About Stephen O'Dwyer


Stephen O’Dwyer, CNMT, has been helping individuals find significant and often permanent relief for chronic and recurrent musculoskeletal pain since 1990.

After practicing in San Francisco for ten years he returned to his college hometown, Burlington, Vermont to found Neuromuscular Therapy of Vermont where he's practiced since 2000. In 2015 he opened a second location in Norwich, Vermont.

Trained in a wide variety of therapies including Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Bodywork, Somatic Movement Education, Craniosacral Therapy, and Active Isolated Stretching, he has spent many years developing an integrated technique and unique philosophy of pain relief.

He has served as an assistant instructor for the St. John Neuromuscular Therapy Seminars and as associate faculty at the Touchstone Healing Arts School of Massage in Burlington, Vermont. In addition, Stephen has taught advanced technique classes for massage therapists and other health practitioners interested in increasing their clinical skill in treating chronic pain.

In 2004 he created Lower Back Pain Answers, an information website about lower back pain causes and remedies, and for the last several years he has been invited to speak about his work to the first-year medical students at the University of Vermont Medical School as part of their Complimentary and Alternative Medicine curriculum.

A longtime practitioner of meditation, Stephen is currently enrolled in the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. Beginning in March, 2019 he will be teaching a six-week course in meditation through the OSHER Institute at Dartmouth College called, Mindful Awareness: Establishing or Deepening a Daily Practice. He intends to progressively integrate these strategies into his practice in order to provide his clients with the most comprehensive and effective tools possible for pain-relief, stress reduction and improved quality of life.

Stephen is also a skier, former triathlete, marathon runner, and yoga practitioner. He lives in Norwich, Vermont with his sweet wife, Robin, his awesome stepson, Tray, their beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, Danny, and their looney cat, Chai.