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CTB Fundamentals

How to transform Thai bodywork into a a highly effective modality for pain and other clinical symptoms.

Continuing Education

Approved for 4 CE hours of continuing education credit by NCBTMB. You must complete and submit the exam questions at the end of the course, and we will provide a certificate upon completion with a passing grade of 70%.

Course Content

  • This course covers the principles of Clinical Thai Bodywork, 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.
  • Clinical Thai Bodywork 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.
  • This course is suitable for practitioners wanting effective tools for treating specific conditions of pain and dysfunction in their practice. We will establish the foundations of Clinical Thai Bodywork for application on either the mat or the table. Topics include trigger point therapy and relationship to Thai techniques, common pain syndromes, common medical mis-diagnoses, using point stimulation, understanding pain referral pathways, and their relationship to sen lines, TCM meridians and fascial connections, yoga therapy and much more.

Your Instructor

Chuck Duff
Chuck Duff

Chuck Duff founded Thai Bodywork School in Evanston, IL in 2001. He is considered to be one of the foremost therapeutic bodywork teachers and practitioners in the United States. His passion and work are focused on transforming the treatment of pain via the therapeutic application of a modality that he developed out of years of clinical practice, Coaching the Body. He spends his time teaching in Chicago and the Bay Area, writing and speaking at conferences.

Class Curriculum

  Many Ways to Address Muscle Dysfunction Caused by Trigger Points
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  Intake & Using Trigger Point Resources
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  The CTB Certification Program
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  CTB Fundamentals Test
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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