Myofascial Trigger Points for movement optimisation and pain including chinese therapy of jingjin

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Lower Quadrant MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS FOR MOVEMENT OPTIMISATION AND PAIN

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Chronic pain is now recognised as being an extremely complex multifactorial process. Myofascial trigger point therapy can be used in the management of peripheral neurogenic pain. However, MTPs can also be used to optimise movement control therapies. MTP treatment can be used to increase extensibility and decrease recruitment dominance within dysfunctional global mobility muscles. Myofascial trigger point treatment is also used to facilitate recruitment of inhibited and elongated global stability muscles. From a more traditional perspective this course also presents the application of myofascial trigger point management within complex neurogenic pain presentations. This course is orientated to a ‘hands on’ practical application of myofascial trigger point management.

This course reviews the pain related changes in neurophysiology in synergistic recruitment (recruitment changes between one joint stabilizer and multi-joint mobiliser muscle). It details techniques for palpation assessment and manual treatment of active myofascial trigger points in lower quadrant (lower back, pelvis, hip and leg). This course expense on the functional approach to myofascial trigger points therapy. Myofascial trigger point treatment is used to increase extensibility and decrease recruitment dominance within dysfunctional global muti-joint muscles mobility muscles of lower quadrant. Myofascial trigger point treatment is also used to facilitate recruitment of inhibited and elongated global stability muscles of the lower quadrant. An unique component of this course is to further develop the application of active movement control recovery training to maintain extensibility and inhibition of global mobility muscle following MTP treatment. We also detail active movements recovery facilitation of global stabilizer and inhibit global mobiliser muscles following MTP treatment. Active movement recovery training has an advantage of prolonging the treatment effect of MTP treatment, in terms of symptom management and movement correction.

This course continues the application of integration of MTP treatment with the ancient Chinese therapy of "Jingjin" (sinew lines) for the lower quadrant.

KEY FEATURES

This course addresses:
  • The biology of the Myofascial Trigger Point (MTP)
  • How to identify active or pain producing myofascial trigger points
  • How to manually treat active MTPs
  • How to make links between active trigger points and global muscle imbalance
  • The use of MTPs to ‘down-regulate’ and increase functional extensibility in over-active multi-joint mobiliser muscles
  • The use of MTPs to ‘up-regulate’ inhibited or elongated 1 joint stabiliser muscles to improve their stabiliser function
  • The application of active movement control recovery training following MTP treatment to prolonging the treatment effect on symptoms and improve the effectiveness of recruitment retraining
  • Integration of MTP treatment with the ancient Chinese therapy of "Jingjin" (sinew lines)
This course will help you to:

Use myofascial trigger point therapy in the management of:

  • Movement control impairments
  • Clinical regional pain scenarios
  • Complex regional pain syndromes

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course the participant should be able to:

  • To have an understanding of the current evidence / theories regarding the physiology of MTPs
  • Palpate and understand the difference between myofascial trigger points and other tender points
  • Understand how movement and stability dysfunction can play a role in the development of myofascial trigger points
  • Make a clinical diagnosis of myofascial trigger points as a contributing source of pain

The participant should demonstrate the ability to apply principles of assessment and motor control retraining to:

  • Use movement analysis in a clinical framework to manage mmyofascial trigger points and influence pain, regain muscle extensibility and change recruitment thresholds to enhance motor control
  • Integrate the assessment and treatment of myofascial trigger points in management of movement impairments in clinical practice

 

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

  • A functional approach to MTP therapy (theoretical component)
  • Theoretical concept of identifying and treating MTPs (theoretical component)
  • Palpation assessment and treatment of active Primary MTPs in short or overactive global mobiliser muscles (practical / lab component)
  • Palpation assessment and treatment of active Secondary MTPs in elongated or recruitment inefficient global stabiliser muscles (practical / lab component)
  • The application of active movement control recovery training following MTP training
  • Integration of MTP treatment with the ancient Chinese therapy of "Jingjin" (sinew lines) 
  • MTP treatment for ‘simple’ regional pain (theoretical and practical component)
  • ‘Traditional’ process of using MTP wall charts to identify active MTPs contributing to regional pain
  • MTP treatment for neurogenic and ‘complex’ regional pain (theoretical component)
  • Discussion session
Clinical Scenarios 
  • Clinical reasoning workshop on integration of MTP therapy into contempory clinical management of musculo skeletal pain using a variety of clinical conditions.

Upper Quadrant MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS FOR MOVEMENT OPTIMISATION AND PAIN

COURSE OUTLINE

Chronic pain is now recognised as being an extremely complex multifactorial process. Myofascial trigger point therapy can be used in the management of peripheral neurogenic pain. However, MTPs can also be used to optimise movement control therapies. MTP treatment can be used to increase extensibility and decrease recruitment dominance within dysfunctional global mobility muscles. Myofascial trigger point treatment is also used to facilitate recruitment of inhibited and elongated global stability muscles. From a more traditional perspective this course also presents the application of myofascial trigger point management within complex neurogenic pain presentations. This course is orientated to a ‘hands on’ practical application of myofascial trigger point management.

This course reviews the evidence behind the development of myofascial trigger points and their pain producing mechanisms. It details techniques for palpation assessment and manual treatment of active myofascial trigger points in upper quadrant (neck, shoulder, upper thoracic and arm). This course introduces a functional approach to myofascial trigger point therapy. Myofascial trigger point treatment can be utilised to optimise the management of movement control impairments and related pain mechanisms. It can be used to increase extensibility and decrease recruitment dominance within dysfunctional global muti-joint muscles mobility muscles of upper quadrant. Myofascial trigger point treatment is also used to facilitate recruitment of inhibited and elongated global stability muscles of upper quadrant. A unique component of this course is to introduce active movement control recovery training to maintain extensibility and inhibition of global mobility muscle following MTP treatment. We also detail active movements recovery facilitation of global stabilizer and inhibit global mobiliser muscles following MTP treatment. Active movement recovery training has an advantage of prolonging the treatment effect of MTP treatment, in terms of symptom management and movement correction.

This course also introduces the application of integration of MTP treatment with the ancient Chinese therapy of "Jingjin" (sinew lines) for the upper quadrant.

 

KEY FEATURES

This course addresses:
  • The biology of the Myofascial Trigger Point (MTP)
  • How to identify active or pain producing myofascial trigger points
  • How to manually treat active MTPs
  • How to make links between active trigger points and global muscle imbalance
  • The use of MTPs to ‘down-regulate’ and increase functional extensibility in over-active multi-joint mobiliser muscles
  • The use of MTPs to ‘up-regulate’ inhibited or elongated 1 joint stabiliser muscles to improve their stabiliser function
  • The application of active movement control recovery training following MTP treatment to prolonging the treatment effect on symptoms and improve the effectiveness of recruitment retraining
  • Integration of MTP treatment with the ancient Chinese therapy of "Jingjin" (sinew lines)
This course will help you to:

Use myofascial trigger point therapy in the management of:

  • Movement control impairments
  • Clinical regional pain scenarios
  • Complex regional pain syndromes

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course the participant should be able to:
  • To have an understanding of the current evidence / theories regarding the physiology of MTPs
  • Palpate and understand the difference between myofascial trigger points and other tender points
  • Understand how movement and stability dysfunction can play a role in the development of myofascial trigger points
  • Make a clinical diagnosis of myofascial trigger points as a contributing source of pain

The participant should demonstrate the ability to apply principles of assessment and motor control retraining to:

  • Use movement analysis in a clinical framework to manage mmyofascial trigger points and influence pain, regain muscle extensibility and change recruitment thresholds to enhance motor control
  • Integrate the assessment and treatment of myofascial trigger points in management of movement impairments in clinical practice

 PROGRAMME OUTLINE

  • A functional approach to MTP therapy (theoretical component)
  • Theoretical concept of identifying and treating MTPs (theoretical component)
  • Palpation assessment and treatment of active Primary MTPs in short or overactive global mobiliser muscles (practical / lab component)
  • Palpation assessment and treatment of active Secondary MTPs in elongated or recruitment inefficient global stabiliser muscles (practical / lab component)
  • The application of active movement control recovery training following MTP training (theoretical and practical component)
  • Integration of MTP treatment with the ancient Chinese therapy of "Jingjin" (sinew lines) (theoretical component)
  • MTP treatment for ‘simple’ regional pain (theoretical and practical component)
  • ‘Traditional’ process of using MTP wall charts to identify active MTPs contributing to regional pain
  • MTP treatment for neurogenic and ‘complex’ regional pain (theoretical component)
  • Discussion session
Clinical Scenarios 
  • Clinical reasoning workshop on integration of MTP therapy into contempory clinical management of musculo skeletal pain using a variety of clinical conditions.

Kinetic Control courses are designed for medical health professionals such as physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists etc registered with the HPC. In exceptional circumstances experienced non medical health professionals may be allowed to attend Kinetic Control courses but these participants MUST be able demonstrate that the course material is within their scope of practice and that they have appropriate professional liability insurance to cover them for their attendance at the course and the course content.

This course has both theortical and practical elements. Please come prepared for the practical work.