Education Events

Attend AMTA Wyoming’s 2019 Spring Conference

for a weekend of hands-on applications of restoring range of motion and current massage research, with Jason Erickson.

May 3 at 8 AM – May 5 at 12:15 PM

Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center, Cheyenne

204 West Fox Farm Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007

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COST: AMTA Member $225  |  AMTA Student $205  |  Non-Members $250

Additional pricing available for Sunday only component.


Restoring Range of Motion (16 CE hrs) and

Research: Correlation, Causation, and Common (Non)Sense (4 CE hrs)

with Jason Erikson


Restoring Range of Motion (16 CE hrs)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Altered (increased or decreased) range of motion at any joint may impact tissues both immediately adjacent and distant from the joint. Physical and physiological functions adapt, leading to compensations that may have positive or negative consequences for quality of life. Informed by important concepts from pain science, restoration of optimal range of motion considers the neurology of pain and psychosocial factors related to the client’s perceptions and lived experiences. Biological factors involving age, tissue injury, pathology, morphology, etc. are also considered and assessed.
Participants will learn a pragmatic approach to assessment that considers the biopsychosocial nature of pain and how altered ROM impacts both biomechanical functions and quality of life. Clinical reasoning first considers whether restoration of ROM is possible or even desirable, and treatment may include both manual and movement methods. Both hypo- and hypermobility will be discussed, along with appropriate cautions regarding assessments and interventions.
Manual and movement methods are presented in a concept-oriented, principle-based manner that can be immediately applied in practice without rote memorization of techniques and protocols. Participants will learn to consider the safe applications of post-isometric relaxation, reciprocal inhibition, dermoneuromodulation, mobilizations, novel movement, strengthening, and other concepts …and may practice them in techniques from Orthopedic Massage, Strain Counterstrain, Myofascial Release, Active Isolated Stretching, PNF stretching, Muscle Energy Technique, CRAC stretching, static stretching, dynamic stretching, Circular Strength Training, corrective exercise, yoga, tai chi, etc. Participants see how diverse approaches can be complementary and may be integrated into a session.


Research: Correlation, Causation, and Common (Non)Sense (4 CE hrs)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

This irreverent research class looks at real life examples of statistics and scientific research and how they have been (mis)used to make (in)credible connections and (non)sense of the world around us. Critical thinking skills are tested, questions are asked, and testable
hypotheses are generated via interactive dialogues. Participants get a taste of doing scientific research, learn about resources that can help them find better quality research, improve at spotting everyday nonsense, and enjoy laughing throughout.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Jason Erickson co-owns and practices massage at Eagan Massage Center. He is best known for therapeutic and sports massage, with a reputation for providing pain relief, improving function, and enabling athletic performance. Many of his clients are referred by medical providers, personal trainers, and by other massage therapists. He is able to work with clothed clients as needed, using various techniques from massage, positional release, stretching, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Board Certified Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Certified Hot DNM Pillossage Instructor
  • Certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist
  • Certified Pre/Post-Natal Massage Therapist
  • Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist (OES)
  • Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • Certified Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)
  • Certified Partner-Assisted Stretching
  • Certificate in Fascia Work
  • Certified Active Isolated Stretching Therapist (2013-2017), practitioner since 2007
  • Certified Circular Strength Training Instructor (2004-2010)
  • Approved CE provider: NCBTMB, CE Broker (FL & GA)

Jason is an internationally recognized continuing education provider, teaching classes in pain science, pain management, dermoneuromodulation, therapeutic movement, orthopedic massage, sports massage, research literacy, and other topics. He has presented at the 2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) and the 2017 Alliance for Massage Therapy Education Congress. Jason has served as the Minnesota Chapter President (2014-2016) for the American Massage Therapy Association. He is Master of Ceremonies for the annual San Diego Pain Summit. His articles have appeared in Massage & Bodywork Magazine, Massage New Zealand Magazine, the Japanese Journal of Acupuncture and Manual Therapies, Massage Today, Massage Magazine, and other publications.