Many patients, whether having pain from a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA), work related, or weekend warrioring, are conditioned from previous medical experiences to be impatient, expecting instantaneous results. A quick assessment with education are essential in helping patients understand the source of their pain and the proper pathway to lasting results.
For those patients with myofascial pain the Kent Postural Assessment chart, Trigger Point Posters and Flip Chart are efficient clinical tools to help establish the diagnosis and initiate proper treatment. They also serve as an educational resource for explaining to patients their symptoms and the rationale for the proposed treatments. Many patients are surprised to learn the relationship between spinal health and myofascial pain.
The posture chart allows you to quickly document and identify abnormal deviations with photos showing patients how their posture is a contributing factor to their pain. Along with helping design treatment plans with postural goals, patient photos can easily track progress. Postural assessment shouldn’t be difficult; in fact, it can be fast and simple. The posture chart enables a myriad of important metrics: static and dynamic posture, bilateral symmetry, range-of-motion (ROM), flexibility, and body composition. Posture photos can exemplify the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”. Pictures and videos are great ways to educate patients and document progress.
The Trigger Point Charts show the patient how their presented pain complaint can be manifested from the repetitive strain of poor or abnormal posture. The charts illustrate how pain from myofascial trigger points (TrP) can also mimic nerve pain. Kent Trigger Point Charts provide a fast and accurate approach to treating patients with myofascial pain. These myofascial trigger points posters are comprehensive, organized, and easy to use. Rather than memorizing every trigger point location and the associated referred pain pattern, the right charts keep that information close at hand, ready to assist. We can apply comprehensive, research-based anatomical information to precisely assess, treat, document, and educate patients. Every treatment, we know that we haven’t missed a thing.