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May 9, 2019 - May 12, 2019

BOC Essential Level

Dr. Travell defined a Trigger Point as “a hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band. The spot is tender when pressed and can give rise to characteristic referred pain, motor dysfunction, and autonomic phenomena.

Counterstain is a system of diagnosis and treatment that considers the dysfunction to be a continuing, inappropriate strain reflex, which is inhibited by applying a position of mild strain in the direction exactly opposite to that of the reflex; this is accomplished by specific directed positioning about the point of tenderness to achieve the desired therapeutic response.

This class will tie together the two different systems into a complimentary system of assessment and treatment through the Osteopathic concepts and philosophy.

25 contact hours – 25 1-A hours anticipated – BOC Approved Provider #P8765 NCBTMB Approved Provider #1597 AMBP School Member #1084335

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the concepts and components of somatic dysfunction that are involved in the Travell Trigger points and Counterstrain points.
  2. Differentiate between normal and abnormal biomechanical function of the musculoskeletal system.
  3. Formulate a working knowledge of how Travell Trigger points and Counterstrain affects the overall biomechanics and, use this model in organizing an assessment and treatment plan.
  4. Assess the implications of complex somatic dysfunction in the same areas in order to provide appropriate treatment.
  5. Apply Manual Techniques to change the areas of somatic dysfunction.

Target Audience: 
Healthcare providers including, but not limited to: MD,DO,PT,AT,DC,MT,RN,OT, and other licensed or certified healthcare providers.

Instructor: Lino Cedros, AT, MT, SP, CAMTC

Class Times

Thursday, May 9, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, May 10, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
‍‍‍Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
‍‍‍Sunday, May 12, 2019 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


May 9, 2019
May 12, 2019
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