Advanced Trigger Point Therapy Protocols

August 26 - 28, 2016 | 9AM - 5PM

Presented by Ken Bain | LMT, MTI

We have an exciting Continuing Education opportunity in August that will be of interest to you! The Advanced Canine Trigger Point Therapy Protocols class is a 3-day hands-on course covering a wide range of topics, including a review of myofascial trigger points, causes and effects, and a clinical approach to massage treatment techniques.  The course also includes the anatomy of approximately 30 muscles (covering origin, insertion, and action) as well as trigger point locations within the muscles.  The majority of the course is dedicated to using that knowledge to define individual protocols to treat muscle dysfunction affecting the canine neck, shoulders, elbows, carpus, lumbar back, hips, stifle, and hocks. There is also a lesson dedicated to addressing the iliopsoas muscles.  Typical cases will be reviewed in class to allow the students to apply the knowledge gained to practical situations that they may encounter in their practice.

Students will be paired up with a dog to get hands-on instruction and practice of locating, identifying, and treating myofascial trigger points. Course materials include a notebook of presented information including locations of approximately 70 trigger points, muscle locations relative to the dog body and skeletal system, photos of hand positions for checking range of motion (ROM), and protocol charts.

This course is approved by the NCBTMB for 24 hours of continuing education credit. There is a prerequisite for the advanced protocols class. Students must have had prior training in massage therapy or trigger point therapy.

If you would like to register, please click the following link. 

We look forward to continually providing you with the most comprehensive programs for canine massage therapy. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out and let us know.