Ricky Weissmann is a certified physiotherapist since 1992 (state diploma in Physical Therapy, Schaffhausen, Switzerland). Upon his studies, Ricky further specialized in manual trigger point therapy and orthopedic manual therapy (OMT), and has achieved fundamental and practical experience for the treatment of myofascial pain syndromes during the six years that he worked with Dr. Beat Dejung, MD, a pioneer in Manual Trigger Point Therapy in Switzerland. During this time he also had the opportunity to gain experience from David G. Simons, Peter Baldry and Chann Gunn. Thesedays, Ricky treats mainly patients with neuro-musculo-skeletal dysfunctions in his clinic in Bülach, Switzerland (www.physio-neuhof.ch), and since 1993, he regularly trains physical therapists and physicians in Trigger Point Therapy and Dry Needling. In addition, he was the co-founder of the Society for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy (IMTT) in Switzerland, and has been the head president between 1994 to 2003.Furthermore, together with Christian Gröbli he co-founded the David G. Simons Academy (DGSA) as well as co-founded and acts as the president of the Swiss Dry Needling Association (DVS). Ricky Weissmann has been invited as a guest speaker to conferences and workshops and seminars worldwide. He is the author of several research papers and book chapters as well as co-author of the book “Trigger Point Therapy” and „Myofasziale Schmerzen und Triggerpunkte“.