCBTMB - 35 CE Hours
CSEP - 35 CE Hours (Category G) 


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