TENS & Acupressure for Musculoskeletal Pain

Course Description:
Pain can be challenging to treat in any clinical scenario. In light of the Opioid epidemic, practitioners are looking for other modalities to help patients manage pain. In this badge, practitioners will be able to define different types of pain, the neurological signaling mechanisms involved in pain interpretation and pain gaiting.

Date and Location:
December 2020 hybrid asynchronous and synchronous online.

Teaching Methods:
100 % asynchronous online lectures with recorded demonstrations and a final examination.

Program Objectives:
At the end of this Microcredential the student will be able to:

  • Define different types of pain, the neurological signaling mechanisms involved in pain interpretation and pain gaiting.
  • Define and practice two mechanisms of pain reduction - application of a TENS unit and acupressure for common musculoskeletal conditions / areas of pain.
  • State the theory of how the services work in pain reduction, uses and contraindications with each modality specific for common musculoskeletal conditions / areas of pain.

Instructor(s) name and credentials:
Kristine Tohtz, DC, DABCA, LAc, CACCP, CIFM

Kristine Tohtz

Kristine Tohtz, DC, DABCA, LAc, CACCP, CIFM©: Dr. Tohtz graduated magna cum laude from the National University of Health Sciences in April 2001. While attending chiropractic school, she also began working toward a Diplomate in Acupuncture and in August 2009 received her Diplomate in Acupuncture from the American Chiropractic Association's. After attending two supervised medical internships in Beijing and Hangzhou, China, she found advanced studies to be warranted and obtained her Masters of Science in Acupuncture (MsAc) through the National University of Health Sciences graduating summa cum laude in August 2014. She has completed an advanced certification in Pregnancy and Pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric and is a trained post-partum doula. She also successfully completed training to become a practitioner in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. She teaches continuing education to healthcare practitioners of all types on the topics of acupuncture, dry needling, pregnancy, nutrition and pediatric care. She is presently the Director of the School of Emerging Education at Resurrection University and is working toward her certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).


CE Hours:
4 hours of Nursing CEU; Chiropractic (PACE and ICS), Acupuncture and Medical CEU may be awarded upon request - please contact our office. Upon completion of all modules, a badge will be awarded and a transcript sent to your registered e-mail address.