Many subject matter experts contributed to the development of AMTA's Self-Care Continuing Education for Massage Therapists, including researchers, clinicians, physicians and massage therapy practitioners. Thanks to the self-care experts representing a variety of areas of expertise.

Researchers and Clinicians

Michael F. Bergeron, Ph.D. FACSM, Senior Vice President of Development & Applications, Center for Advanced Analytics in Sport and Health, Gamechanger Analytics, leader in exercise physiology and Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine

Carolyn Coffin, MPH, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, Chair of Department of Diagnostic Ultrasound at Seattle University, CEO and partner, Sound Ergonomics

Nicky Darling, BS, ACSM, EP­C, EIM, Athletic Trainer, YMCA of Greenville

Dr. Bobby Masocol, MD, Family Medicine Physician, Greenville Health System

Jessica Matthews, MS, Senior Advisor, Health and Fitness Education; Professor of Kinesiology; Professor of Yoga Studies, American Council on Exercise

Portia Resnick, MA, ATC, LMT, Doctoral Graduate Assistant, Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Contributing Resources

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Author and Copyeditors: Tracy King and Julie Stetler

Massage Envy Instructional Design Assistance: Rick Boden, Tim Haldane and Molly Rupprath

Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Body Mechanics: based on original content by Joe Muscolino 

Interviews and Subject Matter Expert Collaboration

Massage Therapy Practitioners: Authors, Editors, Contributors

Robin Anderson, LMT, BCTMB, CEAS, Program Director, Massage Therapy, CCBC School of Health Professions, former consultant to GE Aviation providing massage therapy treatment for workers with repetitive stress injuries

Sandra Anderson, LMT, BA, ABT, Instructor of The Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy, Textbook Author

Vince Furukawa, CMT, Massage Therapist, Massage Envy

Brent Jackson, BS, LMT, Academic Program Manager for Massage Therapy, Central Carolina Technical College and vice president Massage Therapy Foundation

Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, Dr. PH, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Postdoctoral Fellow - Human Performance Lab

Joe Muscolino, BA, Doctor of Chiropractic, Global lecturer and author, manual therapy educator

Ray Ochoa, LMT, CIPI, Massage Therapist, Massage Envy

Nancy Porambo, MS, LMT, CNMT, NCTMB, owner The Therapy Option, has worked in the field of chronic pain for the past 26 years. Trustee of the Massage Therapy Foundation and past AMTA National President

Nancy Rodgers, Massage Therapist, Instructor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

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