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Level I (Introductory) GTT Seminar

  1. Seminar Overview
  2. Seminar Program
This seminar is intended for those with no prior experience with the Gokavi Transverse Technique. Those who have successfully completed this seminar can enroll in the Level II (advanced) GTT Seminar. Please consult the seminar schedule and contact us if you are interested in attending.

Seminar Overview


The G.T.T. Course provides physicians, acupuncturists, physiotherapists, naturopaths, chiropractors, dentists and osteopaths with tools to confidently treat myofascial pain syndromes and dysfunction within their practices. The student will be able to identify chronic pain of musculoskeletal origin, shortened muscle syndromes with active trigger points and other entrapment syndromes. GTT is a dry needling technique used with high frequency electrical stimulation which enables the practitioner to provide a more permanent and dramatic clinical response in treating numerous musculoskeletal conditions and disorders.


Participants will be capable of using this technique in the effective treatment and management of acute and chronic myofascial pain release and dysfunction within their scope of practice.

Program Overview

A two day course and workshop which includes a day of practical case studies. GTT is a comprehensive system of diagnosis and treatment that can offer a potent addition to a medical acupuncture practice. Its usefulness will include a refinement of treatment skills, clinical efficiency and also enhance treatment options in the management of chronic myofascial pain syndromes.

Course Format



The cost per seminar is $750 and covers the costs of the seminar, breaks, and the G.T.T. manual and CD-ROM.

Seminar Program

First Day:

8:30am - 9:00amRegistration
9:00am - 10:45amIntroduction: Theoretical aspects of pain
What is pain?
Definition of pain
Phases of pain
What are trigger points?
What causes trigger points to develop?
Goals of treatment
Results of treatment
Equipment required
Advantages of G.T.T.
Adverse effects
Precautionary measures
Advice to patients
Questions asked by patients
10:45am - 11:00amBREAK
11:00am - 12:00pmCase Presentation (Live)
Assessment and G.T.T. treatment of the
Neck, T.M.J. and Scalp
12:00pm - 1:00pmLUNCH
1:00pm - 5:00pmCase Presentation (Live)
Assessment and G.T.T. treatment of the
Upper extremity and Shoulder

Assessment and G.T.T. treatment of the
Upper Back, Lower Back, Hip and
Lower Extremity

Second Day:

8:00am - 9:00amCase Presentation
9:00am - 9:30amPlunger/Needling Demonstration
9:30am - 9:45amBREAK
9:45am - 12:00pmWorkshop - UPPER QUADRANT
12:00pm - 1:00pmLUNCH
1:00pm - 4:00pmWorkshop - LOWER QUADRANT