Good news for all concerned. Our expanded course on neurotoxin therapies will give experienced injectors the knowledge and skills to treat migraines, excessive sweating and TMJ pain.
Long-suffering patients who are desperate for relief from chronic conditions will be pleased to learn that THMA Consulting training will be increasing their access to professional help.
Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin A will provide experienced nurse injectors and physicians with comprehensive learning on treatments for Hyperhidrosis, Chronic Migraines and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain.
“I think course participants will be very pleased with this training course from THMA Consulting,” says Colleen, a perfect fit for this course because of her extensive knowledge and experience at the Kingston Pain Clinic.
“They want to have a better understanding on the therapeutic side of neurotoxins like Botox, and how it works, so they can better educate and treat their patients. There is definitely a rising interest in this.”
The education behind the training course will be based on extensive research and careful attention to patient outcomes. The learning modules for all three chronic conditions will include in-depth analysis of the anatomy, physiology, diagnostic criteria and protocols in regard to treatments.
Patients at their wit’s end
Neurotoxin treatments of migraines, TMJ pain and hyperhidrosis are proven effective without adverse side effects. This is where some patients could turn after traditional pharmacological products or approaches don’t work for them.
“They’ve tried everything else and, frankly, are at their wit’s end,” Colleen explains. “Neurotoxin treatments are now a viable alternative because the efficacy is known and established. But the issue for these patients is access. Not everyone is trained properly to do these treatments.”
Like Colleen, we are confident this Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin A training will soon meet the patients’ demand for relief.
Neurotoxin therapies work by decreasing muscle activity around the nerves.
For hyperhidrosis, the use of neurotoxin will impede the cholinergic neurons of the eccrine gland. The result is a reduction in production of sweat from the gland.
TMJ pain often results from chronic clenching and grinding of teeth. Pain is the most common complaint, but restricted jaw function can cause difficulties in eating and speaking.
Relief can come through treatment of both muscle groups involved in mastication.
Neurotoxins like Botox work for chronic migraine headaches by blocking neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from the brain. Migraine is the seventh leading cause of ‘years lived with disability’ globally, and annually in Canada affects at least 2.6 million adult women and nearly one million men.
Physicians and nurses – and particularly nurse practitioners – who are in medical aesthetics with a clinical practice will recognize the demand for treatment of these chronic conditions. It was through discussions with THMA Consulting members that we expanded our Hyperhidrosis Course to include therapeutic treatments for migraines and TMJ pain.
“I’m excited about this course, and happy that it’s come to fruition,” Colleen says.
We couldn’t agree more!
Virtual training on Zoom in Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin A will debut on April 12, with course training to follow on May 10, June 7, July 5 and August 2. Dates in the fall will be posted on our Course Calendar page.