John F. Barnes, PT has been treating patients since 1960 and is the owner, director and chief physical therapist of the “Sanctuary” in Malvern, Pennsylvania and “Therapy on the Rocks” in Sedona, Arizona.
In addition to treating patients from around the world, John also manages a successful educational company, Myofascial Release Seminars. John F. Barnes began developing his Myofascial Release Approach® and teaching seminars in the 1970s. He has trained over 100,000 therapists and physicians in his highly successful Myofascial Release Approach®.
John was named one of the most influential persons in the therapeutic profession in the last century, in the national Massage Magazine’s featured article titled “Stars of the Century.”
John F. Barnes, PT has been the featured speaker at the American Back Society symposiums for over 25 years. The American Back Society is comprised of neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, psychiatrists, therapists and TMJ specialists whose focus has been the most important advances in healthcare in the last century.
John F. Barnes, PT
Graduated University of Pennsylvania as a Physical Therapist in 1960
John F. Barnes, PT has been treating patients since 1960 and is the owner, director and chief physical therapist of his treatment centers in Sedona, Arizona and Malvern, Pennsylvania. John and his team of highly experienced therapists are referred patients from physicians all over the world where traditional therapy, surgery have failed to produce the desired results. Myofascial Release has exploded on the therapeutic scene with an impact and degree of acceptance unprecidented in the history of health care.
New Jersey 40QA00089600
Biofeedback Certification, Biofeedback Institute of America, 1981
Member of the American College of Orthopedic Medicine since November, 1987
Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation section, Editor 1989-1993
Counsel of Advisors, American Back Society
Physical Medicine Research Foundation Board Member
American Physical Therapy Association (Orthopedic and Private Practice Sections)
Biofeedback Society of America
Editorial Consultant for Massage Magazine
John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach® Seminar Series
Featured speaker for over 25 years for The American Back Society symposiums.
The American Academy of Head, Facial and Neck Pain and TMJ Orthopedics, Baltimore, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Houston, Texas
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Craniofacial Pain,
Temporomandibular Joint Center, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Stephen D. Smith, DMD, Director.
Bermuda Conference on Pain, Sonesta Beach Hotel, Bermuda
Acapulco Conference on Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Craniofacial Pain, Princess Hotel, Acapulco, Mexico
American Physical Therapy Meetings, Mexico and Bermuda
1986 Hawaii International Symposium on Craniofacial Pain and TMJ Disorders, Maui, Hawaii
American Back Society Symposium on Back Pain, Orlando, Florida, Rene Cailliet, MD and Aubrey Swartz, MD, Directors
Myofascial Release Lecture Series, Foundation for Physical Therapy Research
Physical Medicine Research Foundation – Low Back Pain,
A Changing Paradigm, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
100th Year Anniversary of Physical Therapy in the Netherlands
Southern Pain Society, New Orleans, Louisiana
International Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapies, Vail, Colorado
Advances in Spinal Diagnosis and Treatment for the 21st Century, American Back Society, Las Vegas, Nevada
Myofascial Release The Search for Excellence, Malvern, Pennsylvania RSI T/A MFR Treatment Centers and Seminars, 1990
Diagnosis and Treatment of TMJ, Head, Neck and Asthmatic Symptoms in Children, The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Electronic Acupuncture and Cold Laser Therapy as an Adjunct Treatment to Pain,
The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, 1984
Physical Therapy Forum, Physical Therapy Forum, Therapeutic Insight column
PT Today, Mind and Body column
Healing Ancient Wounds: The Renegade’s Wisdom, Malvern, Pennsylvania, RSI T/A MFR Treatment Centers and Seminars, 2000
The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach® Part I. Three-Part series explores the history of Myofascial release, Myofascial unwinding and Myofascial rebounding. Massage Magazine December 2006
The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach® Part II. Three-Part series explores the history of Myofascial release, Myofascial unwinding and Myofascial rebounding. Massage Magazine June 2007
The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach® Part III. Three-Part series explores the history of Myofascial release, Myofascial unwinding and Myofascial rebounding. Massage Magazine October 2007
Myofascial Release: The Missing Link in Traditional Treatment
Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation, Edited by Carol M. Davis, Pub Slack Inc., 1997-2008
Fireside Chat, DVD An Interview with John F. Barnes PT on what events brought about the discovery of Myofascial Release and John’s own healing process and how Myofascial release can help you heal.
Myofascial Release, DVD is designed to educate patients, therapists, referring physicians and insurance companies and is an ideal presentation tool for in-service education.
Myofascial Freedom, DVD is designed to teach the therapist and their patients Myofascial Release Self-treatment techniques, Myofascial Unwinding techniques and a Home Exercise Program.
Inner Awareness, CD’s providing clear and concise instruction on developing necessary skills for breathing, relaxing, communicating and listening.