Overview

This course is the first 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 1 Course has been carefully structured to provide solutions for common chronic pain presentations in treatment areas with very low risk of adverse consequences.


Learning Objectives

Understand the key principles underpinning myoActivation

Gain knowledge and skills around myoActivation safety and equipment use

Understand and gain skills to assess and treat using myoActivation methodology

Gain skills to apply myoActivation treatment for low back pain, knee pain and balance impairments


Who Should Attend

Physicians & nurse practitioners who want to learn a rapid and effective treatment approach for common chronic pain presentations.   

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


Course Format

Level 1 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 2-3 hours.

Part 2: Hands-on Clinical Skills Building

Two-day on-site clinical workshops, including practice and case studies. 

Maximum class size:  16 learners. 

Student/Instructor Ratio:  4:1


Agenda

Online Learning  

This portion of the course should be completed before the 2 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 3 hours.

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. The myoActivation system
  2. Safety and equipment
  3. Assessment methods
  4. Treatment techniques
  5. Scar pathophysiology
  6. Putting it all together

Workshop Day 2 Agenda

  1. Low back pain assessment and treatment
  2. Knee pain assessment and treatment
  3. Balance impairment assessment and treatment
  4. Incorporating myoActivation into your practice
  5. Review and evaluation