Educational Spotlight on Valerie DeLaune, L.Ac.

By Pressure Positive September 16, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

We have focused the educational spotlight on Valerie Delaune in previous newsletters and blog posts. She continues to be a standout author in the field of Trigger Point Therapy and self help with the recent publication of "Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee and Leg Pain: A Self-Treatment Workbook" by New Harbinger Publications and the as yet to be released in the U.S.,  "Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self Help" by Lotus Publishing. Another of her self help workbooks from New Harbinger Publications, "Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury", is slated for a 2012 debut.

Valerie DeLaune is a licensed acupuncturist and certified neuromuscular therapist, with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a B.S. from the University of Washington, and certificates from Heartwood Institute and Brenneke School of Massage. Valerie got her Swedish massage training in 1989, and her first trigger point training in 1990. After that, she used Doctors Travel and Simons' texts to learn a great deal more about trigger points. All of her years of clinical experience are also included in her books.

In addition to her self help books, Valerie has developed a series of Trigger Point Distance Learning / Home Study Modules and Seminars. All providers are welcome to take the courses, as the information can be applied to a variety of treatment modalities. Her seminars may include dry needling instruction for those practitioners who can needle within the scope of their practice, such as acupuncturists and PT's in some States. One of her graduates has the following to say about her learning experience with Valerie:


"I learned so much from Valerie's trigger point course. I've had many questions about trigger points and she has answered them all. She personally followed up with me about any of my questions that weren't answered in her course material. Thanks to this course, I have a much greater understanding of trigger points and what causes them; thanks to her interactive CD, I have the tools to find out more as questions arise. I've previously avoided mail-in courses, thinking that the only and best way for me to learn was with hands-on training. I was surprised and impressed with how much I learned from this course and will continue to participate in Valerie's online/mail-in courses as a way to improve my knowledge base and my work. Thank you.
--Evelyn Bass, LMT, Massage Therapist and Manager at Southeast Medical Clinic in Juneau, AK


Catch one of the following upcoming seminars in Valerie's home state of Alaska in September:


Trigger Points: Critical Thinking, September 17-18, 2011, Anchorage, AK, Career Academy, 8:30AM-5:30PM, 16 CEU's, $350


Introduction to Trigger Points Lecture, September 9th, 2011, Anchorage, AK, Career Academy, 6:00PM-8:00PM, 2 CEU's, $30



Valerie is available teach a trigger point seminar at your school or a self help workshop in your area. If you would like to sponsor either a trigger point seminar for professionals, or a trigger point self-help workshop, please contact, or (907) 435-7060.

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