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Essential MAT Assessments

ADVANCED COURSE

Uncover the roots of your client's pain with these essential assessment techniques

ERIK DALTON

 With over thirty years educating massage therapists around the world, Erik Dalton is among the most highly regarded educators in the profession. With a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between mind and body, structure and function, he has developed Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques which is changing the world of pain treatment and management.

If you don’t know what’s broken, you can’t fix it! Don’t be that therapist that simply rubs the sore spots and hope your client gets better. 

What sets the exceptional therapist apart from the crowd is the ability to get at the source of their client’s problem. The only way to do this is through a thorough and systematic assessment.  Now for the first time, Erik Dalton has compiled 130 of his most important assessment techniques into one comprehensive course. 

In the “Essential MAT Assessments” course, you’ll learn how to perform essential orthopedic and osteopathic tests, as well as anatomic landmark exams to get to the bottom of your client’s pain complaint. You’ll also learn how to do a variety of simple neurological tests to determine if your client’s problem is musculoskeletal or neurological. The 130 assessment techniques are grouped under 45 assessment goals for easy reference, ex. “Goal: Assessing for knee dysfunction”. All assessments are mapped to the corresponding treatment protocols in Erik Dalton’s comprehensive MAT courses. 

This 16 CE Home Study or eLearning course includes:

  • 130 practical hands-on assessments
  • Anatomy dissection and animation
  • Range of motion, pain provocation and brain-based testing
  • Tendinopathy, radiculopathy, and sports injury exams
  •  References to myoskeletal treatment techniques

With a set of 3 DVDs and a handsome technique manual, you receive easy-to-follow instructions in Dalton’s most-used maneuvers. By helping your clients avoid or reduce their use of pain medication or invasive surgery, you’ll be a valuable resource for your community. As a bonus, when you buy the home study version of this course, we’ll give you instant access to the online eCourse for free. 

Save with eLearning! As an option you can purchase this program as an eCourse. It contains all the great videos and information available in the Home Study version. Because eCourses are delivered online, we don’t have the cost of producing and stocking printed books, manuals or DVDs. We can pass those savings onto you. And there’s no shipping cost with eLearning, so you save even more! Purchase now and get lifetime access.

16 Continuing education credits! Upon successful completion, you will earn 16 CE hours for your bodywork licensure, recognized by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and most State Licensing Boards.

You’ll receive the Art of MAT Course Certificate Of Completion and be listed in our online directory of bodyworkers with MAT training.

PURCHASE OPTIONS

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16 CE Only $$295!

Home Study Course with DVDs, Manual + Bonus

BONUS: Order the home study version and get instant access to the eCourse for free!  

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16 CE ONLY $249!

Get access to all course materials online instantly. Lifetime access and no shipping fees! 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The eCourse contains:

  • Online streaming videos
  • Detailed instructions for all techniques
  • A downloadable full color manual
  • Online test and printable certificate of completion
  • Lifetime access to all course materials

The Home Study format contains hard goods that are shipped to you. This includes:

  • 3 Essential MAT Assessments DVDs
  • Full color printed manual
  • Mail-in exam and deluxe certificate of completion
  • FREE BONUS: When you purchase the Home Study version, you’ll get instant access to the eCourse as outlined above

You save with eLearning: Because there is no hard product to produce or ship with the online format, we can pass the savings onto you!


Upon successful completion of a course, you will earn continuing education credits for your massage or bodywork licensure. All our courses are recognized by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and most State Licensing Boards. 

You will get instant access to eCourses after ordering.

For home study courses, materials (books and DVDs) ship within 2 business days. All mainland USA orders ship via UPS Ground, except to those who live in Alaska or Hawaii. UPS guarantees delivery within 5 business days. UPS does not guarantee shipping times on international orders. When you purchase a home study course you will also get instant access to the related eCourse. 

Most courses can be completed in a weekend of intensive studying, like a self-guided workshop. However, you’re welcome to spread your study time out across weeks or even months. There are no time restraints on taking the courses. You’ll have lifetime access to the online materials and can complete the exam whenever you’re ready.

No. You can start with any course you like, and complete the courses in any order. Each course is standalone and does not require prerequisites. However, to get the most out of your learning experience we highly suggest you start with the foundational courses so you have a solid understanding of the principles behind Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. You can purchase the foundational courses in a bundle for a significant discount. Click here for details.

You are required to pass a test before we can issue your certificate. All tests are multiple choice and you’ll have the opportunity to repeat the tests if you do not pass the first time. 

For home study courses, you’ll have the option to do a written exam and mail it to us or do an online exam. 

For eCourses, you’ll do short quizzes after you complete each lesson. Once you’ve successfully completed all quizzes, you’ll be automatically issued an online certificate that you can print. 

All eCourses come with a complete, unconditional money-back guarantee. Take the whole course and apply what you’ve learned. If you’re not completely delighted one month, six months, or even one year after you’ve completed the program, drop us a note with a refund request and we’ll issue a refund, no questions asked.

Physical products, including Home Study packages, can be returned within one month of purchase. They must be returned in the original packaging. You’ll be refunded the purchase price (not including shipping) less a 10% restocking fee.

There are no refunds for workshops and each has its own cancellation policy.  Details can be found at the bottom of each workshop sales page.

Check out our complete FAQs here. If you can’t find your answer, contact us and we’d be happy to help you.