Upper Body

FOUNDATIONAL COURSE

Upper Body Treatment FOR the Neck, Shoulder and Torso

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.

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.

The manual therapy techniques taught in this Home Study 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.

Upon completion, you’ll be able to identify and correct common upper body pain complaints. This course will teach you how to:

  • 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 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.

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.

Earn 22 Continuing education credits! Upon successful completion, you will earn 22 CE hours for your bodywork licensure, recognized by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and most State Licensing Boards.

You’ll also earn the Upper Body Specialist certification and be listed in our highly-searched online directory of bodyworkers with MAT training.Ear

On Sale! Save 25% off either Home Study or the eCourse!

On sale this week only: Save 25 % off either format. Included in this course is 2 CE ethics. As a bonus: Buy the home study program and get instant access to the eCourse at no extra cost. Sale ends July 23, 2019, so take action now. 

PURCHASE OPTIONS

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

  • Two Upper Body Treatment DVDs
  • Full color printed textbook
  • Mail-in exam and deluxe certificate of completion
  • The “Professional Ethics” manual
  • And as a bonus you’ll get instant access to the Upper Body eCourse

The eLearning format contains all the content of the Home Study version online. This includes:

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

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.

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.

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