Muscular Performance Self-Therapy Specialist

Rated 4.96 out of 5 based on 28 customer ratings
(28 customer reviews)


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The goals of your comprehensive self-care strategy should be to reduce discomfort and stiffness, restore function, increase range of motion and improve strength, posture and balance. The Muscular Performance Self-Therapy Specialist will help you achieve these goals. You will be stronger and your joints will move smoothly.


You can help to expedite the recovery process and return your soft tissue and muscles to a healthy, flexible state with a brief treatment of muscle maintenance (also known as self-myofascial release). The Muscular Performance Self-Therapy Specialist is for Professionals, Self Care Enthusiasts, Athletes and anyone who wants solutions to keep their musculoskeletal health.


Key Topic Areas

✓ Students will be able to identify the areas of the body that may be restraining function.
✓ Gain a thorough understanding of the myofascial anatomy, muscles and fascia.
✓ Learn what trigger points are and how they refer pain.
✓ Explore basic and more advanced trigger point self-care.
✓ Learn basic self-massage tips for myofascial trigger points.
✓ Understand what makes trigger points difficult.
✓ Gain knowledge on deep muscle self-care.
✓ Master stretching after self-care.
✓ Master stretching for injury prevention.
✓ Know who you refer your clients to find good therapy for trigger points.
✓ Explore why trigger points may explain many severe and strange aches and pains.
✓ Learn medical factors that perpetuate pain.
✓ Develop complete self-myofascial release programs.
✓ Examine solutions to repetitive overuse injuries for office workers, dentists and dental hygienists, factory workers, musicians, artisans, skilled laborers, etc.


✓ Students will be able to identify the areas of the body that may be restraining function.
✓ Students will have knowledge of self-myofascial release techniques to restore and renew the areas (tissues) of the body that are limiting function.
✓ Students will be able to find and self-treat trigger points in the muscles throughout the body with the help of many illustrations.
✓ Students will be able to create their own complete self-myofascial release program.

✓ Students will learn appropriate stretches to aide in the successful deactivation of trigger points.

On completion of this course, you will have total comprehension of anatomy, muscles and fascia, a thorough understanding of trigger points and how and where they refer pain and information on injury prevention and multiple kinds of chronic pain disorders that can be improved by self-care.

Includes Self-Care Activity Labs

✓ Self-Care Injury Prevention—Stretching Exercises
✓ Self-Care Stretching—Once Trigger Points Have Been Deactivated
✓ Self-Care Bodywork—With Foam Roller Exercises
✓ Self-Care Bodywork—With The Tiger Tail
✓ Self-Care Bodywork—With The Backnobber


The goals of your comprehensive self-care strategy should be to reduce discomfort and stiffness, restore function, increase range of motion and improve strength, posture and balance. The Muscular Performance Self-Therapy course will help you to begin to achieve these goals and keep the tissues that surround the muscles (myofascia) and the connective tissue healthy and mobile.


For Professionals and Self Care Enthusiasts this course will help you understand the fascia and how to use specific stretches to keep you healthy, so you can improve your fitness and eliminate dysfunction.


And for Athletes, this course will ensure your longevity in your sport and will help your body get back to 100% more quickly, so you feel better and you are ready for the next practice or game. Upon completion of this course, all students will have a thorough understanding of the myofascial anatomy, the various types of musculoskeletal ailments that can be improved by self-myofascial release and how to adhere to a regular routine of self-myofascial release.


28 reviews for Muscular Performance Self-Therapy Specialist

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alivia Carrol. CI Certified Professional

    I like the course. All in all I found it very interesting. I am a personal trainer, so adding a little time at the end and guiding the client through working out his or her own trigger points will greatly add to their wellbeing. I really liked it.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jenna Lascelle

    How to understand trigger points with the athletes I train. Towards the athletes I train and how to help them through injury prevention and dealing with their trigger points.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cameron Quinones, AFPA Certified Professional

    Better understanding of how our muscles work together. I have already used it to help clients resolve pain issues by figuring out where the pain is originating.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Epi Medina, ISSA Certified Professional

    This course colorfully bullet pointed vital detection methods that were completely applicable from any person experiencing pain and discomfort! It’s most definitely going into action for my personal self-maintenance. As an independent pro wrestler, I have had years of troublesome pains as well as physical restrictions that sprout up seasonally. It truly is worth every penny!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shekita R Driskill, AFPA Certified Professional

    I’ve learned a lot about misdiagnosis regarding pain and trigger points. I feel better equipped to aid my clients and myself with pain management

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Stisowain, NASM/NCCPT Certified Professional

    This course was in depth enough for me to be able to help any of my clients with recommendations in dealing with movement impairments and healing. I’ve gained a much better understanding and ability to improve, recover from and help people prevent injury, pain and ailment. I’ll be able to recommend protocols and techniques to people for various ailments and to improve function and quality of life in general

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cindy Fagiano, ACE Certified Professional

    A lot of good information. A thorough job explaining what the muscles do and how they respond to pain and how to alleviate. This was a new and different program and well designed.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alvin Massey, WITS Certified Professional

    I feel much more knowledgeable about pressure points and different ways to deactivate them. I will rule out pain from pressure points before assuming that the pain is from something more serious.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim Ogle, WITS Certified Professional

    I learned the importance and relevance of trigger point therapy. I will let others know about trigger point therapy and how self-massage can help. Very interesting course with substantial content to utilize and share with others.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amisha Muljii, NASM Certified Professional

    Very informative. Easy to read and execute.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Isaac Nef, ACSM Certified Professional

    I now know the specific areas to work on to help my clients. I now have another tool for treating clients that complain of pain.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mala Davis, WITS Certified Professional

    Great course. Has help manage my pain on my shoulder. I can help my friends and family.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrea Carlomusto, WITS Certified Professional

    I have learned new ways to implement techniques of stretch in accordance to trigger points. Already using trigger point, (not knowing it was an actual therapy) I have seen positive changes in myself and with clients while rectifying problems such as muscle compensation that leads to other ailments.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Virginie Bruggeman, WITS Certified Professional

    This course will be extremely helpful to help clients treat specific pains in their body. I will suggest to my clients to buy the book and do trigger point therapy. Most useful course I have ever taken for my personal training certification.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lauren Alexander, NASM Certified Professional

    I gained more knowledge about pain and stress management through self care techniques. The course material will help me in continuing to study and educate myself about trigger points and myofascial release therapy so that I may help others, including my personal training clients. The layout was very good. The book was well-written, and I liked that there were pictures and graphs b/c i am a visual learner.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Holly A. Dufour, AFPA Certified Professional

    I learned how to lessen/eliminate pain and speed up recovery from the Muscular Performance SelfTherapy Specialist course. I will be able to help clients greatly with pain reduction, thus allowing them to thwart off surgery and lessen or eliminate medication. As soon as I started the course, I found it useful for myself and wanted to help others with the material I learned.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dawn Crilly, AFPA Certified Professional

    I gained an understanding of trigger points and self-treatment for myself and clients. It’s common for clients to have muscular issues so it will be nice to be able to refer clients to methods that will improve their health and wellness. It was a good course and contained valuable and pertinent information.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon M Gerhart, WITS Certified Professional

    A better understanding of how to help my clients with their trouble issues and complaints. I have been certified for 18 years with WITS and mainly at my job I do therapy on 75% of my clients. I am also a Physical Therapy Aide so the Muscular Performance Self-Therapy Specialist course was very informative for me and useful for future studies.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy Viccari, AFPA Certified Professional

    A review of skeletal muscles and how to relieve still pain. It helped for me to assess patient concerns and correct their imbalances. by utilizing the techniques listed to help patients with imbalances.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Imhoff, AFPA Certified Professional

    New view on muscle therapy. understanding client pain.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Monika Olson, NASM Certified Professional

    I gained a greater insight into causes of the myofascial pain experience by many of my clients. I will apply by educating my clients in self therapy to relieve myofascial pain. The course contains a lot of relevant material to my practice. I will also be able to use this information personally!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert D. Griffith, AFPA Certified Professional

    I gained tremendous knowledge and insight to how trigger point management can improve performance and spare further injury from the Muscular Performance SelfTherapy Specialist Course. I will use the knowledge gained for self therapy, as well as demonstrate to others how they may do the same. Thoroughly enjoyed and learned a great deal from the course; could have truly used this 20 years ago. Today, I will be a voice of more experience with greater knowledge.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Anders, AFPA Certified Professional

    It has been very beneficial to dive deeper into the soft tissue issues that we trainers cannot access directly. I can provide my clients with tools that will help them manage knots, soft tissue issues better in between massage therapy or chiropractic sessions.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cassandra Henkiel, ACE Certified Trainer, Master Trainer

    Great information for any fitness professional to add to their knowledge base regarding pain and trigger point with great techniques to self care. This course has expanded my knowledge as a trainer to better educate my clientele about pain, trigger points and ways clients can help themselves with self-healing techniques. I gained knowledge about trigger points in what causes, how to identify and deactivate them. Also many effective ways of self-healing techniques.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alicia D’Alliessa, ACE Certified Trainer, Corporate Fitness Site

    Great course, very educational with a lot of information on self-help and pain management. I enjoyed learning about trigger points and experimented with myself. I learned that my back pain may be triggered by my calves and that is a sensitive area for me. I liked learning about where the trigger points are located and being offered a few options as to where the pain may be coming from. I have learned that sometimes pain does not always stem from the area it is located. Pain can manifest in different parts of the body for many different reasons. I’ve gained the knowledge to help clients identify where their pain may be stemming from and how they can help them treat it. This course helped outline different approaches to identify trigger points in the muscles and treat pain non-invasively and with varied techniques (i.e. foam roller, tennis ball etc.).

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cori Morse, Massage Therapist and ACE Certified Trainer

    Wonderful Course! A much greater understanding of how pain affects the body.

    And how to get rid of that pain!! This stuff WORKS! It’s one of the best continuing education courses I have taken recently. I will use it on my massage therapy and personal training clients and I will educate my massage therapy and personal training clients in this type of self-care!

    If more personal training clients were interested in incorporating this type of work into their sessions I think they would retain more clients. Giving your clients a great workout is only part of the battle. Personal Trainers have to bring something special to their sessions beyond just a great workout and solid nutritional education. They need to prove to their clients that that care about their entire well-being. This is a HUGE part of well-being and a HUGE way to show your clients that you truly care about them feeling their best and being pain-free!!! Not to mention you’re more likely to workout when you’re not in pain!

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Grace Power, General Manager and ACE/ACSM Certified Trainer, Corporate Fitness Site

    A great tool I use all the time. The textbook is fabulous and easy to follow. Each time I use it I gain more insight and knowledge. I can apply the knowledge from this course to my daily work. This course gives trainers the additional tools they need to help their clients and members overcome their muscular issues. Once we help our members and clients get better they can return to normal function and back into the gym. I highly recommend this course. The topic is advanced, but every trainer and therapist should have this in their library.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Desiree Nowaczyk, ACE Certified Professional

    The information within the course was complete, useful and well supported. The pictures in the manual are amazing and compliment the overall layout of the course. I appreciated the links which provided a means for additional learning. The authors presented the material in an organized, in depth yet, easy to understand manner. It has been a pleasure corresponding with Gina. She is compassionate, knowledgeable and professional as demonstrated through her materials, inspirational tips and prompt responses. Professionals and clients will benefit from tissue therapy as a means for postural enhancement, pain reduction, injury prevention and overall wellbeing. This course is certainly one I will recommend to fellow therapists and trainers.
    I look forward to personally applying and educating others on the importance of Muscle Therapy. The fact that we can learn to manage our discomfort is empowering. It has been a true blessing gaining these new insights. I am grateful for this course.
    I look forward to sharing the information with colleges and clients. In the future I intend to teach classes to share the knowledge I have obtained.
    As a Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor and Physical Therapist Assistant I have the privilege of working with a very diverse group. I train and treat individuals of all ages and abilities. The Foam Roller, Tiger Stick and the Back Knobber, along with other useful pieces of equipment will serve as great tools for my patients, clients and students.
    I have gained an understanding of the complexity of the tissues within the body along with the ability to properly and conscientiously care for them.
    The information has already proven to be of great importance in the Physical Therapy Clinic. Each day I work with individuals with various injuries and musculoskeletal complaints. I am now equipped to provide an explanation of the nature of trigger points, how to prevent them and provide self care. Until this point I was manually releasing trigger points for my patients. Now I will encourage individuals to use foam rollers and massage tools as a means for proper management of their tissues.

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