This course introduces the techniques and principals of Coaching The Body (CTB), a modality developed by Chuck Duff that blends the techniques of Thai yoga massage with the insights of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, acupoint work and a structural analysis of body function. CTB is highly effective in reducing or eliminating patterns of pain and restriction, often in cases that have failed conventional medical treatment. CTB gives the student specific tools to assess and design effective treatments for the most common client complaints and can be integrated into a mat, chair or table-based practice. Coaching the Body was designed to bridge the gulf between traditional Thai approaches and modern western clinical environments. The framework of CTB constitutes one of the most efficient and effective approaches available for orthopedic rehab, relief of chronic and acute pain, recovery from injury, and correction of myofascially derived dysfunction.
Within this course students will learn the principles of muscle dysfunction and become versed in the standard CTB treatment cycle, including both manual techniques and those using the EPS and Muscle Liberator. Students will also be given a basic understanding of how CTB assesses for the most common perpetuating factors including lateral asymmetry (leg length/hemi-pelvic discrepancy), hyperpronation and breathing dysfunction.
Prior to attendance to CTB Fundamentals, we require students watch the online CTB Fundamentals Course, as it will sufficiently prepare you for the detailed training you will receive in class. Level 1 and Functional Anatomy are recommended prior to this course.
CTB Fundamentals trainings are taught by Chuck Duff who founded Thai Bodywork in 2001 and is a master instructor, and Doug Ringwald, a CTB Master Practitioner and assistant instructor. This course is part of the CTB Specialist Certification and the CTB Practitioner Certification. Upon successful completion, the student receives a 17-hour certificate. This course provides 21 NCBTMB CE hours.