Professional Trigger Point Seminars
Professional seminars are provided to professional groups. Normally they
are held in settings conducive to the seminars needs. The normal seminar is
approximately 90 minutes long. Cost of travel and if applicable an honorarium
provided by the sponsoring organization is usually paid by the organization.
The normal seminar includes:
- A more professional background in physiology, neurology and biomechanics
- Hands on demonstration of trigger point therapy so that professionals
can experience TPT
- Demonstrations of tools used in patient treatment and their proper use
for safe and sustained activity on the part of the professional. An emphasis
is placed on reducing the stress to the professional's own hands that comes
from sustained activity.
- Demonstrations of hand use and patient positioning for safest and best
therapy. A volunteer is used to demonstrate proper and effective patient
positioning and technique for almost all regions of the body.
- Specific regions of interest to the professionals are demonstrated and
An advanced seminar that can qualify for mandated relicensing continuing
education credit hours can be provided. Such credit must be arranged by the
hosting organization in advance of the seminar. Course material will be negotiable
based on the seminar, hours credited, time constraints and location. Travel
and training fees are negotiable. Attendee fees normal for such continuing
education may be charged by the sponsoring organization to it's participants.
Past continuing education credit seminars have ranged from 4 to 20 hours and
include any of:
- Historical background on TPT - Renowned practitioners and researchers
of TPT and their contributions are discussed.
- Research regarding physiological and clinical topics with an emphasis
on the physiology, neurology, biomechanics and biochemistry of TPs are presented
for a fuller understanding of muscle action and it's effects on the human
- Examination and use of findings including the reporting and a useable
and defensible grading system for legal and billing purposes is presented.
A sample demonstration showing the speed at which this clinical examination
technique can be performed is given so that professionals can integrate
it into their practices.
- Use of TPs in practice management, marketing and business including growth
are discussed and demonstrated. It's importance in patient acquisition,
retention and management are focused upon with specific forms, handouts
and patient information packets which lead to a stronger doctor/patient
relationship are presented.
- Hands on demonstration of TPT. This is an opportunity for each participant
to feel a TP (most people have a few minor ones in the upper traps) and
how it's effected by therapy. It's purpose is to help each participant to
better understand and direct patient interaction in the clinical setting.
- Hands on demonstration of specific TPT to various body regions. This can
be a demonstration in front of a group or, given enough time and space,
an actual hands on training for all the participants to learn the various
techniques used, the hand and body positions, and specific applications
to most of the regions of the body.
- CPT coding and applicable regulations regarding TPT. Use of TP in practice
must be paid for. Issues regarding billing, proper CPT coding, Use in Cash,
Insurance, Medicare, Workers' Compensation and managed care situations are
- Legal implications of TPT. Patient response to care, potential patient
injury, indications and contra-indications are discussed. Issues of downcoding
by payers, proof of patient response and improvement are covered along.
Unique examination and treatment forms and grading methods to show ongoing
patient improvement on both a short and long term basis are provided.
- Ancillary therapies, protocols, patient management and expected outcomes
of care are given. Specific on both attended and unattended therapies ancillary
to TPT, their protocols and their integration into a treatment regimen are