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Is Your Back Pain Coming From Your Abs?

By Pressure Positive September 19, 2014 No comments
Brrr! A lot of our country is experiencing some pretty cold weather! For those of us in snowy climates, ’tis the season for shoveling … and low back injuries! However, you don’t have to have a shovel in your hand to hurt your back. Many people hurt their backs reaching down to pick up a pen off the floor or grabbing something out of the bottom drawer of the fridge!

Dynamic Self Care Compression For Eliminating Trigger Points and Muscle Pain

By Pressure Positive September 19, 2014 No comments
Join us for a free 1 hour webinar sponsored by Custom Craftworks, a brand of Pivotal Health Solutions and while geared for Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers and Massage Therapists. Anyone can use this information to better understand how myofascial dysfunction can impact athletes, exercisers and everyone. Muscles that harbor Myofascial Trigger Points usually show a reduction in strength, power, and even coordination. If these muscles are not worked on, the dysfunction can continue and cause shifts in gait, posture, impaired athletic performance and ultimately can cause pain.

Free OnLine Webinar: “Trigger Points and how they impact the Athlete” with Mary Biancalana, MS, CMTPT, LMT

By Pressure Positive September 17, 2014 No comments
Understanding How Trigger Points Can Impact AthletesPart 1: Lower Body Focus - Aug. 2
REGISTER HEREPart 2: Upper Body Focus - Aug. 9
REGISTER HERE

 

Join us for a free 1 hour webinar sponsored by Custom Craftworks, a brand of Pivotal Health Solutions and while geared for Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers and Massage Therapists. Anyone can use this information to better understand how myofascial dysfunction can impact athletes, exercisers and everyone. Muscles that harbor Myofascial Trigger Points usually show a reduction in strength, power, and even coordination. If these muscles are not worked on, the dysfunction can continue and cause shifts in gait, posture, impaired athletic performance and ultimately can cause pain.

 

Myofascial Trigger Points are taut bands in muscle, that when pressed on refer pain to an often distant and predictable area. Dr Robert Gerwin reported that as many as 90% of the people entering the medical system with pain, have trigger points as the cause, yet they go undetected because so many health care providers are inadequately trained in their treatment. (Gerwin, RD 1995, Fishbain, DA 1986)

 

This workshop is especially important for those who work with athletes from all levels including professional NFL, NBA and PGA, as well as the weekend warriors. This workshop will show the athlete, exerciser and the professionals who work with them how to self compress the muscles in the upper body to alleviate myofascial trigger point dysfunction. Range of motion restriction will be assessed for shoulder flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, circumduction and over all dynamic integrated function. The Travell and Simons model for identifying the most probable painful areas will be reviewed, as this will allow the practitioner to most accurately assess and teach the client self-compression techniques to allow return to full strength and performance.

Key perpetuating factors will be discussed. Trigger points cannot be fully eliminated unless the practitioner discovers what postures (during sleep, work, driving, exercise, and training) are out of neutral and can be causing the muscles to be dysfunctional. Structural assessment is also important, and will be discussed.

 

Training: Intro Workshop & Low Back Pain Course in Bourbonnais, IL

By Pressure Positive September 17, 2014 No comments

MYO Trigger Point Seminar Program Announces Low Back Pain Class and Intro Workshop being held in Bourbonnais, IL

On Sunday, Sep 11, Sharon Sauer will be in Bourbonnais, IL presenting a complimentary no-obligation 3-hour introduction to Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy. This is a great opportunity to learn about the technique, pick up several useful treatment tips, see the value of this type of therapy in a clinical setting, and earn some Continuing Education Units (CEUs) -- all for FREE. For more info or to register for the workshop, please see the details provided below.

Later in September, we'll also be bringing the MYO Seminars -- our monthly training series which normally take place in Chicago -- to Bourbonnais. The focus of the Sep 17-18 course will be Low Back & Hip. We have students coming from across the Midwest and as far away as Japan to participate. If you're interested in learning more, be sure to mention it when you register for the free workshop or call us at any time.

More About the Free Workshop and Training Program

  • The workshop will demonstrate how repetitive over-use and under-use of muscles can lead to chronic pain and dysfunction in the low back and hips. Therapeutic techniques as well as self-care exercises will be demonstrated during this overview workshop -- so you'll leave equipped with knowledge and few tricks to address your patients' needs as well as your own repetitive use pain. Plus ...
  • You will learn how trigger points develop, and how they can refer pain to different areas of the body so that it becomes necessary to treat areas other than where the pain is felt. An example is hand and wrist pain which is often caused by trigger points in the scalene muscles along the side of the neck.
  • You'll earn 3 NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for FREE (an $80 value)
  • The introductory workshop is the prerequisite for all other MYO Training courses. Attending this session will save you time and money if you decide to explore future courses in Myofascial Trigger Point therapy.
  • The workshop is geared towards health care professionals but members of the general public interested in learning more about the effective treatment of pain and dysfunction are welcomed to attend. Please join us!

Free Workshop: Sunday, September 11th 200pm to 500pm

Full 14 hour Workshop on Low Back Pain: Saturday and Sunday September 17-18

Workshop Location:

Jojo Sayson's Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

586 William Latham Dr., Suites 3 & 4

Bourbonnais, IL, 60914

To register for the workshop, contact the MYO Pain Relief Center at 773-583-4145 or info@myopain.com

 

Staying Connected With The MYO Pain Relief Center Year-Round

To receive ongoing updates about the free workshop, other myofascial therapy training opportunities, and self-care tips & tricks, please join our MYO Pain Relief Center - Chicagoland group on Facebook. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

MYO Pain Relief Center

Directors, Mary Biancalana and Sharon Sauer

773-583-4145 office

info@myopain.com

www.myopain.com

MYO Pain Relief Center and MYO Trigger Point Seminars in Chicago

By Pressure Positive September 15, 2014 No comments

MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
FOR ACUTE AND SPORTS INJURIES
(a MYO Trigger Point Seminar)
7 NCBTMB Approved CEUs
March 20th in Chicago, IL

We are excited to invite you to our training location at PACIFIC COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE for our upcoming seminar.

Acquire the fastest, most effective pain relief techniques through hands-on training with two leaders in the field:

Sharon Sauer CMTPT, LMT &
Mary Biancalana, MS, CMTPT, LMT, CPT
Register by March 10th for the Early Bird Discount!!!

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

• Contrast the differences between standard practice for acute and sports injuries- RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) and the methods of the myofascial trigger point therapist MICE (MTrP Therapy, Ice, Compression, Exercise)....RICE is nice, MICE is better!!
• Explain why trigger point techniques can help the athlete get back into the game within 15-30 minutes of being injured
• Demonstrate how to deactivate trigger points in muscles that refer to an injured area
• Demonstrate understanding of 15 minute myofascial quick fix protocols by: putting muscle tissue "on the stretch" and doing gentle compression over general area, performing gentle or deep gliding strokes with a lubricant, spraying vapocoolant, or ice followed by heat
• Demonstrate how to objectively measure improvements in pain levels and range of motion using a tape measure, pressure algometer and goniometer.
• Understand how many athletes mistake pain in an area for an injury. Myofascial pain can be debilitating, but it does not mean an area is "injured."
• Learn how to communicate with practitioners like Personal Trainers and Athletic Trainers, who work with athletes. Learn how to help them keep their clients pain free and fully functional and in tip-top performance shape.

Our online registration form is not up and running on the website as of yet. Please call to register for our classes 773.583.4145

Other MYO Trigger Point Seminars include:
• Principles of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy (FREE!!!): 4 hrs.
• The Business of Myfascial Trigger Point Therapy: 7 hrs.
• Eliminating Neck Pain; April, 14hrs.
• Head and Jaw; May, 14 hrs.
• Shoulder, Upper Back and Upper Arm; June, 14 hrs.
• Elbow, Forearm and Hand; July, 14 hrs.
• Chest, Abdomen and Mid Back; August, 14 hrs.
• Low Back and Hip; September, 14 hrs.
• Buttocks and Sacrum; October, 14 hrs.
• Thigh and Knee; November, 14 hrs.
• Calf and Ankle; December, 14 hrs.
• Foot; January 2011, 14 hrs.
New book by Sharon Sauer and Mary Biancalana!

"This book is designed for the lay person. It also has detailed sections for hands-on practitioners. It is a must-have for anyone who wants to eliminate low back and buttocks pain."
-Mark Boone LAc, Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist; AnnArbor MI

Powerful and Effective Relief for Low Back Pain
Learn the secrets to lasting pain relief: finding and deactivating trigger points, the underlying cause of most low back pain. Trigger points are sensitive tight spots in taut bands of muscle tissue. Treating trigger points that refer pain to the low back and buttock areas, rather than addressing only the specific sites of your pain, is the best way to comprehensively treat occasional or chronic discomfort and prevent it from coming back.

Packed with illustrated treatment techniques, Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain offers effective strategies beginners can practice at home and detailed hands-on protocols health care practitioners can use while working with patients. Find out which of eleven muscles could be causing back pain, then learn specific trigger point massage treatments to immediately relieve soreness and tension in these muscles. If you're ready to try a targeted approach to eliminating back pain, this manual will provide you with all the information you need to get started and end low back discomfort once and for all.

"This book does modern medicine a great service... [and is] presented effectively for the primary reader, the patient."
-David G. Simons, MD, associate voluntary professor at Emory University and coauthor of The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

"Sharon Sauer and Mary Biancalana have written a marvelous book that takes the reader from low back pain symptoms to self-management. They have given us a gold-mine of information in a user-friendly format. The workbook includes detailed illustrations that are wonderful guides to treatment. Their work is based on the time-tested insights of Janet Travell and David Simons, whose wisdom graces the pages of this fine manual. I can recommend this book to all who suffer from occasional or chronic low back pain."
-Robert D. Gerwin, MD, associate professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD

"This book does modern medicine a great service by beginning to fill the enormous chasm of missing literature on low back pain. The skilled authors emphasize its cause and illustrate effective treatments. The book is organized with eloquent headings and presented effectively for the primary reader, the patient."
-David G. Simons, MD, associate voluntary professor at Emory University and coauthor of The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

"This book is for everyone from the layperson with low back pain to the medical practitioner who wants to learn effective treatments for myofascial pain. The authors have covered all the essentials: understanding pain that comes from trigger points, examining yourself or your patients, and developing a treatment plan. This book features clear illustrations with descriptions of pain patterns, self-care, exercises and professional techniques that really work. This is a must for everyone who experiences low back pain or treats it professionally!"
-Angelique C. Mizera, DO, Swedish Covenant Pain Center in Chicago, IL

Call now to register for our Trigger Point Seminars!
(773) 583-4145

For more information or to download a Seminar Series Brochure, visit our website at: www.myopain.com