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Coming Soon!

Apex Athletica'

When peak athletic performance is a must.

Athletic Performance 
When compromised performance is NOT an option.

A new 20-hour (3-day) workshop that is an expanded version of our popular 
'Trigger Points Common to Athletes' (8-hour / 1-day) workshop. 
With much more detail and applied methods, it addresses specific pain and/or performance issues that athletes typically encounter. You'll be shown how to effectively treat to prevent injury, mitigate pain, and discover techniques that may improve muscle performance

We will also explain the difference between treatment for symptomatic relief, and comprehensive (remedial) TP therapy protocols.


Improve Your Athletic Performance

Trigger Point Therapy for AthleticsWHM' Client - Russian National Champion - Read her story on this page



This 20-hour workshop is tailored for athletes, massage therapists, bodyworkers, physiotherapists, fitness trainers, and other interested fitness and health professionals, who desire some in-depth instruction regarding Trigger Point protocol and locating and treating myofascial trigger points that are common to the athletic body.

The workshop covers the above issues and we will be locating and treating TrPs in the SITS, pec major/minor, quadratus lumborum, piriformis, gluteus min/med/max, hamstrings and quadriceps femoris. Attendees will also practice palpation techniques to discover and treat TrPs in the hip adductors, iliopsoas, gastrocs, and other relative muscles. 

We'll also discuss TrPs, that effect the pelvic and genital area, which is a common complaint from athletes.

            

 
  
         



            Athletes, Barb Heise and Shirley Thompson at WHM' Trigger Point Workshop - Cannes, FranceAthletes, Dana Griffiths and Lucy Pearman (France workshop)

What will be covered in Apex Athletica'

- detailed palpation techniques of muscles for trigger points, treatment techniques, post-treatment protocol, latent vs. active TrPs, contraindications.
- explain how TrPs play a major role in athletic body 
- symptoms that include; shoulder, elbow, groin, perineum, hamstring, knee, hip, buttock. As well, attendees will discover and be shown the trigger point locations that may
Trigger Point Therapy for Athletesproduce the 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.
- 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: 20 hours. 

Certificate of Completion will be issued.
            

 Take a moment to read what this national champion has to say about
William Huhn Method' - Trigger Point Therapy...

My name is Nataliya, I was a professional freestyle skier, participated in World Cups from 2008 till 2011 and became Russian National Champion in 2010-2011 and here is my healing story. 

 It begins about 3 years ago, when after an accident during training I had to undergo spinal surgery. Luckily it happened in Austria so I was really thankful for European accuracy and high technologies. After about a month I came back to my motherland, and started rehabilitation within one of the best sports clinics in Russia. Nowadays technologies of micro surgeries are very developed so they allow to operate with as less interference (tissue trauma) as possible, but Russian methods for similar conditions of injury would involve the installation of supportive titanium construction in the spine; so doctors and specialists were outraged by the way my surgery was done and considered it incorrect.

Trigger Point Therapy - Professional Skier They told me that if I don't bring back my core strength and build really strong muscles right away, then it will lead to serious consequences like severe rachiocampsis and something else really scary'  
So I started working hard, fighting through the pain next half a year under professional supervision I was doing a large complex of physiotherapy including work on range of motion and flexibility, various exercises to help develop and strengthen my back muscles. Pain was always there   after 6 months of therapy I went on a surf trip to the Philippines, that's where I met my husband and from where healing became a huge and important part of my life, I knew that my body needs special attention and care, and I knew as well that working out never made my back feel any better.  Pain is a signal that our intelligent body sends to let us know that something isn't right, and that was my sign that it's time to chill. Last couple years I spent traveling around the world, all that time I was pretty active and was trying to still do light exercises, only the ones that felt good and necessary for muscles to stay in tonus but at the same time I had to find a way to set myself completely free from pain. I knew also that I needed to meet a person who will certainly help me. I was really open and interested in trying different types of therapy and healing and even had a chance to try Mongolian acupuncture. 

 I recently moved to Canada and my friend recommended me to William Huhn and see if he could help me. I find it really valuable that he doesn't just treat muscles and resulting pain, but as well pays a lot of attention on the educational part, which is probably as important as the physical therapy; it gets you to understand a physiological reason of a problem and what causes the pain and how important it is to listen to your body. William teaches and explains how our body works and pays attention not only at the area of injury but at the whole body, everything is connected in it so general health and good food are so much more important then we think, specially during a process of healing. 

 After the first session I understood that all this time instead of giving my back a necessary rest - a chance to release pain and relax, I did completely opposite. Muscle is an organ and if it's "injured" (dysfunctional) you can't strengthen it by exercising; it will only get worse - first you have to treat it (and the trigger points) and give it time to heal then gradually and gently start working on the strength and tonus. Wm. Huhn. 

 My entire back, buttocks, abdomen and hips were full of trigger points, some of them were already old - those ones which felt like were giving me this endless chronic pain, they felt hard like a rock, sounded weird and crunchy too. So after few weeks of treatments and relaxation little by little the knots started to release, at this moment I only have a few left, the oldest 'crunchy ones' now seem to be way smaller, my flexibility improved and pain is much less intense. 

 I really want to thank William for what he did for me so far and for sharing that amazing knowledge he gained and learned from long years of studying and treating people. I really appreciate that he is sharing this wisdom with those who need help, and I truly think that he opens peoples eyes and minds to more natural and gentle ways of curing themselves and becoming free from pain.    

 Nataliya Stepanova



Our office is closed on weekends and holidays. To book your appointment for treatment, or for more workshop information:
Phone: 250.714.6056                                                           Email: info@triggerpoint.ca             1455 Townsite Rd. Nanaimo, BC V9S 1M9
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