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Upper Body

FOUNDATIONAL COURSE

Upper Body Treatment FOR the Neck, Shoulder and Torso

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.

UPPER BODY COURSE (20 CE + 2 Ethics CE)

Learn unique approaches for working with the shoulder girdle, arms, neck and torso. This course provides you with the skill you need to confidently relieve pain issues in the upper body.

A Foundational Course for MMT Certification: The Upper Body 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:

The manual therapy techniques taught in this course showcase Dalton’s “Dirty Dozen,” twelve key MAT routines to correct postural Upper Crossed Syndrome. Also featured are various receptor techniques and other approaches that can be utilized to address whiplash, migraines, scoliosis, and dural drag. With specific focus on approaches to work with the shoulder girdle, arms, neck and torso, this course will prepare you to relieve painful myoskeletal issues in the upper body. Through video demos and animation, you’ll learn to identify several compensatory movement patterns and their associated reflexogenic pain. With this understanding of where the true source of problems arise, you’ll be able to develop highly effective treatment protocols and deliver lasting results.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Identify and correct common upper body pain complaints.
  • Determine the source of upper body pain with a short intake assessment
  • Identify areas of sensory motor amnesia
  • Relieve migraine, neck pain and protective muscle spasm
  • Address arm pain and numbness due to thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Learn to quickly identify upper body compensatory patterns such as dowager’s hump, scoliosis and breathing disorders
  • Utilize a variety of hands-on modalities including muscle reflex techniques, joint stretching, and pain exposure therapy
  • Talk to your clients about their pain, make them feel safe and let them feel heard
  • Treat strain patterns before they become pain patterns…. the MAT way

Included in the home study course are two DVDs packed with technique demonstrations and educational graphics, a reference manual for your treatment room, as well as the fully illustrated 408-page Advanced Myoskeletal Techniques textbook. Rich in detail and explanation, these resources teach how to work with the anatomical structures of muscles, connective tissue and joints. Also included is an NCBTMB-approved two CE ethics course.

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 22 CE hours! Upon successful completion, you will earn 20 CE hours, plus an additional 2 Ethics CE , for your bodywork licensure, recognized by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and most State Licensing Boards. You will have also 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 materials. DVDs, Book, Manual and Certificate.

20 CE + 2 Ethics CE ONLY $316!

Upper Body Home Study Course

Home Study Course Includes:

  • 2 x DVDs packed with technique demonstrations and educational graphics 
  • A fully illustrated 408-page Advanced Myoskeletal Techniques textbook
  • Mail-in test and specially printed certificate of completion
  • NCBTMB-approved two CE ethics course

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

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20 CE + 2 Ethics CE ONLY $249!

Upper Body 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 take tests 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.