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May
25
Sat
AMTA-PA Evansburg State Park: Picnic in the Park For Massage Therapists @ Evansburg State Park
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Dear AMTA PA Chapter Member,

Time for a PICNIC in the PARK!

REGISTRATION LINK:  https://www.regonline.com/AMTA-PA_Picnic_Evansburg_State_Park

Come join your colleagues and enjoy lunch on us!
Bring the Family and Friends and have fun!!!

Register yourself as a Member and then let us know the total number attending including yourself.

This event is in Evansburg State Park at Pavillion B Picnic Area on Mayhall Road.

For GPS Units:
Use this address for Evansburg State Park: 851 Mayhall Rd, Collegeville, PA 19426. This should direct you to the Main building, then Follow signage once you are in the park to find your desired destination. We will be meeting at Picnic Pavillion B just down Mayhall road.
Facility GPS: 75.411111, 40.236111

https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/EvansburgStatePark/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_004726.pdf

Look forward to seeing you there!!!

Jun
15
Sat
AMTA-PA Pine Grove Furnace State Park: Picnic in the Park For Massage @ Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Brickhouse Pavilion
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Dear ​AMTA ​PA ​Chapter ​Member, ​ ​

Time ​for ​a ​PICNIC ​in ​the ​PARK!!

Come ​network ​with ​your ​colleagues ​and ​enjoy ​a ​lunch ​on ​us! ​
Bring ​the ​Family ​and ​have ​fun!!!

Register ​yourself ​as ​a ​Member ​and ​then ​let ​us ​know ​the ​total ​number ​attending ​with ​you ​including ​yourself ​so ​we ​can ​bring ​enough ​food.
https://www.regonline.com/AMTA-PA_Picnic_Pinegrove_Furnace_State_Park

This ​event ​is ​in ​Pine ​Grove ​Furnace ​State ​Park ​Picnic ​Area ​on ​Road. ​

Use ​this ​address ​for ​Pine ​Grove ​Furnace ​State ​Park ​(Brickyard ​Pavilion): ​1100 ​Pine ​Grove ​Road ​Gardners, ​PA ​17324. ​Address ​to ​main ​building. ​ ​We ​will ​be ​meeting ​at ​Brickyard ​Picnic ​Pavillion ​down ​behind ​the ​Appalachian ​Trail ​Museum ​and ​Park ​main ​office.

https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/PineGroveFurnaceStatePark/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/PineGroveFurnaceStatePark/Pages/Maps.aspx
map:
http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_005573.pdf

Look ​forward ​to ​seeing ​you ​there!!!

Jun
22
Sat
AMTA-PA Presque Isle State Park: Massage Therapists Picnic in the Park @ Presque Isle State Park, Cookhouse Pavilion (site 005)
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Dear ​AMTA ​PA ​Chapter ​Member, ​

Come ​network ​with ​your ​colleagues ​and ​enjoy ​a ​lunch ​on ​us! ​
Bring ​the ​Family ​and ​have ​fun!!!

Register ​yourself ​as ​a ​Member ​and ​then ​let ​us ​know ​the ​total ​number ​attending ​with ​you ​including ​yourself ​so ​we ​can ​bring ​enough ​food.

https://www.regonline.com/AMTA-PA_Picnic_Presque_Isle_State_Park

This ​event ​is ​in ​Presque ​Isle ​State ​Park ​at ​Cookhouse ​Pavilion ​(site ​005) ​ ​ ​ ​301 ​Peninsula ​Dr, ​Erie, ​PA ​16505. ​ ​Follow ​signs ​to ​Cookhouse ​Pavilion.

https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/PresqueIsleStatePark/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/PresqueIsleStatePark/Pages/Maps.aspx
http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_003286.pdf

Look ​forward ​to ​seeing ​you ​there!!!

Jul
13
Sat
AMTA-PA Tobyhanna State Park: Massage Therapists Picnic in the Park @ Tobyhanna State Park, Pavilion
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Dear ​AMTA ​PA ​Chapter ​Member, ​

Come ​network ​with ​your ​colleagues ​and ​enjoy ​a ​lunch ​on ​us! ​
Bring ​the ​Family ​and ​have ​fun!!!

Register ​yourself ​as ​a ​Member ​and ​then ​let ​us ​know ​the ​total ​number ​attending ​with ​you ​including ​yourself ​so ​that ​we ​can ​bring ​enough ​food.

https://www.regonline.com/AMTA-PA_Picnic_Tobyhanna_State_Park

This ​event ​is ​in ​Tobyhanna ​State ​Park ​at ​the ​Pavilion ​114 ​Campground ​Rd
Tobyhanna, ​PA ​18466-0387. ​Follow ​signs ​to ​the ​Pavilion.
Phone: ​570-894-8336 ​ ​

https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/TobyhannaStatePark/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/TobyhannaStatePark/Pages/Maps.aspx
http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_003052.pdf

Look ​forward ​to ​seeing ​you ​there!!!

Sep
8
Sun
AMTA-PA 2019 Sports Massage and Assessment at Clarion University @ Clarion University,
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Dear ​AMTA ​PA ​Chapter ​Members ​and ​Non-Members, ​

We ​are ​excited ​to ​offer ​a ​fantastic ​class ​on ​Sports ​Massage ​and ​Assessment ​taught ​by ​Mike ​Walters ​at ​Clarion ​University ​in ​Clarion ​PA.

Come ​network ​with ​your ​colleagues!

Registration:  https://www.regonline.com/AMTA-PA_2019_Sports_Massage_Clarion_University

LOCATION: ​
​ ​ ​ ​ ​Clarion ​University ​
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​840 ​Wood ​Street, ​Clarion, ​PA ​16214
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​(814) ​393-2000
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
REGISTRATION ​PRICE:
​ ​ ​ ​ ​$50 ​Members, ​ ​$90 ​Non-Members

SCHEDULE:
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Registration ​/ ​Check-in ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​9:00 ​am ​ –  ​9:30 ​am
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Sunday ​Morning ​Class ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​   9:30 ​am ​- ​12:00 ​pm
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Sunday ​Lunch ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​   12:00 ​pm ​- ​ ​1:00 ​pm
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Sunday ​Afternoon ​Class ​ ​ ​    1:00 ​pm ​- ​ 3:30 ​pm

CLASS: ​ ​( ​max ​registrations ​40 ​)
“Sports ​Massage ​and ​Assessment”

​ ​ ​ ​REQUIRED ​ITEMS: ​ ​
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Massage ​Table, ​ ​Sheets/Towels, ​Oil/Cream
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Snacks ​and ​Drinks ​(ie ​water) ​as ​needed, ​none ​will ​be ​provided
​ ​ ​ ​CLASS ​DESCRIPTION: ​ ​

This class will look at practical aspects of working with athletes whether they are weekend-warriors or Professionals in their sport. We will be looking at the massage component as only one aspect of working with athletes.    In addition, we will do visual and physical assessment to identify some issues clients may be dealing with, which will help guide your time with them.  We will also spend time on stretching, learning what type to use on clients due to energy expenditure. Time permitting, will look at additional ways of serving the needs of clients

Come learn to do things “outside the box”.

Items to bring – table, cover sheet, large towel, bolster.  Dress in activity clothing or comfortable clothing to work through.

​ ​ ​ ​ ​NUMBER ​OF ​CONTINUING ​EDUCATION ​CREDITS: ​6

​ ​ ​ ​ ​INSTRUCTOR: ​ ​Mike ​Walters

Mike L. Walters, LMT, received his massage training at The Alternative Conjunction School of
Massage in 1994 and his license through the State of Florida in 1995, and Pennsylvania in 2011
(start of licensure in PA). He has continued study with national/international instructors focusing
on sports bodywork for the competing athlete. Mr. Walters maintains a practice; An Athlete’s
Edge, Sports Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork in Mechanicsburg, PA and focuses on the needs
of the competing athlete, active individual whether they are a weekend warrior or
Olympic/Professional level athlete. Mr. Walters has served at the Salt Lake City Olympic
Winter Games and the Athens Olympic Summer Games with the International Sports Massage
Team. Most recently he was part of the US Olympic Committee (USOC) Volunteer Medical
Team at the Vancouver Winter Games, stationed in the Whistler Clinic. He has traveled
extensively to serve athletes at National and International level venues. Clients with medical
complications are seen as well. Mr. Walters also maintains licensure as a Physical Therapy
Assistant (PTA) and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic.
Mr. Walters also served with AMTA MERT (Massage Emergency Response Team) at two sites
of the 911 attacks. He was deployed to Shanksville with 5 other MERT therapists under the FBI
and then called to Ground Zero to serve as Supervisor of the massage area under the Mayor’s
Emergency Response System at Respite Center 1.
Additional information is available through his website at www.AnAthletesEdge.com

Sep
29
Sun
AMTA-PA 2019 Rocking at Inn at Reading: Wyomissing PA @ The Inn at Reading
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Dear ​AMTA ​PA ​Chapter ​Members ​and ​Non-Members, ​

We ​are ​excited ​to ​offer ​a ​fantastic ​class ​on ​Sports ​Massage ​and ​Assessment ​taught ​by ​David ​Lobenstine ​at ​Inn ​at ​Reading ​in ​Wyomissing ​PA ​(Reading ​PA).

Come ​network ​with ​your ​colleagues!

Registration:  https://www.regonline.com/AMTA-PA_2019_Rocking_at_Inn-at-Reading

LOCATION: ​
​ ​ ​ ​ ​Inn ​at ​Reading
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​840 ​Wood ​Street, ​Clarion, ​PA ​16214
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​(814) ​393-2000
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
REGISTRATION ​PRICE:
​ ​ ​ ​ ​$50 ​Members, ​ ​$90 ​Non-Members

SCHEDULE:
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Registration ​/ ​Check-in ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​9:00 ​am ​- ​9:30 ​am
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Sunday ​Morning ​Class ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​9:30 ​am ​- ​12:00 ​pm
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Sunday ​Lunch ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​12:00 ​pm ​- ​ ​1:00 ​pm
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Sunday ​Afternoon ​Class ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​1:00 ​pm ​- ​3:30 ​pm

CLASS: ​ ​( ​max ​registrations ​40 ​)
“Rocking”

REQUIRED ​ITEMS: ​ ​
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Massage ​Table, ​ ​Sheets/Towels, ​Oil/Cream
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Snacks ​and ​Drinks ​(ie ​water) ​as ​needed, ​none ​will ​be ​provided

CLASS ​DESCRIPTION: ​ ​Stuck ​in ​a ​rut? ​Bored ​while ​you ​work? ​Or ​just ​working ​too ​hard? ​Then ​try ​rocking. ​In ​this ​course ​you’ll ​learn ​a ​technique ​as ​simple ​as ​it ​is ​useful: ​you ​create ​a ​tiny ​back ​and ​forth ​movement ​by ​mobilizing ​your ​knees ​and ​hips ​ever ​so ​slightly; ​that ​movement ​translates ​into ​a ​subtle ​but ​powerful ​undulation ​into ​the ​client’s ​tissues. ​Rocking ​can ​be ​done ​at ​any ​tempo ​and ​at ​any ​pressure ​– ​fast ​or ​slow, ​light ​or ​deep. ​And ​rocking ​can ​be ​integrated ​into ​whatever ​work ​you ​already ​do, ​from ​Swedish ​to ​deep ​tissue ​to ​myofascial. ​It ​causes ​a ​profound ​relaxation ​in ​your ​client, ​by ​soothing ​the ​autonomic ​nervous ​system ​– ​the ​same ​reason ​we ​rock ​babies ​when ​they ​are ​upset. ​The ​result ​is ​that ​deeper ​work ​becomes ​easier ​and ​more ​effective, ​and ​lighter ​work ​becomes ​more ​satisfying. ​At ​the ​same ​time, ​rocking ​reduces ​strain ​on ​your ​fingers ​and ​thumbs, ​and ​helps ​to ​keep ​your ​own ​body ​relaxed ​and ​engaged. ​ ​

NUMBER ​OF ​CONTINUING ​EDUCATION ​CREDITS: ​6

INSTRUCTOR: ​ ​David ​Lobenstine

Apr
24
Fri
AMTA-PA Annual Conference 2020 @ Nittany Lion Inn
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day
Click HERE to register
SCHEDULE:
Friday, April 24, 2020 
Registration / Check-in              8:30 am  –  9:00 am
Professional Ethics class options:
Class 1                               9:00 am  –  1:00 pm
Class 2                               2:00 pm  –  6:00 pm
Mandated Reporter Training class options:
Class 1                               9:00 am  – 12:00 pm
Class 2                               1:00 pm  –   5:00 pm
Class 3                               6:00 pm  –   9:00 pm
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Registration                              8:30 am  –   9:00 pm
Morning Class                          9:00 am  –   1:00 pm
Lunch                                       1:00 pm  –   2:00 pm
Afternoon Class                       2:00 pm  –   6:00 pm
Sunday, April 26, 2020

Morning Class                          9:00 am  – 11:00 am

Lunch                                      11:00 am  – 12:00 pm
Meeting                                   12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Afternoon Class                      12:30 pm –   4:30 pm
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND INSTRUCTOR BIOS:
Professional Ethics with Camille Baughman, MA, LMT
Of course we all need Professional Ethics to meet our requirements.  This particular course will provide you that and go further in helping remind you of how important being totally present is for your clients, and how to create clear interactions and bring joy to your practice.
Camille Baughman has a B.S. in Education from Shippensburg University, an MA in Applied Healing Arts from the Tai Sophia Institute and has been a licensed Massage Therapist trained at the Florida School of Massage since 1986. In addition to running a practice that includes 10 other licensed and certified Massage Therapists, Camille is currently on staff at the Lancaster School of Massage, sat on the Pennsylvania American Massage Therapy Association board, served as an elected delegate to the National American Massage Therapy Association for many years and is a consultant for Harrisburg Area Community College’s Massage Therapy Program. She received the Pennsylvania state AMTA 2003 Distinguished Service Award, and the 2005 and 2009 Humanitarian Award and developed and coordinated volunteer Massage Therapy at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Hershey Medical Center.
Mandated Reporter Training with the Family Support Alliance of PA
This will help you complete the requirements for Mandated Reporter Training.  But in addition you have an opportunity to obtain a deeper understanding through class discussion and participation. It sure is a lot more enjoyable than trying to complete this requirement online! Look for any opportunity to take the course from the Family Support Alliance whenever possible: they to a fantastic job!
Treatment and Assessment of the Sacroiliac Joint with Cynthia Ribiero  
Cynthia Ribeiro is an NHI Instructor and manager of the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program, and is the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) 2017 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Recipient. Ribeiro came to the U.S from Brazil, where she earned an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and studied Surgical Nursing. Once in the U.S, she graduated from two massage school programs, and now specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy and Orthopedic Massage. She later founded the Western Institute of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy. In 2003, she was appointed Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of California-Irvine Medical School. In March 2008 she was elected Vice President of the National Board of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and in 2011 became President-Elect for the AMTA. Cynthia was President of AMTA in 2012-13 and continues to influence the industry today. A highly dynamic teacher, she has taught advanced anatomy and injury rehabilitation skills since 1988. Her Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy workshops are in high demand throughout U.S. and Canada, and Cynthia frequently presents at state and national massage therapy conventions. As founder and owner of Western Institute of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (WIN) in Southern California, Cynthia developed highly effective therapeutic bodywork, and has brought that material to NHI for the 450 hour program in Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy. A continual inspiration to her students, she nevertheless says, “I am always a student

myself, and I strongly believe in lifelong learning.”
Required items: Massage Table, Sheets/Towels, Oil/Cream, Bolsters, etc.
Cynthia is an NCBTMB approved provider. 
 
Essentials of Orthopedic Assessment with Whitney Lowe
Students greatly enjoy Whitney Lowe’s dynamic and entertaining presentations that get students excited about learning. His presentations and programs are easy to understand, have clear explanations, and have excellent multimedia support materials. Lowe’s friendly, witty, and accessible teaching style is very much appreciated by those who like to participate in a fun, but educational experience. Lowe’s career spans three decades and includes extensive clinical work, research, publication, teaching, and positions on national boards and committees. Lowe directs the Academy of Clinical Massage, which provides advanced clinical massage continuing education, as well as programs for schools. Professionals and schools use Lowe’s text, Orthopedic Assessment in Massage Therapy. He is a contributing author to several other texts, as well. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, and is a regularly featured author in publications such as Massage & Bodywork, Massage Today, and Massage Magazine.
Required items: Massage Table, Sheets/Towels, Bolsters, etc.
Whitney is an NCBTMB approved provider.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations received prior to the registration cut-off date will be given a full refund. Due to the costs of rentals, supplies, and speaker fees, if cancellations are received after the registration cut-off date, a partial refund may be granted at the discretion of the Chapter Board on a case-by-case basis. Cancellations must be either written or via email. The Board reserves the right to amend or waive this policy in documented emergency situations.