Contact Hours: 3
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers and Massage Therapists
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
The course materials for this Seminar-On-Demand are available in our online format available instantly, or by mail. Our mail order format allows you to obtain a hardcopy of the course materials.
- Financial — Lu Mueller-Kaul is the ownder of a private practice and receives a salary. Lu Mueller-Kaul receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
Who has time to read every new medical journal? Many therapists miss a lot of recent, important information, and often continue believing what was proven wrong simply because we lack the time to read volumes of new research and data.
This course was inspired by the work of Paul Ingraham of www.saveyourself.ca. He presents medical research in a way that’s easy to understand in a series of lengthy essays. If you lack the time (or the inclination) to read all of his essays, this class is a perfect alternative. With his permission, it includes some of his material, as well as other mythbusting findings of 2012 and 2013, all relating to problems in the musculoskeletal system.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
- Treating pain
- Why Things Hurt video
- Pain is an illusion
- Trigger point proof?
- Muscle strain checklist
- Muscle tear
- Tendinosis treatments
- Myths continued
- Endoscopy Discectomy video
- Neck pain
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a study of outdated or incorrect information regarding problems with the musculoskeletal system.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Recognize common misconceptions about pain.
- Identify important resources for recent pain research.
- List the neurons and brain areas involved in creating and treating pain.
- Recognize how different techniques for pain relief work neurologically.
- Define "palpatory pareidolia".
- Define “muscle strain” and “muscle tear”.
- Define “tendinitis” and “tendinosis”.
- List different possible reasons for low back pain and neck pain.
- Recognize when to use ice vs heat for muscle strains.
- Identify the controversies about trigger points, myofascial work, and strength training.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
The participant will have one year from the date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first.
The participant will have 1 year from date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first.
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About Lu Mueller-Kaul, LMT, MA
Lu Mueller-Kaul started her career in alternative medicine as a naturopathic physician in Germany. In addition to traditional chinese medicine, Lu uses a variety of bodywork techniques including Neuromuscular and Trigger Point techniques, TuiNa (traditional Chinese massage), Reflexology, stretches and strengthening exercises, and other manual therapy styles. As a specialist for back problems, Lu has had sucess in treating sciatic pain, tense neck and shoulders and the resulting headaches, vertigo and tinnitus.
Lu came to the U.S. in 2006 to study Rolfing Structural Integration. Today, she works as a Certified Rolfer and Rolf Movement Teacher, which enables her to utilize all the tools from her previous education in the Rolfing context. Lu is the owner, workshop instructor and Yoga therapist at Balance Education, in Orlando, FL.