16 CE Hours!

A Proven Background of Orthopedic Massage

James Waslaski is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He’s served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He’s developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self Care. His new book: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011. James is a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. He presents at state, national and international massage, chiropractic, and osteopathic conventions, including keynote addresses at the FSMTA, World of Wellness, New England Regional Conference, the World Massage Festival, and Australian National Massage Conventions. His audience includes massage and physical therapists, as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses, and physicians. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.

2019 AMTA-LA Convention

Why choose this year’s AMTA-LA Convention to meet your continuing education needs? Easy!

The purpose of seminars provided by James Waslaski is to teach Cutting Edge Manual Therapy Protocols to Eliminate Pain and Sports Injuries and enhance Athletic Performance. James’s seminars are known world wide and have changed the way every manual therapist practices. Imagine a world where every manual therapist discovered a user friendly, pain free system to restore normal muscle resting lengths to every opposing muscle group in the human body.

Today’s manual therapist needs to have multiple skills in order to address a wide variety of complicated musculoskeletal pain conditions. Specialization in just one modality is becoming a thing of the past because of limited patient outcomes. James’s unique system consists of orthopedic assessment, clinical reasoning, multidisciplinary and multimodality therapies, and precise corrective stretching and strengthening exercises.

During your 16-hour course, you’ll be taught Lower Body; this could help you catapult your knowledge and your practice, which means your clients can feel better!

Lower body includes:

(1) Integrated Manual Therapy & Orthopedic Massage For Low Back Pain, Hip Pain, and Sciatica, and

(2) Integrated Manual Therapy & Orthopedic Massage For Complicated Knee Conditions

Orthopedic Massage for Lower Body Conditions and Pelvic Stabilization

Participants will use modalities such as functional assessment, myofascial release, posturology, neuromuscular therapy, scar tissue immobilization, myoskeletal alignment, P.N.F. stretching and strengthening in a very precise order. 

This unique presentation will address the clinical approach to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of the spine and pelvis.  This unique multidisciplinary approach will eliminate even the most complicated pain conditions in the lower extremity immediately and permanently.

Lower Body Conditions addressed are; Low Back Pain, Sciatica, SI Joint Pain, Frozen Hips, Bulging Discs, Patella Femoral Pain, Patella Tendonitis, Chondromalacia, IT Band Friction Syndrome, Fixated Posterior Fibular Head Pain, Abnormal Knee Rotation, Medial & Lateral Collateral Ligament Sprains, Medial and Lateral Meniscus Tears, ACL & PCL Sprains, Hamstring Strains, Popliteal Pain, Plantaris Strains, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinosis, and Posterior.

Participants will learn to integrate the skills of leading practitioners from the fields of massage therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, personal training, osteopathic and chiropractic to restore balance, posture, function and pain free living. Recent clinical studies will forever change the way manual therapists look at musculoskeletal pain, muscle-tendon strain pain, and adhesive capsular pain.

This seminar will teach manual therapists to address ACL & PCL sprains, medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprains, lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprains, medial and lateral meniscus injuries, patellar tendinosis, chondromalacia, bursitis, IT band friction syndrome, hamstring strains, posterior fixated fibular head pain, and posterior knee pain. Corrective stretching and strengthening techniques will be also taught to keep the muscles balanced, and joints aligned for pain free living.

Twelve Steps: 

1. Client History
2. Assess Active Range of Motion
3. Assess Passive Range of Motion
4. Assess Resisted Range of Motion
5. Area Preparation
6. Myofascial Release/ Compression Broadening
7. Cross Fiber Gliding/Trigger Point Therapy
8. Multidirectional Friction
9. Pain Free Movement
10. Eccentric Scar Tissue Alignment
11. Stretching
12. Strengthening

We expect this course to fill very quickly, so don’t wait … register today! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Artwork and slides taken from the book Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management Published by Pearson Education By Author & International Lecturer James Waslaski LMT, CPT
Artwork and slides taken from the book Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management Published by Pearson Education By Author & International Lecturer James Waslaski LMT, CPT

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