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Stuart Hinds (4 x Olympic) Soft Tissue Therapist - "Why Online Learning is Just Fabulous!"


Take advantage of CE by choosing right, and make your investment work for you!

Just about every therapist is required to complete some form of annual or bi-annual continued education (CE).

In essence, CE is a terrific idea, designed to ensure that therapists invest time in learning new techniques and keeping up with latest developments in the very dynamic world of manual therapy.

Benefit or Burden?

Unfortunately, over the years, many therapists have understandably come to regard CE as a burden, rather than a great opportunity to learn new skills and grow their income potential.

Part of the reason for this is that the costs for live CE events and workshops (including income-loss, and travel expenses) have grown on average more than 300% over the last 10 years.

Another reason is that over the same time period, online CE courses have become synonymous with "form filling", with many courses being designed for convenience, rather than a focus on valuable and practical education.


Home study CE should be affordable, easy to access, straightforward to learn, and immediately practical.


Niel Asher Education - a Very Real Difference

If you're one of the over 60,000 therapists who have completed one or more of our courses, you'll know that every course is self-contained, highly specific, and designed to provide you with new skills that you can put to work almost immediately.

This is because all Niel Asher courses are based on easily learned, autonomously reproducible techniques, supported with all the information required for speedy learning and implementation.

Good for Your Business

You'll also know that choosing to use Niel Asher Education as your CE provider is good for your business.

Niel Asher has become one of the most widely recognized brands in manual therapy and is trusted by millions of consumers who interact daily with our online and social media platforms, including www.therapyfinder.com.

This brand recognition generates $m's in revenue for our therapist clients each year, and has grown every year since 1999.

See below some of the compelling reasons to choose Niel Asher Education as your partner for growth.


Our courses are widely accredited for CE with most courses endorsed by leading associations in North America, Australia, and the UK. 

Types of Course Available

On average we release 6 new courses each year. Each course is designed to be self-contained, highly specific (ex. a specific condition, or group of related conditions), and to contain material that is concise (time saving), whilst managing to impart information and skills that can be easily understood, and quickly applied.


Our core commitment to clients when it comes to price and value, is that every course should be affordable to just about every manual therapist.

Our CE courses range in price from $39.95 - $199.95 and are all offered as both print and digital editions.

Digital editions are provided to each client (even when the Print edition has been purchased). This enables us to issue free lifetime updates for every course, with each course being reviewed at least once per year.

Financial Aid Opportunities

If you provide manual therapy services on a charitable or volunteer basis, or if you are less than two years qualified, you may be able to receive Niel Asher courses without payment.

In 2017 we issued over 600 free CE courses. 

Support Resources

We take support seriously. Our investment in support solutions has kept pace with our growing client base. We provide customer support for online store transactions, and clinical support for NAT members.

Most importantly, we ensure that our online systems are robust, accessible, and easy to use, and that we're always there to help out if anyone get's stuck!



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About NAT Courses

As a manual therapist or exercise professional, there is only one way to expand your business - education!

Learning more skills increases the services that you offer and provides more opportunity for specialization.

Every NAT course is designed to build on what you already know, to empower you to treat more clients and grow your practice, with a minimal investment in time and money.

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About Niel Asher Education

Niel Asher Education is a leading provider of distance learning and continued education courses.

Established in the United Kingdom in 1999, we provide course and distance learning material for therapists and other healthcare professionals in over 40 countries.

Our courses are accredited by over 90 professional associations and national accreditation institutions including the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Full details of all international course accreditations can be found on our website.  

Printed course materials and other products offered on our websites are despatched worldwide from our 3 locations in the UK (London), USA (Pennsylvania) and Australia (Melbourne).

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We are honored to have received the 2017 "Excellence in Education" Award from the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists.

Since 1999 Niel Asher Education has won numerous awards for education and in particular for education and services provided in the field of trigger point therapy.

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Award Winning Instructors

Niel Asher Healthcare course instructors have won a host of prestigious awards including 2 lifetime achievement honorees - Stuart Hinds, Lifetime Achievement Honoree, AAMT, 2015, and Dr. Jonathan Kuttner, MD, Lifetime Achievement Honoree, NAMTPT, 2014.

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If you are a qualified/licensed manual therapist or exercise/fitness professional you can expand your credentials with NAT certification.

In addition to national accreditation for continued education, each course that we offer includes "NAT Learning Credits". By taking and completing courses you can accumulate NAT credits to qualify for NAT certification.

There are currently 3 levels of NAT certification. Certifying NAT is a valuable way to show your clients that you take continued education seriously, and to promote your skills and qualifications.

Most of our courses are accredited for CE/CPD/CPE. A full list of CE accreditations can be found by clicking on the link below. 

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Niel Asher Technique

Since 1999 the Niel Asher Technique for treating trigger points has been adopted by over 100,000 therapists worldwide, and has been applied to the treatment of a number of common musculoskeletal injuries.

The Niel Asher Technique for treating frozen shoulder was first introduced and published in 1997 and has been widely adopted by therapists and exercise professionals working within elite sports and athletics.

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International Students

Most of our courses are available as either "Printed" or 'Download" editions, wherever you live. Internet connection is required to access online and downloadable material.

When you purchase a download edition, you receive immediate lifetime access to all course material. Course texts can be downloaded and printed if required. 

When you purchase a "Printed" edition, you will also receive free access to the download edition.

We ship Worldwide from locations in the USA, UK, and Australia. Most items are despatched within 24 hours and shipping is FREE for all orders over US$50.



Where to Start?

We offer a range of over 50 courses, presented by some of the worlds leading manual therapists. All courses are reviewed annually, and new courses are regularly added.

Our courses are modular, and designed to build on what you already know. For more information, please visit our "Where to Start?" page.

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