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January 31 - February 2

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.

18 contact hours – 18 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.

Instructor: Lino Cedros, AT, OMT, CAMTC

Class Times

Friday, January 31, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2020 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hotel Booking

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: 916.443.1234
Fax: 916.321.3779

Hotel Booking Instructions (PDF)


Venue: Sacramento Campus
Venue Phone: 916-441-5094
Address: 1221 S Street, Sacramento, California, 95811


January 31
February 2
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Kinections Educational Institute
1221 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811 United States
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