This one-day course is open to Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Podiatrists, Sports Therapists & GPs and aims to teach an introduction to myofascial function, review the evidence base in treating myofascial pain syndrome with shockwave therapy and teach the attendants the practical application of assessing myofascial dysfunction, and the treatment of this using shockwave therapy.
Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave that passes through the body and initiates a pro-inflammatory response in the treated tissues with minimal side effects. It is emerging as a safe treatment option for soft tissue injuries with an improvement rate of 60 – 80 % in chronic conditions that have been difficult to manage.
This course is for healthcare practitioners who have had at least 6 months of experience with shockwave therapy.
Conditions to be covered include:
– Myofascial pain and dysfunction in the lower limb, and how this relates to chronic injury management including tendinopathies and functional joint movement limitations
– Myofascial pain and dysfunction in the upper limb, and how this relates to chronic injury management including tendinopathies and functional joint movement limitations.
– Myofascial pain and dysfunction in the neck and back.
The day is split between theory and practical elements to ensure the hands-on experience is gained with the device and to explore how shockwave therapy has helped clinics develop effective treatment programs for their patients.