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Chronic Myofascial Pain and Central Sensitization: Integrating Objective Findings with Pain Mechanisms, Dry Needling and Electrical Stimulation Techniques- CPD

CPD Seminars AECC University College

Saturday, 27 April 2019 at 09:00 - Sunday, 28 April 2019 at 18:00 (BST)

Chronic Myofascial Pain and Central Sensitization:...

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member ticket price. Membership includes: AECC Alumni / ECU / RCC / TAM.
24 Apr 2019 £295.00 £0.00
Non Members
Ticket price for non members.
24 Apr 2019 £325.00 £0.00
Students   more info 24 Apr 2019 £150.00 £0.00
AECC MSc (F) Chiropractic Y1 students 24 Apr 2019 Free £0.00
AECC MSc Chiropractic Y2 students 24 Apr 2019 Free £0.00

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 ** There are a limited number of places available at the early booking discounted price (as shown above). Once these have sold, places will revert to the standard price (+ 20% on the above price) ** 


Registration Saturday: 08:45 

Saturday: 09:00-17:00

Sunday: 09:00-18:00


This course is accredited for 15 CPD Hours by the European Academy of Chiropractic. 


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Course notes: Not provided in hard copy. You will be notified by email to access notes via Dropbox or similar (this is free to access and you will not need to set up a Dropbox account)


Presented by Jay Shah, MD


This comprehensive two-day workshop will combine didactic presentations with practical hands-on assessment and treatment techniques. We will explore the dynamic and pivotal roles that myofascial trigger points (MTrPs), sensitization, limbic system dysfunction and objective physical findings play in the evaluation and management of chronic myofascial pain and dysfunction.


Course Description

By integrating the fascinating knowledge emerging from the pain sciences in a clinically accessible way, participants will apply important palpation skills with various needling techniques to help treat painful MTrPs and sensitized spinal segments more effectively. Spinal segmental sensitization (SSS) is a hyperactive state of the dorsal horn caused by bombardment of nociceptive impulses. Painful MTrPs are a very common source of persistent nociception and sensitization that often results in SSS and chronic myofascial pain. Conversely, maladaptive changes in subcortical structures and dysfunctional descending inhibition may create somatic tissue abnormalities (e.g., tissue texture changes, tenderness, etc.) in addition to adversely impacting mood, affect and sleep. Either way, typical manifestations of the sensitized spinal segment include dermatomal allodynia/hyperalgesia, sclerotomal tenderness and MTrPs within the affected myotomes. These objective and reproducible findings allow the clinician and patient to identify the affected spinal segment(s) that should be treated. Non-pharmacological approaches such as dry needling, electrical stimulation techniques and acupuncture will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced by attendees. These techniques deactivate painful MTrPs, desensitize affected segments and neuro-modulate subcortical dysfunction, providing more permanent pain and symptom relief. The diagnostic and treatment techniques presented in this seminar are applicable in the management of a variety of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions.

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 a two-year Bravewell Fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Jay is a well-known lecturer on mechanisms of chronic pain, myofascial pain, acupuncture techniques and other related topics. He and his co-investigators have utilized novel microanalytical and ultrasound imaging techniques that have uncovered the unique biochemical milieu and viscoelastic properties of myofascial trigger points and surrounding soft tissue. They have published several peer-reviewed papers highlighting their results. Jay has also taught invited hands-on workshops for physicians, dentists, chiropractors, manual and physical therapists, acupuncturists, and massage therapists, among other professional groups. His workshops integrate emerging knowledge from the clinical pain sciences in order to improve evaluation and management approaches to musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. He was selected by the American Academy of Pain Management as the 2010 recipient of the Janet Travell Clinical Pain Management Award and by the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists as the 2012 recipient of the David G. Simons Award.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For more information contact the CPD team on +44 (0)1202 436 237 or email 

Terms and Conditions of Booking 

Course organisers reserve the right to make alterations to fees, arrangements and dates for teaching and learning sessions, including the decision to run all or parts of the course in the light of demand. In the event that the course is cancelled or re-scheduled by the course organiser, a full refund of fees will be given, but the college takes no responsibility for travel or accommodation expenses incurred by the delegate. 

If for any reason you are unable to attend the seminar please be aware that fees will be refunded, less a £10 administration charge, for all cancellations received at least 30 days before the event. Cancellations received after the 30 day period but 7 days prior to the seminar date will receive a 50% refund less the £10 administration charge. No refunds can be given after this time. Contractual disclaimer: The views expressed in written material and by presenters do not necessarily reflect those of the AECC, nor does mention of trade names, organisations or professional practices imply endorsement by the AECC. The AECC acts in good faith with respect to the contents of this course information and advertisement material. The AECC does not accept liability resulting in refunds for the content and delivery of the CPD.

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AECC University College
Parkwood Campus
Parkwood Road
BH5 2DF Bournemouth
United Kingdom

Saturday, 27 April 2019 at 09:00 - Sunday, 28 April 2019 at 18:00 (BST)

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CPD Seminars AECC University College

Based in Bournemouth, AECC University College is a highly esteemed, global pioneer in musculoskeletal healthcare, dedicated to excellence in education, clinical training and research. The University College provides specialist study in health sciences at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with state-of-the-art facilities, high quality teaching and a regarded level of professionalism. With over 50% of students coming from outside of the UK, the single-campus is a thriving, supportive and inclusive community, constantly at the forefront of engaging with others, collaborating with a number of partner organisations, businesses and other universities. 

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