Myofascial Therapy with Emphasis on Trigger Points

Myofascial Therapy with Emphasis on Trigger Points

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AOTA: Domain of OT, OTP,
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STATE: AL 20-171425 4.25hrs
FL 20-171425 4.25hrs
CA 40-H75 4.25hrs

This interactive course is in movie format. This course will cover myofascial therapy of soft tissue origin of the upper extremity trigger points.

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Hand Therapy Certification

This course is accepted by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission towards re-certification.


*California advanced hand 40-H75 4.25 hours
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Domain of OT, Occupational Therapy Process

This interactive course is in movie format. This course will cover myofascial therapy of soft tissue origin of the upper extremity trigger points. Some common cumulative trauma musculoskeletal disorders will be discussed and how to treat through myofascial therapy. You will view excellent demonstration of trigger point treatment techniques and myofascial therapy of soft tissue origin throughout the course. Instructor takes from pre-trigger point intervention demonstrating low level laser therapy (LLLT) techniques and benefits through post-trigger point exercises. You will also learn about instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and basic application of the instruments. The instructor will give tips, tricks, and techniques as she takes you from research to clinical application of specific muscle pain pathologies.

Excellent introduction to reducing and treating pain associated with CTDs. Manual provided with excellent photos to enhance your learning experience. Note: This course provides conceptual preparation to seek additional training, and does not provide you a mentored hands-on skills session. Please seek additional experience, with a mentor, to perform hands-on skills. Upon Successful completion of the examination (75%) your certificate will be sent via email.


  • Review anatomy of a muscle
  • Review common pain definitions and be able to identify at least 2
  • Introduction to LASER basic physics
  • Review LASER application in conjunction with trigger points
  • Be introduced to upper extremity trigger points associated with musculoskeletal disturbances
  • Become familiar with stretches for specific muscles and list two stretches
  • Become familiar with identifying trigger points in the upper extremity and list 3
  • See demonstrations of post-trigger point therapy exercises of the UE
  • Be introduced to some tips, tricks, & techniques for treating musculoskeletal disturbances
  • View a demonstration of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques


    1. Pain definitions
    2. Anatomy of a muscle
    3. Treatment techniques
    4. Low Level Laser Therapy intervention techniques
    5. Specific trigger point therapy techniques
    6. Muscle stretches
    7. Myofascial massage
    8. Instrument assisted soft tissue treatment
    9. Post-trigger point treatment modalities & exercises
    10. Precautions & contradictions of trigger point therapy

Nancy Falkenstein, OTR/L, CHT received her degree in Occupational Therapy from Medical University of South Carolina in 1990 and her Certification in Hand Therapy in 1996. Prio to receiving her degree she served in the US Navy as a Religious Program Specialist. . Nancy is an international speaker on hand and upper extremity pathologies.

5 reviews for Myofascial Therapy with Emphasis on Trigger Points

  1. Anonymous

    Highly recommended. Loved the “props”

  2. Eldra T. Marcus

    The class was very informative and I’ll be sharing the CD-Rom with fellow co-workers.

  3. Anonymous

    informative for video course. now need some hands on experience

  4. Kathy Randall

    I learned what I was hoping to gain from this.

  5. Sue Hammerich OTR/L

    An extraordinary addition to my “bag of tricks”, and a vital portion of most of my treatment plans!

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