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Beyond Trigger Point Seminars – Shoulder & Upper Torso Unit
May 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - May 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm$250
Beyond Trigger Point Seminars: Shoulder & Upper Torso Unit provides a step-by-step protocol for relieving myofascial pain due to trigger points.* Confidently treat pain and dysfunction using proven neuromuscular methods. Nine muscles groups harboring trigger points in the upper torso & shoulder region are covered.
Day One begins by addressing the challenges of treating clients with Myofascial Pain Syndromes.
The morning topics cover:
Three methods for identifying trigger points
Identification of the common pain patterns and dysfunction in the rotator cuff, scalene and respiratory muscles
Clear language for why clients still hurt from an old injury
Postural and functional assessment of the shoulder joint
Rationale and treatment protocol for ice & stretch method
Years ago I saw Dr Travell, leading pioneer in trigger point pain, relieve a stiff neck from the time it took an elevator to drop from the top floor to the lobby using the ice & stretch method. This is the easiest and quickest way to restore a muscle’s normal resting position. We’ll use an inexpensive cryostim. Once you learn the rationale, you can apply this method to any muscle.
After lunch you will practice and receive a 5-Step-Treatment protocol. The afternoon session is all hands-on. Do you have any problems with your shoulders? Great! We will access and treat them. Perpetuating factors and home programs will also be addressed.
To experience Cathy Cohen’s teaching style, download her free mp3 audio lesson, “The Challenges of Treating Clients with Muscular Pain”. Instantly access this 47-minute introductory lecture and 8-page study guide at: BeyondTriggerPoints.com.
Day Two begins by creating a steady balance between the core muscles of the upper torso and the positioning of the shoulder girdle. Eliminating medially rotated shoulders and creating uplift to the chest are the visual end-goals.