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Posture Pain Performance

foundational COURSE

Learn to Identify & Treat Strain Patterns Before They Become Pain Patterns

Erik Dalton

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.

POSTURE PAIN PERFORMANCE COURSE (20 CE)

This course is your starting point into the world of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques and provides a thorough grounding in MAT principles. This original MAT course is fully updated to reflect the latest findings in manual therapy and pain science.

A Foundational Course for MMT Certification: The Posture Pain Performance MAT course is part of the Foundational MAT Program and will take you one step closer to Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT) certification. It’s a perfect addition to your skill set for anyone working in sports medicine, massage therapy, structural integration, physical therapy or personal training. 

Course Description:

Many clients seek therapeutic bodywork for unmanageable neck and low back pain caused by poor postural habits, loss of function and the inability to cope with their condition. As Vladimir Janda describes in his Upper & Lower-Crossed Syndrome model, poor posture can weaken important supporting muscles and tax others. As gravitational exposure degrades function, the client may notice that they no longer have the ability to rotate their head in all directions and that their low back hurts as they bend to pick up an object from the floor. Nerve impingement, strains and sprains alters normal muscle activation patterns and the brain “maps” the dysfunction as normal. 

Move beyond the basic relaxation massage model to provide effective pain relief for these common problems that plague most of your clients. The deep tissue, joint stretching, and muscle energy techniques presented in this course offer practical and effective approaches for finding and fixing chronic pain problems. Designed to elevate your clients to a new level of health, our goal at the Freedom From Pain Institute is to empower your journey into the lucrative world of pain management.  

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Create a plan for each session using a thorough 5-minute intake evaluation
  • Identify aberrant functional movements that cause protective muscle guarding
  • Talk to your clients about their pain and make them feel heard and safe
  • Upgrade your hands-on skills through a wide variety of deep tissue, joint stretching, and nerve mobilization techniques
  • Work as a team with your clients through corrective exercise homework

Included in the home study course are three DVDs packed with technique demonstrations and educational graphics and a full color reference manual for your treatment room.

BONUS! Purchase the Home Study and we’ll give you access to the eCourse for free! (valued at $249). You receive the entire contents of the program online where you can access through any device: computer, laptop, tablet or phone. You’re no longer tied to your DVD player and can enjoy the course wherever you have Internet access.

Earn 20 CE hours! Upon successful completion, you will earn 20 CE hours, for your bodywork licensure, recognized by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and most State Licensing Boards and will have taken the first step toward Master Myoskeletal Therapist Certification. Upon completion of the requirements of the course you’ll receive your Certificate of Completion and be listed in our highly searched Online Directory of bodyworkers with MAT training.

If you want to provide lasting results by quickly identifying and correcting common causes of chronic pain, this course is for you. Take that first step now and join the ranks of successful certified myoskeletal therapists.

Diane Pineault
Diane PineaultWindsor, Ontario & Detroit, Michigan
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"As a well-trained and studied therapist, the MAT online trainings reinforced my current skill set while also encouraging me to view the body and my treatment approaches from additional perspectives. The information is current, clearly presented and immediately applicable."
Matthew Smith
Matthew SmithVienna, West Virginia
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"The depth of knowledge that MAT training provides is valuable not only for its effective hands-on techniques, but also for its attention to principles of anatomical assessment, movement retraining, and manual application."
Joani Donovan
Joani DonovanToledo, Ohio
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"MAT has changed my world both professionally and personally. It has given me the confidence needed to build trusting referral relationships with the top team of medical doctors in the city of Toledo. I am considered a rehab therapist and I laugh when people say Dr. K referred me to you cuz you can fix my sh**! "
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PURCHASE OPTIONS

Home Study Course with DVDs, Manual + Bonus​

20 CE Only $316!

Posture Pain Performance Home Study Course

Home Study Course Includes:

  • 3 x DVDs packed with technique demonstrations and educational graphics 
  • 284 page full-color illustrated textbook
  • A full-color reference manual for your treatment room
  • Mail-in test and specially printed certificate of completion

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

eCourse

20 CE ONLY $249!

Posture Pain Performance eCourse

eCourse Includes:

  • Online streaming videos
  • Detailed instructions for all techniques
  • A downloadable full color reference eBook 
  • Online tests and printable certificate of completion

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The eCourse contains:

  • Online streaming instructional videos 
  • Detailed instructions for all techniques
  • A downloadable full color manual
  • Online tests 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:

  • All course material on instructional DVDs
  • Full color printed textbook or manual
  • Mail-in test (or option to complete it online) and professionally printed certificate of completion is mailed to you
  • FREE BONUS: When you purchase the Home Study version, you’ll get  access to the eCourse as outlined above

You save with eLearning: Because there is no hard product to produce or ship with the eCourse 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. 

eCourse: As soon as your payment posts the eCourses are delivered to your inbox.

Home Study Course: When you purchase a Home Study Course your course materials will be shipped to you. You will also get access to the related eCourse. *For Shipping Orders: Please note there may be delays from shipment carriers that are beyond our control. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through these unprecedented times.

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 any tests for each course before we can issue your certificate of completion. All tests are multiple choice and you’ll have the opportunity to repeat the tests if you do not pass the first time. 

For eCourses, there is a short test to complete after each lesson. Once you’ve successfully completed all tests, you’ll be automatically issued an online certificate of completion for you to print. 

For home study courses, you’ll have the option to do a final written test and mail it in to us or do the online tests.

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