Clinton Merrifield is a Master Myoskeletal Therapist, certified by the Erik Dalton “Freedom From Pain Institute.” As an MMT, Clinton dedicates his expert-level bodywork protocols to providing long term pain relief to every client. Additionally, Clinton is a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) system practitioner certified by the Gray Cook Functional Movement Systems for the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic impairments and body movement dysfunctions.
Clinton is the owner of Better Body Dynamics LLC, a therapeutic massage and bodywork company and continuing education (CE) provider. Also, Clinton is a licensed massage therapist and massage instructor, and is a certified personal trainer.
In Clinton’s Better Body Dynamics business, his three most important words are “educate, educate, educate.” In every therapeutic massage, bodywork and fitness training session, his priority is educating clients about enhancing and training towards pain free movement.
In his academic career, Clinton has been a classroom instructor for numerous massage therapy topics. When on the podium, he specializes in stress and pain relief, muscle and balance assessments, therapeutic massage and bodywork techniques, and home fitness training exercises. As a Texas and nationally certified continuing education provider (NCBTMB), Clinton provides recurring CE classes to local and nation-wide massage therapists.
Clinton is an active member of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and the AMTA Texas Chapter.
As testimony to his manual therapy and bodywork credentials, Clinton studied under Eric Dalton, PhD., a pioneer in bodywork and a leading proponent of the myoskeletal alignment technique. Clinton mentored with Paul Kelly, founder of The Temple/Human Performance and a certified Senior Instructor/Advanced Myoskeletal Therapist for the Freedom From Pain Institute. Also, Clinton is an avid supporter and student of Gray Cook, the founder of Functional Movement Systems, and as such Clinton promotes the concept of movement pattern screening and assessment.
Clinton Merrifield is a friendly, outgoing, service-minded, physically strong certified personal fitness trainer and a highly skilled manual bodywork specialist, applying pain assessment, correction, and movement (PACM) that addresses and relieves pain. Further, he is an active continuing education (CE) provider instructing current bodywork techniques, multiple modalities, and functional assessments.
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(LMT #120223, LMI #3092, CPT #2722869, CE Provider #1857, NCBTMB #841927)
Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Freedom from Pain Institute (Erik Dalton PH.D.)
Theory, Practice and Clinical Applications of Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
- Certified Master Myoskeletal Therapist
SFMA System User
Certified by Gray Cook
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment for evaluation/treatment of orthopedic impairments