Regional Education

Sep
28
Sat
Reflexology and Massage for High Performance Feet | Tom Maxson | 6 CE | Wilmington, NC @ PT by the Sea
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

Reflexology and Massage for High Performance Feet | Tom Maxson | 6 CE | Wilmington, NC

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

Performance means many things: Strength, Endurance, Flexibility, Adaptability, Intelligent Movement, and Fluidity. Many of our clients demand optimal performance from their feet and targeted skill is how we deliver these results. Certified Reflexologist Tom Maxson, LMBT will teach you techniques from Reflexology that will allow you to understand how the feet connect to the whole body, sports massage and connective tissue techniques that prepare the feet to move optimally under specific strain patterns from repetitive stress, and traditional Thai massage techniques that invigorate and energize fatigued, immobilized feet.

REGISTRATION:   9:00 am
CLASS TIME:          9:30 am – 4:30 pm

REGISTRATION FEE:   AMTA Member:  $48 | Non AMTA Member:  $96

PRESENTER:   Tom Maxson – NCBTMB #450679-08

PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BRING:
Massage Table (one per 2 Students)
Sheets
Towels
Face Cradle

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Sep
29
Sun
Effective Strategies for Plantar Fasciitis | Kay Warren | 8 CE | Greensboro NC @ Holistic Commons
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Class Description

This class is a revolutionary new approach to understanding and treating Plantar Fasciitis, utilizing more than three decades of clinical experience. Clients with Plantar Fasciitis who seek traditional treatments can spend between $200 – $3000 dollars in doctor’s visits, orthotics, physical therapy, and medications in the first year alone. You can help them be pain free in 4-8 weeks. This is a simple, extremely effective protocol you can use right away to help your clients get their lives back. This knowledge should be in everyone’s toolbox!

CE Hours:  8

Date:   September 29, 2019

Location: Holistic Commons; 123 Walnut Circle, Greensboro, NC 27409, USA

 

Registration Time:  8:30 am

Class Time:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Speaker:  Kay Warren, LMBT, NCBTMB ​Approved ​Provider ​# ​411

 

Registration Costs

AMTA Member: $64.00
Non-AMTA Member: $128.00

 

Participants Need to Bring:

Massage Tables, basic linens, a bolster, your preferred cream. Pen & paper for additional notes. Please bring or wear SHORTS. This class is heavily hands on, and we will be working right up to the knee

 

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Oct
12
Sat
Massage Professionals Against Human Trafficking (Ethics: Incl Std V) | Laura Landsiedel Ford | 3 CE | Wilmington, NC @ PT by the Sea
Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

Massage Professionals Against Human Trafficking (Ethics: Incl Std V) | Laura Landsiedel Ford | 3 CE | Wilmington, NC

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

Learn about the illicit massage services and the labor and sex trafficking that hides behind these illicit services. Learn how these services hide in plain sight and how our profession is often confused by the public as participating in promotion of human trafficking. Learn about laws and loopholes that affect the suppression or proliferation of human trafficking hiding as spa services.

 

REGISTRATION: 9:00 am
CLASS TIME: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

REGISTRATION FEE: AMTA Member:  $24 | Non AMTA Member:  $48

PRESENTER: Laura Landsiedel Ford – NCBTMB #450679-08

Participants need to bring: Pen and Paper

 

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Paranasal Sinus Drainage | Sandy Mason | 4 CE | Wilmington, NC @ PT by the Sea
Oct 12 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Class Description

This course provides hands-on instruction of innovative techniques derived from a wide variety of bodywork traditions – including lymphatic drainage, acupressure, myofascial release, Thai and energetic modalities – for application to the release of blockages in the paranasal sinus cavities.  Embellished with relevant theory, handouts, anatomy and physiology, this seminar adds the ability to offer relief to clients suffering from a vast variety of sinus ailments to the existing skills of practicing bodyworkers and massage therapists.

 

CE Hours:  4

Date:   October 12, 2019

Location:    PT by the Sea; 1721 Allen’s Lane, Suite 101; Wilmington, NC 28403, USA

 

Registration Time: 1:00 pm

Class Time:  1:30- 5:30 pm

 

Speaker: Sandy Mason, BA, LMBT, LMT, BCTMB

 

Registration Costs

AMTA Member: $32.00
Non-AMTA Member: $64.00

 

Participants Need to Bring:

Massage Table
Set of Sheets
Blanket
Bolster

 

Presenter Bio:

Sandy Mason has been a massage therapy instructor for over 16 years.  She is currently Clinical Education Coordinator and full-time Instructor at Forsyth Technical Community College in North Carolina, in both the entry-level and Associate Degree Therapeutic Massage Programs. Sandy is a NCBTMB Approved Provider and has presented classes for many AMTA-NC Units over the years, as well as the 2014 AMTA National Convention in Denver. Her passion for elevating educational standards for our profession is evident in her active roles in the AFMTE (Alliance for Massage Therapy Education) where she has helped to develop Teaching Standards for the industry, and currently serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer. Sandy has most recently become one of the first 9 educators to receive official Teacher Certification status from The Alliance. She has been a textbook reviewer, contributing author and subject matter expert for exam development in the profession, and runs a private practice in Winston-Salem.

 

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Oct
13
Sun
Ethics: Scope of Practice | William Dickinson | 3 CE | Wilmington, NC @ PT by the Sea
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Ethics: Scope of Practice | William Dickinson | 3 CE | Wilmington, NC

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

It’s time to review, renew, and refresh scope of practice and it’s impact on the massage therapy profession. Ethics of touch matters and it matters that we maintain a clear sense of boundaries.

 

REGISTRATION:    9:30 am
CLASS TIME:    10:00 am – 1:00 pm

REGISTRATION FEE:    AMTA Member:  $24 | Non AMTA Member:  $48

PRESENTER:     William Dickinson – NCBTMB #450679-08

Participants need to bring:     Pen and Paper

 

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Massage & Fibromyalgia | William Dickinson | 3 CE | Wilmington, NC @ PT by the Sea
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Massage & Fibromyalgia | William Dickinson | 3 CE* | Wilmington, NC

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

Massage and Fibromyalgia prepares massage therapists to safely and effectively provide care for clients who live with Fibromyalgia (FM). Each participant in this class will learn the medical definition of Fibromyalgia and how it may present in clients, considerations for treatment protocols, modifications, and contraindications in order to develop a solid understanding of this variable syndrome so that best possible care may be provided to his or her clients.

 

REGISTRATION:     1:30 pm
CLASS TIME:     2:00 – 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION FEE:     AMTA Member:  $24 | Non AMTA Member:  $84

PRESENTER:     William Dickinson – NCBTMB #450679-08

Participants need to bring:    Pen and Paper

 

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Oct
17
Thu
NC BMBT Meeting @ Wells Fargo Capitol Center 13th Floor
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am

Board meetings are held in downtown Raleigh, one block south of the State Capital. Click the Board Contact link for specific directions to the meeting location. Meetings typically begin at 10:00am and are open to the public, pursuant to the North Carolina Open Meetings Law.

There is generally a 15-minute public comment period* at each meeting, at the Board’s discretion.

Any individual or group who wishes to address the Board shall make a request to the Board office to be placed on the agenda.  Such request shall be made in writing and must be received at least 14 days prior to a regular meeting of the Board.  The chair will determine whether the item will be placed on the agenda.  The individual or group shall be notified at least three working days in advance of the meeting whether the item will be on the agenda.

All Meetings are held on Thursday, unless otherwise noted.

Oct
22
Tue
AMTA NC Board Meeting
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a face to face meeting of the AMTA NC board members. AT National Actual Date and Time TBA

Oct
24
Thu
AMTA 2019 National Convention in Indianapolis
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day

NATIONAL CONVENTION

AMTA 2019 National Convention

October 24-26 | Indianapolis, IN

Check back in spring 2019 for registration information for the AMTA 2019 National Convention.

Nov
11
Mon
AMTA NC Board Conference Call
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a Board Conference Call. Members from AMTA NC are welcome to join in on our Conference calls. We use gotomeeting and are allowed up to 500 participants. Please come join us on our calls so you know what we are talking about and whats going on in our chapter.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/766972221
Call number (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 766-972-221

 

Regional Education INFORMATION:

Regional Education:  The state of North Carolina divided up into 6 small geographical areas (by counties) to provide low-cost, continuing education & networking opportunities at a local/close- to-home locale.  It is the goal of AMTA-NC  to subdivide these 6 regions again & have 12 regions throughout the state thereby doubling the opportunities for CE’s and saving time & money in travel.  To achieve this we need more coordinators. Please consider helping your AMTA-NC Chapter & membership by volunteering as a Regional Education Coordinator.

Regional Education generally have two local meetings a year; That is 12 local meetings through-out the state for our members continuing education needs. Unit meetings are usually 3 – 6 hours of Continuing Education Credits with an Ethics classes offered every other year.

 

Currently Looking for a Regional Education Coordinator for the South East Region!

For more information: contact your Regional Education Coordinator

Following is a county breakdown:

 


Western Regional Education Coordinator

Emily Nichols

Emily has been a LMBT for 5 years and a member of AMTA for 3 years. She started volunteering to help bring CEs and networking to her area. Emily graduated from Isothermal Community College and has a passion for helping her clients with all the techniques that she has learned over the years. Emily also loves gardening, beekeeping, and tending to her farm animals which consist of chickens and goats.

 

Western Region

Allegheny
Ashe
Avery
Buncombe
Burke
Caldwell
Cherokee
Clay
Graham
Haywood
Henderson
Jackson
Macon
Madison
McDowell
Mitchell
Polk
Rutherford
Swain
Transylvania
Watauga
Yancey
Piedmont Regional Education Coordinator

Lisa Castellano

Lisa has been a LMBT for the past 30 years both in NC and NJ where she volunteered for AMTA-NJ and continues her volunteer career in NC. Her practice focuses on individualized experiences for each client where she uses her tool box of knowledge to help every client work towards becoming pain free. Lisa has been married for over 25 years and has four beautiful children. In her personal time she has a love for photography and uses all the extra wall space in her office as her own personal gallery.

Piedmont Region

Anson
Cabarrus
Catawba
Cleveland
Gaston
Iredell
Lincoln
Mecklenburg
Montgomery
Richmond
Stanly
Union
Triad Regional Education Coordinator

T.A.G. Woods

The first time I heard about AMTA was while studying at Body Therapy Institute. I became a student member and later a professional member.  I joined mainly for the liability insurance coverage. I enjoyed glancing through the Hands-On® newsletter and reading mtj® that all AMTA members receive.

It was years later that I began utilizing some of the other membership benefits, attending AMTA-NC conventions, reading and sharing research and position statements. At an AMTA-NC Convention in Raleigh, Ed Sansbury awarded me a 10 year member gift. I thought that was really nice and I was touched that an organization as large as AMTA would recognize and appreciate a member like me.

More years past and during the AMTA-NC Convention in 2011 I attended a volunteers’ luncheon. I was volunteered to volunteer as Triad Unit Coordinator. That “what just happened” moment was the beginning of my truly understanding the many, many benefits of AMTA that are available to all our members. I am grateful to that person who volunteered me.

As an AMTA-NC volunteer I receive email communications from our BOD, attend meetings and conference calls. As I get to know our BOD I witness their passion and commitment to the AMTA mission statement,“To serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.” These remarkable women and men carry those words in their hearts and live their lives accordingly.

Two of my passions are learning and teaching. The primary responsibility of Unit Coordinators is to organize local continuing education for the unit’s members.  It is a joy to talk, meet and work with many extraordinary teachers, especially those who call NC home. I attended my first Unit CE class as part of the training for Unit Coordinator. I cannot believe that I had never taken advantage of this great benefit of affordable, local Unit CE’s! I hope you will join us and utilize this AMTA benefit.

I was graced to have been awarded a scholarship for the 2012 AMTA National Convention in Raleigh, NC as an extremely generous thank you for the work I have performed as Triad Unit Coordinator. It was an excellent opportunity to meet our AMTA National leaders and those from various Chapters throughout the US as well as the Massage Therapy Foundation leaders. They are heart-centered professionals working tirelessly “to serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.”

Triad Region

Alamance
Alexander
Caswell
Davidson
Davie
Forsyth
Guilford
Randolph
Rockingham
Rowan
Stokes
Surry
Wilkes
Yadkin
Triangle Regional Education Coordinator

William Dickinson

William has been a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist since 2013 and has been a member of AMTA since he was first licensed, volunteering in various roles with the North Carolina Chapter.

Currently, he serves the Triangle Unit as a Unit Coordinator, arranging low-cost, local, CE classes for the greater Raleigh-Durham area.

In his own practice, William’s specializes in working with chronic pain conditions, such as Fibromyalgia and TMJD, and has a particular affinity for upper-body work. He also enjoys providing specialized prenatal massage for pregnant clients.

“I joined AMTA specifically for the fact that there was a local Chapter, which afforded opportunities for networking, education, and volunteering in the community. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a member of AMTA NC and the connections and friendships made as a result.”

Triangle Region

Chatham
Durham
Franklin
Granville
Harnett
Johnston
Lee
Moore
Orange
Person
Vance
Wake
Warren
Northeast Regional Education Coordinator

Autumn Henderson

Autumn has been a LMBT for 3 years and became a member of AMTA while in school. She owns her own practice called Southern Healing, which is located in Elizabeth City. She opened southern Healing because every where else she worked she was unable to stay true to herself. She believes in wellness, and that our body’s can heal themselves if given the proper tools. She tries to promote natural options. She is a mother of 7 wonderful little spiritual beings and her husband is a full time paramedic. They live on a urban farm in Elizabeth City. She has several degrees and is currently working on her masters in alternative medicine. She will soon be working on her doctorate in Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Northeast Region

Beaufort
Bertie
Camden
Chowan
Currituck
Dare
Edgecombe
Gates
Halifax
Hyde
Martin
Nash
Northampton
Pasquotank
Perquimans
Pitt
Tyrrell
Washington
Wilson
Southeast Regional Education Coordinator

Interim RE Coordinator

Rachel mann

Rachel Mann is helping out in the Southeast region to bring CEs to the area. If you are interested in volunteering and becoming the Southeast Regional Education Coordinator please contact Sandra York @ sandrayork.amta@gmail.com

 

Southeast Region

Bladen
Brunswick
Carteret
Columbus
Craven
Cumberland
Duplin
Greene
Hoke
Jones
Lenoir
New Hanover
Onslow
Pamlico
Pender
Roberson
Sampson
Scotland
Wayne