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The 1 CE hour Treating Trigger Points home study course will introduce you to information on myofascial trigger points and how massage therapy can be used to help treat and deactivate them. This course covers signs and symptoms, causative factors, contraindications, and assessment and treatment strategies. The text used is an updated excerpt from Celia Bucci's Condition-Specific Massage textbook. This course outlines:
What a myofascial trigger point is and common signs and symptoms
Types of trigger points
Contraindications and special considerations when treating clients with trigger points
Client assessment techniques such as questions to ask and ROM testing
Massage techniques and strategies appropriate for treating trigger points
Client self-care including stretching and strengthening
You Will Receive:Myofascial Trigger Points, an excerpt from Condition-Specific Massage, by Celia Bucci, guide with instructions, exam of 9 questions, course evaluation, certificate of achievement upon completion, and unlimited phone support for any of your questions.
The Center for Massage Therapy Continuing Education, LLC is an Approved Provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB); Approved Provider number 409296-00.
Our continuing education courses are also accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and most state boards.
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Lots of details, good applications, very clear. - Marilyn M.
I liked the body and stretching techniques presented. - Gina R.
Helped me to understand and treat clients with trigger points in a better manner! - Robert J.
What is a myofascial trigger point?
a. A spot in a joint capsule that shows evidence of an excessive, prolonged response to stimuli
b. A spot in skeletal tissue that shows evidence of an excessive, prolonged response to stimuli
c. A spot in a skeletal muscle that shows evidence of an acute injury in response to an injury
d. A spot in a skeletal muscle that shows evidence of an excessive, prolonged response to stimuli
All of the following are methods for treating trigger points EXCEPT:
a. Vapocoolant spray
b. Moist heat
d. Muscle energy techniques
When palpating a taut band for a trigger point, which of the following is a good general rule?
a. Take 6 seconds to palpate 1 inch of muscle
b. Take 4 seconds to palpate 1 inch of muscle
c. Take 3 seconds to palpate 1 inch of muscle
d. Take 2 seconds to palpate 1 inch of muscle