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Scientific Review of Trigger Points

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This is a 1.5 hour video recording of Jan’s presentation at the 2014 Pain Research Conference in BC titled: “Science and trigger points: does it matter?” This course delves into the historical background to the development of trigger point theory, the current scientific understanding of myofascial trigger points and the implications for clinical massage therapy practice.


  • Historical background of trigger point theory
  • Current scientific understanding of myofascial trigger points and implications for massage therapy practice
  • TrP’s and muscle weakness
  • Inter and intra-rater reliability of TrP identification
  • Managing nociceptive output from TrP’s
  • Primary, latent and satellite TrP’s in recurrent “unresolvable” cases
  • Trigger point sensitivity as an output of the brain’s neuromatrix


  • 1-hour-and-40-minute Video
  • Course Manual with 100 Power Point Slides
  • In-Course Links to Extensive Online Resources



This course has been approved for continuing education credit in the following jurisdictions:

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1 Category A CEU 2 PD CEC 1 Category A CEU 1 CEU
2 Primary CEC 2 Primary CEC 1 CEU 2 Primary CEC
2 Science CEU


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Jan Dommerholt is a Dutch-trained physical therapist with graduate degrees in biomechanical trauma and health care administration, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.

Dr. Dommerholt has taught many courses and lectured at conferences throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and the Middle East while maintaining an active clinical practice. He is a manuscript reviewer for 18 medical and physical therapy journals and serves on the editorial board of four international medical journals. He is co-editor of four medical text books, has authored nearly 50 book chapters and over 80 articles on myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, and performing arts physical therapy.

He prepares a quarterly literature review column on myofascial pain for the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain. Dr. Dommerholt is the president of Bethesda Physiocare® and Myopain Seminars. He is Associate Professor at the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera in Valencia, Spain, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA in the USA.



If this course does not help you significantly improve your knowledge or clinical skills, notify us within 30 days of the purchase date and we will refund your purchase price.


This course is a recording of Jan's presentation at the 2014 Pain Research Conference sponsored by Pain BC and the Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia.

2014 BC Pain Conference

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