Mary Massery’s LINKED: Breathing & Postural Control Course (February 10-11, 2023)
Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, Foundational and Advanced, including modules on Art of MAT, Dynamic Lower Body, Upper Body, Shoulder, Arm & Hand, Treating Trapped Nerves, Motion is Lotion, Technique Tour, Posture, Pain, Performance, Professional Ethics for the Modern Manual Therapist. Trainer Erik Dalton, developer of MAT (December, 2022).
Dermoneuromodulating (DNM) – Treating the Patient as if Their Nervous System Really Mattered. A 10 hour course on Embodia. Trainer: Diane Jacobs, Canada. the developer of DNM (December 2022)
Franklin Method Lower Back Fascia Training, including modules on Franklin Method Principles. Embodiment of the Fascia, Advanced Fascia for the Lower Back. Trainer: Eric Franklin, developer of the Franklin Method (December 2011-March 2023).
Watson’s Approach to Cervicogenic and Primary Headache, focusing on upper cervical afferent involvement in Primary Headache conditions (https://watsonheadache.com). Trainer: Dean Watson, developer of the Watson’s Approach (November 2022).
Member, International Research Consortium for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) (https://www.crpsconsortium.org/), a not-for-profit global research community on a mission to find more effective methods for diagnosing and treating CRPS.
Certificate Course on Introduction to Blood Flow Restriction Training, by BFR Pros (www.bfr-pros.teachable.com). Instructor: Nicholas Rolnick, DPT; CEC 4 hours awarded by American College of Sports Medicine (December 2021).
Certificate Course on Polyvagal Theory: Neural Exercises for Safety and Social Connection. Instructor: Dr. Stephen Porges (Developer of the Polyvagal Theory) 10 credit hours awarded by Embodied Philosophy (https://www.embodiedphilosophy.com/course/polyvagal-theory-neural-exercises-for-safety-and-social-connection) (December 2021).
Certificate in Narrative Medicine and Pain Care, Narrative Rx, USA (https://narrativerx.thinkific.com). A 9-week course that provides training in attentive listening, empathy, and self-care. Narrative Medicine is a new interdisciplinary medical approach emerging from Columbia Medical School, USA. The stories in literature, poetry, and painting become wellsprings of community connection, social justice, and self-discovery. through literature, philosophy, and the arts to promote healing (Sep 2021 – Nov 2021).
Central Sensitization in Patients with Persistent Pain: From the Lab to the Clinic, Physiotutors, Netherlands Trainer: Jo Nijs, Belgium (August 2021).
The International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine ISPRM 2021 Congress Italy Virtual, 20 Credit Hours (June 12-15, 2021).
Central Sensitisation in Chronic Pain, Physiotutors, Netherlands. Trainer: Jo Nijs, Belgium, 3 credit hours (June 2021).
Certification course in Distal Sodium Channel Blocks and Physiological Pain Portals Technology, Indian Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon. Trainers: Dr L Prakash, Dr Arvind Diwaker Jain, Dr Satishchandra Gore. Injection of Lignocaine and Clonidine at precisely defined locations to block Voltage-gated sodium channels for a variety of spinal and peripheral pain conditions (July to November 2022).
Advances in the Acute Treatment of Migraine, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, 0.25 credit hours (January 26, 2021).
Advanced Interventional Management of Pain, AIMP and IPSC India (October 2-4, 2020).
Integration of Manual Therapy and Myofascial Trigger Points, Myopain Seminars, USA, 1 credit hour (July 14, 2020).
Tinnitus: Options from a Neuromusculoskeletal Point of View, Myopain Seminars, USA, 1 credit hour (July 7, 2020).
Bruxism, Myopain Seminars, USA, 1 credit hour (June 30, 2020).
Exploring the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain: A Review of the Data, Medscape, USA, 1 Credit Hour (March 12, 2020).
Multimodal Approaches to Cracking the Code in Low Back Pain, Medscape, USA, 1 Credit Hour (March 12, 2020).
Diagnosing Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Experts Weigh In, Medscape, USA, 1 Credit Hour (March 12, 2020).
Understanding the nature of sleep and how it changes with age, Medscape, USA, 1 Credit Hour (March 12, 2020).
Pain Science and What You Need to Know, Clinical Athlete, 5 Credit Hours (March 26, 2020).
Multi-Disciplinary Principles for Pain Management, Functional Integrated Dry Needling Institute (April 4, 2020).
Masterclass in Functional Dry Needling, Advanced Clinical Education, Australia. Trainer: Edo Zylstra, USA, 16 credit hours (July 22-23, 2019).
Certified Practitioner of Bowen Technique (BT), at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Louise Tremblay, Canada. BT is a dynamic fascial and muscle release approach, consisting of gentle cross-fibre movements applied to the fascia, muscles, tendons, muscle insertions, muscle septa, ligaments and viscera India (Module 1 – November 16-19, 2019 ; Module 2 – November 21-24, 2019).
34th Annual Conference of Indian Society for Study of Pain (ISSPCON), Bengaluru, India (February 1-3, 2019).
Certified Practitioner of Myofascial Manipulation, University of St. Augustine, USA, at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Robert W Stanborough, USA (January 11-13, 2019).
Certified Practitioner of Anatomy Trains – attended course in Berlin, Germany. Trainer: Thomas Myers, Developer of the concept of Anatomy Trains (November 15, 2018).
Osteopathy Congress 2018 Fascia in the osteopathic field – in clinical context in Berlin, Germany (November 16-18, 2018).
Workshop on Evaluation Using the Common Compensatory Pattern during Osteopathy Congress 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Trainer: John Glover, USA (November 16, 2018).
Workshop on Clinic and symptoms of facial disorders of the back during Osteopathy Congress 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Trainer: Frank Willard, USA (November 17, 2018).
Certified Practitioner of the Lyno Method. Assessment of the important link between the arm spirals and the anterior and posterior upper spiral lines; The Bunkie Test – an important tool to assess holistic fascia dysfunction, in Berlin, Germany. Trainer: Benita Kropman, South Africa, Developer of the Lyno Method (November 18, 2018).
Certified Practitioner of Neurofascial Mobilization, at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Practical skills to address neuro-fascial restrictions of the brachial plexus, median, radial, ulnar and sciatic nerve. Instructor: Steven Goldstein, Australia, developer of Neurofascial Mobilization (October 29-30, 2018).
Workshop on Fascial Therapy Approach to the Spine, Scapula and Thorax, at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Instructor: Steven Goldstein, Australia (October 27-28, 2018).
Workshop on the Mulligan Approach to Cervical Dysfunction including Cervicogenic Headaches, at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Instructor: Jibu George Varghese, India (October 27-28, 2018).
Workshop on Functional Taping, at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Instructor: Gopakumar S, India (October 27-28, 2018).
Workshop on Kinetic Chain Activation Techniques (K-CAT), at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Instructor: Annamalai KM, India (October 27-28, 2018).
Workshop on Motor Control Training for Neck, at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Instructor: Prem Venkatesan, India (October 27-28, 2018).
Certified Practitioner of Advanced Niel-Asher Technique (NAT) Workshop on Shoulder and Hip, at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Practical skills in the treatment of Frozen Shoulder Syndrome, Sub-acromial pain syndrome, Rotator cuff tendinopathy and a range of other shoulder conditions, common altered movement pattern syndromes seen in hip joint dysfunction (such as arthritis, FAI, Labral damage). Intentionally stimulating mechanoreceptors embedded within and around trigger points (and joints) generates a novel “neural signature,” NAT deliberately utilizes some of the automatic reflexes associated with trigger points, including Co-coordination, Reciprocal inhibition, Post-isometric relaxation, Post-activation depression, Pure & Co-facilitation, Autonomic responses, “Pain gate”, Neuroplasticity. The nervous system responds to these input sequences by releasing the “holding pattern,” normalizing motor unit output, and improving co-coordination. NAT sequences also seem to “automatically” tone or re-activate the muscles around the joint; as an automatic response, there is also an increase in strength and power. Instructor: Simeon Niel-Asher, Israel, developer of NAT (October 25-26, 2018).
Workshop on Less is more. Resolving neck and shoulder trauma using light touch fascial techniques, dialoguing skills and spontaneous restorative movement, at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Current research highlights that fascia is best treated by a variety of manual applications including light touch, sustained pressure, vibration and tangential shear. When lighter touch so-called indirect techniques are used along with therapeutic dialoguing, the client/patient response often results in body memory, emotion and spontaneous restorative local and global movement. Instructor: Ruth Duncan, UK (October 25-26, 2018).
Certified Practitioner of Dermoneuromodulating (DNM), at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. DNM is a structured, interactive approach to manual therapy that targets the central nervous system, peripheral nerves, and skin. Trainer: Louise Tremblay, Canada (October 4-7, 2018).
Certified Practitioner of Niromathe method, at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Niromathe is a manual technique involving traction of the skin while stimulating the tenso-modulator elements which could be like the myofascial trigger points. The 3 concepts of the Niromathe Method are: “Unloose” the skin, Concept of polarity, and Cartography of the points. Trainer: Louise Tremblay, Canada (October 11-14, 2018).
2nd part Advanced Course on NeuroPain Rehabilitation by Somatosensory Network, Switzerland including clinical anatomy workshop of the upper and/or lower limb territories; therapeutic relationship management; clinical reasoning workshop; and observation of four live treatments in Fribourg (Switzerland). Trainers: Claude J. Spicher, Rebekah Della Casa (September 24-27, 2018).
Certified Somatosensory Therapist of Pain (CSTP), Somatosensory Network, Switzerland (2018-). I am the first medical professional outside North America or Europe to be awarded the title of CSTP, which is the highest level of professional qualification for the assessment and management of Neuropathic Pain, that is awarded after completing the Basic and Advanced Courses on Somatosensory Testing and Rehabilitation, clinical training in Fribourg (Switzerland) and a thesis.
Certified Dry Needling Practitioner (Level 1, 2 and 3) and Senior Faculty for Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series, Myopain Seminars, USA at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Erik Wijtmans, USA (February 20-24, 2018) and Robert W Stanborough, USA (March 22-25, 2018).
Workshops on Preparing for the advent of precision medicine for neuropathic pain: profiling and stratification methods in pre-clinical and clinical research; How to assess patients with neuropathic pain. facts and fallacies of quantitative sensory testing, neurophysiological techniques and skin biopsy; Emerging cell-based therapy for neuropathic pain; Entrapment neuropathies: challenging common beliefs with novel evidence; Establishing the diagnosis of small fibre neuropathy – getting under the skin or looking deep into the eyes; Sensory, psychological and cognitive factors that shape the trajectory of persistent post-surgical pain; Adequacy of diagnostic tools for complex regional pain syndrome during the 6th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain in Gothenburg, Sweden (June 15-18, 2017).
Workshop on Fascial Fitness. Training for a supple and flexible connective tissue, covering Elastic Rebound, Myofascial stretches, Release and Hydration, Fascia as a sensory organ, Cellular Remodelling. Trainer: Beatrix Baumgartner, Physiotherapist and Osteopath, Austria (October 3, 2017).
Workshops on Fascial Manipulation (FM) in Bengaluru, India. The role of FM in myofascial pain, FM for the locomotor system, FM for internal dysfunctions, Tendinopathy and FM, Heel pain and internal dysfunctions in FM. FM is a manual therapy method that focuses on the deep muscular fascia. An accurate analysis of the myofascial connections based on an understanding of fascial anatomy can provide indications as to where it is best to intervene. Trainers: Carla Stecco, Andrea Pasini, Italy, Kobi Weiss, Israel (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Active Fascial Release (AFR) in Bengaluru, India. AFR combines elements of motor control theory with a neuro-myo-fascial approach to identify, treat, and finally re-educate the client’s movement patterns. Trainer: James Earls, UK, developer of AFR (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshops on a Structural Integration (SI) approach to the Shoulder and Arm, Spine, Lower Limb, in Bengaluru, India. The SI series of sessions helps people who are suffering from chronic pain (myofascial/connective tissue) problem with no resolution. SI aligns and balances the body by lengthening and repositioning the fascia. As fascia is lengthened it allows the muscles to move more efficiently. The practitioner will apply pressure to the body, working the entire fascial system in a systematic way. When restricted fascia is released and lengthened the body can return to its structurally optimal position. SI system of 10 sessions uses slow strokes and deep pressure on contracted muscles, while the client performs small muscle movement to optimally stretch the connective tissue/fascia. Trainer: James Earls, UK (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Practical introduction into manual diagnostics and treatment of the impingement syndrome of the shoulder by fascial- and membrane technique in Bengaluru, India. Special emphasis was given to the distinction between deep fascia of the muscle, intermuscular septum, and interosseous membranes. Trainer: Peter Schwind, Germany (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Myopain and chronic joint dysfunction of the lower extremity – practical introduction into fascial technique applied to superficial fascia, deep fascia, septa, retinacula and interosseous membrane in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Peter Schwind, Germany (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Myofascial Induction Therapy (MIT) approach, in Bengaluru, India. MIT is a hands-on full body approach, focusing on restoration of altered body function. In this process of assessment and treatment, the practitioner applies gentle manual mechanical stress transfer (traction or/and compression) to a targeted dysfunctional tissue. The outcome is a reciprocal reaction from the body that involves biochemical, signalling, metabolic, and finally physiological responses. This is primarily a tuition process, in the search for a restored homeostasis: recovering range of motion, appropriate tension, strength and, mainly, movements coordination. The term “induction” relates to the recovery of movement facilitation rather than a passive stretching of the fascial system. Trainer: Andrzej Pilat, Spain (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Myofascial force transmission in Upper Quadrant. Evidence from un-embalmed cadaver’s dissections in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Andrzej Pilat, Spain (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshops on Danis Bois Method Fasciatherapy, Psychotonic Touch and Pain, Fascia and Fibromyalgia in Bengaluru, India. DBM Fasciatherapy is a body-mind approach which stimulates the physiological plasticity of the fascia, and in particular the modulation of its tonus. The research carried out on the psychotonic touch of DBM Fasciatherapy shows an action on fascial and vascular stress and anxiety. It also shows a modification of the patients’ perception of their own body, and a reinforced sense of self. Trainers: Christian Courraud, Cyril Dupuis, Isabelle Bertrand, France (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) in Bengaluru, India. FDM is an anatomical perspective, originated by US physician Stephen Typaldos, in which “the underlying etiology of virtually every musculoskeletal injury (and many neurological and medical conditions) is comprised of one or more of six specific pathological alterations of the body’s connective tissues (fascial bands, ligaments, tendons, retinacula, etc.). As a model, the FDM is an abbreviated interpretation of the pathology of fascial injuries and contemplates the structural consequences of orthopedic, medical, surgical, and manipulative interventions.” Trainer: Beatrix Baumgartner, Physiotherapist and Osteopath, Austria (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Vitality Flossing concept, in Bengaluru, India. Flossing is the use of elastic latex bands or raft band which are wound circularly around joints and tissues. This systematic use is applied here according to therapy principles from osteopathy and physiotherapy, in conjunction with the functional and the athletic training. Vitality Flossing, in addition to muscular dynamics such as pendulum, swing, and fascia training, is particularly important in the areas of joint mechanics and tissue lubrication. Trainer: Beatrix Baumgartner, Physiotherapist and Osteopath, Austria (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on An Osteopathic Approach to the Treatment of Tension Type Headache in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Wael Mahmoud, Australia (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Headache and Myopain Conditions in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: James Fricton, USA (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Masticatory Myofascial Pain Syndrome in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: James Fricton, USA (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Myofascial Release in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Ruth Duncan, UK (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Myofascial Manipulation of the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine, Upper Extremities, Lumbopelvic/Lower Quarter Area in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Robert W Stanborough, USA (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Advanced manual trigger point therapy techniques for low back, buttocks and hip pain in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Mary Biancalana, USA (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Effects of focused extracorporeal shockwave therapy on myofascial tissue in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Hannes Müller-Ehrenberg, Germany (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Dry Needling for Low Back Pain in Bengaluru, India. Trainers: Jan Dommerholt, USA; Wael Mahmoud, Australia (October 4-8, 2017).
Course on Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome in Bengaluru, India. Trainers: Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Denmark; Jacob N Ablin, Israel; James Fricton, Ginevra Liptan, Rae Marie Gleason, USA (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Diagnosis, differential diagnosis and predisposing factors of Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome, in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Robert D Gerwin, USA (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Myofascial Pain Syndrome – Evidence-Informed Management Options. Trainers: Robert D Gerwin, Jan Dommerholt, USA (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on New and alternative pain therapies to target both peripheral and central components of fibromyalgia pain, in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Ginevra Liptan, USA (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Effective manual therapies including myofascial release therapy for Fibromyalgia Syndrome, in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Ginevra Liptan, USA (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Management of co-morbidities of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Jacob N Ablin, Israel (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Dynamic self care for those with Myofascial Pain or Fibromyalgia: Empowering the patient, improving outcomes, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Mary Biancalana, USA (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Novel assessment of musculoskeletal pain in humans: clinical and experimental aspects, in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Denmark (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Pain effects on exercise and exercise effects on pain, in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Denmark (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Musculoskeletal pain in top athletes: the added value of myofascial therapy, in Bengaluru, India. Trainers: Jan Pattyn, Kris Demanet, Sabine Deloof, Belgium (October 4-8, 2017).
Personalized transcutaneous neurostimulation (SCENAR therapy) with control of radiothermometry and stabilometrics for patients with lower back pain, in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Alexander Tarakanov, Russia (October 4-8, 2017).
Workshop on Meditation for Chronic Myopain Conditions, in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Thimappa Hegde, India (October 4-8, 2017).
6th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain, Gothenburg, Sweden, NeuPSIG, International Association for the Study of Pain, 17 Credit Hours (June 15-18, 2017).
Completed the IASP-ISSP Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Pain Management Programme (April-July, 2017), achieving first rank. The faculty from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) were Prof. Srinivasa N. Raja, Program Chair (Director of Pain Research, Johns Hopkins Medicine, USA), Dr. Ralf Baron (Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Kiel, Germany), Dr. Robert Edwards (Harvard Medical School, USA), and eminent Indian faculty representing the Indian Society for Study of Pain (ISSP).
Primal Reflex Release Technique Course (2016). Trainer: John F. Iams, USA
9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Gridle Pain, Singapore, 24 European CME credits (October 31-November 3, 2016).
16th World Congress on Pain in Yokohama, Japan (September 26-30, 2016).
Nimmo Receptor Tonus Method, at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Dr. Raymond Nimmo, an American Chiropractor, developed a soft tissue technique that focuses on myofascial trigger points and the associated patho-physiological reflex arcs. Trainer: Prathap Addageethala, Canada (September 23-25, 2016).
Certificate in Interventional Pain Medicine and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, University of Michigan, Indian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India. Procedures covered: Cervical epidural injections, Cervical medial branch blocks, Cervical radiofrequency ablation techniques, Lumbar interelaminar epidural injections, Lumbar tranforaminal epidural injections, Lumbar medial branch blocks, Lumbar radiofrequency ablation procedures, Caudal epidural injections, Sacroiliac joint injections, Sacral Lateral branch blocks for Sacro-iliac joint disorder, Stellate Ganglion blocks, Lumbar sympathetic blocks, Ganglion impar blocks, Peripheral nerve blocks, Botox injections for chronic migraines and spasticity, Ultrasound guided hip joint, shoulder joint, epicondylitis, carpal tunnel injections, Occipital nerve blocks, Pudendal nerve blocks (August 20-21, 2016).
International Course in Robotics and Rehabilitation, International Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (April 2016)
Certified Practitioner in The Janda Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes, at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Robert Lardner, USA (December 3-6, 2015).
Functional Soft Tissue and Taping Course. Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR). FAKTR is a soft tissue concept to be utilised with a number of soft tissue techniques to speed the healing time of acute and chronic injuries of the musculoskeletal and fascial systems. FAKTR concepts were used with both instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM) as well as by manual methods. Functional Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries is a course designed to demonstrate several different taping techniques including Tim Brown’s Specific Proprioceptive Response Taping, Kinesiotaping, Spider Tech pre-cuts, Rock Tape and neuroproprioceptive techniques. Trainer: Gregory Doerr, USA, developer of FAKTR (October 30-November 1, 2015).
Certified Dry Needling Practitioner (Level 1, 2 and 3) for Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series, Myopain Seminars, USA at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Dr. Jan Dommerholt, USA (February 2-4, 2015, and October 12-17, 2015)
Certified Somatosensory Testing and Rehabilitation Practitioner, Somatosensory Rehabilitation Network, Switzerland (www.neuropain.ch), RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Eva Létourneau, Switzerland (November 28-29, 2015).
Certified Practitioner of Myofunctional Postural Rehabilitation (MPR) by MPR International School, Argentina at RECOUP, Bangalore, India. Trainer: Silverio Di Rocca, Dentist and Orthopaedist, Argentina, and developer of MPR (September 29, 2015).
Course on Breathing Pattern Disorder at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Irena Paiuk, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (June 28-July 1, 2015).
Workshop on New Frontiers in the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Myofascial Pain: Addressing the Dynamic Role of Peripheral and Central Sensitization, RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Dr. Jay P. Shah, Rehabilitation Physician, National Institute of Health, USA (December 28, 2014).
Refresher Courses on Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Persistent Abdominopelvic Pain; The Basic Science and Management of Fibromyalgia and Low Back Pain in the Context of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain at 15th World Congress on Pain, in Buenos Aires, Argentina (October 6-11, 2014).
IAMMM Practical Interdisciplinary Course in Reproducibility Studies “Test the Test” at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainers: Prof. Jacob Patijn, Neurologist, Netherlands; Dr. Sjef Rutte, Doctor of Manual Musculoskeletal Medicine, Osteopathy, France (August 4, 2014).
Course on Laterality and Biomechanics at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Dr. Sjef Rutte, Doctor of Manual Musculoskeletal Medicine, Osteopathy, France (August 5, 2014).
Hands-on RSI Therapy Workshop at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Deborah Quilter, USA, RSI author, Yoga and Movement Therapist, Ergonomics consultant (February 9, 2014).
Workshop on The Fascial Manipulation Technique for the Low Back Pain at 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain, Dubai, UAE. Trainers: Tiina Lahtinen Suopanki, Franceso Pacenza, Mirco Branchini, Maarit Keskinen, Italy (October 27-31, 2013). Attended several workshops on Fascial Manipulation (2014-2017). Trainers: Carla Stecco, Andrea Pasini, Alessandro Pedrelli, Michela Zaghini, Luca Cossarini and Valentina Odaldi, Italy; Kobi Weiss, Israel.
TMG100 Premiering Workshop on Tensiomyography at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Stef Harley, Slovenia (September 23, 2013).
IASP 2012 World Congress on Pain, Milan, Italy. Attended courses on Doctor-Patient Communication: The Key to Patient Care and Adherence; Endocannabinoids: A Unique Opportunity to Develop Multi-Target Analgesics; Fibromyalgia: Update on the Relative Contribution of Peripheral Vs. Central Mechanisms; From Acute to Chronic Pain: Risk Factors, Genetics, and Possible Preventive Strategies; From Localized Musculoskeletal Pain to Generalized Central Sensitization: Basic, Experimental, and Clinical Evidence; The Role of Psychosocial Factors as Mediators and Moderators in Musculoskeletal Research: Lessons for Secondary Prevention (August 27-31, 2012).
Symposium on Lumbopelvic Pain at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Faculty: Michael Hutson, John Tanner, Bryan English, Jens Foell, Musculoskeletal Physicians, UK (February 22, 2013)
Workshop on Clinical Pilates at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Covering Principles of the Clinical Pilates Programme; Choice of Clinical Pilates series and progression; Transference of skills in daily activities at work, home, sports and performance. Trainer: Marilyn Lock, Australia (September 11, 2011).
Workshop on Understanding Pain at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Covering Pain management, recent developments in pain research in Australia, Approaches to enhance compliance to the rehabilitation programme (The Ridgeway Method, Health Coaching), The importance of movement in the management of chronic pain, Joint stabilisation of the knee and shoulder using the McConnell technique. Trainer: Marilyn Lock, Australia (August 28, 2011).
Advanced Course in Osteopathy: Cranial Osteopathy, Ligamentous Articular Strain Techniques and Balanced ligamentous Tension Techniques, Lymphatic Techniques, at RECOUP, Bengaluru. Trainer: Steven Sanet, USA (March 8-11, 2011).
Basic Course in Osteopathy: Viseromyofacial Technique applied to the low back pain, Counter Strain and Facilitated Positional release, at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Steven Sanet, USA (March 4-6, 2011).
Workshop on Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness, Trainer: Elizabeth Noble, USA (November 24-25, 2012).
New Chronic Pain Guidelines, Medscape, USA, 1 Credit Hour (April 17, 2010).
Advances in Neuropathic Pain: Case Studies in Complicated Postherpetic Neuralgia and Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy, CME Scholar, 1 Credit Hour (October 20, 2007).
Advanced training on Physiotherapy for RSI. Trainer: Suparna Damany, RSI Therapist and Author, USA (December 11-14, 2004).
Hands on training in Chiropractic Techniques (spinal and peripheral manipulations, therapeutic massage, and trigger point therapy), at Coimbatore, India (1999). Assisted Dr. Brent Detelich, a Visiting Chiropracter from Pennsylvania, USA, in the treatment of over 200 patients, attended a lecture-demonstration workshop, and performed several maneuvers under supervision.
During 2-year Master’s Course in Orthopaedic Engineering at Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff, UK, studied engineering principles (materials, experimentation, mechanical engineering theory, computing allied to medicine, mechanisms of injury and biology of bone and soft tissue) in relation to orthopaedics.
Trained in Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology for 2 years at the University of Dundee, UK, which is perhaps the foremost Rehabilitation Research and Training Centre in the world. Training modules included Biomechanics of bone, articular cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and major joints of upper and lower limbs and spine; the way in which the tissues are loaded, along with how they are designed to withstand these loads; the latest techniques in prevention, identification and rehabilitation of injury to these tissues.
Received advanced training in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery with Mr. JE Hambidge at Mansfield, UK (12 months) and Mr. TR Redfern at Crewe, UK (6 months). At Mansfield, participated in special Shoulder and Hand clinics, where he treated several IT Professionals and other Computer Users suffering from RSI’s of varying nature and severity. Performed independent bi-weekly operating lists, which regularly included RSI conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, DeQuervain’s disease, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, etc.
During training in the UK and USA for over 4 years, exposed to the latest techniques in the assessment, treatment (non-operative and operative) and rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders. These techniques included McKenzie’s Method, Spinal and Peripheral Manipulations and Injection Techniques, Myofascial Release, and Body Work Techniques (e.g., Hellerwork, Rolfing). Participated in special weekly, multi-disciplinary Back Pain Clinics for patients with complex spinal problems (3 years).