ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida-licensed LMT’s are signing up now for an illuminating CE experience and exceptional networking with the chiropractic community, as Aug. 22-24 and the Florida Chiropractic Association National Convention draw near. 

This year’s advanced massage track will equip each therapist to take it to the next level, featuring two outstanding speakers who have not taught in Florida and are well-known in the massage research field, paired with a returning Florida favorite. 

Florida-licensed LMTs can fulfill the six hours of required topics, as well as an additional 12 hours of hands-on live lecture, for a total of 18 hours being offered at this single event. Rates start at a discounted $160 for FSMTA/AMTA Florida member therapists, covering the full 16 hours. Additional discounts are offered to students. 

Take a look at the outstanding speakers sponsored by Performance Health:

  • On Friday, Florida favorite Michael McGillicuddy, LMT, will be covering the six hours of required topics, including medical errors, ethics, and florida laws and rules.
  • On Saturday morning, Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, DrPH(c), will be lecturing for the first time in Florida, presenting Search, Find, and Understand: Massage therapy research and osteoarthritis of the knee. In this advanced program, attendees will learn how to locate relevant research on topics of interest, interpret and analyze relevant research, and review/discuss the latest research around massage therapy and osteoarthritis. 
  • Saturday afternoon, Michael McGillicuddy, LMT, will cover Physical Examination and Joint Assessment of the Lower Body – Using the latest research on osteoarthritis of the knee, where attendees will learn how to apply the research to hands on modalities, assess the knee, and utilize knee massage techniques. 
  • On Sunday, Jeff Forman, PhD, will offer six hours of hands-on classes on Active Muscle Therapy: Combining Active Movement, Resistance and Massage where attendees will understand the principles of AMT and learn when and how to safely apply them to reduce myofascial restrictions that contribute to pain, postural faults, and mobility issues.  Attendees will also demonstrate specific AMT techniques to engage and treat targeted tissue, and adapt AMT techniques to other areas. 

Registered LMTs have full access to the 400-exhibit expo and countless opportunities to network with the thousands of chiropractic physicians attending the event at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.  A massage room co-sponsored by Performance Health and Scrip-Hessco will provide free chair massages by appointment to registered chiropractic physician and staff attendees.  Check www.fcachiro.org for full course descriptions, times and extra events.

About the Florida Chiropractic Association

The Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA) is the largest state chiropractic association in the U.S., with a membership nearing 5,000.  It serves as a representative membership organization of the chiropractic profession in Florida and as its official spokesman, seeking to maintain the science of chiropractic as a separate and distinct member of the health arts professions, protecting and advancing in every way not contrary to law the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic and the professional welfare of its members.  It does so through advocacy, public education, and the provision of information, resources and leadership to its members.  The FCA hosts the largest and most diverse educational and expo event in chiropractic each year, along with four regional conventions. 

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