Hal Blatman MD, DAAPM, ABIHM, is the medical director of the Blatman Health & Wellness Center and a Past President of the American Holistic Medical Association. He is co-author of Winner's Guide to Pain Relief, an easy do it yourself guide for understanding and treating myofascial pain. He completed two years of training in orthopedic surgery and is credentialed in Pain Management, Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. He is a nationally recognized specialist in treating myofascial pain disorders. In the early 1990s he studied with the late Janet Travell, a pioneer and pain physician to President John F. Kennedy. During the past 30 years his practice of medicine has evolved from orthopedic and allopathic medicine to holistic and functional medicine.