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Our story

Myopain Seminars started as the Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series℠ course series in back in 1996. We introduced dry needling to Spain in 1996, to the US in 1997 and next, in many other countries. Here is our story.

1995

Jan Dommerholt and Robert Gerwin start teaching Manual Trigger Point Therapy courses in the USA. Dr. Janet Travell would frequently attend the courses and meet with the students.

1996

Dr. Janet Travell gives permission to honor her name and legacy for the new course program: The Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series℠ becomes a reality.

1997

Jan Dommerholt and Robert Gerwin start teaching the very first dry needling courses in the United States.

Dr. Jan Dommerholt

Introduced Dry Needling to the USA in 1997

Teaches dry needling in many countries around the globe.

Is an Honorary Member of the Iranian Physiotherapy Association.

Is the recipient of the 2014 Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Practice Award by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Some of his favorite lines: “There are no dangerous muscles; there are only dangerous clinicians” and “Don’t be afraid of anatomy...”

Has given over 60 lectures at conferences in the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, India, Iran, Belgium, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Dubai, Qatar, among others.

Is the recipient of the 2016 Janet G. Travell Excellence in Education Award by the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists.

Has published 5 books, more than 110 articles and over 70 book chapters.

In Numbers

Myopain Seminars is a world leader in dry needling courses, pain science and clinical courses. The Obvious Choice!

>1000courses
>10000Students
>30Countries
>75Instructors

Accreditation

All courses offered by Myopain Seminars and Eureka Seminars have been approved by the appropriate accreditation agencies.

Dry Needling (DN) Courses

ProCert has awarded certification to the ‘Dry Needling (DN) Program DN-1: Foundations I’. CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a comprehensive set of standards. The CCU determination is a valuation reflecting many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that ProCert’s CCUs correlate to time or duration. Myopain Seminars is in the process of applying to ProCert for all other dry needling courses.

Canine Trigger Point (CTPT) Course

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) RACE committee has reviewed and approved Myopain Seminars to conduct continuing education programs. The American Association of Veterinary State Boards RACE committee has reviewed and approved the Canine Trigger Point Course as meeting the Standards adopted by the AAVSB. This program will be included under our approved provider listing on _AAVSB’s website_. The Program Number is 712-9373. The Program Number is 712-9373. The course has been approved for: 1) 16.00 hours of CE for Veterinarians (maximum for one veterinarian: 16.00); 2) 16.00 hours of CE for Veterinary Technicians (maximum for one veterinary technician: 16.00); 3)Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at _race@aavsb.org_ or 877-698-8482 should you have any comments or concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession, or if you have questions regarding this information.

Dry Needling (DN) Courses

Dry Needling (DN) courses meet the basic criteria of the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. The DN-1 course has been approved for 3.4 CEUs (34 hours). The DN-2 has been approved for 3.4 CEUs (34 hours). The DN-3 course has been approved for 3.2 CEUs (32 hours).

NCBTMB

Myopain Seminars is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Our provider number is 451467-10.

Cranio Facial Therapy Academy (CRAFTA)

The CRAFTA course program meet the basic criteria of the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. The 11-day course program has been approved for 9.1 CEUs.

Fascial Manipulation® (FM)

The FM courses of Myopain Seminars meet the basic criteria of the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. The Level 1 (1+b) course has been approved for 4.5 CEUs. The Level 2 (a+b) course has been approved for 4.4 CEUs.

Manual Trigger Point Therapy

All courses of the Manual Trigger Point Therapy Program of Myopain Seminars meet the basic criteria of the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

Dry Needling (DN) Courses

All Dry Needling (DN) courses offered in the past and present by Myopain Seminars have been approved by the APTA of Maryland.

National Partners

Myopain Seminars has many corporate partners in the United States:

International Partners

Myopain Seminars has partnered with healthcare and continuing education providers throughout the world:

Press Highlights

Myopain Seminars’s faculty are frequently featured in the news.

Jan Dommerholt was interviewed for an article about dry needling in PT in Motion.

Jan Dommerholt was interviewed for an article about exergaming in PT in Motion.

Jan Dommerholt speaks about kinesiophobia in this article in PT in Motion

Robert Gerwin, MD, founder of Myopain Seminars was interviewed for this article in the Washington Post.

Robert Stanborough was interviewed for this article in Health News Florida.

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