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Myofascial Pain Syndrome Trigger Point Diagnosis and Treatment Courses

This course is approved by the NM Medical Board to fulfill the 5 hour requirement related to Management of Chronic Pain.

Introductory Course Purpose

Myofascial Pain Syndromes constitute the most common pain complaints seen by primary care clinicians and pain specialists. This interdisciplinary, hands-on workshop will provide practitioners with a basic understanding of the pathophysiology of myofascial pain, and a problem-based, regional introduction to the differential diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain syndromes. Participants, in small groups, will review muscle anatomy and practice the techniques of identifying common regional myofascial trigger points (TrPs) and their associated mechanical and systemic ramifications.

Introductory Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

1) Describe the various structures involved in a myofascial physical assessment.

2) Describe the palpatory findings specific to myofascial TrPs.

3) Describe at least 3 common methods to treat myofascial TrPs.

Advanced Course Purpose

Myofascial Pain Syndromes and accompanying joint dysfunction are the leading causes of chronic pain. In order to help patients with common pain conditions such as lower back pain, buttock and hip pain, and pain in lower extremities, this interdisciplinary, hands-on workshop will provide clinicians with a basic understanding of relationships between muscle and joint dysfunction. They will learn basic principles of differential diagnosis of lower body pain syndromes, with focus on manual skills to identify the role of myofascial and joint dysfunction. Basic gentle techniques to improve both muscle and joint dysfunction will be taught. Clinicians whose scope of practice includes performing TrP injections or dry needling will also be taught these beneficial management techniques.

 

Advanced Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

1) Describe at least 3 TrP referred pain patterns.

2) Identify and treat myofascial TrPs commonly associated with back, buttock, hip, and lower extremity pain.

3) Identify joint dysfunctions that accompany the TrPs involved in buttock, hip, and lower extremity pain.

Registration Fees

Significant savings if you register for all three days.

Description

“Early Bird”

Registration,

ON or BEFORE 1/11/18

 

 

Tuition

Remission

ON or BEFORE 1/11/18

 

“Regular”

Registration,

AFTER

1/11/18

Tuition

Remission

AFTER

1/11/18

MD, DO, DC: 3 days

$650.00

$640.00

 

$690.00

$680.00

MD, DO, DC: Introductory

$300.00

$290.00

 

$340.00

$330.00

MD, DO, DC: Advanced

$550.00

$540.00

 

$590.00

$580.00

PA, RN, DOM, NP, OT, PT, Other: 3 days

$545.00

$535.00

 

$585.00

$575.00

PA, RN, DOM, NP, OT, PT, Other: Intro.

$235.00

$225.00

 

$275.00

$265.00

PA, RN, DOM, NP, OT, PT, Other: Advanced

$440.00

$430.00

 

$480.00

$470.00

Student/House Officer

(UNM ID Card required)

$225.00

 

 

$265.00

 

January 26 - January 28, 2018

Register Online

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1901 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM

For additional information, please contact HSC Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development at 505-272-3942 or HSC-CMEWeb@salud.unm.edu.