2017 NAMTPT Conference Agenda

This Conference is being held in conjunction with:

IMS, International MyoPain Society

SOMI; Science of Massage Institute

Niel Asher Healthcare


Eliminating Soft Tissue Pain:

Creating a Web of Integrated Treatments and Solutions

Daily Agenda

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER   25TH

 10am to 3pm


Pre-Conference Class(s)

Presenter: Shannon Goossen, AP, CMTPT, LMT

                                   

 Microcurrent, Photons and PEMF (Pulsed Electro-magnetic Field Therapy) for The Reduction of Chronic or Acute Pain;

Healing Options In the 21st Century

Click here to register for Shannon Goossen's Pre-conference Class.




There is a separate registration for pre-conference programming
3:00 -
6:00PM

NAMTPT Conference Begins! Try to arrive at the hotel before 4pm

Registration Table Opens at 3pm. It will be in the Balmoral Ballroom near the Hotel Indoor Pool

3-6pm: Vendor Booths Open 

Networking, Meet and Greet Speakers and Participants, Bring your business cards

Light Supper for registrants served from 5-6pm

LIGHT SUPPER 
Pizza, salad and 
veggies with dip
6PM -
6:45


Mary Biancalana, MA, CMTPT. LMT Current NAMTPT President and  Conference Chairperson

Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia;  How Do We Create a 

Web of  Integrated  Treatment Strategies?

While current research is helping us understand more about the etiology and complex symptoms with both myofascial pain and fibromyalgia, it is as important as ever to be sure that the clinician has a web of integrated treatment strategies to ensure the most positive clinical outcomes. This presentation will attempt to bridge the gap and offer suggestions on just how to make that happen.


CEU educational 
programming begins.

We will be downstairs in the Lovefield Ballroom.

Take escalator near the swimming pool/grab and go food area.



6:45p- 9:00pm

Ross Turchaninov, MD (UKR), LMT 

Founder, Science of Massage Institute

A View From Above: Core Principals of Somatic Rehabilitation.
 

Creating a Web From Which We Can Develop Clinical Reasoning


The first lecture by Dr Ross, gives  us the bigger picture or "Key", to unite all classes together as one training option for complete somatic           (soft tissue) rehabilitation.  This acts as the glue to tie in all other modalities, so they are not just acting separately, this in turn gives us better outcomes and stable clinical results.  This provides us the underlying science of our work which unites together different somatic modalities.

In this evening lecture we will see the broad view of manual therapy "from above".  Dr Ross will outline the key principles of somatic rehabilitation. Then in the Round Robin Session on Thursday or Friday (each registrant attends one), he will give us a sequence of applications in a clinical format as well as the specifics of applying these techniques based on each particular patient/client's case presentation.

Dr Ross feels we all need to be multi-skilled to be ready to use any of our skills  (like a particular tool in our tool box) at any given moment.

This creates CLINICAL MASSAGE REASONING.

We the therapists, become flexible for any given treatment  for any given case, and this allows us to have an appropriate response to any given problem.

If we create links of approaches, we create a web that allows the client/patient the best rehabilitation possible.

 
CEU educational 
programming

Total CE for Wednesday 3


Total CEU for Wednesday: 3















THURSDAY OCTOBER 26TH                                                                                                                      

Before 8a  Breakfast on your own 
We get 10% off hotel Grab and Go "On the Fly" yogurt, muffins, Starbuck's beverages, etc ....As well as their Sit-down restaurant "Chicago Fire Oven" Show your conference badge.

 
 8am -
12:30P
Round Robin Break out Sessions: Hands-on Manual Therapy Techniques From Many Disciplines

This is a practical application of unique techniques from highly experienced practitioners that will fit into our
Global Clinical Reasoning. 
Participants will be divided into 4 small groups and
each group will rotate around the presenters for 2-hour sessions  during the course of Thursday and Friday morning via "Round-Robin Programming". All registrants will learn from all speakers and groups will remain together for both Thurs and Friday
1.     Ross Turchaninov, MD (UKR), LMT
        Chronic Headache; Application Sequence Based on Ariel View of Clinical Massage Reasoning. What Techniques to use depends on the  patient  / client presentation.
        Creating links of approaches to create a web of reasoning that allows the best soft tissue rehabilitation. This hands-on session is a continuation of Dr Ross's lecture from Wednesday night. We will apply manual therapy techniques to eliminate headache within the clinical reasoning framework.


2.     Chuck Duff, MS
          
  Coaching the Body™ Techniques for Normalizing Scapular Positioning

Chuck Duff will demonstrate a highly efficient approach to normalizing scapular alignment that involves thoroughly understanding and treating the specific fiber directions of the scapular stabilizers. We break the treatment down into treating fiber direction pairs using bodywork or the distractive percussion of the Muscle Liberator™. This treatment approach generally produces significant results in a single session.
        

3.   Mary Biancalana, MA, CMTPT, LMT

Advanced Trigger Point Therapy Techniques to Eliminate Hip, Low Back, Buttocks and Sacral Pain
               
        We will learn advanced Trigger Point Therapy Techniques to apply to the key muscles that can refer pain to these areas. Of course, treatment is only one part of a full and complete 7-Step Trigger Point Protocol. During manual therapy techniques  we are trying to achieve full lengthening of contracted sarcomeres and return muscles to full strength and full resting length. When applied correctly, these techniques can mean the difference between full rehabilitation or  frustration with continued pain. 


4.     NAT Practitioner; Michael Coffee, LMT

Neil Asher Healthcare  Adapted Treatment Sequence for 
CRPS Caused by Myofascial Trigger Points

       Michael Coffee has adapted some of the original NAT shoulder trigger point techniques for the effective treatment of CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome). He has successful clinical case work in the treatment
of this challenging condition,  including the treatment of his own mom.
We will learn about the history of CRPS, symptoms, how MD's diagnose it, and how to help your clients deal with this chronic pain syndrome to be able to get some semblance of normalcy.  Finally, we will learn techniques to aid clients in taking the edge off of their chronic pain.


 Four break out rooms

(4.5 CEU)

We will meet downstairs in the Lovefield Ballroom. then we will break into groups.
 12:30 -
  2p
Lunch Break; Hot and Fresh Buffet Lunch
12:30 - 2pm Vendor Booths Open
networking &
visit vendors
 2P - 3P

David Edelberg, MD 


Why Does Fibromyalgia Occur and What Can You Do
To Help Your Patients/ Clients

Fibromyalgia is real. The pain that wakes you up at night and prevents you from getting restful sleep  is not just “all in your head”.  While there may be many doctors that don't believe that fibromyalgia exists, I am happy to report that the climate is changing.

The exact reason why people suffer from fibromyalgia and its related symptoms is simply not known for certain and patients frequently hear "We can't find anything wrong with you--your tests are normal." However, we do know some facts. First, most victims are female. Second, fibromyalgia frequently appears after an episode of protracted physical or emotional stress. Also, once the pain is under control, a "fibro flare" usually occurs after another life stress. Third, in addition to bodywork therapies, fibromyalgia can improve when steps are taken to raise the body's level brain chemical serotonin,  our factory-installed "stress buffer."

This talk will try to connect-the-dots

In this lecture Dr. David Edelberg will outline his key clinical steps to living a better life that correspond with his groundbreaking book, Healing Fibromyalgia.

 1 CEU
 3:00 - 3:30  Break;
Vendor Booths Open

 


 3:30p -
 4:30p

Town Hall Meeting or Meet with Vendors
Everyone is welcome! Come and express your ideas on how we
can further expand the field for treating myofascial pain and
dysfunction.  Our PR Chairperson will give us a social media
update and ideas we can incorporate into our practice.
We will be logging onto our Facebook account and learning
how to link to our posts.

 
 5:30 -
 9p
Walking Excursion to Rosemont Entertainment District

We will take a leisurely 4 minute walk to an amazing Entertainment venue with 8 restaurants and bars!  Local tour guides will help you navigate this maze of places to eat. Pick where you want to eat,
 
Or, go with one of our guides to the Premium Outlet Mall's gourmet food court with delicious foods to choose from.
 Join this event or dinner on your own
 9p until ? Treatment Trade   Only licensed practitioners may trade treatment techniques on each other.
(LMT, CMTPT, CMT, MD, PT, DO, LAc, Nurse, PA, NP, DC)
Practitioners are welcome to join in the sharing and networking
in an informal gathering in a designated classroom.
 
 


Total CEU for Thursday: 5.5

 
















































 FRIDAY OCTOBER 27
                                                               
                                                                                 
 
   

 Before  7:45  Breakfast on your own   
 7:45a –  8:15a

 Morning Move and Groove:  Stretching and 

movement to keep muscles and fascia fit and healthy.

Bonnie Prudden inspired exercises.

7:30 am - 9am Vendor Booths Open

(Non-CEU class)

Yoga and stretching

 8a -  12:30p


Round Robin Break out Sessions: Hands-on Manual Therapy Techniques From Many Disciplines

This is a practical application of unique techniques from highly experienced practitioners that will fit into our
Global Clinical Reasoning. 
Participants will be divided into 4 small groups and
each group will rotate around the presenters for 2-hour sessions  during the course of Thursday and Friday morning via "Round-Robin Programming". All registrants will learn from all speakers and groups will remain together for both Thurs and Friday
1.     Ross Turchaninov, MD (UKR), LMT
        Chronic Headache; Application Sequence Based on Ariel View of Clinical Massage Reasoning. What Techniques to use depends on the  patient  / client presentation.
        Creating links of approaches to create a web of reasoning that allows the best soft tissue rehabilitation. This hands-on session is a continuation of Dr Ross's lecture from Wednesday night. We will apply manual therapy techniques to eliminate headache within the clinical reasoning framework.


2.     Chuck Duff, MS
          
Coaching the Body™ Techniques for Normalizing Scapular Positioning

Chuck Duff will demonstrate a highly efficient approach to normalizing scapular alignment that involves thoroughly understanding and treating the specific fiber directions of the scapular stabilizers. We break the treatment down into treating fiber direction pairs using bodywork or the distractive percussion of the Muscle Liberator™. This treatment approach generally produces significant results in a single session.

3.    Mary Biancalana, MA, CMTPT, LMT

         Advanced Trigger Point Therapy Techniques to Eliminate Hip, Low Back, Buttocks and Sacral Pain
               
        We will learn advanced Trigger Point Therapy Techniques to apply to the key muscles that can refer pain to these areas. Of course, treatment is only one part of a full and complete 7-Step Trigger Point Protocol. During manual therapy techniques  we are trying to achieve full lengthening of contracted sarcomeres and return muscles to full strength and full resting length. When applied correctly, these techniques can mean the difference between full rehabilitation or  frustration with continued pain. 



4.     NAT Practitioner; Michael Coffee, LMT

Neil Asher Healthcare  Adapted Treatment Sequence for 
CRPS Caused by Myofascial Trigger Points

        Michael Coffee has adapted some of the original NAT shoulder trigger point techniques for the effective treatment of CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome). He has successful clinical case work in the treatment
of this challenging condition,  including the treatment of his own mom.
We will learn about the history of CRPS, symptoms, how MD's diagnose it, and how to help your clients deal with this chronic pain syndrome to be able to get some semblance of normalcy.  Finally, we will learn techniques to aid clients in taking the edge off of their chronic pain.
 

Four separate 

classes. Participants will attend  2 

sessions each day

Break out rooms.

 4.5 CEU


Parallel session for Patients, Family members and Caregivers
 During the hands on learning for  
therapists and medical professionals  
we offer parallel  programming.
Agenda for Patients, family members and caregivers

 
 

 































9am - 10:30am

Kim Dupree Jones, PhD

Making the connection between fibromyalgia and myofascial pain: Treatment modalities for physical and emotional release. 

Audience: patients and families; 

This interactive session by fibromyalgia treatment and advocacy experts will provide practical strategies to put you back in the driver’s seat to optimize your health. We will discuss the latest evidence on exercise, fall prevention, water therapies, yoga, tai chi diet, thinking differently and herbs, including cannabis. The importance of journaling day to day activities and emotional wellness will be discussed. We will also offer proven strategies to make the most of your medical appointments, including what to request and what to stay away from.

By the end of this session, the learner will

  •         Identify evidence-based strategies for exercise and activity in land and water        Integrate healthier choices in diet and cognitive behavioral strategies
  •     Discuss the risks and benefits of herbal and over the counter medications including cannabis
  •     Integrate active strategies to maximize your relationship with medical providers, including requesting selected specialty referrals
  •        Understand the importance of journaling in helping to regain control of a person’s life after chronic pain’s impact on day to day living
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10:30am - 11am Break   
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  11am - 12noon Jim Fricton, MD
                                             

The 80/20 Rule in Preventing Chronic Pain:  80% of your success is based self-management and 20% on treatment

More than half of the persons seeking care for pain conditions at 1 month still have pain 5 years later despite treatment due to lack of self-management in reducing the many lifestyle risk factors that lead to delayed recovery and chronic pain. Recent research found integrating self-management with treatment provides more transformative long-term success.  Unfortunately, health professionals  lack of reimbursement, time, and skills to teach self-management. So, it’s up to each of us as patients and caregivers to learn and implement self-management with our treatment by understanding the 80/20 Rule. 80% of our success is based on self-management and 20% is based on treatments. This presentation discusses strategies to implement self-management with our treatments to enhance our success dramatically.

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12 noon - 12:30pm  Shannon Goossen  

Elecro-medicine Devices for Relieving Chronic or Acute Pain. What is out there?

In this workshop, we will learn about various types of electro-medicine devices currently available. From TENS Units to Microcurrent and beyond, Each of these products has various applications in the fight against chronic pain conditions.                          

                                                                            


12:30 -  2p  Lunch Break Buffet lunch, networking
Vendor Booths Open
Buffet Lunch,
Networking &
Visiting Vendors
 2:00 –
  4pm

Robert Gerwin, MD

New Hypothesis on the Formation of Trigger Points 

Fresh from his presentation at the World Congress on Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia, held Oct. 4-9th in Banglore, India, Dr Gerwin will dazzle us with his intriguing new theory on the formation of trigger points. It is thought that trigger points and the pain and problems they cause, are a major contributor to pain syndromes. If we can figure out how these pesky points form in our muscles, we will be closer to eliminating chronic pain conditions.


General Session

2 CEU

End of Educational Programming for Today  6.5 CEU

 4:00 -  5:30p

 Vendor Booths Open


  • Meet with vendors, learn about new products and solutions for chronic pain
Networking
 & Visiting
Vendors
 Meet in Lobby 6:30- 6:45 -
 till ?

Social Event $22.00 Click on this below link to register
2017 Friday Night Fun at the Casino Registration

  This excursion requires pre-registration and includes all below including all-you can eat gourmet buffet. Buffet includes all non-alcoholic drinks and desserts.

We will take a FREE shuttle bus to the Rivers Casino and Restaurants in  DesPlaines (8 minutes from our hotel). Aprox 1 mile walk if you want to stretch your legs!

  Details:. 
  We will be picked up in a FREE Shuttle and taken to the Casino, and we get $10 free to play the games and a FREE entrance into the live show! We will also get a discount on their amazing all-you-can-eat gourmet fresh-made buffet. Individuals will pay for their own dinner, drinks and  any games of chance they wish to participate in.
Live music starts at 9:00pm at the CUBE stage, 7th Heaven Fun, tribute band that plays our favorite music from the 70's, 80's, 90's...all the classics: Bon Jovi, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Def Leppard, Eagles..here is their website:  http://www.7thheavenband.com/bio.html

Shuttle bus runs on a loop. So when you rare ready to go back to the hotel, wait in the hotel shuttle area.

Your choice of activities and
dinner.
 
Participate or have dinner on your own.
 9pm - till ?
Treatment Trade   Only licensed practitioners may trade treatment techniques on each other.
(LMT, CMTPT, CMT, MD, PT, DO, LAc, Nurse, PA, NP, DC)
Practitioners are welcome to join in the sharing and networking
in an informal gathering in a designated classroom.



























































Total CEU for Friday 6.5 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 28th                                                                                                                                                                                  

 7:30A -
 8A
Yoga style stretching to keep your fascia fit and healthy

7:30 - 8:30 Meet Vendors

Non-CEU class 

Strength and  stretching

 Before
 8:30
Breakfast On Your Own (10% off hotel dining)
 
 8:30a - 10:15a
Keynote Speaker and 2017 David G Simons Award Recipient:
Jim Fricton, MD



Implementing Transformative Care:

Personalized Activated Care and Training to Prevent Chronic Pain and Addiction

Chronic pain is the top reason to seek care, the #1 cause of disability and addiction, and the primary driver of healthcare costs. Unfortunately, most people who seek care for persistent pain still have pain 5 years later despite treatment due to the lack of addressing many lifestyle risk factors that lead to delayed recovery. Transformative care improves this by integrating self-management training to reduce patient-based risk factors and enhance their protective factors.  The International MYOPAIN Society (IMS) has developed Campaign to Prevent Chronic Pain and Addiction by promoting transformative care tools to integrate patient training with treatment. The cornerstone to this campaign is the NIH-funded Personalized Activated Care and Training (PACT)  program. PACT smoothly integrates on-line risk assessment, self-management training, and tele-health coaching in with our current treatments to enhance long-term success.  This presentation reviews the background and goals of the Campaign and the development and implementation of the PACT program to prevent chronic pain and addiction.

 The objectives of this presentation include;

  • 1.  Understand the chronic pain and addiction crises and how transformative care can help integrate self-management training with treatments to improve our long-term success.
  • 2.  Learn to identify and change patient-based risk factors and protective factors to prevent chronic pain and addiction.
  • 3.  Learn how the personalized activated care and training program can support transformative care
  • 4.  Learn how the IMS Campaign for Preventing Chronic Pain and Addiction can help solve the chronic pain and addiction crisis.

General Session

2 CEU 

     
 10:30a -  12:30

Peter F. Demitry, MD, MPH and Shannon Goossen, AP, LMT, CMTPT

The Future World of Healthcare: How Integrative Medicine will embrace myofascial trigger point therapy for better patient outcomes

   This lecture, presented by Peter Demitry, MD, MPH, (retired US Airforce) who served as Assistant Airforce Surgeon General and Shannon Goossen, an Acupuncture Physician and CMTPT, provides a unique perspective on our current healthcare system. Our presenters will outline what the current healthcare cost really is; in lives lost, to our families, to our national security, and to our economy. They will demonstrate by moving towards an Integrative Healthcare model that incorporates myofascial trigger point therapists,  medical massage therapists, NMTs and other highly trained practitioners, we can ROUTINELY provide non toxic, low cost, safer interventions for our future.

 2 CEU
 12:30 -
 1:45p
 Lunch break

  Vendor Booths Open

 buffet lunch,
networking,
visit venders
 1:45p -
 2:45p
 
Renee Hartz, MD:  

Adjunctive Measures for Diagnosing and Treating Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Including Differential Diagnosis of MPS, Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, CRPS  

    Dr Hartz will attempt to address which of these conditions involve central sensitization as as a mechanism of pain production or pain perpetuation.          Dr Hartz will  also outline important tests that could be used to assess and guide treatment strategies and will summarize current advances in electro-medical devices.

1 CEU
 3p - 4p
Kim Dupree Jones
, PhD:

Update on fibromyalgia research: Resources for the

clinician as well as the patient and caregivers 

 This lecture will provide an overview of the latest research in fibromyalgia. Understanding overlapping pain types and personalized treatments will allow you to better serve your patients. We will also address the following questions your patients may have for you:

  • My provider has taken away my opioids, now what? 
  • Are there any new medications in the pipeline for fibromyalgia?
  •  Should I try marijuana?
  • Is participating in a research study a good fit for me?
  • You will leave with a practical tool kit of resources for your patients and their families.

By the end of this session, the learner will

  • Differentiate types of chronic pain by mechanism and response to treatment
  • Identify levels of evidence to support pharmacologic treatment for fibromyalgia
  • Integrate a rational stepwise approach to using a tool kit in the in the long-term treatment of fibromyalgia


1 CEU
 4:20p -
 5p

NAMTPT Business Meeting:  

Only Current NAMTPT members may attend this meeting per our bylaws

For all other attendees;
4pm -  5pm Vendor Booths Open
  • Meet with vendors

 
 5p - 6p Evening break, rest, get dressed for dinner
 
 6p -
 midnight
 

Annual Dinner and Drs Travell and Simons Awards Ceremony

6:00p: Cocktails; Cash Bar
6:45p: Program starts
7:30p: Dinner served

                                             8:30 Fun and Dancing for All!

Honoring our
current and
new members.
A dinner
with DJ guided dancing to all the classic hits from the 70s, 80's and 90's.  


                                                 Total CEU for Saturday 6





































  

   SUNDAY OCTOBER 29                                                                                                                               


Before 9a  Breakfast on your own

 
 
 9a -
 10:30a
 

Angelique Mizera, DO: 2014 NAMTPT Janet G Travell Award Recipient        

Osteopathic Techniques  to Eliminate Myofascial Pain

Myofascial pain can be a challenging condition to treat. Osteopathic medicine has a long history of excellent manual therapy techniques to use to reduce and eliminate  this pain and the ensuing dysfunction it brings. Dr Mizera will take us through some of these manual therapy techniques as we apply them to each other.

Describe the physiologic principles and demonstrate three types of techniques used in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine:

Muscle Energy

Counterstrain

Balanced Tension


1.5 CEU
10:45 -
 12 noon

Tasso Spanos, 2016 NAMTPT Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Wisdom from a Long and Storied Clinical Practice:
How To Relieve Most Causes of TMJ Syndrome

For 15 years, Tasso Spanos lectured at the dental schools of University of Pittsburgh and Univ of Buffalo. The professors there admitted that they felt that the  pain from diagnosed TMJD probably had only a 5% component coming from the condyle or defective teeth, disks or jaw bone. In 1989 Mr Spanos was privileged to watch Dr Janet Travell when she cured a complex TMJ case in only 20 minutes!! The patient was previously only able to open her mough one finger width, and was on a liquid diet. At the end of this treatment, the patient was able to open her mough 4 inches and the TMJD symptoms including clicking were gone!

In this course we will learn some of the essentials of Dr Travell's remarkable treatment techniques including which muscles can cause dysfunction of the joint itself, and which muscles, when harboring trigger points, can cause referred pain into the TMJ area..


1.5 CEU
 12 noon Conference Ends  at Noon

Thank you for spending this time with the NAMTPT.

We look forward to seeing you next year at our 34th Annual Conference.

Please be sure to check out of your room before coming to class.

see you next year!














   


Schedule may change if speakers are unable to attend.

 
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