Taut Band Therapy
Strategies for Pain Reduction


2018 WORKSHOPS

Date Location Workshop CE Hours Cost  
Apr 21-22 *SMITHFIELD, NC TAUT BAND THERAPY: UPPER BACK, NECK & SHOULDER 16 $260 register
Jun 9 DURHAM, NC PAIN REDUCTION FOR KNEES 8 $105 register
Sep 15 *SMITHFIELD, NC PAIN REDUCTION FOR LOW BACK 8 $105 register
Sep 29-30 ASHEVILLE, NC JOINTS: PR FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS & NERVES: NERVE ROOT COMPRESSION 16 $260 register
Oct 13-14 DURHAM, NC TAUT BAND THERAPY: LOWER BACK, SACRUM & HIP 16 $245 register
Oct 27-28 **MOREHEAD CITY, NC TAUT BAND THERAPY: UPPER BACK, NECK & SHOULDER 16 $260

*Smithfield, NC workshops held at Johnston Community College (JCC).

Asheville, NC workshop held at Comfort Suites Hotel.

**Morehead City, NC workshop held at Carteret Community College (CCC). Registration is through CCC. Register here.


2018 CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

Taut Band Therapy: Upper Back, Neck & Shoulder  8:30AM - 5:45PM
April 21-22
This workshop offers active demonstrations and lots of hands-on experience in assessing and treating painful muscular-skeletal problems. Students will learn to identify the taut bands that perpetuate trigger point and attachment site pain. Tools include functional analysis, palpation, range of motion, and strength resistance testing. Lengthening the tight muscle fibers within taut bands is the key to effective pain reduction. Techniques learned in this workshop will emphasize this strategic approach.

 

Pain Reduction For Knees 8:30AM - 5:45PM
June 9

In this workshop, participants will examine the anatomy of the knee joint as well as the muscles that generate movement of the knee. Studies will emphasize the causes and symptoms of numerous knee problems and the many challenges of accurate assessment. Students will explore a variety of strategic approaches to reduce or resolve these problems. Demonstrations and hands-on practice will be included.

 

Pain Reduction For Low Back 8:30AM - 5:45PM
September 15

Taut Band Therapy is one of the most effective methods for reduction of pain for low back problems. Patients sometimes come for treatment after having suffered with years of pain. With difficult back problems there is no substitute for specific anatomical knowledge, so there will be a thorough review of involved muscles. In this workshop, participants will learn new skills for accurate assessment and effective treatment for low back problems. Demonstrations and hands-on practice will be included.

 

Joints: Pain Reduction For Osteoarthritis 8:30AM - 5:45PM
Day 1: September 29

Taut Band Therapy can help you to provide greater reduction of pain, increases in range of motion and improved functional abilities for your patients with osteoarthritis. Injury, inflammation and pain within the joint capsule often provoke hypertonic conditions in the muscles that provide stability and movement for that joint. Although secondary in cause, these muscular problems often become “primary” in the generation of pain and associated disability. Studies of joints and strategies for pain reduction will include shoulder, hip and knee; treatment and hands on sessions will focus on hip joints.

 

Nerves: Nerve Root Compression 8:30AM - 5:45PM
Day 2: September 30

Learn how to better assist your patients with nerve impingements. Understanding the basics of neural anatomy and physiology will enable more precise assessments and more effective therapeutic approaches. Participants will learn the two primary causes of nerve root compression and will examine the most notable areas of local nerve impingements generated by muscular tension. Bodywork strategies will be discussed and demonstrated; there may be less hands-on practice than in other classes.

 

Taut Band Therapy: Lower Back, Sacrum & Hip 8:30AM - 5:45PM
October 13-14
This workshop offers active demonstrations and lots of hands-on experience in assessing and treating painful muscular-skeletal problems. Students will learn to identify the taut bands that perpetuate trigger point and attachment site pain. Tools include functional analysis, palpation, range of motion, and strength resistance testing. Lengthening the tight muscle fibers within taut bands is the key to effective pain reduction. Techniques learned in this workshop will emphasize this strategic approach.

 

Taut Band Therapy: Upper Back, Neck & Shoulder 8:30 - 5:45PM
October 27-28

This workshop offers active demonstrations and lots of hands-on experience in assessing and treating painful muscular-skeletal problems. Students will learn to identify the taut bands that perpetuate trigger point and attachment site pain. Tools include functional analysis, palpation, range of motion, and strength resistance testing. Lengthening the tight muscle fibers within taut bands is the key to effective pain reduction. Techniques learned in this workshop will emphasize this strategic approach.