Stewart is the founder of Myopain Solutions, based in Dedham, Massachusetts. The neuromuscular therapy approach used at Myopain Solutions addresses all aspects of muscular dysfunction; trauma, overload, overuse, imbalance, asymmetry and myofascial trigger points. Trigger points are tiny, dense and irritable spots found within muscle tissue that commonly contribute to pain conditions. Manual techniques are designed to remove trigger points, normalize tissue, improve fluid dynamics and reduce or banish pain. To complement this manual therapy Stewart incorporates postural and movement rehabilitation, optimization of neurophysiology, pain science education and the identification, modification or removal of perpetuating factors.

New Zealand born, Stewart has always worked in the health field, having a past life as a Hematology and Blood Bank laboratory technologist. In the eighties and nineties he was an avid age-group cyclist, runner, duathlete and triathlete, competing for NZ throughout the world. He has also survived two Ironmans and two Paris-Brest-Paris cycle races. He discovered the benefits of sports massage to enhance performance and rehabilitate injuries. Slowing down, he is still an avid skier, hiker, kayaker and environmentalist.

St. John’s Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) was introduced to NZ in the mid-nineties. NMT is a manual therapy that solves chronic, often enigmatic pain of soft-tissue origin. After certifying in CNMT Stew spent six years teaching it, first in NZ (1998-2003), and later in the US he taught the ‘American version’ NMT for Judith DeLany of the NMT Center (2005-2009).

In 2009, Stew became the first massage therapist in the US to certify as a Manual Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT) with the company Myopain Seminars. He was thrilled to be asked by the director Jan Dommerholt to develop and teach a 100-hour Manual Trigger Point Therapy (MTT) program for manual therapists. Stew has since taught these courses throughout the US, and also in Canada and the United Arab Emirates. [link to course dates]

Stewart currently serves as the vice-president of the examining body The Certification Board of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists (CBMTPT). He is also a certified personal trainer with the NCCPT, and a member of the American Academy of Pain Science, the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists and the International Myopain Society.

Stew believes it is important to combine an ongoing clinical practice along with teaching for Myopain Seminars. He especially enjoys investigating those hard-to-solve cases from a soft tissue perspective. He is committed to helping patients rid themselves of pain and dysfunction. Ultimately, his method promotes a healthy, active, productive and pain-free life.