Hands-on Learning at the National Convention

Sign up for Hands-on Sessions at the National Convention

When planning your convention education selections, remember that hands-on courses are designed to allow a limited number of students to maximize the learning experience. Hands on courses are first-come, first-serve and fill up quickly. Register now while your sessions are still available.

Highlighted tracks include:

Pre-Convention Workshop Wednesday, October 19th

  •  AMTA Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program. Instructor: Pete Pfannerstill

Friday, October 21st

  • Integrated Lymphatic Drainage and Myofascial Treatment: Modern Approaches. Instructor: Diana Kincaid
  • Active Isolated Stretching of the Neck and Shoulder. Instructor: Ben Benjamin
  • Orthopedic Massage for Pelvic Stabilization. Instructor James Waslaski

Saturday, October 22

  • Ramp Up Results with Active Techniques. Instructor: Whitney Lowe
  • Massage in Hospice Care: What is our Role? Instructor: Ann Catlin
  • Corrective Bodywork: The Lower Body. Instructor: Bruce Costello
  • Carpal Tunnel and Tennis Elbow. Instructor: Gene Hummel
  • Ramp Up Results with Active Techniques. Instructor: Whitney Lowe

Some hands-on sessions do require students to bring or share massage tables and other materials, such as sheets, towels or oils necessary for classes. An updated list of course materials is available after each session's description online. Massage table rental information.

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Learn More About Fascial Therapy

The two-part AMTA Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program outlines fundamental information about fascial therapy and acts as a learning tool for massage therapists.
•    Get started with the Part One Workbook
•    Register for the face-to-face workshop at National Convention, Wednesday, October 19, 2011

>> More about the AMTA Fascial Therapy Program and requirements.

Opportunities for Teachers Abound at the AMTA 2011 National Convention

Learn how to use social media in your classroom, be a better teacher to students with disabilities and establish clear classroom boundaries—all while networking with the profession's most-recognized educators. Discuss your school's successes and challenges with colleagues at multiple teacher networking events. 

Explore Teachers Track at the AMTA 2011 National Convention

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