CTBP – Coaching The Body Practitioner

CTBP status can be earned by fulfilling a set of requirements consisting of in-person and online coursework, testing, documented practice and private work with instructors. CTBP coursework provides a grounding in trigger point concepts and core competency in our unique and effective Coaching The Body™ system, developed by Chuck Duff. No previous bodywork experience is required.

The CTBP program ensures that practitioners are adequately trained in a thorough repertoire of techniques, understand basic anatomy and trigger point therapy, and have the analysis skills they need to be successful at treating common pain conditions, including shoulder pain, sciatic, gluteal and low back pain, knee pain and more.

All of our programs are competency-based, and we work with you during your training to make sure you receive the feedback, mentoring and support needed. You will find that you can achieve results with many pain conditions that might have previously seemed untouchable using conventional approaches.

All of our in-person classes have online components. This means that you will have 24/7 streaming access to the class lectures and demos before and after class. This allows us to focus our in-person time on improving your practical skills and working with you in an apprentice-style learning environment.

Requirements for CTB Practitioner

Courses (online training included)Online/In PersonHoursTuition
Level 1: Thai Bodywork FundamentalsBoth20$650
Functional Anatomy for Thai Massage & YogaOnline24$690
HandsFree Level 1Both20$650
Coaching The Body (CTB) FundamentalsOnline20$650
Clinical Core: Upper Body IBoth20$650
Self-Care, Corrections & RehabOnline/Optional20$650
Clinical Core: Upper Body IIBoth20$650
Clinical Core: Lower Body IBoth20$650
Clinical Core: Lower Body IIBoth20$650

Note: These courses can be taken with any Coaching The Body Instructor (CTBI) with current current credentials for that particular course. They cannot be substituted with hours taken at other schools.

Additional Requirements

CTBP students must concurrently be enrolled in the CTB Membership and pass the quizzes for each module. CTB Advanced students must also be enrolled in Year 2.

Students will work one on one with instructors to demonstrate their competency in the Upper and Lower Core Protocols. In some cases, we may ask you to repeat particular classes and return for additional mentoring. During these sessions, we will refine your ability to design efficient treatments using the protocols. In addition to mentoring, you will have access to forums where you can discuss marketing, business practices and other issues with students and instructors.