Physio First: Education Day!
Friday 31 March 2017, by Jon Hobbs
EMCC, University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2RJ
This course is designed for Physio First members who wish to expand their theoretical knowledge and practical application of trigger point acupuncture and manual therapy in the treatment of myofascial pain. The clinical application of techniques presented in this course follow an evidence based clinically reasoned approach. Following completion of the course members should have an enhanced understanding and ability to deal with myofascial pain in the clinical environment.
This course will enable members:
- To develop participants’ theoretical knowledge of trigger point acupuncture and manual therapy through a number of paradigms and their subsequent role in the treatment of myofascial pain.
- To develop participants’ practical skills in both assessment and treatment of trigger points exploring a number of paradigms for the treatment of myofascial pain
To introduce the participant to:
- The concept of the motor unit and its function in relation to myofascial pain and dysfunction
- The neurophysiology of local and referred myofascial pain
At the close of this course, delegates will be able to:
• Effectively palpate and identify myofascial trigger points.
• Safely and effectively employ a variety of manual and acupuncture needling techniques in the treatment of myofascial trigger points.
• Integrate trigger point manual therapy and acupuncture into the complete management of myofascial trigger points including the development of an appropriate exercise and stretching programme.
• Identify any predisposing factors such as muscle imbalance or altered biomechanics which may generate or maintain myofascial trigger points.
• The mechanisms underlying the development and deactivation of myofascial trigger points both from a peripheral and spinal and spinal perspective.
• The health and safety issues related to trigger point acupuncture and manual therapy.
• The use of trigger point acupuncture and manual therapy and their integration within a variety of therapy approaches. These objectives will be achieved through a variety of teaching strategies including lectures, tutorials, seminars, action groups, problem-based learning scenarios, clinical reasoning based case studies and practical situations.
Learning will also be supported by the course study manual and the use of research-based teaching materials and methods.
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at delegates with an intermediate level understanding of trigger points and myofascial pain.
|09:00 - 09:05||Introduction|
|09:05 - 09:30||Session 1|
|10:30 - 10:45||Coffee break|
|10:45 - 12:45||Session 2|
|12:45 - 13:15||Lunch|
|13:15 - 14:15||Session 3|
|14:15 - 14:30||Afternoon break|
|14:30 - 16:30||Session 4|
|16:30 - 17:00||Questions and answer session|
|17:00 - 17:01||Course close|
East Midlands Conference Centre
EMCC, University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2RJEarly bird 1 ends 28 October 2016. Early bird 2 ends 06 January 2017. Thereafter standard prices apply. Closing date for applications: 24 Feb 2017. Please note that prices include VAT where applicable.