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.
Dr. Jan Dommerholt
Introduced Dry Needling to the USA in 1997
The Story Behind Myopain Seminars
Jan Dommerholt and Robert Gerwin started teaching Manual Trigger Point Therapy courses in the USA. Dr. Janet Travell would frequently attend the courses and meet with the students.
Dr. Janet Travell gave permission to honor her name and legacy for the new course program: The Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series℠ became a reality. We conducted the first dry needling courses in Spain.
Jan Dommerholt and Robert Gerwin started teaching the very first dry needling courses in the United States.
Jan Dommerholt started teaching dry needling courses in Ireland and continued teaching in Spain.
Jan Dommerholt started teaching dry needling courses in the Netherlands. He provided testimony in favor of dry needling during a meeting of the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy.
Myopain Seminars is founded. Jan Dommerholt started teaching dry needling courses in Italy. He testified in favor of dry needling to the Colorado Board of Regulations. Myopain Seminars is growing and starts adding new instructors.
Jan Dommerholt provided testimony during a meeting of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and the District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy.
Jan Dommerholt taught a dry needling course for the Association of Tennis Professionals in London, UK.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) invited Dr. Jan Dommerholt to participate in the APTA Dry Needling Workgroup along with several other physical therapists representing legislators, educators, insurance specialists, clinicians, and the APTA administrative staff.
Jan Dommerholt started teaching dry needling course for the Women Tennis Association. He testified to the Mississippi Board of Physical Therapy and the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure in favor of dry needling.
Jan Dommerholt started teaching dry needling courses in Dubai, UAE.
Jan Dommerholt started teaching dry needling courses in Peru and Canada. He received the prestigious Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Practice Award from the American Physical Therapy Association.
Jan Dommerholt started teaching dry needling courses in India, Belgium Qatar, and Abu Dhabi. He testified at a Maryland Senate Health & Environmental Affairs Committee hearing in favor of dry needling. Myopain Seminars started offering several other course programs eventually under the brand name Eureka Seminars.
Jan Dommerholt started teaching dry needling courses in Australia. He received the Janet G. Travell Excellence in Education Award from the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists. He testified in favor of dry needling during the Washington State Department of Health Dry Needling Sunrise Review.
Jan Dommerholt started teaching dry needling courses in Australia, Ecuador and Iran.
Jan Dommerholt testified during an Administrative Judicial hearing in Florida in favor of dry needling. The Iranian Physiotherapy Association honors Jan with an Honorary Membership.
Jan Dommerholt started teaching dry needling courses in Lebanon and Mexico. He also represented Myopain Seminars in Australia. Myopain Seminars has now over 75 instructors and assistant instructors.
Myopain Seminars has many corporate partners in the United States.
Myopain Seminars has partnered with healthcare and continuing education providers throughout the world.
Myopain Seminars is certified by several leading accreditation agencies.