2018 Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist Course Module 1-4
Module 1 - 4 : Myofascial Trigger Point Sports Massage Course
What if I give you this chance, this chance of having the power and knowledge to help others suffering from chronic pain and injury? That's the power of the healing hands of a Trigger Point therapist.
Whether you are new to trigger points, or have been working with Trigger points for years, our myofascial trigger point courses provide you with the latest evidence-based treatment techniques and advanced learning materials from some of the worlds leading manual therapists.
Each module is focus to deal with specific common pains and injury, and designed to deliver practical knowledge that you can apply immediately in your practice to benefit your patients.
Trigger Point Therapy is a unique advanced therapy to diagnose and treat myofascial trigger points, referred pain patterns, muscles spasms, stiffness,myofascial pain syndromes, and chronic pain. Trigger Point Therapy can complement traditional or conventional physiotherapy to treat patients with pain, restriction of motion, and structural symptoms.
Travell and Simons describe a trigger point as simply a small contraction knot in muscle tissue. It often feels like a partly cooked piece of macaroni, or like a pea buried deep in the muscle. A trigger point affects a muscle by keeping it both tight and weak. At the same time, a trigger point maintains a hard contraction on the muscle fibres that it is a part of.
The most significant thing to note regarding trigger points is that they often “refer” pain to other parts of the body in fairly regular patterns. For instance, pain experienced on the outside of your upper leg may be due to a muscle in that area (the vastus lateralis), however it could also be due to a trigger point located in a muscle higher up at the buttock (the gluteus minimus). Having knowledge of referral pain patterns provides us with a good starting point of where to look for the trigger points that are the root cause of the pain.
Without having a knowledge base of trigger points and it’s referred pain pattern, physician and General Practitioner cannot effectively treat and relieve pain syndromes.
Throughout my 10 years as a physical therapist, I’ve treated close to hundred of fairly simple cases, such as trigger fingers, slipped disc, tennis elbow, tension headache (often misdiagnosed as migraine) and frozen shoulder etc using a combination of Myofascial Trigger Point Release and Sports Massage technique and adding exercise prescription as part of the treatment plan. Where these people had been told their only option was to learn to live with their pain, to either take pain killer or opt for surgery which does not guarantee 100% recovery. Many of my patients gotten worse after going for the surgery.
COURSE FEE: SGD$1,550 (Early Bird before 14th Feb 2018)
:SGD$1,800 (Normal Rate)
DATE: 10th - 13th Apr 2018, Tues - Friday
TIME: 9.30am - 4.30pm
VENUE: Evolution Fitness, ITE College West, Blk 1 #02-07
Contact: 9138 4451
Max No: 10 Pax
Closing Date of Registration : 30th Mar 2018
Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.
Overall Course Content - Theory + Practical
*Understand the basic Human Anatomy.
*Understand what are Trigger points, referral pain and how to locate and treat them.
*Understand basic hand techniquies/strokes used in myofascial treatment.
*Proper body mechanics of delivering the myofascial treatment to protect masseur from over wearing of the body joints.
*How to provide diagnosis of the client condition and offer treatment plan.
PREPARING A CLIENT FOR MASSAGE -
Massage Bed set up and basic massage etiquette
How to drap client professionally.
Provide Trigger Point thereapy without massage bed and how to set up in different environment.
Includes practical session of how to perform an initial accessment, diagnosis and treatment protocol under the guidance of the Master Trainer.
Day 1: Module 1 (Shoulder & Upper Limbs)
At the end of day 1, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to identify and provide treatment for individual with the following shoulder pain/aches due to injury or wear and tear.
1. Frozen Shoulder
2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
3. Tennis Elbow
4. Golf Elbow
Day 2: Module 2 (Backache, Buttock Pain & Sciatica)
At the end of 2nd day, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to identify and provide basic treatment plan for individual with the following conditions
1. Lower Backache
2. Hips Pain
Day 3: Module 3 (Hip, Thigh & Knee Pain)
If you’re suffering from leg, knee, ankle, or foot pain, very often you may be diagnosed with general terms such as arthritis, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, or shin splints without the root cause being identified where the cause could be highly due to trigger points in one or more muscles, but as most diagnosing practitioner is unfamiliar with trigger points, this often goes unnoticed. Trigger points can play a significant role in most pain syndromes, that means to say you may be able to get a great deal of pin relief, or even complete relief, by simply working on trigger points and eliminating perpetuating factors coupled with exercise therapy.
At the end of the Day 3, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to identify and provide basic treatment plan for individual with the following conditions
1. Knee Pain
2. Groin Pain
3. Hip Pain
4. Plantar Fasciitis
Day 4: Module 4 (Head, Neck & Face )
At the end of Day 4, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to identify and provide basic treatment plan for individual with the following conditions
*Migraine / Headache
Limited places available as we want to keep the class small for maximum attention.
Upon completion of the 4 modules, participants are required to clock in 50 hours of Myofascial Therapy works with different clients. Participants will also have a chance to be on-the-job training with the Master Trainer and taking real clients from the training school.
Certificate will be issued with minimal 90% attendance rate upon completion and get listed under our team of physical therapists. Participants can clock 50 Hours of CEC with Yoga Alliance
Pre-Requisites : Anyone above age 21 and of physically fit.
Who Should Attend
- Massage therapist, Physiotherapist or other health professional who would like to know more about Myofascial Trigger Points & how to release them.
- Yoga & Pilates teachers who want to incorporate Myofascial Trigger Point therapy for their group / private students.
- Personal trainers / group exercise instructors
- Any individual with a strong interest in complimentary pain management that's non-invasive and drug-free.
ABOUT THE TRAINER :
Yip See Kit - Sports Director &
Master Trainer of Evolution Fitness.
With over 10 years of physical massage therapist experience, Yip is certified in both Myofascial Therapy & Mobilization techniques with the Australian Graduate School of Health & Sports Science.
Yip is the owner of Evolution Fitness studio and is a FISAF Examiner and Educator for Singapore.
He is also certified in Basic Sports Massage with Singapore Sports Council.
He went further to be trained under Dr Shu who specialized in the Australian School of Body Integrated Therapy.
He is also trained in manual therapy, Osteopath and Chiropractic techniques.
Yip is registered as both E-RYT & YACEP continue education course provider with Yoga Alliance.
His patients include athletes and patients suffering from years of chronic pain such as frozen shoulder, migraine, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbows, whip lash injury and sports injuries .
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Course registration fees are non-refundable. Should the course be cancelled or postpone, registrants will receive a total refund. All participants must successfully complete the course in order to receive the Course Certificate of Participation.
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