Myofascial Pain Treatment Center, the longest running clinic of it's kind in New England,  has been helping people get relief from pain since 1986. It is the premiere clinic in New England that offers manual trigger point therapy, trigger point needling and Fascial Manipulation.

Our centrally located clinic offers easy access from Boston and Cambridge and the Greater Boston metropolitan area.


Erika Bourne, RN, CMTPT 


Erika has owned and operated Myofascial Pain Treatment Center, LLC in the Metrowest Boston area for over thirty one years.  She is a Registered Nurse and is a Board Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist.  After completing  two years of training at the Academy of Myotherapy and Physical Fitness/Bonnie Prudden School in Lenox, Massachusetts, she moved to Waltham, MA and started her practice in 1986. After 25 years in Waltham, she moved the office to Watertown in 2012. In addition to a full time practice, she is on the faculty of Myopain Seminars, the most comprehensive trigger point needling training program.


Erika is certified in Trigger Point Needling and Manual Trigger Point Therapy by the  Janet G. Travell, MD  Myopain Seminar Seriestm.  She has completed all three levels of the Stecco Fascial Manipulation training.

She was the President of the  National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists from 2007-2011 and is now an Honorary Lifetime Member, and is a member of the International MyoPain Society, the American Society of Pain Management Nursing, the International Pelvic Pain Society, the Fascia Research Congress, Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, and the American Nurses Association.

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Erika Waly Bourne

Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience:

•    1986- 2017 Myofascial Pain Treatment Center, own and operate

•    2013-2015  Myopain Seminars, faculty

•    2014-2015  360 Neuromuscular Therapy, therapist
•    2007-2011  President, National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists

•    Bronx High School of Science, New York, New York
•    Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
•    Bonnie Prudden School/Academy for Myotherapy and Physical Fitness, Lenox, Massachusetts
•    Massachusetts Bay Community College –Degree in nursing. 
          Phi Theta Kappa Society, Wellesley, Massachusetts



Honorary Lifetime Member of the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists

•    Board Certified in Trigger Point  Needling and Manual Trigger Point Therapy - Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series
•    Board Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist - CBMTPT
•    Certified Clinical Affiliate - American Academy of Pain Management
•    Certified Physical Fitness Instructor- Academy of Myotherapy and Physical Fitness
•    Certified Trigger Point Myotherapist -Academy of Myotherapy and Physical Fitness

Continuing Education:
•    Myopain Seminars: Robert Gerwin, MD and Jan Dommerhalt , PT
•    Training with Janet Travell, MD and David Simons, MD  in Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction
     at Palm Spring Seminars 1987,  1988 and Janet Travell, MD in Plymouth, MA 1989

•    Fascial Manipulation Stecco training Levels I, II and III

•    Herman & Wallace: Pelvic Pain and incontinence treatment
•    Fundamentals of Peripheral Biofeedback:  Training Program at Cambridge Health Alliance affiliated  with      Harvard Medical School - preparation for BCIA certification
•    Hollis Herman, PT female and male pelvic pain and incontinence training
•    Barbara Woolner, RN  pelvic muscle dysfunction and urinary incontinence – Biofeedback Foundation of   Europe
•    Intensive Human Dissection Workshop with Somanautics - Gil Headley, PhD
•    Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation: Harvard Medical School
•    International Conference on Neuropathic and Musculoskeletal Pain
•    Clinical Management of Enignatic Pain at the Cranio-facial Pain Center

•    International Fascia Research Congress, 2007 and 2015


Additional courses with:

Antonio Stecco, MD (Fascial Mobiliization)
Judith Delaney, NMT (Neuromuscular Therapy)
Andrew Fischer, MD (Myofascial Pain)
Eric Peper, PhD  (Biofeedback and Computer Ergonomics)
Upledger Institute (Craniosacral Therapy)
John Barnes Myofascial Release (Myofascial Release)
Tom Myers, KMI, Rolfer  (Anatomy Trains Structural Integration)
Craig Liebenson, DC
Hal Blatman, MD (Myofascial Pain and Ergonomics)

Professional Memberships:
•    National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists
•    International Myopain Society
•    International Pelvic Pain Society

•    American Association of Pain Management Nurses

•    Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses

•     American Nurses Association