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Trigger Point Therapy Course

2 Day

15 hour

Cost: €249

Clinically  relevant course


Instant applicability


Review of

20 common muscles


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Course Contents

This is a 2 day (15 hour) CPD course that introduces the physiotherapist to myofascial trigger point (MTrP) pain and dysfunction concepts.


This course is based upon the pioneering work of Travell and Simons and is an evidenced informed academic and practical approach to the management of patients with myofascial trigger point pain.


Content includes:

  • History of the development of trigger point concepts

  • Travell and Simons Muscle physiology

  • The unique neurobiology of muscle pain

  • Incidence of trigger points

  • Biomedical and pain sciences models

  • Peripheral and central sensitisation models

  • Trigger point definition

  • Clinical features of trigger points

  • Trigger point signs and symptoms

  • Types of trigger points

  • Trigger point palpation techniques

  • Trigger point pathogenesis and scientific evidence

  • The integrated hypothesis of trigger point formation

  • Causes of trigger point / Perpetuating factors relevant to trigger points

  • Selected treatment options for the management of trigger points

  • Manual therapy, ice, and stretch, dry needling demonstration, modalities, stretch, strength etc

  • Education,

  • Safety, documentation, post-treatment soreness


Demonstration and practical hands-on practice for 20 common muscles

Muscles Covered:

  1. Trapezius

  2. Levator scapula

  3. Post neck - splenius capitus

  4. Supraspinatus

  5. Infraspinatus / teres minor

  6. Subscapularis

  7. Pectoralis major

  8. Pectoralis minor

  9. Bicpes

  10. Triceps

  11. Erector spinae

  12. Quadratus lumborum

  13. Iliopsoas

  14. Gluteus medius

  15. Gluteus minimus

  16. Piriformis

  17. Quadriceps

  18. Hamstrings

  19. Gastroc

  20. Soleus



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