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The following Continuing Education workshops are currently being offered:
See a workshop you're interested in where the date is to be announced (TBA)? Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know and we will be happy to notify you when the workshop becomes available.
AAIMT has a dress code, so please wear comfortable pants (no jeans), close toed shoes and a scoop neck t-shirt with minimal writing on it. We do not allow hats, pajama bottoms, belts or logos larger than 3”x 3” on attire, sleeveless t-shirts or any cleavage showing. Thank you for adhering to our policies!
WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES
Course: Anatomy and Physiology Lectures
Faculty Instructor: Various faculty members
Description: Please call to inquire about attending an Anatomy & Physiology Lecture. Each inquiry will be handled on an individual basis.
Course: Intra Oral Work for TMJ Dysfunction
Faculty Instuctors: Jocelyn Granger, LMT, BCTMB and Gail Falzon, RN
This workshop is a specialty course and is by invitation only.
Description: This workshop will consist of anatomy lectures, some theory of neuromuscular therapy and lots of hands-on technique. Techniques will be demonstrated and then you will trade learning those techniques with the person you are paired with.
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email that lists the majority of muscles and structures we will be working with during the weekend. This way you can do some anatomy review prior to coming to the workshop and be prepared for the work. The letter will also include what to wear, what supplies to bring, etc.
As this work is quite technical, your knowledge of anatomy is essential. We will use powerpoint slides to enhance the lecture.
Description: Morning or evening class available. There are 11 classes where each student will study anatomy in a three dimensional way by using clay and a uniquely designed skeletal model. As anatomy texts are a two dimensional illustration of three dimensional material, the student gains an understanding regarding the layering of the musculoskeletal system by building the system in clay. Call for date of each class.
Course: MBLEx Review
Faculty Instructor: Ingrid Apel
Description: Join us for this one day review before you take your MBLEx exam. Subjects included are: Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Massage History, Massage & Bodywork Assessment, Massage & Bodywork Application, Professional Standards, Ethics, Business and Legal Practices.
You will need to bring Pearson’s Massage Therapy Exam Review, Fifth Edition to this workshop. It is the study guide that will be referenced during the workshop. The ISBN# is 978-0-13-274190-3
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY WORKSHOPS (with certificate of achievement)
Course: Neuromuscular Therapy Course (with certificate of achievement)
Description: The cost for the Neuromuscular Therapy Course with certificate of Achievement includes Neuromuscular Therapy I workshop and its three review classes, Neuromuscular Therapy II workshop and its two review classes, Neuromuscular Therapy III workshop and its three review classes, a mock testing class, the Neuromuscular Therapy written and practical exams; and if necessary, a retake of the Neuromuscular Therapy written and practical exams.
In order to gain a certificate of Achievement in Neuromuscular Therapy, you must attend Neuromuscular Therapies I, II, & III Workshops in their entirety and earn a passing grade (75%) on the Neuromuscular Therapy written and practical exams. It is highly recommended that you attend each workshop's review classes and the mock testing class. When taking any of the NMT workshops or series, you will be required to purchase the textbook Neuromuscular Therapy Manual. Please call our receptionist and she can help you with your purchase.
To take the two certification tests after taking the three workshops and not attending any review classes, there is an additional fee of $150.
Course: Neuromuscular Therapy I
When taking the NMT I workshop, you will be required to purchase the textbook Neuromuscular Therapy Manual. Please call our receptionist and she can help you with your purchase.
Description: This workshop begins with an examination of the theory and history behind Neuromuscular Therapy. We proceed with treatment of: Head, Neck, and Shoulder.
Course: Neuromuscular Therapy II
Description: Treatment of the Shoulder, Arm, Hand, Back and Abdomen.
Course: Neuromuscular Therapy III
Description: Treatment of the Hip, Thigh, Knee, Ankle and Foot.
To take all three workshops (no review classes) and the two certification tests (written and practical) there is an additional $150.
Course: Neuromuscular Therapy IV
Description: Learn more about the treatment of TMJ Dysfunction, sciatica conditions, and additional, more direct positions for many of the techniques previously learned in NMT I, II, III. Also taught is pelvic stabilization and self-care techniques. This workshop is entirely hands-on.
Important Information: This is possibly the last time this workshop will be offered. There needs to be a minimum of 6 people in the workshop. All registration must happen 2 weeks prior to the worskhop start date.
Course: Orthopedic Assessment
Description: During this one day workshop students will learn about the proper way to perform many very important orthopedic tests for athletes and anyone else you suspect of having an injury. It is very important to be able to properly assess a person for injury prior to massaging them. Armed with this information, your massage on this individual will never be harmful.
Description: Pathology is the study of the nature of diseases and the structural and functional changes produced by them. Massage therapists are ethically responsible for recognizing clients' deviations from ideal health and knowing if massage is indicated or contraindicated. Our purpose is to help the beginning massage student form a knowledge base upon which they can build as they begin to practice. All students will be assigned homework prior to the workshop by the Academic Coordinator. Please bring this completed assignment to the workshop.
Course: Sports Massage I - Event Level
Faculty Instructor: Jocelyn Granger
Description: We learn to work with an athlete in relation to the event the athlete participates in. We practice both pre- and post-event massage. This is to assist the athlete to "warm up" prior to the event and to "warm down" while encouraging circulation after the event.
Sports Massage is a rapidly emerging specialty within the massage therapy field. A combination of specialized techniques is used to prevent sports injuries, boost athletic endurance and performance and accelerate recovery from injury or fatigue. The principles and techniques of Sports Massage include: the physiology of the injury and repair process, pre- and post-event work, maintenance work and injury assessment and treatment.
Course: Sports Massage II - Injury Prevention and Correction
Description: This is clinical massage therapy with focus on INJURY PREVENTION & CORRECTION. We learn about common sports injuries, how to treat them and how to help an athlete prevent them. Basic orthopedic assessment techniques are also taught.
Course: Sports Massage III - Working Within the Context of the Athlete's Sport
Description: This three-day workshop includes kinesiological overviews of several sports along with injury epidemiology. We will also have a hands-on portion working with several of the injuries presented.
Course: Table Thai Massage
Faculty Instructor: Jennifer Giacomelli
Description: In this one day intensive workshop, practitioners will learn how to utilize Thai Massage Techniques on the table. While traditional Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat, this class has been adapted to suit clients who are unable to receive bodywork on the floor and is an excellent alternative for the giver who loves the concepts and techniques of Thai Massage, but prefer to work on a table.
Price includes one weekday introductory class prior to the workshop and one review class the week following the workshop. Choose from either the morning (9am-12:30pm) or the evening (6pm-9:30pm) class sessions. Call for these dates.
Description:This course covers the foundations of Thai Massage and is suitable for new students or practitioners seeking an alternate modality. In level I, students will focus on the supine positions when learning techniques of Nuad Bo Rarn Thai Massage.
Thai massage is practiced on a fully clothed recipient on the floor using a mat. It is an ancient healing system that has been practiced for more than 1,000 years, beginning with Buddhist monks. It is a combination of Ayurveda, Yoga, Buddhism and Thai healing techniques called "ancient healing touch," this style of massage utilizes stretching movements, yoga positions and pressure on energy points (Sen lines). After receiving a Thai massage, recipients feel flexible, youthful, lengthened and open.
Must have a large piece of foam to work on (approximately 4’x4’) or bring two yoga mats, a sheet to cover foam/mats, a pillow, and wear loose comfortable clothing to be able to do all the work as well as receive (yoga pants are the best).
Western massage practitioners often experience occupational disability from excessive use of hands, shoulders and arms. Thai massage practitioners, however, use their whole bodies to emphasize body mechanics. With strong fundamentals, Thai bodywork is beneficial for the practitioner, and can provide a deeply satisfying career that lasts many decades.
Price includes one weekday review class the week following the workshop. Choose from either the morning (9am-12:30pm) or the evening (6pm-9:30pm) class. Call for this date.
Prerequisites: MUST ATTEND Thai Massage I FIRST.
Description: In this intermediate course, students will build upon what they have learned in the Thai I course. They will move on to skills and techniques for recipients in a seated position, as well as sidelying. Upon completing this course, students will have the tools to offer a complete 2.5-3 hour Thai massage. For additional information on Thai massage, see the course description for the introductory course. Thai II may only be taken if you have completed Thai I, An Introduction and then practiced that work.
Students must have a large piece of foam to work on (approximately 4’x6’), a sheet to cover the foam, a pillow, wear loose comfortable clothing to be able to do all the work and receive it (yoga pants work best), please dress modestly, no cleavage showing. Wear socks so that you can easily put them back on before stepping on to the floor—hygiene counts even with your feet!
Course: Therapeutic Stones
Description: Stone Massage is the incorporation of heated and cooled stones into a session of therapeutic massage for the purpose of treating an injury, relieving pain and increasing your client's general state of well-being. The use of stones enables you to offer your clients the well-known therapeutic benefits of heat and cold, as well as creating movement, friction, pressure and vibration with the stones.
In this course you will learn to:
You will receive a certificate of achievement upon completion of the course, the case study and passing the test with at least 75%.
Stones are not included in this course and you will also need to bring additional supplies to the workshop including several therapeutic grade oils. Please contact us for details.