AMTA 2007 Pre-Convention Training Call Schedule

Learn from some of the world’s top massage therapy experts, all of whom will be presenting at the upcoming AMTA massage convention in Cincinnati. Normally you’d pay hundreds of dollars to attend their seminars, but by special arrangement they’ve agreed to share their knowledge with you on these special massage radio broadcasts. Pick their brains and ask the them questions before or during the show.

All of these pre-convention training calls are completely free of charge and can be accessed via live streaming audio on the web. Or if you prefer, listen to the call live on the phone. Just click the links below for more information and to ask the presenter questions. At the times indicated below, open the page below to access the call and listen in on the broadcast.

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  • Ruth Werner – Pathology for Massage Therapists
    ~ Thursday, July 26th, 2007 3:00PM EST ~ When we work with clients who are not perfectly healthy, whose bodies may not have the capacity to keep up with the kinds of changes some types of bodywork bring about, we run the risk of doing more harm than good. In this interview Ruth Werner will discuss some of the most important pathologies you need to know about for the safety of you and your client.
  • Doug Nelson – Mystery of Pain
    ~ Thursday, August 2nd, 2007 3:00PM EST ~ At the AMTA massage conference Doug Nelson will discuss the Mystery of Pain. Few massage therapist s understand the complex mechanisms behind the anatomy of pain. In this interview we’ll explore the complexities of pain mechanisms and the application of new research to clinical practice.
  • Meir Schneider – Massage and Aging
    ~ Thursday, August 9th, 2007 3:00PM EST ~ At the AMTA conference Meir Schneider will help you understand how you can effectively address the needs of aging clients. With increased longevity massage therapists are increasing dealing with osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, hip and joint replacements, stroke and circulatory problems, and other pathologies related to aging.
  • Jenn Sommermann – Massage Marketing
    ~ Thursday, August 16th, 2007 3:00PM EST ~ Most massage therapists are not comfortable speaking about what they do for a profession. Yet becoming visual, meeting and talking to people and networking are among the best marketing tools in this profession. Jenn Sommermann helps therapists feel more comfortable using talk for marketing.
  • Pete Whitridge – Massage Business Skills
    ~ Thursday, August 23rd, 2007 3:00PM EST ~ Business Skills: Creating Success, is specifically designed for the newer and developing massage therapist. Explore marketing for success, bookkeeping, tax/legal issues, and employment versus independent contractor status.
  • Pamela Rose – Teaching Massage
    ~ Thursday, August 30th, 2007 3:00PM EST ~ Pamela looks at various learning styles and how your own learning style affects the way you teach massage classes. Understand your teaching style and you’ll be able to connect with students in a more profound way and help them understand and assimilate the material on a deeper level.
  • Bryan Born – Pharmaceuticals and Massage
    ~ Thursday, September 6th, 2007 3:00PM EST ~ Pharmaceuticals & Massage for Aging Clients. Dr. Bryan Born will turn anxiety into confidence when dealing with your aging client’s medications. The most critical massage precautions and contraindications will be covered for today’s top prescription drugs.
  • Mike Dixon – Wrist and Hand Treatment
    ~ Thursday, September 13th, 2007 3:00PM EST ~ An integrative approach to massage therapy for the wrist and hand. Develop a better understanding of the biomechanics, common conditions, assessment and treatment techniques for the wrist and hand.
  • Cheryl Chapman – Mastectomy Massage
    ~ Thursday, September 20th, 2007 3:00PM EST ~ Cheryl Chapman discusses Mastectomy Massage. By understanding the key points to various reconstruction procedures, specific hands-on techniques, positioning, draping, lymphedema, indications and contraindications the new or seasoned therapist will feel confident and prove effective in working with mastectomy clients.