- Gain insight into this discipline and learn about diagnostic examination techniques and treatment approaches.
The objectives of this highly practical course are:
- To memorise muscle anatomy and topography.
- To gain an understanding of the nature and inherent characteristics of trigger points and myofascial pain.
- To describe and identify the perpetuating factors and differential diagnosis of the muscles you study.
- To recognise and elicit the referred pain patterns of the muscles described by Travell and Simons.
- To examine and palpate myofascial trigger points on a tight muscle band.
- To perform joint and muscle mobility tests to identify limitations associated with trigger points.
- To learn and perform different forms of palpation.
- To use palpation and dry needling to elicit a local twitch response in the muscles you study.
- To describe and perform a number of different conservative myofascial techniques (Lewit, Mitchell, Jones...).
- To describe the myofascial techniques traditionally used in physiotherapy.
- To describe and perform subcutaneous needling and dry needling.
- To describe the methodology, indications and contraindications of dry needling.
- To describe and apply cryo-spray.
- To describe spinal segmental dysfunction and how its treatment relates to myofascial pain.
- To describe and apply myofascial sequences in the case of myofascial pain.
- To describe and apply segment-specific spinal electrical stimulation in cases of myofascial pain.
- Students with a degree in Physiotherapy
Postgraduate diploma in Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: conservative treatment and dry needling.