Illinois Annual Conference

PRICING INFO:

Super Early Bird Conference Prices through January 20, 2019
Early Bird Conference Prices through March 10, 2019

Super Early Bird:
Members: 3 Day: $200 2 Day: $150 1 Day: $75
Students: 3 Day: $210 2 Day: $160 1 Day: $110
Non-Members: 3 Day: $350 2 Day: $300 1 Day: $200

Early Bird:
Members: 3 Day: $225 2 Day: $175 1 Day: $100
Students: 3 Day: $235 2 Day: $185 1 Day: $135
Non-Members: 3 Day: $375 2 Day: $325 1 Day: $225

Regular:
Members: 3 Day: $250 2 Day: $200 1 Day: $125
Students: 3 Day: $260 2 Day: $210 1 Day: $160
Non-Members: 3 Day: $400 2 Day: $350 1 Day: $250

2019 Schedule of Events at the AMTA-IL Annual Meeting & Conference

Friday, March 22
7:00am-9:00am – Registration Open
7:30am – Vendor Hall Opens
9:00am – Registration for Student Day Opens
9:00am-12:00pm – All AM Sessions (unless otherwise noted)
10:00am – Student Day Begins
12:00pm-2:00pm – Lunch + Keynote Speaker Presentation + Announcements
2:00pm-5:00pm – All PM Sessions (unless otherwise noted)
5:30pm – Vendor Hall Closes

Saturday, March 23
7:00am-9:00am – Registration Open
7:30am – Vendor Hall Opens
9:00am-12:00pm – All AM Sessions (unless otherwise noted)
12:00pm-2:00pm – Lunch + Annual Meeting + Announcements
2:00pm-5:00pm – All PM Sessions (unless otherwise noted)
5:30pm – Vendor Hall Closes
6:00pm-9:00pm – Networking Reception + Awards Announcements (light hors d’oeuvres at 6:30pm & DJ at 7:00pm)

Sunday, March 24
7:00am-9:00am – Registration Open
7:30am – Vendor Hall Opens
9:00am-12:00pm – All AM Sessions (unless otherwise noted)
12:00pm-1:30pm – Lunch + Announcements
1:30pm-4:30pm – All PM Sessions (unless otherwise noted)
4:30pm – Vendor Hall Closes

2019 AMTA-IL Annual Meeting & Conference Course Schedule

Below you will find the schedule for the 2019 AMTA-IL Annual Meeting & Conference, including times, course titles and descriptions, instructors, CEUs, and hands on vs. lecture information.

Friday, March 22

9:00am to 12:00pm & 2:00pm to 5:00pm
TMJD: It Ain’t All In Your Head, with Cindy Farrar (6 CEUs – HANDS ON)

Sink your teeth into this hands on class that presents the treatment of TMJ related pain and tension from a holistic perspective. We will review and address relevant cranial and anteriolateral neck muscles as well as the specific muscles of mastication. In addition, we will explore the fascia of the deep frontal line with emphasis to the pelvic girdle, diaphragm and iliopsoas. After receiving the applications presented in this class, your clients will experience ‘jaw dropping’ session results.

What to Bring:
Massage Table
Sheets
Lotion/Oil
Non-Latex Gloves

8:30am to 12:00pm & 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Massage and Bodywork for Oncology and Breast Cancer, with Denise Leon (6.5 CEUs – LECTURE/PARTIAL HANDS ON)

Participants will learn a holistic approach to massage therapy for cancer patients and breast cancer surgeries, including lymphatic drainage, scar tissue therapy and working with patients going through chemotherapy and radiation. Special clinical considerations for massage in the cancer patient will be reviewed for clients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation and surgeries specific for breast cancer. Both hands on techniques will be reviewed along with medical aspects of breast cancer and cancers in general. This will enhance you, as a massage therapist to work with physicians, homecare agencies and even in hospice for client care and a rewarding experience in massage. Sheets, 1 table per 2-4 participants and 1 one bath towel each is needed for this course, if you do not have a table we can work in groups on the hands on portion.

What to Bring:
Massage table
Sheets
Bath towel

9:00am to 12:00pm
Have You Tried Social Media for Your Massage Business?, with Cassandra Stratton (3 CEUs – LECTURE)

This class will introduce the basic use of social media and what it can do for your massage business. Offering simple tips and tricks for massage therapists to engage their current clientele and reach potential clients via social media platforms.

What to Bring:
Writing Materials for Notes

2:00pm to 5:00pm
HOPRS: Shoulder Assessment, with Cynthia Ribeiro (3 CEUs – LECTURE)

HOPRS (standing for History, Observation, Palpation, ROM, and Special Tests) is an Orthopedic evaluation process, meant for gathering information.  It provides the therapist with the information necessary to determine the proper treatment.  Orthopedic assessment is used here to refer to evaluation of soft-tissue pain and injury conditions which fall into the classification of orthopedic conditions.

In this three hour workshop, we will be providing an introduction to HOPRS assessment, in order to prepare you for a more detailed intake with your clients.

What to Bring:
Writing Materials for Notes

Saturday, March 23

9:00am to 12:00pm & 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Shoulder Impingement, with Cynthia Ribeiro (6 CEUs – HANDS ON)

Have you ever had a client experience shoulder pain?  This workshop will address repetitive motion, myofascial pain and dysfunction, and muscles involved with shoulder pain, more specific Shoulder girdle Impingement Syndrome. You will learn to differentiate between, rotator cuff tendinosis, bursitis and bicipital tenosynovitis.

You will be learning how to re-educate the neuromuscular pattern due to myofascial pain and dysfunction by utilizing orthopedic assessment, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy, and PNF techniques, and multidirectional deep transverse friction.

What to bring:
Massage Table
Wear a sports bra or tank top for assessment purposes

9:00am to 12:00pm
Stone Soup Ethics: The Recipe for Success = Knowing What You Bring to the Ethical Pot, with Cindy Farrar (3 CEUs – LECTURE)

Why do we need another ethics class? In virtually every interaction and every thought, we make ethical decisions. Though it appears to happen practically automatically, what informs our ethical decisions is a complex application of personal and professional beliefs and values utilized in the assessment of the situation at hand. Written codes help us to define appropriate behavior in specific ethical situations, However, successful Stone Soup Ethics is made from the perfect mix of knowing and understanding the ‘ingredients’ necessary to ethical decision making as well how and what you contribute to the pot. This engaging, unique, discussion based class is an experience that stays with the students long after the class.

What to Bring:
Writing Materials for Notes

9:00am to 12:00pm
Applying Research Insights to the Practice of Massage Therapy, with Doug Nelson (3 CEUs – LECTURE)

While the volume of research in massage therapy has increased substantially in the last decade, many massage therapists are unsure how to apply that research to the daily practice of massage in the clinic. In this course, participants will explore several research papers and case studies and to apply them to real-world situations. Participants will learn how to sift through research literature and discover how it can apply to our practices, and conscientiously improve the way we care for our clients and our profession at large.

What to Bring:
Writing Materials for Notes

2:00pm to 5:00pm
[Re]Igniting Your Passion: Getting & Staying Fired Up!, with Cindy Farrar (3 CEUs – LECTURE)

Our passion(s) and our journey are inextricably linked. Passion is the energy that fuels our journey. We all have demands coming at us from all directions. How we negotiate the demands effects our effectiveness as therapists and in our lives in general. In this very interactive class we will explore what sparks our passion(s) and identify ways we can successfully maintain our fire. Learn the 5 step process for (re)igniting your passion!

What to Bring:
Writing Materials for Notes

9:00am to 12:00pm & 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Essential Oils for Emotional Health, with Sara Holmes (6 CEUs – LECTURE – $25 Extra Fee for Take Home Materials)

This experiential workshop addresses multiple ways to address the complicated issue of addressing the emotional issues of our massage clients on the massage table.  Participants will receive a booklet with blends and therapeutic methods used to ease the various physical and emotional issues involved. Essential oils, hydrosols, meditation and journaling will be a part of this unique learning experience. Each participant will make a heart chakra roll-on, inhalers and a calming linen spray. Sara will display other complementary plant therapies for you to consider as you look at this important component of ‘whole’ person care.

What to Bring:
Writing Materials for Notes

Sunday, March 24

9:00am to 12:00pm & 1:30pm to 4:30pm
The Role of the SI Joint in Low Back Pain, with Cynthia Ribeiro (6 CEUs – HANDS ON)

The SI joint has long been the subject of many studies and debate in the medical field.  A very stable joint and the base of the spine, the SI joint is a crucial component to low back pain.  In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of not only the joint itself, but the many strong structures surrounding the joint that lends to it’s stability.

We will be including orthopedic assessments and hands-on modalities including, but not limited to:
-NMT
-Multidirectional DTF
-PNF

What to Bring:
Massage Table
Dress in comfortable clothing (preferably spandex pants or shorts)

9:00am to 12:00pm & 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Bars Free Seated Ashiatsu, with Rebecca Byron (6 CEUs – HANDS ON)

Work ‘smarter not harder’ with Barefoot massage. Learn how to administer an incredibly relaxing, yet deep massage- all without killing your hands! This introductory class to barefoot massage will allow you to dip your toes in the water and get a taste of Ashiatsu without having to install the overhead parallel bars. You will learn a full 60-minute barefoot protocol that combines the seated prone, supine as well as side-lying barefoot techniques. This course will not only include warm up strokes such as effleurage, petrissage and compression but will include deeper techniques such as cross fiber friction, positional release and trigger point therapy. After completion, receive $200 off your next class!!

Please make sure feet are freshly pedicured before class (you can do this at home!)

What to bring:
Massage Table
1 set of massage linens including face cradle cover
3 hand towels
King Pillow Case
King Pillow
Blanket (optional)
Cream and Oil
Pen & Paper
Flip flops that can be sanitized
Foot File
Snacks, Water

9:00am to 12:00pm & 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Manzanares Method of Reflexology, with Sarah Preusker (6 CEUs – HANDS ON)

The Manzanares method of Reflexology course offers the opportunity to understand the latest science behind reflexology. You will work with a partner and learn to apply precise reflexology technique on the feet. Prepare to give and to receive! Use this technique to enhance client-care and self-care. Class focus is foot reflex point locations for cervicle and thoracic spine and muscles, trapezius, rhomboid and scapula.

What to Bring:
A pillow to sit on (for comfort)
A towel for the table