Myofascial Trigger Point Release for the Upper Extremity

Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons / 1 quiz Time: 52 weeks

Myofascial Trigger Point Release for the Upper Extremity , Course Content

 

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Brief history and some definitions
  • Anatomy of a skeletal muscle
  • Types of muscle contraction
  • Laws affecting muscle tissues

Chapter 2: Trigger Points             

  • Mechanism of injury
  • Myofascial Trigger points
  • Clinical Symptoms
  • Physical Findings
  • Classification of Myofascial Trigger Points

Chapter 3: Diagnosis of Myofascial Trigger Point Syndrome          

  • History
  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • STAR palpation

Chapter 4: Myofascial Release   

  • Trigger Point Acupuncture
  • Vapocoolant spray
  • Modalities for Myofascial Trigger Point Release
  • Myofascial Stretching
  • Precautions and Contraindications

Chapter 5: Specific muscles        

  • Deltoid
  • Biceps Brachii
  • Triceps
  • Brachioradialis
  • Supinator
  • Pronator Teres
  • Flexor Carpi Ulnaris
  • Flexor Carpi Radialis
  • Extensor Carpi Radialis
  • Extensor Carpi Ulnaris
  • Extensor Digitorum
  • Extensor Indicis Proprius
  • Abductor Pollicis Brevis
  • Flexor Pollicis Brevis
  • Adductor Pollicis
  • Levator Scapulae
  • Upper trapezius

Chapter 6: Other Techniques     

  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Postisometric Relaxation
  • Postfacilitation stretch method
  • Reciprocal Inhibition
  • Effect of Breathing
  • Positional Release Technique
  • Strain-Counterstrain Technique
  • Application guidelines
  • Integrated Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique
  • Application guidelines
  • Instrument Assisted Myofascial Release
  • Effects of manual loading on soft tissue
  • Benefits of Cross fiber massage
  • Graston Technique
  • Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM)

Chapter 7: Review of Current Research 

  • 8-week calf myofascial treatment programs
  • Home Program of Ischemic Pressure and Sustained Stretch for Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Ease of technique reproducibility
  • Myofascial pain and fibromyalgia: thorough history necessary
  • Effect of myofascial release on an adult with idiopathic scoliosis
  • Changes in active mouth opening following a single treatment of latent myofascial trigger points in the masseter muscle involving post-isometric relaxation or strain-counterstrain
  • Sympathetic facilitation of hyperalgesia evoked from myofascial tender and trigger points in patients with unilateral shoulder pain
  • Proximal hamstring rupture, restoration of function without surgical intervention
  • Trigger points in tension-type headache
  • Active fascial contractility: Fascia can influence musculoskeletal dynamics

Chapter 8: Conclusion   

  • References

Chapter 9: Appendix     

  • Exam
  • Afterword