Manual therapy is an industry where the main service you are selling is your ability to use your hands in a manner that effectively delivers some kind of therapeutic value to each client, whether that value is a state of deep relaxation, the reduction of pain, the facilitation of greater range of motion or all of the above. Given that the core product of your practice is your hands-on ability, it is clear that maintaining and advancing your massage skills techniques is a crucial component of career success and longevity in the field of manual therapy.
One of the best ways to stay on track as far as continually refining and improving your abilities as a massage therapist or bodyworker is to become a Certified Myoskeletal Therapist. The route toward earning this in-demand credential begins with enrollment in one of Erik Dalton’s continuing education classes on the topic of Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT)® Credential. Dalton is a seasoned practitioner and well-known educator in the field of manual therapy for pain management, and MAT is his signature modality.
The core skill of your practice is hands-on ability. High quality CE like the Master Myoskeletal Therapist certification hones your massage skills techniques.
Packed with information and structured to promote optimal learning, each MMT continuing education class Dalton offers is a highly valuable experience that is certain to enhance your knowledge and skills as a practitioner. It is possible to complete many of these CE courses online, and several are available through home-study packages as well. Dalton also offers a number of live workshops on MAT each year, typically in Oklahoma and Costa Rica. By successfully completing any one of these MAT CE programs, you can earn certification as a myoskeletal therapist.
One of the best parts about getting your MMT credential is that the training you will receive through these first-rate CE classes is sure to take your massage skills techniques to a whole new level. You will be able to start providing clients with a highly sought-after service: non-invasive, effective pain management. The ability to deliver this service with MAT is the first in a long line of positive “dominoes.” With satisfied clients, you can expect more word-of-mouth buzz about your business, increased bookings and a justified rate bump, all of which can add up to more income.
If you are not a solo practitioner, and you earn your MMT® credential, it could open new doors for employment. From chiropractic and physical therapy clinics to orthopedic medical centers and athletic facilities of all kinds, there are so many places for a manual therapist who possesses reliable skills in the realm of non-invasive pain management. Whether you choose to accept a position as a full-time staff member or use your MAT credential to help you land contract gigs at various clinics, the bottom line is that valuable skills make a manual therapist more employable.
Start on your new career path now by enrolling in one of our existing home-study or online programs. Master the art and science of manual therapy with the Master Myoskeletal Therapist credential. Distinguish yourself above other therapists, provide the best care to your clients, and be rewarded appropriately.
Going back to the basics, it’s important to remember that one of the main driving forces for success as a manual therapist is your skill level. Therefore, you will want to set yourself on a path with plenty of upward mobility and the opportunity to take your hands-on knowledge and abilities to more and more advanced levels. Along with the fact that MAT CE classes can unlock the door to a more lucrative and rewarding career, another big benefit of becoming a Certified Myoskeletal Therapist is that there is so much you can learn about MAT — and there is a structured ladder you can continue climb to reach the status of expert.
In other words, even though you can secure the credential of Certified Myoskeletal Therapist by successfully completing any one of Dalton’s courses on MAT, there is an entire catalog of MAT CE classes that will allow you to refine, expand and advance your skill set as you progress in your career as a manual therapist. Those practitioners who complete all four of Dalton’s foundational home-study courses, along with five myoskeletal e-learning courses and 50 hours of myoskeletal workshops can earn the credential of Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT).
This lays out a clear path of advancement that culminates with MMT certification. For those folks who elevate their skills in MAT all the way to the status of MMT, the benefits of having such advanced hands-on abilities can range from an even higher income to the most elite employment opportunities.
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