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Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS


Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, is the co-founder and president/CEO of Myopain Seminars. Together with Robert Gerwin, Jan started teaching dry needling courses in 1996, first in Spain, and from 1997 onwards in the USA, and the rest of the world.

Jan is a Dutch-trained physical therapist who holds a Master of Professional Studies degree with a concentration in both Biomechanical Trauma and Healthcare Administration, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Dr. Dommerholt has taught hundreds of courses and lectured at over 60 conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East while maintaining an active clinical practice. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, Cuestiones de Fisioterapia, and the Journal of Invasive Therapies in Physical Therapy.

Dr. Dommerholt has edited several books on myofascial pain, dry needling, and manual physical therapy, authored about 80 book chapters, and more than 140 articles on dry needling, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, and performing arts physical therapy. He prepares a quarterly literature review column on myofascial pain for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. He is president/CEO of Bethesda Physiocare® in Bethesda, MD.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Jan Dommerholt maintains a private practice. He is the President and CEO of Myopain Seminars, and he has employment relationships with Shenandoah University and the University of Maryland. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. and receives royalties as a published author. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Jan Dommerholt is a member of the editorial boards for Cuestiones de Fisioterapia, the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, and the Journal of Invasive Therapies in Physical Therapy.