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  • CONTEMPORARY MANUAL THERAPY: CERVICAL SPINE

Currently, the Contemporary Manual Therapy course series features the Cervical Spine course, but other courses are in development.  Each course in the Contemporary Manual Therapy Program combine functional anatomy, biomechanics and pain sciences to prepare clinicians to acquire expert level manual therapy skills appropriate for the most common to the most challenging patients with spine disorders. Learn diagnosis-specific manual techniques with relevant motor learning methods.

 

This course series has been developed by Drs. Keith Poorbaugh PT, ScD, OCS, CMTPT, FAAOMPT and Francis Jung PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, Cert. MDT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT.

  • MANUAL TRIGGER POINT THERAPY (MTT)

The Myopain Seminars Manual Trigger Point Therapy Course program consists of three courses: MTT-1, MTT-2, and MTT-3. During the course program, students will learn the detailed anatomy of 150 muscles and various treatment techniques that are immediately applicable in the clinic.

 

The MTT-1 and MTT-2 course can be taken in any order, but completion of both courses is a required pre-requisite for the MTT-3 course. During the MTT-3 course, students will take theoretical and practical examinations leading to the distinction of “Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist / Manual” or CMTPT/MTT. The CMTPT certification qualifies clinicians to join the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists (NAMTPT) at the professional level.

 

The MTT course program complements the Dry Needling Certification and is an ideal course for clinicians who want to enhance their palpation and manual treatment skills. Physical therapy assistants working with PTs who use dry needing, will be better equipped to treat patients collaboratively. This course program is also geared toward massage therapists, neuromuscular therapists, and bodyworkers, among others.

 

Stew Wild is responsible for the development of the Manual Trigger Point Therapy Course program and he is the main instructor.

Accrediting Agencies

Myopain Seminars is certified by the leading accrediting agencies from around the globe.

  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

All Myopain Seminars and Eureka Seminars courses have been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. See https://health.maryland.gov/bphte/Pages/index.aspx

  • NCBTMB

  • DRY NEEDLING COURSES

Myopain Seminars offers several dry needling courses and programs. Our core program is the Dry Needling Certification Program, but we offer several other, more specialized, dry needling certification programs:

 

  • Dry Needling Certification Program: DN-1, DN-2, and DN-3 courses with theoretical and practical examinations leading to the distinction of “Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist / Dry Needling” or CMTPT/DN;
  • Orofacial Dry Needling Certification Program: ODN-1 and ODN-2 courses with theoretical and practical examinations leading to the distinction of “Certified in Orofacial Dry Needling” or CODN;
  • Trigger Point Acupuncture – Dry Needling Certification Program: DNAc-1, DNAc-2 and DNAc-3 courses with theoretical and practical examinations leading to the distinction of “Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist /Acupuncture” or CMTPT/Ac;
  • Dry Needling for Occupational Therapists Certification Program: DNOT-1 and DNOT-1 courses with theoretical and practical examinations leading to the distinction of “Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist / Dry Needling” or CMTPT/DN.

 

In addition, Myopain Seminars offers several other foundation and advanced-level courses:

 

Foundation courses:

  • Canine Dry Needling: CDN
  • Equine Dry Needling (as of 2020): EDN
  • Webinars Dry Needling: WDN-1, WDN-2 and WDN-3

 

Advanced-level courses:

  • Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain: DNPP – prerequisite: completion of one DN course
  • Functional Fascia Therapeutics: FFT – prerequisite: certification in Dry Needling by any course provider
  • Mastery & Update Dry Needling: MUDN – prerequisite: completion of the CMTPT or CODN certification programs
  • Dry Needling Dissection: DND – prerequisite: completion of the CMTPT or CODN certification programs
Accrediting Agencies

Myopain Seminars is certified by the leading accrediting agencies from around the globe.

  • ProCert

ProCert has awarded certification to the ‘Dry Needling (DN) Certification Program. CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a comprehensive set of standards. The CCU determination is a valuation reflecting many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that ProCert’s CCUs correlate to time or duration. Unfortunately, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy has discontinued ProCert, but the certification is valid until 2022.

  • APTA of Maryland

All Dry Needling (DN) courses offered in the past and present by Myopain Seminars have been approved by the APTA of Maryland. See https://www.aptamd.org/dry-needling-sponsored-courses/

  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

All Myopain Seminars and Eureka Seminars courses have been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. See https://health.maryland.gov/bphte/Pages/index.aspx

  • PELVIC COURSES

Myopain Seminars and Eureka Seminars are collaborating with some of the world’s most renowned pelvic pain specialists:

 

  1. From the UK/Ireland, Gerard Greene MSc (Manipulative Physio, MMACP, MCSP, HCPC, PG Cert H Ed) teaches an outstanding 3-day course “Introduction to Men’s Health Physical Therapy” suitable for novices and experienced clinicians. Gerard comes from a fresh musculoskeletal orthopedic perspective. This course features sonography as a learning tool (students do not need to be familiar with sonography).
  2. From the US, Elizabeth Akincilar, MSPT and Stephanie Prendergast MPT developed the 2-day course “Advanced Management of Pelvic Pain Syndromes,” which will bring clinicians up-to-date on the current evidence-based assessment and management of pelvic floor dysfunctions.
  3. From the UK/England, Dr. Jenny Wickford, PT, PhD and Matt Wyatt, MA teach a unique, not-to-be-missed 3-day “Pelvic Explorations, Dissection & Palpation” course at the Institute for Anatomical Research in Denver, CO.
  4. From the US, Blair Green, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC teaches a 3-day course “Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain,” designed with the pelvic health practitioner in mind.

 

“I’ve never been to a course with as much group engagement as this. Working with both males and females to assess and treat the PF was incredibly educational. Gerard Greene’s teaching style was very conducive to a comfortable and collaborative course.”  – Holly Kock, DPT – Eugene, OR

Accrediting Agencies

Myopain Seminars is certified by the leading accrediting agencies from around the globe.

  • APTA of Maryland

All Dry Needling (DN) courses offered in the past and present by Myopain Seminars have been approved by the APTA of Maryland. See https://www.aptamd.org/dry-needling-sponsored-courses/

  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

All Myopain Seminars and Eureka Seminars courses have been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. See https://health.maryland.gov/bphte/Pages/index.aspx

  • THE PLAYGROUND APPROACH

Compliance with therapeutic exercise programs is generally poor with over 70% of patients failing to perform their prescribed exercises. One of the many reasons for this poor compliance may be related to the frequent use of an internal focus exercise approach, which patients experience as boring, repetitive, pointless, and non-productive. This 2-day course will present an evidence-based alternative, integrating an external focus approach, fostering autonomy, positive expectations, and goal-action coupling into the Playground Approach.

 

While most clinicians employ a primarily internal focus approach in prescribing therapeutic exercise programs, the Playground Approach will challenge current belief systems about exercise and the way clinicians prescribe therapeutic exercise. The Playground Approach integrates contemporary research, including the OPTIMAL Theory of Motor Learning, exergaming technology, and pain science into a new therapeutic conditioning and exercise method using primarily an external-focus exergaming approach that puts “fun” back into functional training.

 

Compared to regular exercise programs, directed at the performer’s own body movements, external focus programs, directed at the effects that movement have on the environment, have immediate beneficial effects on performance, retention, and transfer. Improvements are observed in movement effectiveness and efficiency, self-efficacy, confidence, automaticity of control, and overall cognitive function.

 

An external focus exergaming approach combined with the OPTIMAL Theory of Motor Learning provides a promising alternative to more commonly used internal focus therapeutic exercises.

 

This Eureka Seminars course has been developed by Jan Dommerholt, Marc Sickel, and Nate Mayberry (PhysioFitness, LLC, Rockville, MD, USA). When you attend the course in Bethesda, MD, day one of the course will be at the headquarters of Myopain Seminars, while day two will be conducted at the “playground” of PhysioFitness in North Bethesda.

 

Eureka Seminars is a brand of Myopain Seminars.

Accrediting Agencies

Myopain Seminars is certified by the leading accrediting agencies from around the globe.

  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

All Myopain Seminars and Eureka Seminars courses have been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. See https://health.maryland.gov/bphte/Pages/index.aspx

  • FASCIAL MANIPULATION® (FM)

The Fascial Manipulation® course program consists of three two-level intensive hands-on courses, combining theoretical lectures, demonstrations, and practice between participants throughout each course day. Fascial Manipulation® is being taught in over 50 countries!

 

During the Fascial Manipulation® courses, participants will learn to evaluate musculoskeletal dysfunctions with specific reference to the human fascial system and to apply the Fascial Manipulation® method as taught by Luigi Stecco, PT. Lectures include the anatomy and physiology of the fascial system, an explanation of the biomechanical model used in the application of this technique, and the anatomical localization of key fascial points. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions (from history taking, to a hypothesis, to a verification and treatment) together with a methodology and strategy for treatment.

 

This course series consists of three levels. Each level is divided into two parts:

  • FM-1a & FM-1b – The Level 1 Fascial Manipulation® courses emphasize various dysfunctions of the locomotor system and correlate this information with densifications referred to as Centers of Coordination located in myofascial units. This information is related to various conditions, such as tendinopathy, cervicalgia, back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headaches, among others. Myofascial units continue into myofascial sequences thereby creating an understanding of what is known as fascial chains (48 hours over two weekends).
  • FM-2a & FM-2b – The Level 2 Fascial Manipulation® courses cover the anatomy and function of the fascial retinacula responsible for complex movements. Evaluation and treatment of these complex movements requires knowledge of additional areas known as Centers of Fusion. The concept of organizing the fascial system with diagonal and spiral movement by the corporis fascia will be introduced. At the end of the course the participants acquire full awareness of the anatomy and function of the fascial retinacula in the context of complex movement patterns (48 hours over two weekends).
  • FM-3a & FM-3b – The FM-3 Fascial Manipulation® for Internal Dysfunction (FMID) courses constitute perhaps the most important level, as through these courses you will learn how to treat your patients in a global way (54 hours over two weekends). You will learn how to treat (54 hours over two weekends):
    • Internal dysfunction
    • pain and disorders of the locomotor system, which may be the consequence of internal dysfunctions

 

Successful completion of FM Level 1 is required for attending the FM Level 2 course. Similarly, completion of FM Level 2 is required for attending the FM-3 courses.

 

Every day, the course includes practical exercises and in-depth analysis of clinical cases demonstrated by the instructors.

 

Each level is designed to give participants adequate time (4-6 weeks) to practice the newly acquired assessment and treatment techniques before returning to the second half of the course for fine-tuning of the method.

 

Completion of the FM Level 1 does provide clinical proficiency for a wide range of common dysfunctions.

 

Watch a video about Fascial Manipulation: https://youtu.be/7vNPwZFFRiA

Accrediting Agencies
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

All Myopain Seminars and Eureka Seminars courses have been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. See https://health.maryland.gov/bphte/Pages/index.aspx

  • CRANIAL FACIAL PAIN ACADEMY (CRAFTA)

The CRAFTA® course program is unparalleled anywhere in the world in scope and focus. Developed by Dr. Harry von Piekartz, PT, PhD, CRAFTA® courses are very well known throughout Europe for their high quality, evidence-informed focus, and immediate applicability in clinical practice. The core course program consists of two main courses and an online module:

 

CRAFTA 1:

  • CRAFTA 1a – Foundations Course (4 days)
  • CRAFTA -OM – Foundations Course Online Module
  • CRAFTA 1b – Foundations Course (4 days)

 

CRAFTA 2:

  • CRAFTA 2a – Advanced Course (4 days)
  • CRAFTA 2b – Advanced Course (4 days)

 

CRAFTA 3 – Special Topics Course (4 days)

 

Following the completion of the entire CRAFTA® program, students are invited to take theoretical and practical examinations to become CRAFTA – Certified.

 

The CRAFTA courses are designed for licensed physical therapists, dentists, speech pathologists, and physicians. Physical therapy assistants are not eligible to attend the CRAFTA courses. Medical residents and physical therapy residents are eligible.

 

The CRAFTA courses are a great way to prepare for the certification examinations toward becoming a Certified Cervical & Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) administered by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics. For more information about the PTBCCT and its certification examinations, click here. (https://ptbcct.org).

Accrediting Agencies

Myopain Seminars is certified by the leading accrediting agencies from around the globe.

  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

All Myopain Seminars and Eureka Seminars courses have been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. See https://health.maryland.gov/bphte/Pages/index.aspx

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