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NAMTPT Trigger Point Education Award

Niel Asher Education receives the "Excellence in Education" Award at the 33rd Annual NAMTPT conference - Chicago, USA


Team NAT receives prestigious award at the 33rd Annual NAMTPT Conference

It's always wonderful to receive recognition for your efforts, but even more so when the recognition comes from your peers and colleagues.

Team NAT are delighted (and honored!) to announce the receipt of the 2017 "Excellence in Education" award from the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists.

The award was presented at the gala dinner held last Saturday night to mark the end of the 33rd Annual NAMTPT conference in Chicago.

Receiving the award on behalf of Team NAT, Judith Winer stated "We believe passionately in the power of micro-learning, and take great pride in the fact that our courses are helping to boost and support the skills of therapists and exercise professionals in over 40 countries worldwide".

Team NAT was also represented at this years conference by massage and trigger point therapist Michael Coffee (Colorado) who presented a series of workshops demonstrating treatment techniques for CRPS/RSD, an area that Michael has focused on for most of his career.

About Niel Asher Education

Niel Asher Education is a leader in the provision of continued professional development (CE/CPD) courses and micro-learning products for manual therapists and exercise professionals.


About the NAMTPT

For over a quarter century the NAMTPT has been the leading organization dedicated to representing professionals whose primary training is focused on identification and treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction.












This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think you need treatment or if you feel unwell. 





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