Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches, Migraines, and TMJD


About the Course 

Trigger point therapy can be utilized to treat conditions such as headaches, migraines, temporomandibular joint disorder, tinnitus, and vertigo. This course defines and identifies trigger point pathophysiology and their ability to cause pain and autonomic phenomena. Muscle anatomy of the head, face, neck, shoulders, and back are reviewed along with the associated referral pain and symptoms. Hands-on demonstrations are provided for the back, shoulders, and sternocleidomastoid, as well as the head, face, and muscles of mastication.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Define various conditions/diseases such as headaches, migraines, TMJD, tinnitus and vertigo
  • Identify the components of fascia and understand its importance in trigger point therapy treatment
  • Describe the various types and clinical characteristics of trigger points
  • Identify the origin, insertion, and action of various muscles in the back, shoulder, head, neck, and face
  • Categorize various muscle anatomy and their associated pain and symptoms
  • Describe postural and pain dysfunction as it relates to trigger point activation
  • Demonstrate hands-on techniques for headaches, migraines, TMJD, tinnitus and vertigo

About the Author
Spring Saldana is a 2004 graduate of Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy in Jacksonville, FL. Ms. Saldana has been involved in massage therapy program administration and education for most of her massage career. She is a certified Neuromuscular therapist, certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapist, Reiki Master, and a Licensed Massage Therapist (Florida). In addition to leading and instructing at Northwestern Health Sciences University, Ms. Saldana travels around the country leading continuing education seminars for healthcare professionals on trigger point therapy, and equity, diversity, and inclusion. Massage therapy education has been an important part of her life, and she believes in its ability to spark a person’s innate healing.

How to Receive Credit

  • Watch the entire course which requires a 6-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75% is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 
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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Provider #450215-06). Most states accept courses approved by this board.