The Obvious Choice

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Myopain Seminars offers the most comprehensive programs currently available in the United States. Our founders, Drs. Robert Gerwin, MD and Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT studied and worked with Drs. Travell and Simons. Why not study with the source?

Upcoming Course Dates

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Myopain Seminars provides courses throughout the year and across multiple continents in order to serve our students as efficiently and effectively as possible. Course dates are added often, so please check back soon if you don't see the date that you want.

International Collaboration

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The directors and faculty of Myopain Seminars strive to offer our course participants the latest worldwide developments, research, treatment approaches, and other pertinent information about myofascial trigger points and myofascial pain.

Why Study with Myopain Seminars?

  • Offering the most comprehensive programs currently available in the US, we do not only talk about evidence-based medicine, our students will gain a thorough understanding of the scientific basis of Manual Trigger Point Therapy, Dry Needling, Fascial Manipulation, and Craniomandibular Management.
  • Myopain Seminars sets very high standards for its instructors.  Did you know that all instructors of our dry needling courses, for example, have passed our certification examinations, have at least 10 years of clinical experience and have a combination of
    • A minimum of 5 years of clinical dry needling experience
    • A PhD degree
    • A transitional DPT degree
    • Fellowship status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
    • OCS certified
    • A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in a master or doctoral physical therapy program
  • Dr. Dommerholt and the instructors of Myopain Seminars have published more books, book chapters, peer-reviewed studies and articles, case reports, and literature reviews than course instructors of all other US course programs combined! Did you know that course instructors from some other course programs have never even published a chapter or article?
  • Jan Dommerholt has published the only textbook on Trigger Point Dry Needling together with Cesar Fernández-de-las-Peñas.
  • Dr. Dommerholt and his team frequently lecture and teach all over the world. Take advantage of our international experience!
  • Only Myopain Seminars offers trigger point courses for clinicians who legally are allowed to use dry needling and courses for clinicians who prefer or only are allowed to use manual techniques.

Student and Sponsor Testimonials

Hear about Myopain Seminars directly from some of our students and course sponsors.

I have taken a basic and advanced Dry Needling series with another provider and have been practicing Dry Needling for 3 years. I recently took the first Myopain Seminars Trigger Point Dry Needling course because I wanted the perspective of Jan Dommerholt, who has done an impressive amount of writing and research on this technique. Myopain’s approach is much more thorough, specific and refined relative to what I had been exposed to. I know that my practice of this technique is more effective and safe following the first Myopain course and I plan on completing their full certification curriculum.

Phil Rolfe PT, DPT ATCDurham, NC

This course has changed the entire paradigm of my treatment methodology and has opened the door for much better clinical efficacy as goals for pain reduction can be achieved in significantly fewer sessions!

Linda Looser, PTHamilton, MT

You have positively influenced—literally changed—my life in so many ways. You have opened a whole new world to me in so many realms: my practice, my excitement with seeing patients, the impact I can have. I am loving my chosen career again with the passion I had long ago.

Colleen Whiteford, PT, DPTBroadway, VA

In February 2012, at The Center for Veterinary Pain Management and Rehabilitation (The Woodlands, Texas), my life has undergone an epiphany! I attended the 1st Canine Trigger Point Therapy Program offered by Myopain Seminars. Twenty-three participants enrolled in the course and all judged the course to be a HUGE success! With the formalization of this curriculum, Myopain Seminars clearly makes the impact of a multidisciplinary approach to veterinary pain management. Our course lecturers were Drs. Jan Dommerholt and Rick Wall.
Examples of topics that were included in the course were muscle review, theory of myofascial trigger points, dry-needling lab, mechanisms of pain, and diagnostic factors. What I took away from this seminar was the contribution of myofascial trigger points to musculoskeletal pain in our veterinary patients and far beyond into visceral-somatic pain, orthopedic, neurologic and many other areas.

We were encouraged to look beyond how we were taught to approach cases in our school curriculums. I could go on indefinitely about this program, but suffice it to say that you will positively add to your pain management knowledge and understanding. I cannot recommend this seminar highly enough and I encourage all to participate when the opportunity arises!!!!

Mary Ellen Goldberg BS, VMT, LVT, CVT, SRAInstructor VetMedteam, LLC | Faculty Mannheimer Foundation, Inc. | Lion Country Safari Hospital | Director at Large & Executive Secretary, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management | Veterinary Medical Technologist | Surgical Research Anesthetist

The Myopain Senimars dry needling courses are the best courses I have taken and I have taken them all. The instructors' professionalism, knowledge, and passion were evident and they were one of the reasons the courses were that great. I am more proud of my CMTPT credentials than any of my other credentials. I highly recommend this dry needling program!

Sam Anderson, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, ATC/L, CMTPTMesa, AZ

``Very informative, well designed course with immediate application to clinical practice. Dr. Dommerholt is an excellent and well-spoken lecturer with a gift for presenting materials from multiple disciplines in a clear and easy to follow manner with great ease and humor.``

Kenneth John Fish, DCGaithersburg, MD

The Introduction to Canine Trigger Points Course was the most impressive 2-day learning experience I have ever had.
 Trigger point therapy will help a majority of my chronic pain patients (and some of those I see ``recovering`` from surgery who aren’t yet my patients as I work with surgeons). I am confident that this will transform my ability to treat patients.

Rick Wall has devoted much time and energy to bring this modality to veterinary medicine in the US, and I can recommend the course to anyone who wants to recognize a source of treatable pain and dysfunction in their athletic patient or in the old multijoint disabled dog. He blends personal observation, his extensive knowledge of physical exam, case description, video, demonstration, and practice together for a unique experience. Jan Dommerholt, a noted scholar in the field for humans, has a remarkable ability to bring everyone up to speed on the really complicated pathophysiology of pain, using scientific evidence, imagery and a really captivating lecture style. Both Rick and Jan are unbelieveably tireless and enthusiastic teachers in lab.

I would strongly advise everyone to watch for the next course offering and save themselves a place. Whether you plan to use needles, laser, pressure or current to disarm those trigger points, you will find this course amazing.

Alicia Z Karas MS, DVM, Dipl. ACVA, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University North Grafton, MA

Erik Wijtmans and Tracey Adler are outstanding instructors and give great perspective in their own PT Practice and their use of dry needling in practice. Very knowledgeable and well-spoken. Excellent hands-on experience.

Gregg Furhman, MPT, OCS, CFMTMilwaukee, WI