Trigger Points
What are they, where are they, why are they?



Dutch trained physiotherapist Jan Dommerholt is one of the world’s leading experts on Trigger Point therapy, dry needling and specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of musicians with musculoskeletal problems.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jan a couple of years ago when he attended a dissection class and his honesty, intelligent and genuine frankness is disarming.  As someone who is a little sceptical of trigger point theory, Jan was able to explain it clearly and without any attempt at persuasion or bias.  A genuine educator and charming person to listen to, I am delighted to have him as this week’s special guest when we will be discussing:

  • What are trigger points?
  • What is the theory behind them and where did it originate?
  • The approach of dry needling for trigger points and other presentations.
  • Myths and magic surrounding needling, manual therapy and soft tissue approaches
  • His work in music and performing arts and his insights into dry needling.
My Pilates students have loved my renewed enthusiasm for dealing with their issues through functional movement.

Ruth Larkin – Pilates Instructor

A chance to learn from a master of anatomy in an easy and accessible way.

Kylie Williams – Bowen Therapist

This webinar series has by far been the most fascinating and eye opening CPD

Tom Sheppard – Sport & Remedial Massage Therapist

They have been stimulating, energetic and packed full of information to get your brain ticking.

Sophie Vowden – BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Julian Baker

Julian Baker has thousands of hours of dissection experience as well as 30 years as a Bowen Therapist and is the principle instructor of The College of Bowen Studies. His focus is always a whole body approach with movement and manual therapists in mind. He is an expert member of the FHT as well as a member of The Anatomical Society, Institute of Anatomical Sciences and the Fascia Research Society. These webinars are a chance to share his hours of videos, photos and discoveries from the lab and help you improve your practice and understanding of the body in a practical way that will transfer directly to your practice.
Julian Baker

Dr Jan Dommerholt


Dr. Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS is an accomplished and experienced Dutch-trained physical therapist. In addition to his physical therapy education, he has studied at New York University where he completed a course of study in Performing Artists Disorders (NYU Human Performance Analysis Laboratory). He completed a Master of Professional Studies with a concentration in biomechanical trauma and health administration from Lynn University, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Dr. Dommerholt is a former Diplomate of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (before the society went out of business) and a member of several medical and physical therapy professional organizations.

Dr. Dommerholt is a recognized expert in the physical therapy diagnosis and treatment of persons with myofascial pain syndrome, chronic pain syndromes, and whiplash-associated disorders.

He has published several books, over 130 articles, and nearly 80 chapters in medical and physical therapy textbooks on myofascial pain, chronic pain conditions, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, and whiplash. Dr. Dommerholt prepares a quarterly literature review column on myofascial pain syndrome for the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. 


Julian Baker