Build upon your clinical assessment and Myofascial Needling skills by integrating muscle testing and orthopaedic assessment to enhance treatment outcomes.
What is the difference between Trigger Point Needling and Motor Point Needling?
Both methods are extremely effective in the reduction of pain and impaired ROM .Trigger Point Needling is targeted towards hyper irritable taut bands in the tissue and is effective in the treatment of myofascial restrictions.
Motor point needling differs from regular Trigger point needling in a few ways.
Many Dry Needling practitioners may unaware that one of the main functions of Myofascial Needling is that it can alter neural control and reflex mechanisms. This is done by stimulating Golgi tendon Organs and Muscle Spindles.
Firstly, fewer needles are needed as the points are located where the nerve enters the muscle. This decreases neural inhibition resulting in decreased pain and relaxes contracted muscle.
Simple muscle and orthopaedic tests are performed both pre and post needling to ascertain which structure and muscles are being inhibited. This provides both the practitioner and patient with almost instant feedback whether the needling has had the desired therapeutic effect.
Time & Date
3.30pm - 8.30pm, March 9, 2019
Australian Shiatsu College, 103 Evans Street, Brunswick
What you will learn
Muscles testing and Orthopaedic testing is reviewed and performed prior to needling. After the treatment, a post test will also be performed.
• Assessment and Needling of the Cervicals, Anterior neck including (SCM, SCALENES), Shoulder girdle, Thoracics and Lumbar Spine
• Lower limb including Hip/ Gluteal muscles, PSOAS as well as commonly seen injuries and clinical presentations of the lower limb
• Application of electrotherapy to further enhance Needling skills and treatment outcomes
Please note that the prerequisites for this course is successful completion of Level 1 - Myofascial Needling & Cupping or equivalent Dry Needling proficiency.
was last modified: December 29th, 2018 by Dr Jon Marshall