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At Erik Dalton’s Freedom From Pain Institute, we understand that securing top-notch continuing education (CE) hours is a priority for manual therapists who may not only need CE credits to maintain their credentials, but also want to enroll in CE as a means of advancing their skills, better serving clients and, in turn, creating greater success.

At Erik Dalton’s Freedom From Pain Institute, our goal is to ensure that each CE course we offer, from online classes and home-study programs to live workshops and seminars, delivers the highest quality hands-on education and training. Each of these courses and workshops centers on a powerfully effective modality for the non-invasive management of all kinds of client pain. This modality is called Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT), and it’s a potent blend of deep tissue, muscle energy and joint stretching techniques.

These techniques were developed, refined, and expanded by Erik Dalton over decades of practice and teaching, MAT has become the top choice for continuing education among a broad spectrum of manual therapists, such as massage and bodywork practitioners, athletic trainers, orthopedic and functional movement experts, structural integration therapists, and many more.

The solid, positive reputation of manual therapy pioneer and leader Erik Dalton, as well as each and every one of his MAT classes, has propelled the freedom from pain modality to the head of the pack when it comes to CE programs that will not only net the proper approved credits, but also deliver the skills necessary to move fluidly into the lucrative world of manual therapy for pain management.

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Testimonials….how MAT has improved practices

  • “Loving what I do for a living! Continuing my personal education, I believe I have found the best method with your Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. I consider myself a medical professional and am looking forward to making a difference in my clients, rather than “just chasing the pain.” Thank you for sharing.” Carol McCorvie

    Carol McCorvie
  • “Dalton without a doubt raises the bar for massage therapists. This is the type of information we as a group need to learn if we really want to help those in pain.” James Moon

    James Moon
  • “This course was exactly what I needed to revive my interest in myoskeletal bodywork and application. I have recently transitioned into a clinical environment as a practitioner and have found the information invaluable. Thank you.” Shelby Wohleber

    Shelby Wohleber
  • “This was the best learning experience I ever had. The audiovisual and course material were excellent. I integrated it in my practice with good results. Working for 30 years hands-on and still learning. This was great!” Catharina Oberholzer

    Catharina Oberholzer
  • “I have been a massage therapist for over 14 years, and had become stagnant in my practice. Through the years I have taken many CE classes which were a complete waste of time.. his courses actually deliver. As soon as I received the material, I got started right away. I was amazed when my clients were getting great results. Thank you, Mr. Dalton for sparking a new, creative and remarkable passion in my practice.” Tracy D. Frazier, LMT

    Tracy D. Frazier, LMT
  • “It’s amazing how you developed these techniques that literally change the quality of life for people getting this treatment. My fibro client is raving about how much better she feels and told her doctor who wants to refer his other patients to me. The only problem I have with using these techniques in my practice is that I have a waiting list and I am booked solid.   Dorie Miller

    Dorie Miller

Freedom From Pain Pays

It’s not hard to understand why the manual therapist who can offer his or her clients lasting freedom from pain is going to be one well-compensated practitioner. Any of us who have ever been in pain for more than a little while know that the prospect of relief is one we would be willing to pay for without hesitation. Therefore, those manual therapists who complete a Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist CE course and upgrade their education to Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT) credential can expect a fabulous return on that investment in the form of more satisfied clients, increased referrals and the subsequent confidence necessary to raise session fees. This also translates to those practitioners who may wish to seek more prestigious and better-paying employment, as becoming a Certified Myoskeletal Therapist can open the door to salaried positions within sports and medical clinics focused on delivering freedom from pain to their clients.

These are among the many reasons why Erik Dalton’s freedom from pain and MAT have been at the forefront of continuing education for manual therapists for nearly 20 years. That kind of staying power for an educator and the freedom from pain modality speaks to the efficacy of this hands-on work. Whether your clients are looking for relief from chronic back, neck and shoulder pain or seeking freedom from pain from an issue that’s a bit more mysterious and complicated, your education in MAT will prepare you to handle each scenario in the best possible manner, beginning with strategic assessment protocols for all clients. From there, you will learn how to use the perfect blend of techniques, including deep tissue massage, joint stretching, muscle energy maneuvers and prescribed client “homework,” in order to deliver on lasting freedom from pain.