Overview

This course is the third in the series of 4 courses teaching a therapeutic approach for chronic pain care known as myoActivation.

myoActivation combines release of muscles in sustained contraction, fascia in tension and relevant scars with the aim to resolve pain.

Participants will review clinical anatomy, practice new assessment techniques, and treat different regions of the body covered through the four levels of  this course.

Emphasis has been placed on practical, hands-on skills.  Participants will be expected to practice on each other.

The scope of the Level 3 course has been carefully structured to provide solutions for common chronic pain presentations in treatment areas requiring more precision than techniques learned in Level 1.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand key elements in abnormal soft tissue biomechanics that contribute to chronic pain

  • Gain knowledge and skills of postural abnormalities and mobility impairments that indicate sources of chronic pain

  • Understand the consequences of fractures on the development of chronic pain

 

  • Gain skills to apply myoActivation treatment for arm and leg pain


Who Should Attend

Physicians & nurse practitioners who have completed the Level 1 course and want to learn myoActivation treatment approaches for chronic pain presentations in specific anatomical areas and for certain complex conditions, not addressed in Level 1.   

Participants must be licensed to deliver injections and hold liability insurance for their scope of practice.


Course Format

Level 3 training delivers adaptive, innovative content and on-site learning.  

Part 1: Online
Learners complete knowledge modules online prior to on-site learning. Estimated time needed is up to 1 hour.

Part 2: Hands-on Clinical Skills Building

A two-day on-site clinical workshop, including practice and case studies. 

Maximum class size:  16 learners. 

Number of Instructors:  4


Agenda

Online Learning  

This portion of the course should be completed before the two-day clinical workshop.

The online portion covers the fundamentals of myoActivation from principles through practice, delivered via an e-Learning platform.

Estimated time required: up to 1 hour.

In addition, participants should review myofascial anatomy of the torso and major muscles of the leg using their preferred anatomy textbook or App.

Recommendations:

Text:  Biel, Andrew, Trail Guide to the Body, revised 5th edition, 2014

App: Visible Body Muscle Premium

Workshop Day 1 Agenda

1.  Relevant BASE tests, anatomy, palpation techniques and skills practice for:

  • pain in the soft tissues of the upper and lower leg

  • knee pain

  • ankle pain

2.  Assessment and treatment of gait impairments and postural transition difficulties

3.  Assessment and treatment of common sports injuries in the lower limb

4.  Clinical consequences of abnormal soft tissue biomechanics

5.  Medicolegal considerations in injury evaluation and percutaneous interventions

 Workshop Day 2 Agenda

1.  Relevant BASE tests, anatomy, palpation techniques and skills practice for:

  • pain in the soft tissues of the upper arm and forearm

  • shoulder pain – complex presentations

  • elbow pain

  • wrist pain

2.  Assessment and treatment of static postural impairments

3.  Assessment and treatment of common sports injuries in the upper limb

4.  Post-fracture pain assessment and treatment

5.  Review and evaluation