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Erik Dalton


Erik Dalton, one of the foremost innovators in the massage field, has studied with some of the professions leading thinkers, like Ida Rolf and famed osteopath Phillip Greenman. He is the developer of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques that addresses and heals pain patterns at their very core. 


Follow along with Erik Dalton in this video-based techniques class that takes you through a full day of MAT techniques for conditions with the goal of helping you solve complex pain & injury complaints you see regularly in your practice.

Course Description:

Not long ago, ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals), the largest massage association in the United States sponsored a live full day online streaming workshop featuring Erik Dalton. The goal: To help massage therapists solve complex pain & injury complaints they see regularly in their practice. It was an exciting event as nothing like this had ever been offered in massage and bodywork community. The whole thing was captured on video and every minute is now available for replay.

This workshop consists of four 90-minute sessions:

  • Session 1: Touch Tools and Neurogenic Headaches
  • Session 2: Sidebending Translation Series and Upper Body Nerve Entrapment
  • Session 3: Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment
  • Session 4: Lower Body Nerve Entrapment

It’s like taking a small group workshop with Erik Dalton. This eCourse is technique-based and you are invited to follow along. Follow Erik through a full day of myoskeletal techniques for conditions such as occipital neuralgia, neck cricks, thoracic outlet syndrome, rotator cuff impingement, tennis and golfer’s elbow, and cubital, radial and carpal tunnel syndromes. You can ask Erik questions in his Facebook Group, and take quizzes to obtain certificates for CE reporting (6 CE hours).

Erik’s innovative Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques integrate evidence-informed pain science principles with modalities from his extensive background in massage, Rolfing and manipulative osteopathy. This work will change your practice and thrill your clients! This course includes detailed technique notes that you can use as a reference in your treatment room. Do the quiz that you’ll find at the end of each session. Pass all quizzes successfully and you’ll be awarded a certificate of completion for CE reporting.

eLearning: You receive the entire contents of the program online where you can access through any device: computer, laptop, tablet or phone and can enjoy the course wherever you have Internet access.

Earn 6 CE hours! Upon successful completion, you will earn 6 CE hours, 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. This MAT course is approved by CE Broker under the “General Category” only. 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.

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**! "

Solving Today's Pain and Injury Puzzle - eCourse

eCourse Includes:

  • Online streaming videos
  • Detailed instructions for all techniques 
  • Online tests and printable certificate of completion

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



The eLearning Course contains:

  • Online streaming instructional videos (instant access)
  • 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 materials are either on instructional DVDs or USBs
  • Full-color printed textbook or manual
  • Mail-in test 
  • FREE BONUS: When you purchase the Home Study version, you’ll get access to the eLearning Course as outlined above

You save with eLearning: Because there is no hard product to ship with the eLearning Course 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. 

This online continuing education may or may not count towards your required CE credit requirements. It’s your responsibility, and not the responsibility of Freedom From Pain Institute, to check with your regulatory agency to confirm whether these will be accepted as CE credits in your jurisdiction.

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.