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Presidents Message

October 2022

Greetings Chapter Members,

After two years of virtual meetings, we finally met face-to-face in 2022. We renewed old acquaintances and met new friends. Face-to-face. We began with the February Annual Convention with meetings, and receptions, along with Bruce Baltz teaching us to Active Assisted Stretching: Clinical Applications.  In July, Bruce followed up with a second AIS class.  In September, Paul Kohlmeier presented Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping. We were pleased to present these classes at a reduced cost to members.

Although we are almost at the end of 2022, I want you to know that your Georgia Board of Directors and volunteers are here for you. We are about you, the member. We would love to hear from you as to what classes you might like to have next year and possible locations. How do you let us know, just email me with your suggestions. 

I thank you for allowing me to serve as your chapter president. I look forward to meeting every one of you and helping as many of our members as I can and helping to continue to move our chapter to the future. 

Good Health


AMTA Georgia Chapter Calendar

Eliminate Multiple Nerve Crush Phenomenon of the Lower Body @ Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta West/Lithia Springs
Sep 16 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

James Waslaski is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He’s served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He’s developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self -Care. His new book: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011. James is a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. He 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. His audience includes massage and physical therapists, as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. James was awarded Massage Therapist of The Year in 2012 at the Canadian Massage Conference. He was also nominated and awarded by his peers and colleagues the designation of Teacher of The Year 2015 at the World Massage Festival.

Manual Therapy to Eliminate Multiple Nerve Crush Phenomenon of the Lower Body

Based on myofascial pain studies presented at Harvard Medical School, and research dating back to 1946, participants will learn new techniques that will forever change the way they approach myofascial pain, and nerve entrapment pain in the lower extremities. Too often the clinical diagnosis will focus too much on the area of clinical symptoms when dealing with peripheral nerve entrapments, without freeing up the proximal nerve entrapments that feed the peripheral nerves. Aligning the spine is simply not enough in many cases. Manual Therapists must remove the soft tissue restrictions causing stress on discs and fixating joints onto nerves. In the low back, 90% of patients suffering from disc injuries do NOT require surgery.  These innovative structurally-oriented routines offer pain-free multi-modality methods for achieving immediate and permanent results for nerve entrapments throughout the kinetic chain of the lower extremity.  We must look beyond things like disc herniation, compression of lumbar nerve roots, and spinal stenosis. You cannot treat clinical conditions like sciatica, tarsal tunnel, or Morton’s neuroma if you do not free up the multiple fascial nerve adhesions and entrapments feeding from the spinal cord. James will incorporate dazzling 3-D functional anatomy and human dissection models to support his multi- disciplinary approach for assessment, treatment and correction of multiple nerve entrapment pain. Revolutionary techniques to release advanced stage hip capsule problems will be highlighted in this presentation.

Supplies: massage table, massage oil, sheets, and towels.

Register Here

Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting @ Gwinnett College -Sandy Springs Campus
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

GA Chapter Annual Meeting*
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Lunch Included
12:30 – 2:00 p

*Education with Felicia Brown has been canceled

Gwinnett College
Sandy Springs Campus
6690 Roswell Road Suite 2200
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Register Here

Hotel Reservations

LaQuinta Inn and Suites
6260 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA. 30328

Group Rate: $90 Good through February 1st
Call:  1-866-527-1498
Ask for AMTA group rate
Breakfast included

Chapter Contact
Vivian Davis Ethridge, Georgia Chapter President

Pregnancy Massage – All 4 Trimesters @ The Wellness Center, Navicent Health
Sep 14 all-day

Pregnancy Massage – All 4 Trimesters
Instructor:  Kim Corpus, LMT
8 CE’s

Hotel Information:
Courtyard Marriott Macon
3990 Sheration Drive
Macon, GA 31210-1721
Phone: 478-477-8899

Cost is $91.00 per night, plus 14%tax and a $5.00 state of Ga motel fee

Massage to Support Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum @ The Wellness Center, Navicent Health
Sep 15 all-day

Massage to Support Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum

8 CE’s

Hotel Information:
Courtyard Marriott Macon
3990 Sheration Drive
Macon, GA 31210-1721
Phone: 478-477-8899

Cost is $91.00 per night, plus 14%tax and a $5.00 state of Ga motel fee

AMTA Georgia State Convention @ Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta West
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day
Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT): Arm and Hand @ The Wellness Center
Jun 20 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm

CE’s: 12 hands on CE credits

Tuition: AMTA Member: $216 | Nonmember: $336

Bring: massage table (for every 2 students), sheets, oil/lotion/cream, anatomy atlas (if have)

More Information:

Active Isolated Stretching – Upper Body 16CEs @ Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta West
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm
Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping @ Atlanta School of Massage
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm

This course will cover techniques useful for treating patients who have a variety of musculoskeletal disorders. We explore the contribution that Cupping Therapy can have on a patient’s pain symptoms and movement restrictions, and how these treatments might serve to alleviate those symptoms. As an evidence-informed approach, research and western physiology will be investigated to give a therapist a current understanding of how it works and how it can be communicated with clients.

Location: Atlanta School of Massage

Dates: September 18th and 19th (Sunday and Monday)

Time: 8 am to 5 pm.

Required: You will need a massage table, sheets (suggest two sets), and a product for massage.

Cups will be provided for use in class. Cups are also available for purchase onsite.

Light snacks and water will be provided.

$100 (Members)   $150 (non-Members)

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