Events

A year of Education
Registration is open for all but the Sept event.   Early bird pricing for some events.
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Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022, 7-9 pm.
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Online live discussion
Muscle Balancing Overview
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No fee. Registration is now open. (limited to 50 participants)
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Muscle Balancing Overview Muscle Balancing (MB) works to treat protective muscle spasm by inhibiting muscle spindle activation, thereby decreasing afferent impulses to the brain. By interrupting this pathway, the patient's muscle is allowed to assume a normal resting tone thus relieving the tender point, protective muscle spasm, fascial tension, joint hypomobility, and pain. MB expands on the work and teachings of Dr. Lawrence Jones D.O. (Strain and Counter-strain) and Positional Release Therapy.
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For this event, 2 registrations are required. You must register with both AMTA and IAHE.
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then register with IAHE at
. Feb:
Sunday, Feb 6, 2022, 9:30 am -12:30 pm.
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Online, live training
Ethics Boundaries and Dual Relationships (3 CEUs)
Fee $25
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Ethics Boundaries and Dual Relationships (3 CEUs)
In part one of this live three-part webinar, we define the territory of boundaries which can be physical, emotional, intellectual, or sexual. By increasing the awareness of our own and others' boundaries, we can improve our therapeutic relationships and avoid many inadvertent slips into uncomfortable and unethical behavior.
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In part two, we look at the incidence of sexual misconduct in the massage and bodywork field and the impact it is having. We delve into the subtle ways that massage therapists who engage in sexual abuse test client boundaries before they engage in sexual assault.
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In part three, we’ll talk about different types of intimacy, including physical, emotional, and verbal. The nuances of intimacy are especially important to understand in a therapeutic relationship that focuses on the client's body. We explore the relationship between sex, touch, and intimacy and what to do when someone really crosses the line and how our cultural beliefs and personal experience manifest in our work.
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Spring Training:   
Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24
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In-person 2-day training
Kinetic Chain Patterns for Complicated Knee Conditions (16 CEUs)
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Location: the Elks Club in Waterville. Fee $179 ($159 early bird pricing)
This is the first time this class is being offered in New England.
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Kinetic Chain Patterns for Complicated Knee Conditions (16 CEUs).
Manual Therapists will thoroughly understand why over 90% of knee pain comes from the foot and hip. Thorough Gait Analysis, Functional Movement Screening, and thorough Orthopedic Assessment, this seminar will show therapists how a high arch or flat foot will cause the loss of the normal stirrup spring system. Therapists will understand the biomechanics of both open and closed chain kinetic foot strike. This ascending syndrome can cause multiple variations in tibial and sacral torsion patterns, and can ascend into roto-scoliosis of the lumbar spine and compensatory scoliosis and kyphosis of the thoracic spine, locking down the OA joint in the neck. Therapists will assess and treat the following complicated knee conditions: tibial torsions; ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL injuries; meniscus tears; IT band pain; patellar tendinosis; pes anserinus tendinosis; bursitis; patellar tracking; stuck fibular head pain; fibular and tibial nerve pain; excess supination and overpronation of the foot; compensatory OA joint fixations and sacral torsions; distal hamstring and plantaris strains; and popliteal pain. Therapists will also learn to assess for total body joint and muscle lesions. Based on new research, therapists will know why vacu-therapies (cupping) must replace foam rollers for IT band release, rectus femoris release, and releasing the retinaculum of the knee.
. Fall Trainings in Sept, Oct, & Nov:
Saturday & Sunday, Sept 10-11, 2022 In-person 2-day training Muscle Balancing Introduction with  Dr. Kerry D'Ambrogio of the D'Ambrogio Institute Location: Clarion Hotel in Portland.  Fee: Fee $179 ($159 early bird pricing)
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Saturday & Sunday, Oct 22-23, 2022
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In-person 2 day long trainings
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Thoracic Spine (8 CEUs)
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Sunday, Oct 23, 2022, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Leg and Foot (8 CEUs)
with Doug Nelson of NMT Midwest, Champaign, IL.
Location: Ramada Inn in Lewiston.  Fee: $179 ($159 early bird pricing) (single day fee $89)
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Saturday, Oct 22, 2022, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Thoracic Spine (8 CEUs)
In the PNMT Thoracic Spine seminar, you will learn how to efficiently evaluate and treat people with various types of back pain involving the lumbar and thoracic areas. In order to accomplish this, you will learn to clearly identify the anatomical landmarks necessary for great palpation, identify and address the correct soft tissue structures, and review how these soft tissue restrictions are tied to movement and everyday complaints. In addition to learning amazingly effective treatment techniques, we make sure you leave with a deep model of understanding the “why” behind the “how”.
The thoracic spine may very well be the unsung hero of the human body. While the low back and neck get all the attention and treatment, the thoracic spine plays an enormous role in the health of both. Lack of mobility in the thoracic spine typically goes unnoticed. Unfortunately, when the thoracic spine has restricted movement, the low back often tries to make up the difference. This quite often leads to pain in the low back. Treatment on the low back will ultimately fail since the low back is doing too much because the thoracic spine is doing too little. There are many possible causes of pain in the thoracic area, many of them respond very well to precise manual treatment. The difference between success and failure is quite often the skill level of the therapist. Our goal is to help you attain the skill level needed to effectively problem solve your way through commonly presented pain syndromes of the mid-back.
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Sunday, Oct 23, 2022, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Leg and Foot (8 CEUs)
The lower extremity is clearly the unsung hero of the body, doing amazing amounts of work that largely goes unnoticed. When pain does occur, many soft-tissue problems present with the same symptoms as more serious intra-joint ligamentous issues. Whether in the knee or the foot, it is largely assumed that these problems are more serious than can be helped with soft tissue therapy.
For example, there are many soft-tissue conditions that create medial and lateral knee pain, all of them related to different muscles and ligaments. Participants will learn how to make good judgments as to the source of the pain and how to address it effectively. In the lower leg, conditions affecting the anterior and posterior shin splints, calf pain, and pain syndromes of the feet (such as plantar fasciitis and fasciosis) will be explored. The participant will leave with clear clinical reasoning skills to determine the source of a client’s pain and the technical skills to positively affect that pain.
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Sunday, Nov 13, 2022
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In-person 1-day training
Integrating Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment
Neck, Shoulder, Low Back, and Knee Injuries (7 CEUs)
with Dr. Ben Benjamin of the Benjamin Institute, Cambridge, MA.
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Location: the Augusta Civic Center, in Augusta.Fee $99 ($79 early bird pricing)
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Integrating Orthopedic Assessment and TreatmentNeck, Shoulder, Low Back, and Knee Injuries (7 CEUs)  This comprehensive hands-on workshop includes assessment and friction therapy treatment. At each full-day training, you will learn two dozen assessment tests, as well as cross-fiber friction and myofascial and deep tissue techniques to address pain and injury in some of the most commonly injured structures in the neck, shoulder, low back, and knee.
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You will also learn the anatomy of these structures as never before though physically locating and palpating each targeted muscle, tendon, and ligament with these techniques. This new workshop gives you a comprehensive view of working with these injuries from initial assessment to treatment.
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