*We are now back to live, in-person, hands-on trigger point seminars!! All classes will be also broadcast on zoom for home participation. Click here to go to our "Professional Seminars" website to register and to learn about our new online education options!
Mary Biancalana is regarded to be one of the most dynamic and gifted teachers in the field of applied manual therapy, specific to massage and trigger point therapy. Her seminars are a must-have training for PT's, MD's, DC's, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Nurses, Dentists, Athletic Trainers and Nurse Practitioners. People have joined us from all over the world!
The Highest Quality CEU's
The education division of Chicago Center for Myofascial Pain Relief offers multi-media seminars to massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors and other allied healthcare professionals around the world who are interested in utilizing powerful and effective Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy techniques to eliminate pain and restore full muscle function. Additionally, we offer a variety of self-help and pain elimination classes for practitioners looking to maintain a healthy, pain-free manual therapy practice.
Get To The Point; The Root Cause of Pain
Trained practitioners do not treat where it hurts necessarily. Trigger Points (TrPs), when left untreated, can cause pain and can lead to reduced range of motion, reduced speed and power, and can also lead to impaired performance for the athlete and exerciser. Knowing how to eliminate these TrPs from the muscles can make the difference in being able to get the athlete back on the field and into the game, and the everyday exerciser back into their desired activities, pain free.
Through these highly engaging seminars you will learn clinical reasoning via the Full and Complete Trigger Point Protocol. Click here to read this article by Mary Biancalana.
Detailed Patient History
Pain Chart diagram and comparison to the Travell and Simons illustrations give us a objective view of hte muscles that are causing the pain in a particular area. Most often, the source muscle is a distance away from where the pain is felt.
Range of Motion assessment; based on the muscles that can cause pain in a particoar area, functional testing is performed to gather objective data for pre- and post-treatment comparison and SOAP note reporting. These results also give us data by which to develop
Treatment Plan Development
Application of Trigger Point Pressure Release Techniques
Home care, self-care education and empowerment
Apply Immediately In Your Practice
The manual therapy techniques learned in Advanced Trigger Point seminars can be utilized when working with persons at many levels of function. Including, but not limited to, the athlete, exerciser, those in pain (chronic or acute), pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation, and to those seeking overall wellness through manually applied techniques.
We are the therapists to the professionals. Every manual therapy practitioner and health care provider should be working pain free. In our seminars, you can learn effective techniques to work pain free and strong. We offer a variety of self-help and pain elimination classes for practitioners looking to maintain a healthy, pain-free manual therapy practice.
Make Changes : Eliminate Pain to Even Clinically Identified Conditions
Each monthly seminar is designed to address a specific body area and / or a specific list of conditions.
Here is a list of our upcoming 2022
NCBTMB approved courses
Wednesday April 13th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm CST - How Myofascial Trigger Points Can Impact Athletic Performance: Upper Body - 2 NCBTMB Approved Live, Hands-On CE Hours - Free Webinar
Sat/Sun April 23rd & 24th, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm CST Advanced Trigger Point Techniques for Shoulder, Chest, and Upper Back Pain with Mary Biancalana - 14 NCBTMB Approved Live, Hands-On CE Hours
Sat/Sun May 14th & 15th, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm CST - Advanced Trigger Point Techniques for Low Back, Hip, ad Abdominal Pain with Mary Biancalana - 14 NCBTMB Approved Live, Hands-On CE Hours
Weds May 18th, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm CST - How Myofascial Trigger Points Can Impact Athletic Performance: Lower Body - 2 NCBTMB Approved Live, Hands-On CE Hours Free Webinar
Sat/Sun June 11th & 12th, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm CST - Advanced Trigger Point Techniques for Thigh, Knee, Lower Leg, and Foot Pain with Mary Biancalana - 14 NCBTMB Approved Live, Hands-On CE Hours
Sat/Sun August 6th & 7th, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm CST - Advanced Trigger Point Techniques for Arm, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand - 14 NCBTMB Approved Live, Hands-On CE Hours
Saturday September 24, 2022 9:00am CST Trigger Point Techniques For Eliminating Buttocks Pain - 7 NCBTMB Approved Live, Hands-On CE Hours
Sunday September 25th, 2022 9:00am CST Trigger Point Techniques For Eliminating Mid-Back and Abdominal Pain - 8 NCBTMB Approved Live, Hands-On CE Hours
Sat/Sun October 22nd & 23rd, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm CST Advanced Perpetuating Factors of Muscle Pain and Dysfunction - 14.0 - NCBTMB Approved Live, Hands-On CE Hours
November 12th, 2022 & November 13th, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm CST Advanced Muscle Range of Motion Assessment Upper Body & Lower Body - 14.0 - NCBTMB Approved Live, Hands-On CE Hours
December 3rd, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm CST Foundations of Trigger Point Techniques with Mary Biancalana - 7 NCBTMB Approved Live, Hands-On CE Hours
December 4th, 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm CST Trigger Point Techniques for Eliminating Lower Back Pain with Mary Biancalana - 6 NCBTMB Approved Live, Hands-On CE Hours
These are the best research papers explaining the science behind all things trigger point related!
Dr Robert Gerwin
Perpetuating Factors in Myofascial Pain
Dr Jay P Shah
M. Saleet Jafri, George Mason University
Mechanisms of Myofascial Pain
NIH Jan. 06, 2015
Joanne Borg-Stein Harvard University Medical School
New Concepts in the Assessment and Treatment of Regional Musculoskeletal Pain and Sports Injury August 2009
Journal of American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dawn Gulick, Widner University
Effect of Ischemic Compression Using Backnobber II Device on Discomfort Associated With Myofascial Trigger Points
Journal of Movement and Bodywork Therapies, 2010
Dr. Jay P Shah, Beneficial Effects of Dry Needling for Treatment of Chronic Myofascial Pain Persist for 6 Weeks After Treatment Completion
Dr. Jay P Shah, Dry Needling Alters Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius Muscle
and Reduces Pain in Subjects With Chronic Myofascial Pain
Dr. Jay P Shah, Widespread myofascial dysfunction and sensitisation in women
with endometriosis-associated chronic pelvic pain:
A cross-sectional study
Dr. Jay P Shah, Myofascial Trigger Points Then and Now: A Historical and Scientific
Dr. Jay P Shah, Botulinum toxin for chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis: a cohort study of a pain focused treatment
Dr. Jay P Shah, Relating Chronic Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis to Signs of Sensitization and Myofascial Pain and
Dr. Jay P Shah, Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Narrative Review Identifying
Inconsistencies in Nomenclature
Mary B's Education info
DePaul University, Chicago Illinois
Teaching Physical Education Grades K-12
Awarded AAPHERD Student of The Year Award Outstanding Leadership as a Student in The Field of Physical Education
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago Illinois
Masters of Arts, School of Education/Special Education
Board Certification in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy