Required for MTT certification

08:30 AM EST - 06:30 PM EST

Myopain Seminars - Corporate Office
  • 4405 East-West Highway, Suite 401
  • District of Columbia
  • Bethesda
  • MD
  • 20814
  • United States
Presented by Stewart Wild
  • $595.00 excl.

08:30 AM EST - 06:30 PM EST

Myopain Seminars - Corporate Office
  • 4405 East-West Highway, Suite 401
  • District of Columbia
  • Bethesda
  • MD
  • 20814
  • United States
Presented by Stewart Wild
  • $595.00 excl.


The MTT-2 course features the clinical aspects of myofascial pain, peripheral and central sensitization, the etiology and scientific basis of myofascial pain and manual trigger point therapy. The theoretical home-study modules are the same as the home study modules for the Dry Needling course series and will include information about dry needling as well.

Many muscles commonly addressed in clinical practice will be addressed, including muscles that Janda considered as ‘phasic’ muscles and Vleeming’s slings: infraspinatus, supraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis, rhomboids and serratus posterior superior, the erector spinae, serratus anterior, deltoid, triceps and anconeus, biceps, brachialis, brachioradialis, wrist and finger extensors, supinator, several hand muscles, the abdominal muscles, diaphragm, intercostals, levator costarum, the gluteal muscles and deep rotators, gracilis, and the adductor magnus, longus and brevis muscles. Students will review the anatomy, function, and manual therapy techniques for each muscle.

NOTE: starting in the Fall of 2021, the MTT course program will consist of only two courses leading to certification. We no longer offer the MTT-3 course. Because of the re-organization of the MTT course program, the actual content of the MTT-1 and MTT-2 courses will change. As soon as we have finalized the new course format, this page will be updated.

Course Objectives

- Identify the historical and current literature regarding myofascial pain

- Describe optimal musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology and the role of the sensory, motor and autonomic nervous systems; and to differentiate sub-optimal function

- Describe normal pain mechanisms; reception, transmission and modulation

- Describe the aberrant neurophysiology of peripheral and central sensitization

- Describe the contribution of myofascial trigger points to soft tissue pain and dysfunction

- Describe the biochemical environment of the trigger point
- Identify the various potential causes of myofascial trigger point formation
- Describe the various mechanisms that perpetuate myofascial trigger points
- Describe the position of primary or secondary trigger point involvement in many common conditions like osteoarthritis, low back pain and other regional pain syndromes
- Demonstrate the highest standards of palpation, applicable to most soft tissue abnormalities
- Demonstrate the detection and full de-activation of myofascial trigger points
- Describe the use a variety of adjunct myofascial, heat, stretch, muscle play and movement therapies to reinforce the deactivation of these noxious points and return the client to full function

Course Schedule

Note: The actual times may vary with each program at the discretion of the instructors. Refreshments are provided; meals are on your own.

 Day 1

08:30 - 10:00   Palpation and deactivation of MTrPs Janda’s phasic muscle concept, and Vleeming’s slings
10:00 - 10:15   Break
10:15 - 12:15   Infraspinatus, teres minor, supraspinatus, subscapularis
12:15 - 13:15   Lunch
13:15 - 14:45   Rhomboids, serratus posterior superior, the thoracic erector spinae, serratus anterior
14:45 - 15:00   Break
15:00 - 16:30   Deltoid, triceps brachii, anconeus
16:30 - 18:00   The erector spinae, transversospinali

Day 2

08:30 - 10:15   Rectus abdominis, pyramidalis The external and internal obliques and TVA
10:15 - 10:30   Break
10:30 - 12:15   Diaphragm, intercostals, levator costarum
12:15 - 13:15   Lunch
13:15 - 14:45   Gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus
14:45 - 15:00   Break
15:00 - 16:30   Deep six lateral rotators: piriformis, GOGO, quadratus femoris
16:30 - 18:00   Gracilis, adductor magnus, adductor longus/brevis, obturatur externus

Day 3

08:30 - 10:00   Biceps brachii, brachialis, brachioradialis
10:00 - 10:15   Break
10:15 - 11:45   Extensor carpi radialis longus / brevis, externsor carpi ulnaris, extensor digiti minimi, extensor digitorum communis, supinator
11:45 - 12:45   Abductor pollicis, extensor polilcis brevis, extensor pollicis longus, extensor indicis
12:45 - 13:45   Lunch
13:45 - 15:00   Competency quiz containing 20 short answer questions
15:00 - 15:15   Break
15:15 - 16:30   Intrinsic hand muscles
16:30 - 18:00   Practice on 2 randomly drawn muscles Recap of the MTT-2 module

**In addition, students will have 5 hours of home study modules to review prior to each course.  Once registered, Myopain will send a link containing the home study modules.  The home study can also be completed via a live webinar.  Additional charges apply


There is no prerequisite for Manual Trigger Point Therapy 2.

Who Should Attend

Licensed Healthcare Professionals

Using manual or hands-on techniques to reduce pain and dysfunction, especially licensed massage therapists (LMT) and branches of that profession, physical therapists (PT) and assistants (PTA), and occupational therapists (OT) and assistants (OTA), physicians (MD), physician assistants (PA), etc.



Course CEUs

Myopain Seminars Manual Trigger Point Therapy 2 has been approved by:

Maryland Board of Physical Therapy - 3.4 CEUs

NCBTMB - 25.5 CEs 

NOTE: Many states, such as Connecticut, Georgia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin, among many others, accept the CEUs approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

If you are not sure about another state, check out your state board's website and look for language like (from South Carolina - 

At least fifteen (15) of the required thirty (30) contact hours shall be from Certified Activities. Certified Activities include [...] attendance at conferences and completion of continuing competency activities provided by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (SCAPTA), other chapters and sections of the APTA, as well as other state boards of physical therapy

Course Discounts

Manual Trigger Point Therapy 2 possible discounts (may only use one)

The registration system will deduct 12% off of each class automatically when you register for the whole Manual Trigger Point Therapy Certification series at once (MTT1, MTT2 and MTT3).

A 10% discount will be applied automatically when 3+ individuals are registered for one course on the same ticket.

New graduates and Active Military/Veterans are eligible  for a 10% discount.

You may retake this course for a 50% discount.

Only one discount may be applied to any course.