Overview

This course is the second 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 2 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 additional important principles underpinning myoActivation

Understand and gain skills to assess and treat more complex pain presentations using myoActivation methodology

Gain skills to apply myoActivation treatment for torso-based clinical problems


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 2 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:

  • jaw pain
  • neck pain
  • chest pain
  • abdominal pain

2.  Post-operative pain assessment and treatment

Workshop Day 2 Agenda

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

  • interscapular pain
  • shoulder pain (simple presentations)
  • pelvic pain
  • hip pain
  • groin pain
  • sacrococcygeal pain

2.  Widespread pain assessment and treatment including 

  • fibromyalgia
  • central sensitivity syndrome

3.  Headache and migraine pain assessment & treatment

4.  Review and evaluation