Pre-Convention Workshops - Wednesday, September 13
8am-5pm | 8 Credit Hours
Immerse yourself in an intensive hands-on Pre-Convention Workshop designed to grow your massage therapy skill set.
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Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy (Hands-on)
Pete Pfannerstill, BCTMB, has been a licensed sports massage therapist since 1997. The founder of UltraSports Massage Therapy, Inc. in Tampa, he specializes in myofascial sports massage, structural integration and the Kinesio Taping® method. As a NCBTMB approved provider, Pete teaches myofascial sports massage courses and the Kinesio Taping® method as a certified Kinesio Taping® instructor.
Take an inside look at practical applications of fascial therapy. Explore various styles, techniques and philosophies of fascial therapy, and the physiological responses of both the fascia and the rest of the body to the techniques.
Note: This is part of an in-depth, two-part program outlining fundamental information on the numerous techniques related to fascial therapy.
Materials required: Massage table
Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment Syndromes (Hands-on)
Bob McAtee, LMT, BCTMB, has been a massage therapist since 1981 and an AMTA member since 1988. As an NCBTMB Approved Provider, he regularly presents workshops throughout the U.S. and internationally on facilitated stretching, sports massage and soft-tissue injury care. He is the author of Facilitated Stretching.
Explore the major nerve pathways of the upper extremity, including common nerve entrapment sites. Review basic neural assessment tests, as well as palpatory practice to locate the nerve pathways. You will learn and practice effective soft-tissue interventions to help alleviate these conditions.
Materials required: Massage table, loose fitting clothing