PT Course Details
Course # 1252
Trigger Point Theory and Practice
Cost: This course is included in a $99 CEU Total Access package.
Unlimited CEUs - Only $99/yr Buy Now
CEUs/Hours Offered: See All State Associations
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|
Average Rating(66 Reviews)
Most Recent Comments
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.
Continuing Education Information
PhysicalTherapy.com is an approval agency for the Physical Therapy Board of California.
This course is approved by the District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy.
IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor
This course is offered for 2.0 CEUs (Intermediate level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).
This course is offered for 2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).
This course is offered for 2 CEUs (unknown level) by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy.
PhysicalTherapy.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.
South Carolina Chapter of the APTA
This course is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level) by the South Carolina Chapter of the APTA.
Texas Physical Therapy Association
This course is offered for 2.0 CEUs (Intermediate level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association.
Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit.
Please Note: The CEU exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.
To participate in the course, complete the CEU exam and earn continuing education credit, you must be a CEU Total Access member.
We recognize that state CE requirements are constantly changing. If you have any questions regarding our courses and your state requirements, please contact us at 1-866-782-6258 or brenda.pantalone@PhysicalTherapy.com.
If you have any technical questions or problems related to this course,
please contact PhysicalTherapy.com toll free at 1-866-782-6258