Continuing Education

2021-22 CE Class Schedule

 

All Con Ed classes will follow social distancing and mask wearing requirements.  

May 2021

May 2, 2021

Ethics, Boundaries, Roles and Communication for LMT's|

4 CE credits

 

Ethics class.

CE contact hours:  4 hours 

Time: 10am to 230pm (30 minute lunch)
Cost:  $75 

(Paypal, Venmo, cash, check or charge accepted)

Instructor:  Suzanne Reynolds, LMT
Please wear a mask and plan to have your temperature checked upon entry to PNWMA
**THIS COURSE IS LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS**

May 16, 2021

Injury Prevention and Self Care| 6 CE credits

Are you experiencing pain or discomfort in your body at the end of your work week?  Are you tired at the end of your day?  How does your body respond to doing massage?  Are you comfortable as you work?   The purpose of this class is to provide information for massage therapists on the subject of occupational-related injury in order to not only increase your awareness of this issue, but to maintain and increase the longevity of your career.  Injury is a complex subject and there are tools and resources are general suggestions for self care. This initial class is an overview for our 6-part series.  Topics covered will elevate your work, expand your awareness and understanding of self-care and ultimately client care.  Our approach is whole person care, Body, Mind and Spirit.  The foundation of this approach comes from over 45 years of combined education and experience working with thousands of clients and an evolving self-care routine that has prolonged a wonderful career in massage.

This is the 1st class of a 6 part series.

CE contact hours:  6 hours 

Time: 10am to 5pm (60 minute lunch)
Cost:  $180 

(Paypal, Venmo, cash, check or charge accepted)

Instructor: Sabrina Wright , LMT
Please wear a mask and plan to have your temperature checked upon entry to PNWMA

 

Sabrina Wright is a Wholistic Health and Wellness Advocate, Certified Biblical Counselor, Consultant, Educator and Therapist in the Wellness field.  All these aspects have been developed over the past 20 years, 17 years in practice in Clark County.

           Sabrina works with integrative physicians, surgeons, naturopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors and nurses.  With over 20+years education and experience working with thousands of clients, Sabrina's focus and approach has always been WHOLE person care: Body, Mind and Spirit.

            As she works with clients she has found that in every single case, physical health and well-being is the most important factor to address.  Also finding that not one single strategy works.  She believes that you are able change your story of one of pain to a story of whole health and vitality.

www.thewrightbalance.com

June 2021

June 4, 2021

Breath and Core in Movement| 4 CE credits

Breath and Core in Movement will teach you how to assess and treat the thoracic and abdominal dysfunctions related to breathing and injury.

You will be able to assist your clients and yourself in learning proper breathing techniques to heal from pain and injury, quicker.

Outline of Curriculum ● Learn to assess breathing dysfunctions ● Understand how the core and physical movement is related ● Proper breathing for healing, mobility and injury prevention ● Understanding the neurodevelopmental sequence ● Breathing for Stress Management

Learning Objectives: In this course you will learn: ● The importance of breath and core and safety in movement ● How breathing helps the healing process and Why ● Breathing exercises for relaxation and stress management ● How the neurodevelopmental sequence is related to healing and performance ● Strategies to strengthen your core without planks or sit-ups

CE contact hours:  4 hours 

Time: 5pm to 9pm (60 minute lunch)
Cost:  $100  after May 24th $125 

(Paypal, Venmo, cash, check or charge accepted)

Instructor: Kevin Pedrey, LMT
Please wear a mask and plan to have your temperature checked upon entry to PNWMA

 

June 6, 2021

Assessment in Movement| 6 CE credits

Assessment in Movement is designed to help you assess and design appropriate treatment plans for your clients. You will know how to effectively assess the body and improve patient outcomes. This is an interactive class that will help you develop your skills and confidence in treating patients.

Outline of Curriculum ● Assessments of the Neck ● Assessments of the Shoulders ● Assessment of Upper Back ● Assessment of Breathing ● Assessment of the Hips ● Assessment of the Hip/Knee ● Assessment of the Ankle ● Assessment of the Hands and Feet

Learning Objectives: In this course you will: ● Assess movements through the body ● Develop appropriate treatment plans ● Be able to educate your patients on improving posture ● Learn how to avoid injury and pain in movement and exercise ● Gain an understanding how motor control is involved in movement ● Understand the signs and symptoms of pain in different movement patterns

CE contact hours:  6 hours 

Time: 9am to 5pm (60 minute lunch)
Cost:  $195  after May 24th $225 

(Paypal, Venmo, cash, check or charge accepted)

Instructor: Kevin Pedrey, LMT
Please wear a mask and plan to have your temperature checked upon entry to PNWMA

 

Kevin Pedrey, LMT, PFT

(#MA60303219)

Kevin is the Founder of Core Coaching Academy.

Kevin brings 20+ years of experience in Health and Wellness. A resident of the Pacific Northwest, he began his career as a recruiter and consultant in the healthcare industry, working with executives and managers in Fortune 500 companies. Kevin then started his journey as an entrepreneur, founding a series of businesses in health and wellness, including fitness, massage, and rehabilitation. He has extensive training in equity-based facilitation and coaching for personal development and transformation. www.kevinpedrey.com

 

Kevin Pedrey

kevinpedrey.com

October 2021

October 8th, 2021

Active Isolated Stretching for Self-Care:  Upper Body | 4 CE credits

 

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) uses gentle, rhythmic movements to safely stretch your muscles and fascia. What is unique about AIS is the length of time involved with each and every stretch. AIS uses a 2-second rule and active muscle engagement for every stretch. Active muscle contractions create a safe and optimal environment for flexibility gains and healing. Repetition remodels tissue and creates a “pumping” action, which increases circulation to the targeted tissues. AIS prepares you and your clients for any activity – from everyday tasks to the rigors of athletics. Prevent injuries and promote faster recovery with a set of dynamic stretching protocols.

In this basic-level class you will explore how to stretch yourself and distinguish what each stretch should feel like. Use the techniques to stretch your shoulders, neck, spine, forearms and hands while evaluating your own range and movement potential. Apply this knowledge to build a home stretching program for your clients’ own self-care. Course content is geared towards healthcare and fitness professionals.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely.

CE contact hours:  4 hours (WA, NCBTMB)

Time:  4pm to 815pm (15 minute break)
Cost:  $100 two weeks prior to class;  $125 thereafter.  Includes electronic manual and stretching strap for new students

(Paypal, Venmo, cash, check or charge accepted)

Instructor:  Joshua Morton LMT,MAISS, MMLT
Please wear a mask and plan to have your temperature checked upon entry to PNWMA
**THIS COURSE IS LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS**

Joshua Morton, LMT, MAISS, MMLT

is a Co-owner/Master Instructor with AIS Northwest, LLC. 

www.aisnorthwest.com

Joshua has over 2000 hours training with Aaron Mattes, the creator of Active Isolated Stretching and over 15 years teaching AIS.  Joshua is one of the leading AIS practitioners and instructors internationally.  Joshua offers students in-depth experience and expertise in a supportive learning environment.

(#MA00008567)

AIS Northwest is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

(NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider.

(Provider ID:  451194-09)

October 9th & 10th, 2021

Active Isolated Stretching for the Upper Body | 14 CE credits

 

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. It remodels the body using gentle, rhythmic movements that avoid triggering the myotactic reflex, which causes a contraction in the tissues being stretched. Utilizing the principles developed by Aaron Mattes, this unique stretching modality restores joint mobility, reduces muscular/fascial tension and improves circulation. The simple yet profound difference is holding the stretch for only 2 seconds. Repeated, active muscle contractions along with gentle stretches create a venous/lymphatic pump, decreasing inflammation and combating disease. Dysfunctional movement patterns are exposed and retrained; unfavorable postural habits shift.

In this basic level class you will identify the physiology behind AIS and use the techniques to stretch yourself and assist your clients. Evaluate range and quality of movement before and after stretching and apply the techniques to treat a wide variety of disorders in the shoulders, cervical spine and jaw. The material presented covers frozen shoulder, TMJ, thoracic outlet syndrome, whiplash and other upper body conditions. Course content is geared towards healthcare professionals and athletic trainers.

The class completes one of the requirement for gaining basic AIS level certification AIS Northwest.

CE contact hours:  14 hours (WA, NCBTMB)

Time:  9am to 5pm  (1 hour for lunch)
Cost:  $300 two weeks prior to class;  $350 thereafter. ($50 non-refundable deposit) Includes electronic manual and stretching strap for new students 

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  2 weeks before class begins, full refund minus deposit.  Less than two weeks, non-refundable

(Paypal, Venmo, cash, check or charge accepted)

Instructor:  Joshua Morton LMT,MAISS, MMLT
Please wear a mask and plan to have your temperature checked upon entry to PNWMA
**THIS COURSE IS LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS**

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