Erik Dalton serves as Executive Director of the Freedom From Pain Institute®, a state licensed vocational school committed to research and treatment of chronic pain conditions. He shares a wide therapeutic background in massage, Rolfing® and osteopathy in his entertaining Myoskeletal Alignment workshops. In addition to his busy teaching and writing endeavors, Erik has managed to maintain a 31-year manual therapy practice. He has published two books, 13 DVDs, two best-selling home-study courses and is a regular contributor to several national and international bodywork magazines. In 2007, Erik was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. Mr. Dalton resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and San Jose, Costa Rica with his wife Teri and two lazy dogs. He hopes his daughter who completes her pediatric/internal medicine residencies in a couple months will succeed in 'bucking' the medical model and contribute to the wonderful world of pain management and holistic healing.