Trigger Point Therapy


About the Course
Trigger point therapy can be utilized to treat chronic and acute pain as well as radiating neuromuscular symptoms arising from distant trigger points. This course defines and identifies trigger point physiology and their ability to cause local and global chronic and acute pain and other neurological symptoms. Muscle anatomy of the face, neck, shoulders, back, and hips are reviewed along with the associated referral symptoms. Hands-on demonstrations are provided for the muscles commonly associated with headaches, as well as common trigger points in the posterior torso and hips. Self-care techniques for treating trigger points commonly associated with headaches are also demonstrated. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will explain the history of trigger points.
  • Students will describe what a trigger point is and list the types.  
  • Students will explain the nature of trigger points.  
  • Students will describe the physiology of trigger points and list their symptoms. 

About the Author
??????????????????A graduate of Tucson, Arizona’s acclaimed Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, John Vinacci has been practicing massage since 1999 using a variety of clinical techniques. Now, having been in the field for two decades, Mr. Vinacci has a strong desire to help train the next generation of massage therapists. He is a fitness enthusiast, an obstacle course racer, adventure hiker, musician, and freelance writer who loves animals. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from Portland State University. 

How to Receive Credit

  • Watch the entire course online.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

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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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