Continuing Education - Wednesday, August 26 | AMTA 2020 National Convention

AMTA 2020 National Convention

Pre-Convention Workshops

Immerse yourself in one of these intensive hands-on Pre-Convention Workshops designed to grow your massage therapy skill set.

8am-5pm | 8 Credit Hours

Massage Therapy for Neck, Shoulder, and Upper Extremity Pain  (Hands-on with table)

Jeffrey Forman PhD BCTMB, CMT taught massage therapy for many years. Currently retired, he now serves as vice chair of the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) and chair of the CAMTC’s schools advisory committee, in addition to maintaining an active schedule as a speaker, author, consultant and researcher. 

Neck, shoulder and upper extremity pain can be caused by physical, psychosocial and/or stress factors. The pain often requires a multi-faceted approach including massage therapy and a variety of other methods such as stretching, IASTM and strengthening. In this workshop, students will review commonly occurring pathologies and different techniques for alleviating pain. Students will be encouraged to use critical thinking skills to assess when each technique is appropriate. 

Materials required: Please plan to bring or share a massage table if you select this class. Storage will be provided. 

8am-5:30pm | 8.5 Credit Hours

Techniques for Sports Massage Therapists (Hands-on with table) 

Jarrod Fritz has been a massage therapist for over 15 years focusing on therapeutic modalities and sports massage techniques including experience with WWE, College of Charleston Athletics, and US National Soccer. He was a massage therapist for the ‘08 Women's National Olympic Soccer Team, and currently works as a massage therapist for the National Wrestling Alliance. 

This session is part of the AMTA/NCBTMB Sports Massage Specialty Certificate program, and many students find it valuable to take the online courses before this workshop. Learn more at

Learn techniques, contraindications, session planning and other valuable information to enhance your skills in sports massage. Receive hands-on instruction, explore case studies, and discover tips to help you succeed.

Materials required: Please plan to bring or share a massage table if you select this class. Storage will be provided. 

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