This seminar will address acute onset muscle pain and how many practitioners wrongly use the term “injury” to describe a person with muscle pain. Without the confirmation of x-ray, ultrasound or MRI, it is unnecessary to simply label a pain state as an injury. Often, just the presence of pain, is not a reason to undergo these expensive tests and it may behoove the person to try the least invasive intervention of manual trigger point therapy techniques.
What you will learn:• How do MTrps affect the athlete?• How can we use Trigger Point Therapy techniques to assess particular sports movements restricted by TrPs?• Can knowing the presence of trigger points predict potential for future injury?• Can the same prevent future injury?Speaker: Mary Biancalana holds a Bachelors degree in Teaching Physical Education from DePaul University and a Masters Degree in Education, from Northeastern Illiniois University. Mary is an ACE (American Counsel on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer, Nationally Board Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist and Licensed Massage Therapist. She is the President and Conference Chairperson for the NAMTPT (National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists). She is the author of the book “Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain” along with her co-author. Mary is a highly sought after and engaging speaker for the health and fitness industry, as well as for the medical and massage therapy community. Mary is recognized as a national leader in the field of muscle pain, and dynamic function and training. She has given hundreds of lectures all over the country to the lay population as well as to the professional medical and training sector.
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