NAT Instructors - Shannon Goossen
Shannon Goossen, AP, LMT, CMTPT owns a private practice in Jacksonville, FL. She is president of Comprehensive Myofascial Therapy Associates, established in 1996. In 2016 she led a team of pain practitioners transitioning a new medical microcurrent device into the pain management community. Shannon and her team successfully worked through the regulatory, manufacturing, training and marketing strategies required to successfully transition this technology into the market place.
Shannon teaches nationally about FSM (Frequency Specific Microcurrent) and offers web based training opportunities through www.FrequenciesthatMEND.com, Most recently, in 2018 she was the lead instructor and trainer for a 3 1/2 demonstration study for the DoD to evaluate the efficacy of incorporating microcurrent and bioenergetic devices in hospital outpatient care at Nellis AFB for their chronic pain cases. Following the demonstration, successful patient outcomes were reported to be better than 90%.
In Florida, Shannon is a Licensed Acupuncture Physician, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist. Shannon has a bachelor degree in Biology and graduated from Hendrix College in 1986. Shannon graduated from the Pittsburgh School of Pain Management (1997) and from the Classical Acupuncture Institute in 2001. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Diplomate), the Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy National Board, the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (Fellow). As a recognized national expert in treating myofascial pain and dysfunction, she expanded her clinical practice by completing her AFMCP (Applying Functional Medical in Clinical Practice) certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine.
This certificate allows Shannon to broaden and complete her health care modalities for her most complex patients.
Additionally, Shannon has collaborated with her husband, an orthopedic spine surgeon, for over 18 years demonstrating the effectiveness of applying integrative medicine concepts in clinical practice and during pre and post-operative periods with enormous success. She is a contributing writer to two textbooks (Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain 2004, Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques 2005) and has had several articles published on spinal disorders, myofascial pain and dysfunction and clinical evaluation.
Shannon is an award winning clinician and gifted provider. She uses all types of bio-physical devices including dual channel microcurrent, single channel microcurrent and PEMF. Many of her cases are published in the 7th and 8th Annual Microcurrent Case Conference Proceedings for which her presentations were awarded 1st place in 2013.
Shannon served on multiple boards including the Academy for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, the National Association for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist executive committee (Vice President & President) from 1999-2004, the international editorial board for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy (2001-2012).
Additionally, She has been presenting at national meetings since 1999 and offers regular CEU workshops on subjects including myofascial pain & dysfunction, spinal disorders and rehabilitation, neurological screening and evaluation, and the use of microcurrent and bio-energetic devices in clinical practice.
Shannon is a pro-bono advisor and director of education for the National Foundation of Integrative Medicine (NFIM). She is collaborating on research initiatives gathering evidence for the efficacy of bio-physical devices in several different clinical applications.