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Indiana State University Scholarship Program

The only university in the USA offering a minor degree in Massage Therapy now Incorporates MAT techniques as a key component

Indiana State University Massage Therapy Program

The successful collaboration between Indiana State University and my Freedom From Pain Institute began in 2012 and was aptly named the “Advanced Myoskeletal Massage Therapy” program. This partnership has resulted in the only minor degree in massage therapy offered by a major United States university. The program is attracting a variety of health professionals including massage, physical and occupational therapists. 

To elevate the status and continued growth of the Indiana State University program, the Freedom From Pain Institute is in the process of financing an ongoing continuing education scholarship grant to help fund qualified and passionate students of physical medicine. 

about the Program

Learn about the Massage Therapy course at Indiana State University which uses Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques as the basis of it’s program.  

The Scholarship Fund

 The intent of The Erik Dalton Myoskeletal Massage Therapy Endowed Scholarship is to provide scholarships to students passionate about Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques and pursuing a minor in Massage Therapy in the College of Health and Human Services. 

We need your help

We need your help to support university level massage education and the students that are pursuing that path. Consider donating to the scholarship fund. Any amount helps. 

As a thank you, all donors will be publicly acknowledged on the Erik Dalton blog and in the Techniques Tuesday newsletter. (Donation amount will not be disclosed). 

2021 Scholarship recipient

Taylor Gephart

Taylor is a senior at Indiana State University majoring in Applied Medicine with a minor in Massage Therapy. This scholarship allows her to continue her education at Indiana State University, as well as find more opportunities to reach her dreams of  becoming a doctor of physical therapy.

2020 Scholarship recipient

Heidi Zeigler

Heidi is a senior at Indiana State University majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Massage Therapy. This scholarship allows her to continue her education at ISU, as well as to find more opportunities to reach her dreams of becoming a massage therapist and a professional in the field of kinesiology, recreation and sport.

2019 Scholarship recipients

Reagan Walther

Reagan is from a small town in Indiana and is excited to be able to use Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques she learned in the university’s massage program with athletes. 

Morgan Wright

Morgan is thrilled to be one of the first students to receive the Erik Dalton Myoskeletal Massage Therapy Scholarship. it has allowed her to pursue my dream of becoming a massage therapist and to bring massage therapy to the people in her home town community.

Dr. John Pommier presents Erik with Endowment Appreciation award.

Charlie Pebbles, Director of Advanced Myoskeletal Massage Therapy Program with Erik and John

Charlie Peebles, Laura Boozer, Ronda Bennet, Erik Dalton and Kim Miller following presentation.

Scoliosis demonstation with Bethany… Adams Test

Assessing Bethany’s anatomical landmarks

Standing scoliosis assessment

Testing Bethany’s rotational capacity

Rib springing technique for functional scoliosis

Table treatment for right thoracic scoliosis

Congratulations to Reagan Walther on her 2019 Award of Excellence scholarship 

Congratulations fot Morgan Wright on her 2019 Award of Excellence Scholorship 

Erik with his Distinguished  Presenter Award from the Applied Medicine & Rehabilitation Department of Indiana State University