- Carla Hedtke
- 5 Hours 52 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Dec 01, 2016
Get to the Point – the Trigger Point – When Treating Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is one of the most overlooked diagnoses in chronic pain. Up to 85% of patients with chronic pain have MPS. Muscles harboring trigger points have been an under-treated cause of pain. When trigger points are “active” in muscles, pain is present with physical limitation and loss of normal function. “Deactivating” the trigger point can be achieved through Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy (MTPT), a unique treatment protocol for myofascial pain and dysfunction.
Throughout this recording, you will learn to identify and correct perpetuating factors that perpetuate pain. This recording covers Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy protocol, and allows participants hands-on opportunities to manually deactivate trigger points. The role of the patient in the healing process is emphasized, with self-help techniques to empower patients to treat their own trigger points for lasting pain relief.
|Manual – Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy (16.47 MB)||103 Pages||Available after Purchase|
WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT THERAPY?
- The pioneers and leaders, Janet Travell, MD and Bonnie Prudden
- Myofascial trigger point therapy practice today
THE PROTOCOL OF MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT THERAPY (LAB)
- History and physical
- Pain assessment (pain areas, pain level, and exacerbating factors)
- Identify perpetuating factors
- Chemical imbalances
- Traumatic injuries
EVALUATION AND PRACTICE (LAB)
- Practice postural analysis
- Kraus – Weber minimum muscular fitness test
MORTON’S FOOT: APPROACH FOR CHRONIC PAIN TREATMENT (LAB)
- The foot connection and chronic pain
- The posture and body mechanics connection
- Alternative to traditional orthotics
SELF-CARE TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE PAIN (LAB)
- How to de-activate trigger points (upper and lower body)
- Trigger point compression technique
- Trigger point mapping technique
- Self-care compression technique
- Using self-help tools
- Compression tools
- Conditioning tools
- Sources of heat and cold
- Spray and Stretch
- Everyday preventive and maintenance self-care techniques
CARLA HEDTKE, BS, MS, LMBT, TPT, CAAPM, CPFT, has owned and operated NEW Rehabilitation Services, a private medical practice with locations in Oconto Falls and Green Bay, Wisconsin, for over 20 years. Carla is a Trigger Point Therapist and Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist who focuses on the medical treatment of Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction. She utilizes the Dr. Janet Travell and Bonnie Prudden Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy techniques and protocol to resolve pain.
Ms. Hedtke is a Clinical Associate Pain Practitioner through the American Academy of Pain Management, Senora, California; a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer through the World International Training Schools, Virginia Beach, Virginia; and a professional member of the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists, IDEA, Certified APMA and ACSM. Carla has presented Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy education seminars, workshops and self-help techniques for healthcare professionals and organizations, wellness retreats, and trigger point patients.
Financial: Carla Hedtke is the owner of New Rehabilitation Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Carla Hedtke has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.