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About Us

Making Education Accessible and Affordable

The most important thing to know about us is what it is that we stand for. We believe passionately in the sharing of knowledge and we're all about playing our part to make that happen.

We also believe that continued education should be about exactly that - education - and not just an exercise to meet regulatory requirements.

It's generally true that attending live workshops and seminars is the best way for manual therapists to learn new techniques and improve their knowledge. The reality however, is that live training is simply too expensive and inaccessible for most therapists.

So we focus our resources on sourcing, creating and providing the best home study materials available, from the world's leading practitioners. 

Our commitment to you, is that every home study course that we release is designed to be practical, affordable, and immediately beneficial!


Outstanding Continuing Education Products 

NAT Education - Fresh ideas for delivering outstanding value and customer experience


Niel Asher Healthcare

Niel Asher Healthcare is an independent publisher, specializing in trigger point therapy books, health & fitness books, and accredited professional development courses. Our books, apps, courses and websites are characterized by their clarity, ease of use, innovative design and detailed anatomical illustrations.

Our clients include all types of manual therapists, sports injury specialists and those working within the holistic, sports or healthcare industry, along with self-help and sports & fitness enthusiasts.

Since 1997 we have dedicated all efforts toward three pillars of success: honesty, integrity and producing premium quality publications to help healthcare providers improve the patient experience. By operating our own clinics, we remain at the forefront of innovation, developing and improving osteopathic, soft tissue, and manual therapy techniques. 

Our books and courses are sold in over 40 countries and have been translated into 18 languages.

Our company is privately held and owned by the senior management together with Xanthium Investments who acquired a shareholding in 2014.


Congratulations to Team NAT's Stuart Hinds who received a Life Membership Award from the AAMT this month!


Our Team

Our senior team members include osteopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, deep tissue specialists, and athletic trainers. Many of our key staff are involved full or part time in treating patients, writing, and teaching manual therapy.


Course Text - Authors 

Stuart Hinds is one of Australia's leading soft tissue therapists who recently (June 2016) received a lifetime achievement award from the Australian Massage Therapy Association. Stuart is a lecturer at Victoria University, Melbourne, on Soft Tissue Techniques, and has been part of the Australian Olympic manual therapy team for over 20 years (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012). Stuart practices in Geelong, Australia, where he treats mostly athletes, with a predominance of runners and cyclists. 

Simeon Asher was voted one of London's top 10 osteopath's by the London Evening Standard Newspaper. Simeon is a practicing osteopath who has been studying, researching, and teaching trigger point therapy for the last two decades. Simeon is the author of a number of best selling books and courses on trigger point therapy and is a regular guest lecturer in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, and South America. 


Teaching NAT to Physical Therapists in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2016


Jonas Broome is a personal trainer, qualified in both sports training, coaching and osteopathy. Jonas qualified at the European School of Osteopathy in 1992 and has been involved with injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation for elite sports and athletics for more than 20 years. Jonas worked together with Simeon Niel Asher in the early 90‘s as part of the team who developed the original Niel Asher Technique for treating complex shoulder conditions. Jonas currently lectures in Sweden, New Zealand and England, in addition to treating, research, and writing.

Brad Walker is a Health Science graduate of the University of New England and has postgraduate accreditation’s in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching. And he prides himself on offering the most simple, easy-to-understand “how-to” information on stretching and flexibility. As an athlete in 1990 Brad was ranked 3rd in Australia as a junior competitor at the National Triathlon Long Course Championships. Since 1995 Brad has been at the cutting edge of research and development into the field of stretching and flexibility.

John Gibbons is a qualified and registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council, specialising in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries. Having lectured in the field of sports medicine and physical therapy for over 12 years, John delivers advanced therapy training to qualified professionals within a variety of sports. He has also published numerous articles on various aspects of manual therapy. 


NAT workshop in Sydney, Australia, May 2016 


Our Mission

The internet and social media allows for greater sharing of information than ever before. This means greater sharing of ideas and knowledge between therapists around the world, and allows consumers to become better informed than ever about the options available for their healthcare.

We are committed to providing freely available information from the best sources and the most recent research studies to enable therapists to keep up to date with the latest concepts in manual therapy, and to help consumers make better informed choices when it comes to what matters most to them .... feeling well!


Simeon Asher - Teaching Trigger Points to Family Doctors in Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016


Supporting our Members

Over 40,000 therapists in 18 countries have certified NAT. We provide lifetime clinical support for all of our members, with senior clinicians providing on-demand help and advice for just about any treatment related topic.

We also operate the worlds largest online directory of Trigger Point Professionals, created to help consumers gain easy access to therapists in their area, and to help drive enquiries and new clients to our members.

CEU Grants and Scholarships

You may be able to receive NAT CEU courses free of charge if:

You are a manual therapist qualified for less than 2 years

You are a registered charity involved in providing healthcare services

For more information, please contact us by email:

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United States

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Trigger Point Therapy Certification Course


Trigger Point CE Courses for Trainers





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