Event Details

  • 22 Oct 2023
  • 09:00am - 17:00pm
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  • 196 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC, Torrens University Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
$412.50 Members
$440.00 Non Members
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Management of Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Workshop

A practical workshop demonstrating the clinical impact of central sensitization and Neurogenic Inflammation.

Complementing Jay’s though-provoking and clinically impactful lecture at this year’s National Myotherapy Conference on the 21st October, his full day (8hr) practical workshop will allow participants to explore and examine the dynamic and pivotal roles that myofascial trigger points (MTrPs), sensitization, limbic system dysfunction and associated objective/quantitative physical findings play in the management of chronic myofascial pain syndrome (MPS).

Long considered a ‘local’ pain syndrome, MPS is now understood to have a broader impact beyond active MTrPs and has significant associations with mood, health related quality of life and function. Recent research now compels us to look at the pheonmena of MPS and MTrPs as a type of spectrum disorder of sensitisation that manifests clinically through varying signs and symptoms.

Course Outcomes

  • Participants will learn and integrate important palpation skills and psychophysical quantitative sensory testing techniques to test for the phenomena of MPS and identify key signs and symptoms.
  • Participants will learn key treatment techniques to address their assessment findings using various needling and electrical stimulation techniques to treat myofascial trigger points and sensitised spinal nerve segments.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to observe demonstrations, discuss and practice both the assessment techniques and the treatment techniques in this workshop. Both the diagnostic and treatment techniques presented in this workshop are applicable in the management of a variety of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Participants can begin using the techniques and skills learnt in this workshop in their own clinics the very next day. The techniques are designed to complement your clinical skills and enhance the techniques and approaches you already use in your clinical practice.

Course Sponsors

This course is proudly sponsored by Red Coral.

Each participant will receive a Red Coral gift and a Wartenberg pinwheel.


Jay Shah

Physiatrist and Clinical Investigator
National Institutes of Health

Jay P. Shah, MD is a physiatrist and clinical investigator in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland USA. His interests include the pathophysiology of myofascial pain and the integration of physical medicine techniques with promising complementary approaches in the management of neuro-musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. He also completed the UCLA Medical Acupuncture course and a two-year Bravewell Fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

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