Presenter: Robert Gerwin, MD, FAAN

This basic module is built in particular by practice-based physicians.

The theory section of the course is presented as an internet online course – The Theory of Myofascial Problems. It may be perused and reviewed prior to the practical 2-day training.

Emphasis is placed on the identification, assessment, diagnosis and treatment from a practical standpoint. The course provides the forum for the acquisition of treatment techniques that are “low-tech,” easy and quick. We will learn commonly-seen pain patterns from involved muscles and joints. Among the syndromes seen in clinical practice, we will concentrate on: headache, neck and back pain, tennis elbow, shoulder pain, heel pain, and iliotibial band friction syndrome.

The course objectives include the acquisition of knowledge and technical skills in the following areas:
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS)
Trigger point identification and therapy
Dry needling (Intramuscular Stimulation)
Building a Treatment Plan for MPS

Limited by the time restrictions inherent in a basic introductory course