CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT FOR THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT THERAPISTS
Principles of Professional Ethics for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists
These principles are intended to maintain a high level of ethical conduct for
members individually and collectively.
These principles are the standards by which a member or a recognized judicial
body of the NAMTPT may determine the propriety of their conduct in all their
A. The principle objective of our profession is to render service with respect and
B. Members should merit the confidence of their patients by rendering to each a
full measure of service and dedication.
A. Members should strive to continually improve their professional knowledge
A. Members should practice methods of treatment based on current scientific
principles of Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction
A. Observe all federal, state and local laws,
B. Uphold the dignity and honor of the profession and
C. Accept the limitations of the profession.
D. Report, without hesitation, illegal or unethical conduct of fellow members to
appropriate NAMTPT Officers.
A. The NAMTPT strongly recommends its members render a course of care to
patients who have had proper clearance/differential diagnosis from a health
care practitioner licensed to diagnose to rule out conditions for which
treatment is contraindicated or not appropriate.
B. Members are expected to report progress to referring health care
practitioners and/or members of the interdisciplinary team.
A. Patients should be advised of fee schedules prior to treatment.
B. Members may not receive or provide compensation, in any form, for patient
C. Members may provide educational materials and/or ancillary products which
enhance therapeutic goals for the patient.
A. Members may not reveal the confidences entrusted to them in the course of
treatment or any information including any perceived deficiencies they may
observe in the character of patients unless required to do so.
A. Members shall refrain, under all circumstances, from initiating or engaging in
any sexual conduct, sexual activities, or sexualizing behavior involving a
A. The NAMTPT has decided that the Medical Model is the guideline for the basis
of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy. The Medical Model is:
1. Research be scientifically based e.g. Control groups, double blind
2. Our profession has established standards and ethics
3. We align ourselves with other medical professions recognized by the
4. We have recognized training programs