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Erik Dalton Techniques for Myoskeletal Alignment


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Erik Daltons popular Myoskeletal Workshops and best-selling home-study programs teach massage & bodyworkers practice-building strategies for complex back, neck, rotator cuff, hip, and leg pain conditions. Ideal for sports, orthopedic, functional movement & structural integration therapists.

The home study courses bring together deep-tissue, joint stretching, and fascial mobilization techniques for todays pain-management, massage therapist, sports therapist, structural integrator, and bodyworker. These famous distance-learning programs provide “Certified Myoskeletal Therapist" credentials that will set you apart in the eyes of clients and referral sources. Learn strategies for assessing and correcting complex neck, back, hip, rotator cuff, carpal tunnel, TOS, SI joint, and plantar fasciitis pain. The Freedom from Pain InstituteTM is an certified CE provider for online and live seminars.

You could learn practical and effective approaches for finding and fixing chronic pain problems through pioneering deep-tissue, joint stretching, and postural therapeutic routines. These pain management strategies will elevate your clients to a new plane of health as well as increase your referral rate. Our mission is to enhance your skills, improve your results, and build your practice.

Improve your pain management skills with Erik Dalton’s “3 Lines of Defense” for chronic myoskeletal pain. The two-disk package includes the Dalton “Dirty Dozen techniques”, Myoskeletal Zone Therapy, and Receptor Techniques for difficult necks caused by conditions such as whiplash, migraines, scoliosis, dowager’s hump and dural drag. You will also learn immediately applicable muscle/joint modalitites, as well as includes state-of-the-art animations and anatomy dissection video clips.

Beat pain at its own game with the Erik Dalton sixty five sports therapy, structural integration and pain stopping techniques for relieving chronic muscle spasm caused by joint blockage. Follow the Dalton two-step protocol for assessing and fixing painful shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands.

The Erik Dalton Story

Erik Dalton, Ph. D. earned his philosophy and clinical psychology degrees from the University of Oklahoma. An influential seminar by Dr. Ida Rolf in 1972 started a passionate mind-body adventure that directed Dalton through a series of educational institutions including the Menninger Foundation, Mueller College of Holistic Studies, Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration™.
It was after beginning his work as a Certified Rolfer® in the early 80s that Erik saw a need for a more integrative pain management method. Post-graduate workshops with the legendary Philip Greenman at MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine sparked a passion to incorporate deep tissue, joint mobilization, and the work of Vladimir Janda. After finding this approach enormously successful in relieving his clientele pain, Dalton decided to share his methods with the rest of the bodywork community.

By 1998, Erik Dalton released one of the first nationally recognized home study courses in the industry, titled “Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques . ” Surprised by the overwhelming popularity, Dalton founded a teaching facility licensed by the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools and named it the Freedom From Pain Institute™.
Today, Erik Dalton serves as Executive Director of the Freedom From Pain Institute, a school dedicated to the research and treatment of chronic pain conditions. Dr. Dalton shares his wide therapeutic background in massage, Rolfing™, and osteopathy in his entertaining continuing education (CE) workshops, home study courses, books, and videos. In addition to his busy teaching and writing endeavors, Erik has kept up a prestigious 31-year manual therapy private practice.

His passion for touch therapy is beautifully summed up in a famous old quote by an unknown author that simply states… The Truly Educated Never Graduate.

Erik Dalton currently lives in Oklahoma City and San Jose, Costa Rica with his wife and two lazy dogs. He hopes his daughter, a 4th year pediatric/internal medicine doctor, will work to make contributions to the wonderful world of pain management and holistic medicine. Check out Erik’s internationally published articles and subscribe to free monthly e-newsletters.


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