UPCOMING COURSES IN ALASKA

AK AMTA makes every effort to gather information on upcoming educational opportunities. 

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If you are sponsoring or hosting an educational event please submit the following information to akamta.education@gmail.com and we will attempt to list classes on this page as soon as possible. 


***PLEASE NOTE: AKAMTA Chapter will only promote classes taught by instructors who are certified or licensed in the modality they are offering. Please submit proof of instructor credential with the class listing.***

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Anatomy Trains

 

Facial Release for Structural Balance: Arches and Legs

Sign up at :

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fascial-release-for-structural-balance-arches-and-legs-tickets-37147896358

Register Early and Save Up to $100
Early Registration: Through September 22, 2017
$399 for AMTA Members
$449 for Non-AMTA Members
Registration: After September 22, 2017
$499

See below for class description and instructor bio.

PreRequisite: Must have attended the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function Workshop

Facial Release for Structural Balance: Arches and Legs is approved for 21 CEUs for massage therapists by NCBTMB

Please Note:
We need one massage table for every two class participants. If you have a massage table available, bring it. You may not use your table but we don't want to be short.

Cancellation Policy:
Partial refunds are minus processing fees up to $13.34 depending on type of registration. All refund requests may be emailed to akamta.education@gmail.com by the dates listed, or requested through Eventbrite by the dates listed.
100% refund ends September 15, 2017
50% refund ends September 22, 2017
After September 22, 2017, no refunds will be given.
In case of emergency, your registration may be transferred to another person but you must find the person to transfer the registration to, and give us their name, address, email, phone number, and reason for transfering the registration.

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Fascial Release for Structural Balance Series: Arches & Legs
The Fascial Release for Structural Balance (FRSB) is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses – based on the book of the same name – divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.
Designed with the busy therapist in mind, each FRSB event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches the Fascial Release for Structural Balance will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.
PreRequisite: Must have attended the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function Workshop
Arches and the Legs – Underpinning all of our structure is the foot’s interaction with the ground, imbalances here clearly have consequences further up the body. Effective arch balance can be essential for easy and graceful walking, pelvic stability, low back efficiency and even head and neck support. The feet and legs are literally the foundation for the rest of our structure and this workshop will analyze the bones of the feet and how they conspire to help or hinder the arches. We will look at the forces coming from the leg muscles and create strategies to help maintain better mechanics by dealing with myofascial restrictions and imbalances.
The Knee and Thigh – A complicated hinge in the middle of two long levers is perhaps not the best of designs – but this “elbow designed by committee” is an excellent work of engineering. The knee joint mediates forces coming down from the hip and up from the foot and still allows a wide range of movement in all but the frontal plane.
Objectives
How to differentiate your analysis of the foot and legs from the rest of the mechanical chain, giving an accurate reading of their skeletal relationships
How to assess and then provide good foot and leg support through the three (or four) arches of the foot
How the arches act in walking and standing and their relationship to the pelvis and the AT lines
How to balance the support the arches receive from the long muscles of the calf
Effective strategies to unwind rotational compensations in the foot, the tibia-fibula complex and the knee.
Learn how the structures of the knee and thigh co-operate to achieve this and learn to recognize some of the structural dysfunctions that can occur.
BodyRead the various imbalances which can occur
Learn to balance the common rotational movements of the knee
The FRSB workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.
Arches and the Legs – 3 days
Fans of the Hip – 2 ½ days
Abdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ days
Tensegrity Spine – 2 ½ days
Shoulders & Arms – 2 ½ days
Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days

Learn More About Anatomy Trains! - https://www.anatomytrains.com

INSTRUCTOR BIO
Jason Spitalnik
Jason Spitalnik has studied orthopedic massage, active isolated stretching, and is certified in neuromuscular therapy and Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI). After graduating from KMI in 2007, Jason opened Healing Arts Professionals Wellness Center, providing space for massage therapists, an acupuncturist, and a Reiki master. He will forever be on a quest for his clients to achieve better health through structure, movement, diet, and exercise. Jason teaches Anatomy Trains workshops as well as Orthopedic Assessment at Bristol Community College in Massachusetts. He will always be a student and learns through teaching.
Jason has a background in farming, culinary arts, and martial arts. Along with structural bodywork, he is on the board of sustainable Aquidneck, a non-profit organization founded to support the local food movement on Aquidneck Island, where he lives with his wife, Meredith.


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Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Legs and Hips

NCBTMB approved for 8 hands-on hours of Continuing Education credit

 

Saturday October 28th, 10am–7pm

 

Location: Alaska Career College 1415 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507

 

Cost: Tuition $175 if registered with a $50 non-refundable deposit by August 31st, 2017; $200 thereafter. Register for both the Oct 28th Legs and Hips class and the Oct 29th Visceral class for only $300 ($100 deposit required). The price for the 2-class package goes up to $350 after August 31st.

 

Details: Questions Contact Cat Rose in Anchorage at: 907-830-1075 or alaskanbutterfly@hotmail.com

Contact Brian Utting in Seattle at: 206-784-1778 or brianuttinglmp@gmail.com

 

Course description:
The legs support the upper body and are under tremendous compressive force, whether moving or stationary. When the structures of the feet and legs are functioning properly, they are one of the fundamental anchors of our stability and support. When they’re not, they are a major contributor to foot, knee, hip, and low back issues. In this class, you will learn specific, potent, and effective Deep Tissue techniques to release the muscles and fascia of the hips, legs and feet. These are straightforward, muscle-specific techniques that can be immediately applied in practice. Body mechanics will also be a focus of the class, as well as proper use of hands, elbows, and forearms to save wear and tear on joints.

 

Registration: Send a $50 per class non-refundable registration check to Cat Rose, c/o Active Health Solutions, 1000 O’Malley Rd. Suite 102, Anchorage, AK 99515, or register on line at www.pnwschool.com

 

Instructor: Brian (NCB # 451040-09) founded the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, where his 1000-hour school was considered one of the best massage schools in the country. Brian has been teaching massage CE internationally since 1990. He designs his CE classes and programs so that the students really get the material and can take it home and apply it in their practice, rather than just being exposed to it. Brian was awarded the AMTA’s Robert Calvert Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2009, and was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2014. He now owns and operates the Pacific Northwest School of Massage in Seattle.







Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Torso

(Iliopsoas, Diaphragm, QL and Paraspinals)

NCBTMB approved for 8 hands-on hours of Continuing Education credit

 

Sunday, October 29th, 10am–7pm

 

Location: Alaska Career College 1415 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507

 

Cost: Tuition $175 if registered with a $50 non-refundable deposit by August 31st, 2017; $200 thereafter. Register for both the Oct 28th Legs and Hips class and the Oct 29th Visceral class for only $300 ($100 deposit required). The price for the 2-class package goes up to $350 after August 31st.

 

Details: Questions Contact Cat Rose in Anchorage at: 907-830-1075 or alaskanbutterfly@hotmail.com

Contact Brian Utting in Seattle at: 206-784-1778 or brianuttinglmp@gmail.com

 

Course description:

These muscular structures are integral to maintaining balance, structural alignment, ease of breathing, mobility, and the ability to function without lower back pain. You will learn specific, potent, and effective techniques to release the iliopsoas, diaphragm, QL, lower multifidus, and the lumbodorsal fascia, and the erector spinae and transversospinalis. These muscle-specific techniques will improve the precision and effectiveness of your back massage, and can be easily integrated to your style of bodywork. Students who have taken this class have reported that they were able to apply the techniques in their practices right away and that their clients loved the results, feeling a newfound sense of freedom and ease in their backs.

 

Registration: Send a $50 per class non-refundable registration check to Cat Rose, c/o Active Health Solutions, 1000 O’Malley Rd. Suite 102, Anchorage, AK 99515, or register on line at www.pnwschool.com

 

Instructor: Brian (NCB # 451040-09) founded the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, where his 1000-hour school was considered one of the best massage schools in the country. Brian has been teaching massage CE internationally since 1990. He designs his CE classes and programs so that the students really get the material and can take it home and apply it in their practice, rather than just being exposed to it. Brian was awarded the AMTA’s Robert Calvert Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2009, and was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2014. He now owns and operates the Pacific Northwest School of Massage in Seattle.

 


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Name of Class: Pregnancy Massage Workshop


Dates: October 20-22, 2017


Location: Juneau, Alaska (Juneau Family Health and Birth Center)


Cost: $450 (Early Bird Special is $400 if you register before September 20)


Details: 21 CEUs


Course description: This 3 day workshop covers an in-depth overview of physiology and anatomy of pregnancy through each trimester. Topics include common discomforts, applications and benefits of massage, acupressure and healing touch, contraindications and pathologies. Classes will include demos of Prenatal Massage with supervised practice among students and pregnant women. Each student will receive a resource-based pregnancy massage manual and a 21hour CEU certificate in prenatal massage. 


Registration details: Please contact Juliana Santillanes at 907-570-1239 or email evolvingpalms@gmail.com


Instructor information: Juliana Santillanes lives in Anchorage, Alaska and is a Prenatal Massage Instructor at the Santa Fe School of Massage in New Mexico. She has specialized in Prenatal & Postpartum Massage since 2008. Juliana has over 150 hours of continuing education in Bodywork for the Childbearing Year and teaches workshops in NM, HI and AK. Juliana is State Licensed, Nationally Board Certified, and is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (#650).



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Name of Class: Neural Flossing and Cutaneous Peripheal Nerve Release (YAP)

 

Dates: 10/11/17

     6 to 7pm

 

Location: Avante Medical Center

                915 W. Northern Lights Blvd.

                Anchorage, Alaska  99517

 

Cost: $10

 

Details: Practice Nerve Flossing movements for the Sciatic and Femoral nerves

             From Clinical Neurodynamics by Michael Shacklock 

 

Practice release of  cervical, shoulder, low back, foot and knee pain focusing on cutaneous      nerve  entrapments.                    

Based on YAP (Yank Away Pain or Dermal Traction for Cutaneous Peripheal Nerves with passive       and active range of motion) 

From Dr. Justin Dean and Dr. Philip Snell and current Nerve Block literature.

 

All of this is for use with your patients or clients during treatment, as home exercises and for self care.

 

      

 

To register : email to ggibbs@avantemedical.com

                    

Pay at beginning of class.

 

Instructor :   Grant Gibbs LMT

27 years experience

ART Full Body and Long Tract Nerve Release Certified Provider 

Certified in Upper and Lower Quarter Clinical Neurodynamics, Michael Shacklock

YAP Practitioner , Dr. Justin Dean and Dr. Philip Snell

Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist for 10 years

And some other stuff…: )