Lower Body Specialist Home Study program

Gain Skills to Treat the Lower Body

From knee pain and ankle sprains to foot problems and lower back issues, there are all kinds of things that can go wrong with a client’s lower body. If you are a massage therapist who wants to help people who are having problems in this area, it is important to get the best possible skills. This is why so many massage therapists and other hands-on health care professionals turn to Erik Dalton and his top-of- the-line training. Dalton teaches people how to apply techniques that range from deep tissue massage and joint stretching to myofascial mobilization and more. By taking his home-study continuing education course that focuses on the bottom half of the body, students can learn how to solve pain problems throughout this often troubled area.

The distance learning class that features the majority of techniques geared toward this section of the body is called Lower Body, and it lives up to its name. This continuing education program contains a whopping six broadcast quality DVDs that show Dalton performing each technique in a way that is both crystal clear and easy to understand. He trains the student, step by step, to apply these skills the right way for effective client pain relief. There are also many animation and dissection images included in the DVDs. These allow the viewer to understand even more about the client’s pain condition and the tissues he or she will be working with in order to address that condition. In addition, the course also comes with the amazing Dynamic Body textbook.

Learn to Ease Lower Body Pain

Students who finish this CE program will earn 32 hours of continuing education credits. These credits, often called CEUs, can be used to renew and maintain one’s license to practice massage therapy and other forms of hands-on therapy. Completing this class also means earning the impressive credential of Certified Myoskeletal Therapist: Lower Body Specialist. When you are able to show that you have this official title, clients and employers will know you have been trained in Dalton’s popular method of pain management. This method is called Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, or MAT for short. Clients and employers also will know you have specialized skills when it comes to using MAT on pain conditions that affect the bottom half of the body.

The list of pain problems you will learn to address by taking this Lower Body home study class is long and varied. Within the Dynamic Body textbook and the six-plus hours of high definition video footage, students will gain MAT skills for treating issues from the spine and hips down to the legs and feet. Even better, those who complete this course also will learn how to address the body as a whole rather than simply focusing on the specific symptoms and site of the pain. For example, the first DVD in the set that comes with this course is all about tuning the spinal engine. This is a process that allows therapists to search for the true sources of each client’s pain.

Certified Myoskeletal Therapist
(Lower Body Specialist)

What you get with this 32 CE home-study course:

  • 9-piece Low Back, Hip & Leg Package
  • Six broadcast quality instructional dvds (with dissection & animation)
  • Handsomely illustrated Dynamic Body hard-cover
  • Multiple choice exam…printed or online
  • Certified Myoskeletal Therapist (Lower Body Specialist) diploma suitable for framing
  • Certified Myoskeletal Therapist logo to proudly display on your website or business cards
  • BONUS – Free DVD Video trailer featuring Dynamic Body book authors

You will also have a FREE listing on this website for your business.

32 CE hours & online tests


32 CE hours & printed tests


Regular price $515

All Home-Study CEs are non-expiring, can be used any time… any year!

This very popular home-study program is a perfect addition to any sports medicine, massage therapy, structural integration, physical therapy, personal training, or bodywork library.

Board Approved continuing education

Freedom From Pain Institute is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB #157429-00) and Florida Board of Massage Therapy CE Provider #50-790


This impressive 9-piece DVD collection takes you to the heart of many chronic low, back, hip & leg pain conditions. You’ll learn innovative deep tissue, myofascial mobilization and joint stretching routines to help clients presenting with:

  • Lumbago
  • Sciatica
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • SI Joint Dysfunction
  • Hip Capsule Adhesions
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Pronated & Supinated Feet
  • Plantar Fasciitis

If you wish to complete the Home Study Course, and already own the Dynamic Body Textbook and/or the DVD set for Low Back, Hip and Leg Pain 6 disk set, please contact Sandi to purchase the additional items needed to complete this 32 CE Home Study Course. The Home Study Tests are not available through the online shopping cart.

Email Sandi or call 800-709-5054 Today!

Dynamic Body Textbook

Featuring Erik Dalton and 16 of the top
leaders in the bodywork industry

How do we develop a treatment approach that doesn’t just address the health status of a small part of the body, but encompasses the structural, functional, and cognitive aspects. Dynamic Body makes a bold leap into answering this question with provocative insights from some of the top thought leaders in our profession. The contributors to this book are change agents – imaginative and innovative thinkers. They will push you to see the body in and entirely new light.

Whether you choose to explore the chapters in sequence or wander through the various sections, you will discover a world of ideas that will forever change your practice

Featuring Erik Dalton and Contributing Authors

Dynamic Body Contributing Authors

Clips from Myoskeletal Alignment 6 DVD Set

Golf and Low Back Pain – from DVDSs
Pain Free Movement of Low Back, Hip and Legs – from DVDs
Dynamic Myofascial Assessment
Fixing Funky Knees

6 DVD set

Myoskeletal Alignment for Low Back,Hip and Leg Pain.
Over six hours of high definition video

Disk 1: Tuning the Spinal Engine with Myoskeletal Techniques

A myoskeletal mechanic doesn’t just treat plantar fasciitis, bum knees, painful SI joints or functional scoliosis in isolation but searches for compensatory kinks that initiate pain-spasm-pain cycles.

  • Assess and Treat Spiral Engine
  • Forward Bending and Stork Tests
  • Anatomical Landmarks
  • Rib Spring Technique
  • Groove Work
  • Sacral Base Decompression

Disk 2: Fixing Kinetic Kinks

Myofascial and bony fixations along the kinetic chain soon manifest as strain or pain elsewhere. Follow Dalton through dozens of creative techniques to find and fix flat feet, knock-knees. Short legs and pelvic pain syndromes.

Supine Assessments:

  • Pelvic Assessments
  • Ilium Spring Test
  • Sacroiliac Spring Test
  • SI Joint Mobility Feet and Ankles: Assess and Treat
  • Fascial Balancing Work
  • Knees: Assess and Treat
  • Assessing Tibial and Fibular Glide
  • Ida Rolf’s “Log Roll”
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome

Disk 3: Bone and Belly Work

Delve deeper into the body’s anti-gravity spring system to lift fallen arches, decompress adhesive hip capsules and stabilize misaligned pelvic bones. Learn unique compaction / traction, articular pumping and client assisted abdominal releases.

Pelvis and Abdomen

  • Tigney’s Si Joint Routine
  • Inflair / Outflare Dysfunction
  • Belly Work
  • Psoas Release
  • Closing Stretches
  • Upslip Correction
  • Counter Rotate Torso & Pelvis Feet and Ankles: Assess & Treat
  • Foot & Ankle work
  • Spindle Stimulating Technique
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Disk 4: Sacroiliac Syndromes

Pelvic Girdle ligament must stretch to provide shock absorption for the spine. But injury and overuse can “jar or jam” articulating joint surfaces creating reflex psoas, QL and piriformis myospasm. This video introduces alignment techniques to reduce ligament micro-treating and sciatic nerve.

Knees & Hips

  • Spindle-Stim Technique
  • Piriformis & SI Joint Release Pelvis
  • Sacral Base Decompression
  • Sacral Roll
  • Lumbar Spring Test

Disk 5: Tuning the Core and Pelvic Floor

Human gait must have fluid rotary motion through the body’s core. Thus, pelvic floor damage resulting from child birthing, hysterectomies, a hooked coccyx, or other problems, jeopardizes gait efficiency and core stability. These lengthening and toning routines help you restore firing order, relieve dural drag and fuel spinal engine efficiency.


  • Ankles and Knees
  • Hip Abductors
  • Ad-ductors

Disk 6: Unlocking Lumbars

This series closes with problem solving of complex lumbo-pelvic disorders. Special spinal unwinding, articular springing and deep myofascial balancing maneuvers gently unlock chronic facet capsule fixations while restoring proper spinal curves. Myoskeletal Therapy complements all types of bodywork with practical strategies to alleviate reflex muscle guarding and joint blockage.

SI Joint and Spine: Assess and Treat

  • Unilateral Flexed and Extended Sacrums Sacroiliac and Low Back Routines
  • Fix flat feet, knock-knees. Short legs and pelvic pain syndromes.

Supine Assessments:

  • Ethics Workbook for Online testing Pelvic Assessments
  • Ilium Spring Test
  • Sacroiliac Spring Test
  • SI Joint Mobility

Feet and Ankles: Assess and Treat

  • Fascial Balancing Work
  • Knees: Assess and Treat
  • Assessing Tibial and Fibular Glide
  • Ida Rolf’s “Log Roll”
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome