FACULTY: THERESA A. SCHMIDT, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS
So many people suffer from painful muscle trigger points as the result of stress, tension, and injury. Learn about the nature of trigger points, (TPs) and how abnormal neurophysiological reflexes contribute to painful muscle tension and mobility impairments. Positional release (PRT) interventions modify abnormal reflexes to relax and spontaneously release painful muscle tension, improving flexibility, strength, and function. Learn specific positions to manage TPs throughout the body, and objectively improve functional mobility. Discuss the research on the effectiveness of positional release techniques for pain reduction, strength and flexibility improvement, and performance enhancement.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the theoretical basis and evidence-based research for positional release (PRT).
- Identify trigger points (TPs) and their relationship to neuromuscular tension and pain.
- Apply specific positioning to reduce the painful sensitivity of TPs, release abnormal neuromuscular tension and improve functional mobility.
Contact hours: Home study: 2.5