Strain-Counterstrain & Positional Release Techniques for Painful Muscle Tension and Trigger Points
This is a live interactive webinar on Strain-Counterstrain and Positional Release Therapy (PRT), techniques that have been shown to be highly effective for reducing painful trigger points (TPs) and chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. Did you know that between 20-33% of people around the world suffer from MSK pain, with low back, neck, knee, and shoulder pain being the most prevalent conditions? Unfortunately, the rising costs of medical treatment have led to overuse of imaging studies, dangerous opioid drugs, and surgery, resulting in time lost from work and a diminished quality of life.
Ho...Read morewever, during this webinar, you will discover how gentle positioning techniques, based on the Strain-Counterstrain principles developed by Dr. Lawrence Jones, DO, can help you identify and address chronic MSK pain associated with TPs. By exploring the neurophysiological reflexes that modulate muscle tension and using those reflexes to release tension and pain with little effort, you can reduce painful TPs and improve mobility and function. Best of all, the techniques you'll learn can often alleviate pain in less than two minutes.
You will learn specific positional releases and reflexes that modulate muscle tension, allowing you to rapidly relieve painful TPs and tension. By the end of this webinar, you will be able to integrate PRT into your plan of care, delighting your clients with your newfound expertise while saving your hands in the process. So, let's get started and explore the world of PRT together! Less...
- Discuss the etiology and assessment of myofascial trigger points.
- Identify trigger points (TPs) and areas of abnormal musculoskeletal tension to document their effect on mobility and function.
- Evaluate the neurophysiological basis and evidence-based research for positional release technique (PRT)/ Strain-counterstrain (SCS).
- Apply specific positioning interventions to rapidly reduce the painful sensitivity of TPs, release abnormal neuromuscular tension and improve functional mobility.
- Beginner to Intermediate
Friday, June 16, 2023
08:00 PM EDT - 10:00 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm: Introduction and overview of the session
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm: History of strain counterstrain/positional
release, description, theory of neuromuscular reflex function, and
evidence-basis for positional release (PRT).
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Identification and
assessment of trigger points (TPs) and their relationship to
neuromuscular reflexes, abnormal tension and pain. Documentation of TPs.
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Discussion and demonstration of specific
positioning interventions to reduce painful TPs to release abnormal
tension and improve function and pain.
9:30 pm - 9:50 pm: Case studies and practical examples of how to use positioning interventions for TP release. Research discussion of evidence for the positive outcomes of positional release.
9:50 pm - 10:00 pm: Wrap-up and final Q&A.
CE Information - Earn 2 CE Credit Hours
New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy
Texas Physical Therapy Association
Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
Ohio Physical Therapy Association
Michigan Board of Physical Therapy
Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
Michigan Board of Occupational Therapy
New York State Education Department's State Board for Occupational Therapy
New York State Education Department's State Board for Massage Therapy
Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board
New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
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