Oklahoma City, OK

July 2-4, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK July 2-4, 2021


The 8th Annual Oklahoma City Workshop:
Erik Dalton’s only USA workshop in 2021!

Upgrade your Skills & Party on the Riverwalk. Join Erik and the Dalton Gang for another big 4th of July celebration. We will be hosting this fun filled – affordable 24 CE – 70% hands-on seminar at Oklahoma City’s brand new state of the art Convention Center!

Technique can be viewed as the foundation for all bodywork skills and is as individual as your signature. In this 70% hands-on workshop Erik will explain the importance of developing great table-side skills to better communicate with your client. He will also discuss the fine art of history-taking, physical assessment and clinical reasoning when dealing with clients that are moving poorly or who are in pain.

Learning good technique is not only a study in proper body mechanics, direction of pressure and hands-on skills, it also allows us to better express ourselves in a more colorful and versatile way. The more tools we have to create these effects, the better our technique and the richer our work.

This Myoskeletal Technique workshop will address connective tissue and joint mobility issues in these structures:

  • Ankles, knees & feet
  • Hip capsules
  • Hamstrings, quads & psoas
  • Gluteals & hip external rotators
  • Sciatic, femoral & obturator nerves
  • Multifidus, QL, erector spinae & deep spinal groove muscles
  • Diaphragm, scalenes & other muscles of respiration
  • Ribs & t-spine
  • Sternoclavicular, acromioclavicular & glenohumeral joints
  • Neck, head, & jaw (muscles, nerves & joints)

This popular event features special video animation, anatomy dissection and dozens of head-to-toe techniques that stimulate the visual learner, while relaxed practice sessions with Erik’s highly skilled teaching assistants delight kinesthetically attuned therapists. You will learn the importance of technique development, and how to better explain pain, attract clients & increase revenue. 

Erik Dalton


Erik Dalton serves as Executive Director of the Freedom From Pain Institute, a school dedicated to the study and treatment of chronic pain and movement disorders. He shares his wide therapeutic background in massage, Rolfing®, and osteopathy in his entertaining continuing education (CE) workshops, home study courses, books, and videos.

Erik is a lifetime member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and Affiliate Faculty Member at Indiana State University’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. In addition to his busy teaching and writing endeavors, Dalton has managed to maintain a four-decade private manual therapy practice in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  

Featured Guest Presenter: James Waslaski

Kinetic Chain Patterns for Complicated Shoulder Conditions

There is clinical evidence that a huge contribution to shoulder pain comes from prior injuries or surgeries (scars) and musculoskeletal imbalances throughout the entire body.  Fascial lines of tension can cause the entire body to compensate. Without doing Total Body Balancing Techniques and treating scars that have accumulated over a life time, the shoulder symptoms usually return.

Therapists will evaluate the stirrup spring system in the ankle responsible for “Ascending Syndromes” that work their way up into the kneehip, spine, shoulder and neck. Therapists will also correct tibial torsion patterns in the knee, along with iliosacral torsions and resultant ascending roto-scoliosis of the lumbar spine.  If uncorrected, this can lead to ascending kyphosis of the thoracic spine, and resultant atlanto-occipital joint compression. After treating scars, and doing total body balancing, manual therapists will evaluate and treat shoulder impingent, bursitis, bicipital tendinosis, rotator cuff injuries, and thoracic outlet.

The highlight of this class will be new clinical studies and techniques that will revolutionize the treatment of advanced stage adhesive capsulitis, known as “Frozen Shoulder.”

Special Guests! Erik has invited some of his favorite educators to join him at this event. Following James Waslaski’s presentation on Saturday, you can connect with these special guest educators at various stations where they’ll do informal demos of their specializations and answer any questions you have. 

Come to the Oklahoma workshop and connect with these massage celebrities: Til Luchau, Ariana Vincent, Art Riggs,  Aubrey Gowing, Charlie Peebles, Diane Matkowski, Drew Freedman, Eric Brown and Dr. Michael Koplen.

24 CE credits. Only $590!


*If you are a Canadian or a Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT), do not purchase online. Call: Kim Miller to enroll 800-709-5054


  • Friday, July 2nd: Registration: 8am-9am; Class – 9am-6pm
  • Saturday, July 3rd: Class – 9am-5pm (James Waslaski teaches from 1pm-5pm)
  • Sunday, July 4th: Class – 9am-5pm

When registering, please provide the name that you wish to have printed on your certificate. If you are registering for someone else, it is your responsibility to provide us with his or her name by emailing us or calling the office at 1-800-709-5054 or 1-405-728-4844.  Email: info@erikdalton.com

Massage Tables needed for the OKC Workshop weekend: A note for current registrants: We could use a few extra tables. If you are driving to the event, please bring your table with you.

James Waslaski guest presenter at the OKC event

Featured Guest Presenter

James Waslaski integrates 30 plus years of expertise in Manual Therapy, and Elite Sports Therapy, to enhance the education and patient outcomes for all Manual Therapists. He is a published author and international lecturer, who teaches manual therapy at approximately 45 seminars yearly. James was inducted in 2008 into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. He was also nominated and awarded by his peers and colleagues, the designation of teacher of the year in 2012 at The Canadian Massage Conference and in 2015 at the World Massage Festival. For more details on Integrated Manual Therapy Seminars or James Waslaski go to www.orthomassage.net



Oklahoma City Convention Centre


Wyndham Grand Oklahoma City Downtown
10 North Broadway Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102


Standard Room *Special Discounted Rate*: $110.00 (single or double occupancy)

Last Day to Book: Thursday, June 11th, 2021.  After this date, regular room rates will apply.

Room Sharing:

If you would like to connect with another attendee to take advantage of double occupancy at the hotel, please contact our Director of Education, Kim Miller  phone: 800-709-5054  



We at the Freedom From Pain Institute care for the health and safety of our staff, teachers, assistants and students. Where there are live workshops scheduled we have plans in place to abide by the CDC guidelines. 


    • A fever 24-hrs prior to the event or a temperature of over 100 degrees.
    • Flu symptoms, shortness of breath, or sore throat prior to the event.
    • If you have been in contact with someone who has COVID in the past 14 days prior to the event. 

If you’d like more information on COVID-19 and how to minimize transmission in your massage practice, get the FREE digital textbook: Preventing Disease Transmission in a Massage Practice


Oklahoma city, OK

Your workshop is just a short walk or trolley ride to the BrickTown Canal for dining , dancing, and attractions such as the OKC Memorial, Museum of Art, Myriad Botanical Gardens, and the Boathouse District.

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  • If you cancel before March 1st, 2021 there will be no charge.
  • Between March 2nd and April 2nd, 2021 you will be charged a $100 cancellation fee.
  • For cancellations between April 3rd and May 31st, 2021 you will be charged a $250 cancellation fee.
  • After June 1st, 2021 there will be no refunds.