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Welcome to Your NCBTMB Approved Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy Online Education Platform


Owner & Director of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy for Chicago Center of Myofascial Pain Relief

Mary Biancalana

Mary Biancalana, Owner & Director of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy for Chicago Center of Myofascial Pain Relief, has excelled in the fitness and education field since 1983. A lifelong athlete and exerciser, Mary possesses a unique blend of skills and training that sets her apart. She holds a B.S. from DePaul University in Teaching Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Education from Northeastern Illinois University. She also holds four State of Illinois teaching licenses and is an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, a Nationally Board-Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, and a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Dr. Julie Zuleger, PhD, CMTPT, CSCS, LMT

Julie is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education. Her Wisconsin State License number is #146-4418. She has extensive training and interest in human movement, anatomy, kinesiology, and corrective exercise therapies. Julie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a retired ATC, Board Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, Licensed Massage Therapist, and holds a Ph.D. in Education.


Shannon Goossen, AP, LMT, CMTPT

Shannon Goossen, AP, LMT, CMTPT owns a private practice in Jacksonville, FL. She is president of Comprehensive Myofascial Therapy Associates, established in 1996. She teaches nationally about FSM (Frequency Specific Microcurrent) and offers web based training opportunities through , Most recently, in 2018 she was the lead instructor and trainer for a 3 1/2 demonstration study for the DoD to evaluate the efficacy of incorporating microcurrent and bioenergetic devices in hospital outpatient care at Nellis AFB for their chronic pain cases. She is now actively teaching for several US Air Force base hospitals that are involved in multi-center research on microcurrent combined with novel myofascial treatment techniques that has she developed. In Florida, Shannon is a Licensed Acupuncture Physician, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist. Shannon has a bachelor degree in Biology and graduated from Hendrix College in 1986. Shannon graduated from the Pittsburgh School of Pain Management (1997) and from the Classical Acupuncture Institute in 2001. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Diplomate), the Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy National Board, and previously, the previously, the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (Fellow). As a recognized national expert in treating myofascial pain and dysfunction, she expanded her clinical practice by completing her AFMCP (Applying Functional Medical in Clinical Practice) certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine. This certificate allows Shannon to broaden and complete her health care modalities for her most complex patients. Additionally, Shannon has collaborated with her husband, an orthopedic spine surgeon, for over 18 years demonstrating the effectiveness of applying integrative medicine concepts in clinical practice and during pre and post-operative periods with enormous success. She is a contributing writer to two textbooks (Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain 2004, Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques 2005) and has had several articles published on spinal disorders, myofascial pain and dysfunction and clinical evaluation. Many of her microcurrent cases are published in the 7 th and 8 th Annual Microcurrent Case Conference Proceedings for which her presentations were awarded 1 st place in 2013. She served on multiple boards including the Academy for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, the National Association for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist executive committee (Vice President & President) from 1999-2004, the international editorial board for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy (2001-2012). Additionally, She has been presenting at national meetings since 1999 and offers regular CEU workshops on subjects including myofascial pain & dysfunction, spinal disorders and rehabilitation, neurological screening and evaluation, and the use of microcurrent and bio-energetic devices in clinical practice.

Amber Davies, BS, LMT, CMTPT

Amber is a certified myofascial trigger point therapist, licensed massage therapist, and owner of New Day Myopain Center LLC in Louisville, Kentucky. Amber completely revised The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook (3rd edition) written by her father Clair Davies. This newest edition was published by New Harbinger Publications in 2013.

Dr. Jim Fricton, DDS

In addition to his role as a Pain Specialist at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic, Dr. Fricton is a Professor Emeritus in the University of Minnesota Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Public Health. He was trained in Dentistry at the University of Iowa and in Medical Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UCLA School of Medicine and started the Orofacial Pain Program at the University of Minnesota. He has 40 years of experience in patient care, University teaching, and National Institutes of Health-sponsored research on relieving and preventing chronic head and neck pain and the use of health information technology in patient care. With over 100 publications and books with his most recent NIH-sponsored research on Personalized Activated Care and Training ( that helps health professionals integrate patient self-management training with treatment using a telehealth team and technology.

Muscle Health, LLC (and its instructor staff found on this online channel) is a NCBTMB Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Massage Therapists

Our Provider Number is 451298-10