Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos & Konstantine Rizopoulos, along with their organizations Hands-On Seminars & Hands-On Physical Therapy support research initiatives in the area of Manual Therapy & Rehabilitation. Both companies have an annual allocated budget to support research initiated by employees and associates of our organizations.

At the same time we support research initiatives by the American Physical Therapy Association and the International Myopain Society.

Dr. Kostopoulos is Associate Editor of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies and Hands-On Seminars endorses it. A brief sample of articles from this journal is provided here.

Here are some of the articles published by our associates:


Trigger Point Dry Needling is an effective approach for the treatment of MyoFascial Trigger Points. Dr. Kostopoulos and Dr. Rizopoulos have learned, researched, practiced and taught this very effective approach for many years. The Federation of State Boards of Phy[...]
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Trigger Points: An Elusive Foe

Teaching myofascial trigger point therapy for over 18 years to more than 30,000 therapists worldwide, Dr. Kostopoulos and Dr. Rizopoulos have come to realize that while therapists treat myofascial trigger points, many of them successfully, few of them have a deepe[...]
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Reduction of Spontaneous Electrical Activity and Pain Perception of Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius Muscle Through Trigger Point Compression and Passive Stretching

Dimitrios Kostopoulos, PT, PhD, DSc Arthur J. Nelson, Jr., PT, PhD Reuben S. Ingber, MD Ralph W. Larkin, PhD ABSTRACT: Objectives: Investigate the effects of ischemic compression [IC] technique and passive stretching [PS] in isolation and in combination on the reduction of sp[...]
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