Learn To Dissolve Shoulder Pain By Treating The Source – Not The Symptom

Build A Practice Your Clients Can’t Stop Talking About – By Treating Their Pain At Its Origin.

Shoulder pain is an epidemic – and I’m sure that you see a lot of it. If you’re like me when I started out, you struggle to make a lasting impact. I had to start from the ground up and understand the true sources of pain before I could be consistently successful at helping my clients.

Now I know how to do that – and I’ve put all my hard-won secrets from the last 18 years into an affordable online course that will change the course of your career and give you the satisfaction of truly helping people.  

Treating pain isn’t very difficult once you understand where it comes from. Unfortunately, the medical system and nearly all alternative practitioners are uninformed about the true origins of pain.

Hi – I’m Chuck Duff, Founder of Coaching The Body Institute.

Oddly enough, pain is a mystery to the medical profession. Our medical system is still in the middle ages in terms of understanding pain, which is why we have over 65,000 people a year dying of opiate overdose in the US. Pain is assumed by the medical establishment to always be a product of injury or disease, but this is just plain wrong.

I’m a trigger point therapist, and it has been demonstrated in repeated studies as well as my own 15 years of clinical experience that the vast majority of pain is from muscles that have developed trigger points.

I developed my own system by combining techniques from Thai massage and other modalities with trigger point therapy and modern neuroscience. It really works, and now my mission is to teach others this revolutionary approach.

Trigger Points: Extremely Common And Easily Addressed

Trigger points, which are actually responsible for most pain, are small areas of stagnation in muscle tissue that develop in response to chronic or acute stresses on muscles. Trigger point ideas are very powerful – but unfortunately, most students are taught trigger points in a way that is not very useful – or they don’t learn it at all.  I call my system Trigger Point 2.0 because I teach it very differently than you might have learned in massage school. 

Trigger points aren’t injuries – but they commonly send pain to other areas (pain referral) in a way that can be confusing and feel very much like an injury. This fools everyone – doctors, PTs, most practitioners.

While the pain can be severe, trigger points are fairly easy to correct. The techniques aren’t difficult – what’s important is knowing what muscles to treat and in what order. Our system combines the insights of modern neuroscience with a new take on trigger point therapy – and some extremely effective techniques and tools for putting these ideas into practice.

An Example: Front Of Shoulder Pain

If  a client goes to the doctor with pain in the front of their shoulder, the doctor is very likely to tell them that they have an “itis”… bursitis, arthritis, tendonitis, something torn, some type of inflammatory disease state or injury. Somehow, their body just broke.

It seems obvious and tempting to blame the problem on the structures and “injuries” near the site of the pain – however, this is almost never the true cause.

Pain for the most part comes from muscles. A single muscle accounts for the vast majority of the pain in the front of the shoulder, and it happens to live in the back of the shoulder. It’s confusing until you have seen it over and over, in hundreds of people – as we have.

That muscle is the infraspinatus. It can easily become overloaded because it has to stabilize your arm in the shoulder joint any time you move it.

Like most muscles, the “infra” is fairly easy to treat. We show  you in detail how to find taut fibers, work the muscle into short and length, and provide manual distraction and feedback on related muscles during movement.

Individual muscles are fairly easy to treat. The thing is, it’s very rarely about a single muscle. It takes a village. In the shoulder, muscles are required to work together in a complex way because it’s a delicately orchestrated joint with a lot of mobility. You have to not only treat the infraspinatus, but understand and treat its related muscles that tend to perpetuate its dysfunction.

Treating infraspinatus into short in side position

We understand these relationships and have incorporated them – along with our decades of clinical experience – into what we call our Shoulder Pain Core Protocol. In this course, you will be guided through an intelligent sequence, or protocol, that covers the muscles and relationships behind the vast majority of shoulder pain.

You will learn the satellite and functional muscle relationships that tend to cause dysfunction in the infra, along with common

perpetuating factors that are likely to set the whole thing in motion. This analysis is the key to giving people significant benefit in a single session, and keeping their pain from returning.

Even severe pain cases and scary diagnoses, such as frozen shoulder, tend to follow the same common patterns. These cases won’t be scary or frustrating any longer when you’re armed with true understanding.

Pain Hacker’s Guide: The Core Shoulder Protocol (eCourse)

This exciting new online course incorporates our decades of clinical experience in treating shoulder pain using my Coaching The Body™ method. I can safely say that this is the most powerful and effective course on shoulder pain that I’ve ever created.

We’ve distilled out the most important muscles and the best sequence to treat them in. More importantly, you learn how to use our analysis method to understand and resolve your clients’ shoulder pain at the source, not wasting your time on esoteric muscles that don’t often contribute

I’ve taught this approach to hundreds of students successfully at my school in Evanston, IL, and now all of my shoulder secrets are available to you in an affordable, online course – the cost of which you can recover in a session or two.

What You Get In This Online Course:

  • Over 12 hours of video lessons covering all aspects of treating the core muscles involved in shoulder pain, including techniques, analysis and treatment design.
  • 14 hours of NCBTMB approved remote CE for massage with quiz.
  • For each muscle, we cover the relevant functional anatomy, trigger point referral and behavior, key relationships with other muscles and treatment.
  • You learn a memorable sequence that guides you through each treatment, including the decisions you have to make at key points, assessments and modifications.
  • For each muscle, we show you how to approach it with bodywork as well as the appropriate use of tools like the Muscle Liberator™.
  • Some easy and effective self-care techniques to give your clients between sessions.
  • Copies of our slides and reference materials for you to download and keep.

Meet Your Instructors

Your course has been designed by two respected teachers and practitioners with over 20 years of combined clinical experience helping clients with shoulder pain.

Chuck Duff

Chuck left a lucrative (but soul-sucking) career in software development to pursue training in traditional Thai massage. He opened his first clinic, Thai Bodywork, in 2001, and quickly became frustrated with the lack of of understanding in traditional methods for deep, long-term pain relief.
During his decades-long quest to understand the true nature of pain, he rediscovered the forgotten nuances of trigger point therapy, and realized he could integrate it with his training in Thai techniques. He developed Coaching The Body™ through years of research and clinical study, and has been teaching it since 2005

Chuck's in-person and online teaching has now achieved international recognition as one of the most sophisticated and successful approaches in the world for treatment of pain and dysfunction.

Doug Ringwald

Doug was a yoga instructor (and a musician, and a graphic designer, and a soccer player) with chronic back pain. As long as he was practicing yoga, he wasn’t in pain.

But he found himself unable to help his students with their chronic and severe pain. He felt frustrated by his lack of knowledge in functional anatomy and kinesiology.

Doug explored a myriad of learning opportunities—but after a life-changing experience with Thai Bodywork, he decided to enroll in Chuck Duff’s Level I training program. And we still can’t get rid of him.

Three years later, Doug quit his job in digital publishing to become a full-time therapist and teacher. He’s been teaching alongside Chuck since 2014, and he now sees clients at his Highland Park clinic in addition to his training and curriculum development at CTBI.

I have had a shoulder issue for 2 1/2 yrs never went to dr. I have just been treating with massage therapy weekly with some relief, & added Rom but never seem to regain all my Rom w/o pain. OMGoodness I just self treated with Liberator & full Rom w/o pain Im absolutely amazed! keep checking it and it is gone w/ full Rom!
Thank You

Melissa Smith

The content of the course is very well presented from the anatomy to pain referral patterns. The demos are easy to follow. It is great to be able to go back and review the material as needed.

Diane Sawtell

This training has been one of the best investments I have made. And I’m not even halfway through my training! I highly recommend it if you’re considering it.


Become a Pain Hacker Today!

I want you to do this, because my mission is to change the way that pain is understood and treated in our society. The best way for me to achieve that is to create a movement of highly effective Pain Hackers. The CEs for the course alone are worth much more than what I’m asking you to pay. 

Once you purchase, you will have permanent 24/7 streaming access to the videos, and can review them at any time. 

What’s it worth to you to be able to fix shoulder pain consistently? One of my clients (Val in the video above) estimated that she had spent over $10,000 in the preceding year on practitioners that were completely unable to shift her pain. Our first few treatments gave her significant relief, and the end result was complete healing – from two frozen shoulders.

Do this now – and become the Pain Hacker that all of your clients are talking (and telling their friends) about.

“I’m taking the class & it’s awesome❣️Im getting great results with all my clients 🙌” — Nancie Fox, CTB Member

Pain Hacker's Guide: The Core Shoulder Protocol (eCourse)

$ 297
  • Over 12 hours of instructional video, streamable 24/7 on your computer or mobile devices
  • 12+ hours of NCBTMB-approved remote CE for massage after you pass the quiz
  • This is my definitive protocol for shoulder pain – guides you so you treat only the most important muscles and can give your client huge relief in a single session
  • All relevant functional anatomy, trigger point knowledge, use of Muscle Energy Techniques, and best use of both bodywork and tools
  • Hands-on demos showing me treating people with real pain, showing you step by step what to do
  • A recorded 2-hour session with an actual client who came in for shoulder and neck pain
  • Access to our private FB group for Pain Hackers
  • Self-care techniques to give your clients
  • Downloadable slides and reference materials covering the material presented in the videos
  • 30 Day Money Back Cancellation – No Risk!