Chairside Stretching & Trigger Point Therapy In the Operatory - NEW DVD and Kit

Learn how certain postures and positions can lead to muscle imbalances and painful trigger points among dental professionals. Repeated awkward postures, side bending or rotation may lead to the development of muscle imbalances or postural deformity. Operators generally tend to lose flexibility in directions opposite those in which they operate. Reversing these postures through Directional Chairside Stretching is key to developing optimal musculoskeletal health. The benefits and methods of directional chairside stretching are introduced, with illustrated pictures of nineteen chairside stretches and anatomical photos of the target area. For each stretch, operatory photos show postures, positions and movements that illustrate how areas can become painful or injured when delivering dental care. The etiology and self-treatment of painful trigger points is introduced, using a self-massage tool. Video length is 30 minutes. An excellent video for your next dental society or study club meeting.

Course Objectives

  • Learn the etiology of muscle imbalances and trigger points in dentistry
  • Identify the benefits of chairside stretching
  • State the contraindications for chairside stretching
  • Understand postures and positions in the operatory that are risk factors for developing ischemic muscles and trigger points
  • Identify appropriate times to incorporate chairside stretching into the work schedule
  • Learn how to self-treat and manage trigger points
  • Identify appropriate alternate therapies for treatment of trigger points

Package Includes

  • Chairside Stretching DVD (PAL Format)
  • Chairside Stretching Instruction Manual
  • 3 laminated stretching charts