Contact Hours2.5 Hours
Positional Release: Reflex Release for Painful Trigger Points & Muscle Tension
So many people suffer with painful muscle trigger points as the result of stress, tension, and injury. Functional impairments and participation restrictions result from the pain and motion limitations associated with trigger points (TPs). In this program, learn to manage painful TPs and muscle spasm, and the neurophysiological reflexes that modulate muscle tension. The use of gentle positioning to relax and release abnormal muscle tension is described. Specific positions are demonstrated, based on the strain-counterstrain principles first described by Dr. Lawrence Jones, DO, to reduce painful TPs and improve mobility and function. Research review indicates the efficacy of using gentle positioning to improve flexibility, strength, reduce pain and improve performance. Imagine being able to reduce painful TPs in just 90 seconds!
At the end of this course, the participant 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 interventions to reduce the painful sensitivity of TPs, release abnormal neuromuscular tension and improve functional mobility.
- Discuss the research evidence for the positive outcomes of positional release.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to respond to poll questions asked throughout the webinar.