Online Course: Introduction to Myofascial Pain
Become familiar with the myofascia and learn how it can cause your patient's pain
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Myofascial pain can be caused by any of the structures tangled in the myofascia, including nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Patients who have dysfunction in structures such as tendons or ligaments can usually be diagnosed based on their symptoms and by using standard tests. However, myofascial pain is less easily defined. Individuals may complain of global pain that moves about. Thus, when patients have pain and symptoms that do not seem to fit a standard diagnosis, it may be time to look outside the box at the myofascia.
This course aims to introduce the myofascial system and explore the origins of myofascial pain.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.9 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- list the contents of fascia and myofascia
- discuss five hypotheses that may explain the cause of myofascial pain
- discuss five differential diagnoses for myofascial pain
- identify key features in a patient's history that could lead to myofascial pain
Daniel Adepoju ADEJOBI
I am learning new things in this course especially the pathology of myofascial pain.
Esther Shin Hui
Fantastic course bringing all clinicians up to date with relevant practice.
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