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Current Concepts in Pain Science: Manual Therapy Techniques for Minimizing Pain and Maximizing Function

  • Friday, October 07, 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016
  • 4:00 PM
  • Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital


  • Course Fee + LOTA Member Fee

Registration is closed


Upon conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Describe several factors that which make pain a most complex experience.

2. Discuss in detail the differences between acute and chronic pain.

3. Define sensorimotor system (SMS) and its components – proprioception, postural stability, muscle tone.

4. Describe the mechanism of muscle imbalance in response to chronic pain stimulus.

5. Define tonic and phasic muscles and give several examples of each.

6. Define trigger point and discuss its pathophysiology.

7. Describe the fascial system as it relates to postural and motor dysfunction.

8. Demonstrate the ability to palpate and effectively release myofascial trigger points.

9. Demonstrate the ability to perform myofascial release.

10. Demonstrate the ability to perform neural mobilizations.

11. Demonstrate the ability to use both Leukotape and Kinesiotape and discuss when each would be used most effectively.

12. Create a treatment plan for various neurological conditions including manual therapy for pain and soft tissue management.


Location – Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital

Date – October 1, 2016

For occupational therapists

6 hours of CEUs

Dress – comfortable lab attire


8:00 8:30 am – Registration

8:30 10:00 am – Understanding Pain

o Acute Pain

o Chronic Pain

Muscle Imbalance

Tonic and Phasic

Changes in sensorimotor processing

10:00 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am 12:00 pm – Pain and (Dys)function

o Review Muscle Imbalance

o Trigger Points

o Myofascial Restrictions

oHow Does Pain Limit Functional Goals?

12:00 1:00 pm – Lunch On Own

1:00 2:15 pm – Manual Therapy Intervention

oTrigger Point Release Technique

oMyofascial Release

2:15 2:30 pm – Break

2:30 3:30 pm Continue

Manual Therapy Intervention

oNerve Gliding and Sliding


3:30 – 4:00 pm – Specific Patient Cases

oShoulder Impingement and Pain

oLateral Epicondylalgia

oPeripheral Nerve Entrapment of the UE


Claire Melebeck is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana and graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences from LSU in Baton Rouge. She obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 from LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Claire went on to complete an APTA Credentialed Residency Program in Orthopedics and Practice Management. She is a manual physical therapist who specializes in the treatment of patients with neuromusculoskeletal pain syndromes. Her primary areas of interest are pain pathology, headache and TMJ management, and treatment of complex orthopedic conditions.


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