The Connecticut Conference is excited to welcome Pete Whitridge! Pete has been an LMT since 1988. He is a founder and past president of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) and has dedicated his career to helping establish high standards in massage therapy education. He teaches throughout the US (and was even a speaker at the now defunct New England Regional Conference—NERC). Pete’s knowledge continues to grow, and he brings top-notch, hands-on skills to our conference. Pete is an approved NCBTMB and NY State provider. 

These are his classes:

Therapeutic Strategies for Surgeries, Scars, and Burns
Thursday, 4/4/24, 5:00pm-9:00pm, 4CEs

Deepen your therapy skills by examining how manual therapies can positively affect scars from surgeries, trauma, or burns and become an important adjunct for home care and tissue healing for your clients. This class is designed to help you expand your knowledge about the effects of touch on the human body and explore the physical/emotional aspects of this very personal client issue. 

Introduction to Myofascial Therapies
Friday, 4/5/24, 8:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-6:00pm, 8 CEs

The superficial tissues play an important role in our bodywork sessions. This protocol can be used as a starting point for any massage session. Gentle pushing and pulling of the tissues can help identify restrictions and patterns of movement in the body. During the fast-paced class, we will access the movement/restrictions of the posterior thorax, lumbar spine, and hamstrings. We will practice active and passive assessments, lengthening and broadening of the connective tissues, cross-fiber frictions, and hydrotherapies.

Myofascial Components of Neck and Shoulder Pain
Saturday 4/6/24, 8:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-6:00pm, 8 CEs

This workshop explores the Responsibility Center, focusing on the scapulae, shoulder girdle, brachial plexus, cervical ligaments, and mandible. We will incorporate the use of lateral positioning to access the levator scapulae, subscapularis, and the clavicular attachments. There will be an opportunity to work with the TMJ. We will highlight posture, headaches, and chronic neck pain.

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