CBMTPT endorses the concept of voluntary, periodic certification by examination for all myofascial trigger point therapists. Certification is one part of a process called credentialing. It focuses specifically on the individual and is an indication of current competence in a specialized area of practice. Board certification in myofascial trigger point therapy is highly valued and provides formal recognition of basic myofascial trigger point therapy knowledge.
Purposes of Certification
To promote delivery of safe and effective care in myofascial trigger point therapy practice through the certification of qualified myofascial trigger point therapists by:
- Recognizing formally those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of the Certification Board for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists and pass the Certification Examination for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists.
- Encouraging continued personal and professional growth in the practice of myofascial trigger point therapy.
- Establishing and measuring the level of knowledge required for
certification in myofascial trigger point therapy.
- Providing a standard of knowledge requisite for certification; thereby
assisting the employer, public, and members of the health professions
in the assessment of myofascial trigger point therapists.