The training workshop in Long Island, NY at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine was a huge success with 10 new Perrin Technique Practitioners licenced in the USA as well as 2 in Canada!
It’s a pleasure to welcome Jordan Keys, Director of the Osteopathic Medicine Center, and Sheldon Yao, who serves as Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, to the global Perrin network.
As well as Jordan and Sheldon, the other Practitioners based in America were either NYIT faculty members or visiting osteopaths / physical therapists from New York or nearby states. They include:
The NYIT class also included the following Canadian osteopaths who flew down from Montreal:
It’s fantastic to have them on board, we welcome them all! Bienvenue a la Famille!
The two day event was organised by Jordan and Sheldon and their team at NYIT and we thank them all especially Jordan who worked really hard to make this first (of hopefully many) NYIT workshops such a success!
Pictured above amongst the workshop class is Trish Meegan from Rhode Island, who trained as a Perrin Practitioner in Phoenix the month before and volunteered to travel to Long Island to model for the treatment at the NYIT workshop. Thanks Trish for literally going the extra mile and helping to train others!
Flying in from San Francisco to help in the practical training was osteopathic physician Sean Moloney who teaches at the osteopathic college in California. Sean is part of the first Advanced Perrin Technique Practitioner class due to qualify at the end of this year. A huge thank you to all involved!
In April, Ray Perrin was interviewed by Raelan Agle who wanted to find out more about The Perrin Technique.
Raelan is the author of Finding Freedom: Escaping from the Prison of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and has a popular YouTube channel where she’s passionate about sharing ME/CFS recovery information with others.
The interview has been well received by viewers, with many sharing just how much the scientific explanation behind the technique really resonates with them. To watch the 40-minute interview, see the YouTube video here:
Amongst the fantastic class in Phoenix, Arizona was Dr. Ruby Tam who is a board-certified family-medicine doctor based in Minnesota, USA, and most recently a licensed Perrin Technique Practitioner.
Dr Tam came across her first ME/CFS patient in 2015 and has since been been vocal about how she wants to devote the rest of her life and career to patients with ME/CFS. Fast forward to the beginning of 2023 and her free virtual clinic kicked into operation!
The ME/CFS Minneapolis Clinic is dedicated to improve healthcare equality to Minnesotans with ME/CFS caused by long-haul COVID, post-viral syndrome, or other physical/mental triggers. It offers free Telehealth visits and in-person Perrin Technique appointments to uninsured and under-insured people with ME/CFS and Long COVID.
This free clinic has since received a Gold rating for meeting the quality standards of The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and Ruby definitely receives a Gold rating from us too!
It has always been our aim that The Perrin Technique can be accessed by all, not just those who are fortunate to afford it. We would like to send our appreciation to Dr Ruby Tam and her ME/CFS Clinic – it is wonderful to hear about the fantastic work you are doing for the community and we are grateful that more ME/CFS patients can have access to help and support, regardless of their financial situation.
As Spring was in full flow in the USA, so was The Perrin Technique workshops. California and Arizona were hosts to the two-day courses for aspiring practitioners to learn the science behind the techniques and the practical skills needed to diagnose and treat patients with ME/CFS, FMS and Long COVID.
We welcome you all to our expanding global family of licensed PnT practitioners:
Dorinda Galbraith-McEachern – Maine
Ruby Tam – Minneapolis
Gina Rooney – Arizona
Mindy Marantz – California
Patricia Meegan – Rhode Island
Paula Curtis – Colorado
Theresa Dowell – Arizona
We would like to pass on a huge thank you to existing Perrin Practitioner Carrie Schuessler for organising the Phoenix workshop and to her & her family for helping to make Ray’s Arizona trip so wonderful! We would also like to give a huge thank you to Melinda Bassett for organising the workshop in California as well as a free public lecture – we hope to bring an LA-based Perrin Practitioner to you soon!
Licensed Perrin Practitioner Nik Altmann is succeeding in trying to make the Perrin Technique more visible in Austria – as last month he appeared in the local news!.
“Nikolaus Altmann knows how sufferers of chronic fatigue can overcome it. The man from Wachau completed his training as an osteopath in Great Britain and recently returned to Krems. He has “The Perrin Technique” in his luggage….”
Read the original article in full here, and the English translation here.
Dr Ray Perrin presented his lecture ‘Long-COVID/Post COVID-19 Syndrome: An Osteopathic Approach’ at the 2nd Israeli Osteopathic Congress in Tel Aviv.
Also amongst the lecturers were licensed Perrin Technique Practitioners Jöry Pauwels (based in Belgium) and Vincent Staf (based in France)!
The event was attended by leading experts from around the world to share scientific research and show the connection between osteopathy and other areas of medicine. Participants from the USA, France, Belgium, Russia, Great Britain and Israel were in attendance as well as hundreds of international viewers on Zoom.
On the second day of the event, Ray ran his diagnostic workshop “An osteopathic protocol to aid diagnosis for ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Long-COVID” and he will be returning to Israel in November to give a two day Perrin Technique training workshop.
Sunday 19th March saw the return of the Run Wigan Festival which consists of a half-marathon, a 5K run and a family mile. Perrin Technique Practitioner Sue Capstick and her team at The Bridgeman Physiotherapy Centre in the North West of England are an associate sponsor of the event and were back providing pre + post race massages to raise funds for the F.O.R.M.E. Charity (Fund for Osteopathic Research into M.E.)
Sports therapy students from Wigan and Leigh College, Edge Hill University and University of Central Lancashire volunteered at the stall to provide the sports massages. as well as the numerous volunteers needed to man the stall…. to keep up with all the donations that were flying in!
Around £575 was raised on the day, to add to the thousands that Sue Capstick & her clinic have raised for the charity over the years. See donation page here.
Practitioners like Sue have excelled in raising much needed funds for the FORME Charity, that finances continued research into The Perrin Technique.
We thank her and her team at The Bridgeman Centre for their fantastic effort once again!
Last month, Dr Perrin held a diagnostic and treatment training course at the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland GmbH in Hamburg.
He was ably assisted by licensed Perrin Practitioner, and member of the Advanced Practitioner course, Rakhee Mediratta. It was a pleasure to also be joined by existing Perrin Practitioners Michael Kaufmann and Sven Limberg who attended the workshop as a refresher course.
As a result, we have four new additions on the map to accompany the growing number of licensed Perrin Practitioners based in Germany! A very warm welcome to:
Willkommen in der Perrin Technique-Familie, wir sind dankbar, Sie an Bord zu haben!
The Osteopathic Medicine Center and NYITCOM Office of Postdoctoral Education in New York, USA, are hosting a special Two-day Event: The Perrin Technique for the osteopathic diagnosis and treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME & Fibromyalgia, with guest presenter Dr. Raymond Perrin, DO (UK), PhD, Osteopath, Neuroscientist.
When: April 29-30, 2023, in the NYITCOM OMM Lab, Old Westbury, NY.
Click here to register or email OMC@nyit.edu if you have any questions!