Workshop Schedule 2017

We teach workshops throughout the USA and internationally on topics including massage, stretching, sports therapy, and rehabilitative exercise.  Read about our teaching philosophy click here.

 

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Saturday-Sunday, August 26-27 2017
East-West College
Portland, OR
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Saturday Seminar: Facilitated Stretching: A Baker’s Dozen 8 CE
9am-6pm, 8CE

Cost: $185, Early Registration Discount: $165 until August 5, 2017
 
Course Description:
Many massage therapists would like to include effective stretches in their table sessions but feel they don’t have the training or expertise to perform the stretches correctly, or struggle with the best way to incorporate them into a massage.

Facilitated Stretching is a safe, simple, effective stretching technique that can be used with a wide variety of clients to regain or improve flexibility. This course is designed to teach a baker’s dozen of valuable stretches from the facilitated stretching repertoire that can be easily incorporated into a table massage session. These stretches, combined with soft tissue work, will enable you to obtain greater overall success in client treatment sessions.

Additionally, a program of self-stretching using these techniques can be invaluable for clients in their home stretching programs.
 
Sunday Seminar: Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment Syndromes 8 CE
9am-6pm, 8CE

Cost: $185, Early Registration Discount: $165 until August 5, 2017
 
Course Description:
This course extensively reviews the major nerve pathways of the upper extremity, including common nerve entrapment sites, reviews basic neural assessment tests, and provides palpatory practice to locate the nerve pathways on self and each other. Participants will also learn and practice effective soft-tissue interventions to help alleviate these conditions.
 
 

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 and Saturday Sept. 16, 2017

AMTA National Convention
Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, CA

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Wednesday, Pre-Conference Seminar
Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment Syndromes
8am-5pm, 8CE
 
Course Description:
This course extensively reviews the major nerve pathways of the upper extremity, including common nerve entrapment sites, reviews basic neural assessment tests, and provides palpatory practice to locate the nerve pathways on self and each other. Participants will also learn and practice effective soft-tissue interventions to help alleviate these conditions.
 
Saturday In-Conference Seminar
Building Your Successful Sports Massage Practice
8am-noon, 4CE
 
Course Description:
Many massage therapists would like to create a successful “sports massage” practice, but struggle with how to be successful in this niche market. This 4-hour class is focused on helping participants define and develop their unique message to market their business and attract and retain athletes and active people as clients.
 
 

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 30 -Oct.1, 2017

Hosted by:
Integrated Therapies Institute
6162 E. Mockingbird Ln., Suite 190
Dallas TX 75214
Integrated Therapies Institute

9am-6pm each day
 
Register for Stretching Course Here

Register for Piriformis Course Here
 
Saturday Seminar: Facilitated Stretching For Massage Therapists 8 CE
 
Course Description:
Many massage therapists would like to include effective stretches in their table sessions but feel they don’t have the training or expertise to perform the stretches correctly.

Facilitated Stretching is a safe, simple, effective stretching technique that can be used with a wide variety of clients to regain or improve flexibility. This course teaches a series of 13 valuable stretches from the facilitated stretching repertoire that can be easily incorporated into a table massage session.

Recommended Text:
Facilitated Stretching, 4th edition
Robert E. McAtee and Jeff Charland
Human Kinetics Publishers
 

Sunday Seminar: Alleviating Piriformis Syndrome 8 CE
 

Course Description

This highly-interactive course prepares practitioners to employ an array of effective soft tissue techniques to address one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints presented by clients.

We’ll discuss the causes and prevention of piriformis syndrome, review and palpate the relevant anatomy, and demonstrate/ practice assessment tests, and hands-on work that includes transverse friction, pin and stretch techniques, and isolytic contractions.

 
 
Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, 2017
NSCA Personal Trainers Conference
Anaheim, CA
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Saturday Presentation: Using Spiral/Diagonal Strengthening Patterns in the Gym, 50 minutes
 

Course Description

Normal movement occurs in three-dimensional, spiral-diagonal patterns, not in straight lines. Attendees in this highly interactive session learn/review the spiral-diagonal patterns of PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), and how and why to use these patterns to transform single-plane strengthening exercises into three-dimensional patterns of motion that mimic natural movements.

This seminar is geared to fitness professionals who have minimal experience with PNF techniques and 80% of the time is devoted to hands-on practice under expert supervision.