2020 AMTA-LA Convention

January 31 – February 02
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

January 31 – February 02
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

AMTA-LA Convention

About James

Venue & Reservations


Daily Schedule

CE Fees & Registration

AMTA-LA Convention

About James

Venue & Reservations


Daily Schedule

CE Fees & Registration

About This Year’s Convention

Based on revolutionary clinical research, participants will learn new techniques that will forever change the way they approach myofascial, trigger point, and tendon pain. These innovative structurally oriented routines, offer pain-free multi-modality methods for achieving immediate results from the following clinical conditions:

  • rotator cuff injuries
  • shoulder impingement
  • bursitis
  • pectoralis minor strains
  • bicipital tendinosis
  • rhomboid pain
  • carpel tunnel syndrome
  • thoracic outlet
  • cervical sprains and strains
  • whiplash, atlas/axis and C1/C2 mobilization
  • facet joint dysfunctions
  • trigger finger
  • migraine headaches
  • bulging discs
  • medial and lateral epicondyle pain
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • joint arthritis

Ground-breaking Frozen Shoulder and Hip Capsule Adhesion techniques will highlight this dynamic interactive workshop.

This incredible multimedia presentation, consisting of assessments, treatments, and client self-care for chronic pain and sports injuries, will facilitate permanent results; even in the most complicated clinical conditions.

Meet James Waslaski

  • Author and International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe
  • 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
  • Developed eight Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self Care
  • His book, Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011
  • Certified Personal Trainer with NASM
  • Served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair
  • Received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame
  • His audience includes massage and physical therapists, as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians

AMTA-LA 2020 Convention Schedule

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Upper Body Training: James Waslaski

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Free Time

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Keynote Address: James Waslaski

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Business Meeting
Finger Foods Will Be Served

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Upper Body Training: James Waslaski

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Mexican Fajita Bar in Vendor Area
Provided Courtesy of AMTA-LA

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Upper Body Training: James Waslaski

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – SATURDAY NIGHT SOCIAL, Dress As Your Favorite Decade
Join us for a sit-down meal and dancing (in the vendor area).

12 noon
Hotel CheckOut Time

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Upper Body Training: James Waslaski

1:00 p.m.
CE Certifications Awarded

Pricing and Registration

EArly Registration: Non-Member $389 | Member: $329 | Student: $225
Late Registration: JANUARY 15, 2020
$50 non-refundable cancellation fee EFFECTIVE January 15, 2020

Embassy Suites Hotel – Baton Rouge

Embassy Suites Hotel

(225) 924 – 6566

4914 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge LA 70808

AMTA-LA has contracted with Embassy Suites in Baton Rouge again this year for our convention. Here are the details for you; if you have any questions, please use the Contact Form at the bottom of the page. Either Jenna, our Convention Coordinator, or another volunteer will respond to you shortly. Thanks!


  • Room rates noted below are for single or double occupancy:
    Double: $133 Per Night
    King: $123 Per Night
  • An additional charge of $10 per person over age 18 will apply for the third and fourth person per guest room
  • Rates are subject to state and local taxes, which are currently 15.45% and may be subject to change without notice
  • To cancel a reservation, individual guests must call 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid charges to card on file. Otherwise, the card will be charged for one night
  • Check-in is at 3pm; check-out is at 12noon
  • Guests arriving prior to 3pm will be accommodated as rooms become available
  • All rooms are non-smoking



Announcement and installation of newly-elected volunteers will take place at

AMTA-LA Chapter Annual Business Meeting
January 31, 2020
Embassy Suites, Baton Rouge LA

AMTA-LA Chapter

Call for Candidates
2020 Elections

Apply by
December 15, 2019

AMTA-LA Chapter wants YOU to be part of the team!

Consider running or encouraging another AMTA Member to run for one of AMTA-LA Chapter’s open volunteer positions.

To Apply
Please contact Diane Navarre, LMT, your  Online Elections Coordinator, to request the Candidate Application.

Diane Navarre, LMT


Open Positions and Position Descriptions

Please click on the position title to view the entire description.

2-year term 

Professional Member in good standing for at least one year

2-year term 

Professional Member in good standing for at least one year

2-year term

Professional Member in good standing for at least one year

2-year term 

Professional Member in good standing for at least one year

Candidates will be asked to confirm they are/have:


  • Professional Member (includes Graduate Member) in good standing and have fulfilled other eligibility requirements
  • Signed the Chapter Volunteer (and/or Delegate) Code of Conduct
  • Access to phone,  computer and internet
  • Able to commit for the entire term of office
  • Willing and able to commit the time required
  • Able to travel for volunteer activities if required
  • Read the position description for the position for which they are applying


AMTA-LA offers extremely competitive rates for exhibitors at our Annual Convention. Your company will be in front of your niche market in an area where therapists can interact with you directly and on a personal level. Take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity and make your presence a success.


  • $35 Per Exhibitor Space
  • Exhibitor Space Size is 8′ x 8′
  • Exhibitor Space Includes One Table and Two Chairs
  • Exhibitor Set-Up is January 31 by 11am
  • Exhibitor Tear-Down is February 2 by 1:30pm
  • Exhibit Hall is Open:
    • Friday from 11:30am until 8:00pm
    • Saturday from 8:00am until 10:00pm
    • Sunday from 8:00am until 1:00pm

Register Now!

Space Is Limited and This Year’s Convention Offers Cutting Edge Training and Comradery. Don’t Wait and Don’t Miss This Extraordinary Opportunity To Be Trained By the Renowned James Waslaski!

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