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Trigger Point Therapy

Use Code NEWSEASON to SAVE 25% on CE - Ends 6/30!

10 CE Hours - E1088
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Trigger Point Therapy

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Materials

  • Text - 376 pages
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

Trigger point therapy is a proven approach for the relief of soft-tissue pain and dysfunction. This continuing education course provides a uniquely specific study of trigger point location and alleviation as well as specific cautions and contraindications. This course serves practitioners who want to better understand and reduce their own pain as well as those who want to help their clients.

In this course, you will learn:

  • what trigger points (TPs) are, how they are created and the ways they commonly manifest in the body
  • the prevalence and physiology of trigger points
  • how trigger points are caused
  • how to find many central and attachment trigger points
  • "referred pain" and how to identify it in a client
  • ways to maintain healthy body mechanics and prevent injury to your hands when working on trigger points
  • most common trigger point locations in each of these areas: head and neck; shoulder, upper back and upper arm; elbow, forearm and hand; chest and abdomen; mid-back, low back and buttocks; hip, thigh and knee; lower leg, ankle and foot
  • self-massage techniques that clients can use to continue their therapy at home
  • how to treat your own trigger points and how to prevent their return

Course Objectives

  1. Identify what trigger points (TPs) are, how they are created and the ways they commonly manifest in the body
  2. Identify the prevalence and physiology of trigger points
  3. Identify how trigger points are caused
  4. Describe how to find many central and attachment trigger points
  5. Define the term "referred pain" and describe how to identify it in a client
  6. Identify ways to maintain healthy body mechanics and prevent injury to your hands when working on trigger points
  7. Using the textbook as a reference, identify the 2 most common trigger point locations in each of these areas: head and neck; shoulder, upper back and upper arm; elbow, forearm and hand; chest and abdomen; mid-back, low back and buttocks; hip, thigh and knee; lower leg, ankle and foot.
  8. Identify the self-massage techniques that clients can use to continue their therapy at home; how to treat your own trigger points, and how to prevent their return

Course Reviews

Stephanie Bradstreet, LMT

3/30/2022

Lisa Kay, LMT

3/29/2022

Teresa M. Gallagher, CMT

3/23/2022

Great Course! The words were so great to understand - Not a usual textbook. Easy and refreshing - like talking to a friend.

Cristina Ekholm, LMT, BCTMB

3/8/2022

Deborah Yerkovich, LMT, BCTMB

2/28/2022

I'm pleased this course required a book for content. It is one that I know I will use frequently in my practice.

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Instructors

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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