National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists
is an organization dedicated to Establishing & Promoting Standards of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists, Advancing Continuing Education for Those Interested in Myofascial Pain & Dysfunction and Providing Resources & Supportive Services
The "International MYOPAIN Society" [IMS]
is a nonprofit, international, interdisciplinary medical organization for research scientists, physicians, other health care professionals, individuals in training toward a health-related career, institutions, foundations, and commercial companies interested in exchanging ideas, conducting research, or learning more about soft pain syndromes like myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome.
Sermo.com Welcome to Sermo, the fastest-growing community created by physicians, for physicians. Here, physicians aggregate observations from their daily practice and then challenge or corroborate each others opinions, accelerating the emergence of trends and new insights on medications, devices and treatments. You can then apply the collective knowledge to achieve better outcomes for your patients.
The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine
seeks to help transform medicine and healthcare through rigorous scientific studies, new models of clinical care, and innovative educational programs that integrate biomedicine, the complexity of human beings, the intrinsic nature of healing and the rich diversity of therapeutic systems.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
founded in 1947, represents more than 94,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE)
is a non-profit professional organization, whose mission is to improve the standards of clinical pain practice by providing training in pain management education and helping to establish credentialed pain educators (CPEs) as standing resources within pain practices, hospitals, healthcare systems, and long-term care facilities. The ASPE is the sole credentialing agency for pain educators in the United States.
American Academy of Pain Management
is the largest Pain Organization in the United States. Academy Membership is 6,000 strong and growing. The Academy provides credentialing, accreditation of facilities, networking opportunities, continuing education, quality publications and an annual clinical meeting.
National Fibromyalgia Research Foundation
The National Fibromyalgia Research Association is THE source for what’s new in fibromyalgia research and education. On this site you will find fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria and an Informational Guide. Check out scientific abstracts including those from NFRA’s scientific research symposium. Learn about available resources to help you gain control of this condition including: Exercise videos, patient organizations, newsletters, upcoming FMS events and other web page links.
Journal of Massage Science
The stress-reduction potential of massage therapy is one of the greatest tools of preventive medicine. Despite its obvious simplicity, the execution of a stress-reduction massage can be greatly enhanced by the application of important tips which frequently remain unknown by already practicing therapists or instructors in massage schools.