PT Course Details
Course # 1228
Trigger Point Theory and Practice
Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm CDT
Cost: This course is included in a $99 CEU Total Access package.
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Course Learning OutcomesPreview Exam
- After this course, attendees will describe the prevalence and epidemiology of myofascial trigger points.
- Following this course, learners will describe evidence based examination techniques to determine a clinical diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome and myofascial trigger points.
- Following this course, attendees will list appropriate manual therapy techniques useful in the care of patients with myofascial trigger points.
- After this course, learners will describe appropriate theory and practice of trigger point dry needling for appropriate patients.
|0-15 Minutes||Overview and Background|
|15-45 Minutes||Epidemiology and theory of myofascial trigger points|
|45-70 Minutes||Clinical diagnosis and clinical examination|
|70-115 Minutes||Introduction to trigger point dry needling basics and application|
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Tom Denninger, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Tom Denninger completed his Bachelors of Science in 2005 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008 from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Following graduation Dr. Denninger remained an additional year at Sacred Heart as an Orthopedic Resident, taking advanced practice courses, practicing in the university’s outpatient orthopedic clinics, and instructing in the DPT program. Tom relocated to Greenville, SC in September of 2009 to practice at Proaxis Therapy Spine Center. Dr. Denninger holds Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and has completed his manual therapy fellowship through Evidence In Motion and is recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He serves as faculty for both the Evidence In Motion Orthopedic Residency and Proaxis Therapy Orthopedic and Sports Residencies. Dr. Denninger was an author on the recent Clinical Practice Guidelines for Low Back Pain and has current research under way in lumbar spinal stenosis, chronic ankle sprains, and the use of trigger point dry needling.
Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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