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Learn to Treat Pain Like a Pro

TBP Certification teaches you a foundational repertoire of traditional Thai techniques informed by a modern understanding of trigger point therapy. Recognized as an approved modality by ABMP and the state of IL.

Unique Program, Unmatched Skills

"What we get here is way beyond what you can get, really anywhere." Learn a unique modality that will put you at the top of the field.

Make A Great Living Helping Others

Techniques without knowledge are empty. We teach you the neuromuscular effects so you can consistently help clients and charge premium rates.

Pain Area Specialist Certifications

CTBI offers Specialist certifications for students in our online membership training. These certifications allow our online students to participate in an optimal set of in-person courses so that they can benefit from the apprenticeship style learning offered at CTBI. This coursework also allows us to tune and verify skills in a way that is impossible with only online study. Once the student has attended the required in-person coursework and been certified, they are eligible to join our CTB Certified Practitioner Directory. We currently offer two Specialist certifications: Shoulder Pain Specialist and Sciatic Pain Specialist. Other pain areas are planned. These two areas represent by far the vast majority of the pain conditions that we see in practice. While Specialist certification doesn't provide exhaustive training in all types of pain in these areas, our goal is with a modest amount of in-person study to train practitioners that are skilled at quickly resolving most complaints. More esoteric conditions require additional training, which is available in our CTB Practitioner, Advanced Practitioner and Master Practitioner levels.

Certification Requirements

All specialist tracks require successful completion of the relevant portion of the online membership training and our CTB Fundamentals in person course. Once those are completed, the student attends one or more in-person courses that are particular to that pain area. During their attendance, the student will work directly with instructors to assess their skills. Depending on their status, it may be recommended that the student needs to work on some areas and will need to check out in a private mentoring session.

Shoulder Pain Specialist Requirements

  • Completion of the first 20 weeks of the online membership dealing with shoulder pain
  • Successful completion of online tests
  • Completion of CTB Fundamentals and its online component, including tests
  • Completion of Clinical Core for the Upper Body and online components, including tests
  • Muscle checkout in the Upper Core muscles (may require additional one-on-one mentoring post-class)

Sciatic Pain Specialist Requirements

  • Completion of the Year 1 online membership weeks dealing with sciatic pain
  • Successful completion of online tests for those classes
  • Completion of CTB Fundamentals and its online component, including tests
  • Completion of Repertoire for the Lower Body 
  • Completion of Clinical Core for the Lower Body and online components, including tests
  • Muscle checkout in the Lower Core muscles (may require additional one-on-one mentoring post-class)

All of our certification programs are competency-based, and we work with you during your training to make sure you receive the feedback, mentoring and support you need to put our program into practice effectively. You will find that you can achieve results with many pain conditions that might have previously seemed untouchable using conventional approaches. Please click the button below to contact an admissions counselor about our Specialist programs. CONTACT ADMISSIONS