Erik Dalton, Ph.D., earned his philosophy and clinical psychology degrees from the University of Oklahoma. An inspiring presentation by Dr. Ida Rolf in 1972 sparked a passionate mind-body adventure leading Dalton through a maze of learning institutions including the Menninger Foundation, Mueller College of Holistic Studies, Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Rolf® Institute of Structural Integration.
In 1989, a traumatic neck injury spurred a self-healing inquiry into the neurologic relationship between muscles and joints...spinal biomechanical therapy. Throughout the next decade, Dalton interned with leading manipulative osteopaths which prompted the integration of osteopathic principles into his Structural Integration practice. Thus, the seeds for his Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques® were planted.
Dalton serves as Executive Director of the Freedom From Pain Institute® which is dedicated to the research and treatment of chronic pain conditions. Erik Dalton shares his broad therapeutic background in massage, Rolfing® and osteopathy in his entertaining and informative pain-management workshops, books and videos.
Erik Dalton currently resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with his wife and two lazy dogs. In addition to his busy teaching and writing endeavors, Erik has managed to maintain a 28 year full-time manual therapy practice. Dalton hopes that his daughter in pediatric/internal medicine, and son-in-law who is earning a PhD in genetic pharmacology, will also make contributions to the wonderful world of pain management and holistic medicine.
For more information about his groundbreaking approach to holistic hands-on healing, call 1-800-709-5054 for a free brochure or browse the Institutes web site.