Clinical Thai Bodywork Practitioner (CTBP) Certification
Clinical Thai Bodywork Practitioner (CTBP) builds on the foundation of our our TBP Certification. To qualify for CTBP Certification, you must already have completed TBP certification or an equivalent program.
Clinical classes may be taken by anyone, it is not required to have completed the basic certification before being eligble for attending CTB classes. CTB: Fundamentals is required, however, before taking any of the other individual body area classes.
CTB certification requires observing sessions performed by instructors and developing competency in each of 7 body areas corresponding to the CTB classes. Students who are interested in the CTBP program should join the CTB Google Group - this is where we announce observed sessions and other CTB program news.
About CTB Certification
The Clinical Thai Bodywork certification process follows the 7 body areas as they are covered in the classes. Within each body area, there are 4 aspects to the training process:
- CTB Coursework - Attending the CTB course relevant to a given pain area is a prerequisite for the other steps. Each pain area may be pursued independently.
- Observed Sessions - Observing sessions (live or via video) that Chuck performs on actual clients with specific pain issues (3 required per pain area).
- Interactive Small Groups - Working directly with CTB instructors in private/semiprivate/small group settings to reinforce specific muscle knowledge and treatment approaches for each pain area. These sessions have strictly limited enrollment to allow maximum time for individual practice, questions, and feedback. Clients may be invited by students or instructors for specific sessions. Students will be given a checklist of muscles for the pain area and can have each muscle approved by the instructor as a step toward specific certification for the pain area.
- Clinical Apprentice Sessions - Students who are in the CTB certification track may be invited to work in the Thai Bodywork Clinic performing CTB Apprentice sessions on the general public. Students are paid professional level commissions on the sessions they perform. Students move through a process in each pain area of clinical practice (Clinical Apprentice Level 1) sessions to shadowing the instructor sessions to doing their own supervised sessions on the public.
- CTB: Fundamentals
- CTB: Headache, Neck & Facial Pain
- CTB: Shoulder, Upper Back & Arm Pain
- CTB: Elbow, Forearm & Hand Pain
- CTB: Mid-Back, Chest & Abdominal Pain
- CTB: Low-Back, Sacral, Gluteal & Pelvic Pain
- CTB: Hip, Thigh, Knee & Groin Pain
- CTB: Lower Leg, Ankle & Foot Pain