Myofascial trigger points contribute to the pain experience in many chronic and recurrent musculoskeletal presentations. This is often seen in people whose pain is linked to static or sustained postures and repetitive movements. Treating sensitized myofascial trigger points is seen to relieve their contribution to musculoskeletal pain presentations and can aid the recovery of pain related changes in recruitment synergies when combined movement and exercise therapy interventions.
A unique feature of this course is the classification of myofascial trigger points based on muscle recruitment synergies. Management includes the treatment of the myofascial trigger point and active movement recovery retraining to prolong the effect of treatment and to recover the muscle recruitment changes that are related to recurrent pain neurophysiology.
Mark Comerford B.PHYTY. MCSP, MAPA
Mark possesses a special interest in the development of clinically relevant models of movement analysis, retraining, and the understanding of pain’s influence on movement, muscle function and performance. A passionate believer in both the application of diagnostic subgroups of movement dysfunction and the use of clinical reasoning frameworks based on evidence based practice, he has made significant contributions to the elevation of the standards of therapeutic exercise around the world. The Kinetic Control process and education system, a global brand now entering its third decade in supplying innovative post graduate training provides a high profile example of this impact.