Mary Alice Walter, LMT, Registrar
AMTA KY Chapter
11 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Ste 6
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Holiday Inn Airport Hotel
1717 Airport Exchange Blvd
Erlanger, KY 41018
To RESERVE your room, please call hotel directly (859) 371-2233 and ask for "In-House" Reservations Tell them you are with AMTA-KY Summer Meeting Group code: AMT to receive $89.95 nightly rate!!!
The AMTA-KY Chapter Summer Meeting is coming to Northern Kentucky and will be held at the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel in Erlanger, Kentucky, conveniently located at exit 2 on I-275. The location is an easy drive from most parts of the state as well as from Cincinnati and Southern Indiana.
Two concurrent meetings are planned and you can choose what fits your needs.
The one-day meeting includes two 3-hour CE classes.
The two-day meeting is a 12 hour Thermal Therapy class that is held for 6 hours on Saturday and 6 hours on Sunday.
Both programs include a Saturday buffet lunch with a brief informative session on the current state of massage therapy in Kentucky and the AMTA House of Delegates discussion.
The meeting hotel is a beautiful facility that will meet all of your needs and more. If you want to make a weekend of it, either to play or study, the gorgeous sleeping rooms are only $89.95 per night. See hotel info @ left to reserve your room @ DISCOUNTED rate which has been extended.
Marta Lucas, President
Read below for course descriptions & Hotel Information
Ow...My Aching Back!! Alternative Approaches for Treating BACK Pain.
We've lined up a talented group of Health Care Experts who will share their various perspectives on alleviating BACK Pain. This interactive class will include overviews, hands-on demonstrations and questions and answers to assist you in helping clients with BACK pain.
The class is designed to offer a better understanding of the role that LMTs have on a Health Care Team and to help determine when it's appropriate to refer clients to other medical practitioners.
Kathy Quigley Boehmer, PT, ATC, is both a masters degreed physical therapist and a certified athletic trainer and is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. Kathy teaches part-time at NKU, is Clinic Coordinator of Clinical Education within St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine, and is an Approved Clinical Instructor for NKU’s Athletic Training Program.
Dr. Klaude Kocan, DC has been in private practice since 1998. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic and B.S. Degree in Human Biology at Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, MO. He specializes in musculoskeletal conditions with emphasis on muscle and skeletal imbalances. Dr. Kocan's philosophy of care pays particular attention to flexibility, core strength and range of motion.
Dr. Chris Grande, MD, MPH is a board-certified Anesthesiologist and Intensivist. Besides practicing pain medicine, he has been a pain patient. He is currently completing his PhD in Urban and Public Affairs at University of Louisville. He has performed extensive research into the policy analysis in the context of recent Kentucky legislation for controlled substances.
Mimi Tagher, MS, LAc, LMT is nationally certified in acupuncture, herbology and oriental medicine. In her sessions, Mimi helps to re-establish proper energy flow in the body, thereby opening doors to possibility and facilitating change. By bridging the gap between eastern and western medicine, Mimi is able to offer a multitude of opportunities for health and healing. Most of her sessions include a combination of therapies, including acupuncture, cranio-sacral, and massage.
Indecent Proposals: Exploring how Therapists Handle
Inappropriate Client Behavior
(3 hours ethics credit) 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The subject of sex and massage is a relevant topic. The release of the TV show, “The Client List” and all the legislation around human trafficking shows that there are many people who still confuse massage with sexual activity.
In this class we revisit the topic of ethical boundaries. We will allow a safe space where you can discuss those uncomfortable experiences with your peers. Being able to give voice to your concerns and hear how other therapists have dealt with uncomfortable situations is important. Validate your feelings; learn new ways of thinking. Learn to set boundaries and stick with them. Many therapists have been reporting inappropriate client behavior. Many more do not say anything and just decide to quit practicing. Don’t let that happen to you. Join our discussion.
Katie Stewart LMT RCST, teaches at the Lexington Healing Arts Academy in Lexington and serves as Massage Coordinator for a low back study with the University of Kentucky. She also does Life coaching and trauma resolution work. Katie, immediate past president of AMTA-KY Chapter, is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and Self-Health Inc. School of Medical Massage in Lebanon, Ohio. She has been practicing massage therapy and craniosacral therapy since 1997 and Biodynamic work since 2002 and has training in multiple modalities and with a strong focus on pediatric Craniosacral Therapy.
Tom Hansen, M.A., LMT has diverse work experience in his second career as a massage therapist. Now semi-retired, Tom has worked for two chiropractors, Massage Envy, and has been self-employed for the past three years. He is an NCBTMB volunteer and is a member of the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy.
THERMAL THERAPY with Karen Kowal
Putting a L.I.D. on Pain: Self Care Techniques (6 CE hours)
This class includes extensive Self-Care techniques that will help you maintain your body while teaching your clients how to maintain the work you have done during their session and how to achieve “Self-Care” for their specific pain patterns. You will learn how to "Put a L.I.D. on Pain" with Head-to-Toe Solutions...24+ Top-to-Bottom Self-Care Techniques that you can put into practice immediately.
Pillossage Thermal Therapy: SUPINE Techniques (6 CE hours)
Using Thermal Therapy, the therapist can access deep tissues that otherwise are too painful to affect. Whether you specialize in clinical work, spa/relaxation techniques, or sports massage, this is a class you should take! The goal of Thermal Therapy is to create massage techniques combined with heat to support the client's body as tissues gently respond to change...without pain. Using heated flax pillows, you will learn how to apply measured, wave-like compressions and therapeutic stretches to affect all layers of connective tissues...down to the depth of the periosteum where the deepest pain may reside. This is done without causing 'poking' or vertical discomfort for the client. In other words, it is effective and it feels wonderful!
This modality is ideal for therapists who are looking for a tool that can stand alone or be integrated with other modalities to offer to clients who live with conditions that include: chronic pain, high levels of stress or who are in need of rehabilitation. You will learn methods to help clients prolong and accelerate their healing, rehabilitation, and improve quality of life. You will discover easier ways to offer deep therapy without strain and your clients benefit from increased range of motion and decreased pain. They will leave your table simply amazed!
Karen Kowal, RN, LMT (1994), NCTMB blends 30 years of nursing experience and background in pain management and mental health. Karen has developed a fresh new technique known as “Pillossage™” which is a sequence modality combining specific Thermal Connective Tissue Release Techniques. By using heat with massage and specific stretches, she has inspired use of these products in fibromyalgia clinics, medical pain clinics, hospitals and hospices. These approaches have been the basis of numerous research studies as an effective natural solution for pain management.
NOTE: We must enroll a minimum of 11 participants or this class will be cancelled!
As a reference it takes only 1 ½ hours to travel the easy all-interstate drive from the downtown of either Lexington or Louisville. No traffic lights, city streets or confusion.
For driving directions, click on Driving Directions below the map to the left, enter your address and it will give you personalized directions to the meeting or follow the printed directions below.
EASY DIRECTIONS TO THE HOTEL:
From Louisville take I-71 north or from Lexington take I-75 toward Cincinnati.
Take exit 185 to merge onto I-275 west toward the Airport
Take exit 2 for Mineola Pike. The hotel is directly in front of you.
Turn right on Mineola Pike and then the 1st left onto Airport Exchange Blvd. to the entrance