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Licensed Massage Therapist FL MA24089


Pete Pfannerstill, Ph.D.


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UltraSports Massage Therapy Inc. Continuing Education Courses

Instructor - Pete Pfannerstill, Ph.D., CKTI

Licensed Massage Therapist

FL Lic# MA24089 ∙ FL Prov. # 50-2081 ∙ NCBTMB Prov. # 386613-00

 

Sports Massage Certification Program - 37 CE

This program consists of three separate courses

  • Pre & Post Event Sports Massage 5 CE – Course # 20-255408
  • Advanced Sports Massage 16 CE – Course # 20-255419
  • Myofascial Sports Massage 16 CE – Course # 20-255436

followed by a written exam and a series of practical exams.  Participants will have the opportunity to work at a minimum of one or two sporting events.  For an Information Packet which contains all the details and requirements of the SMCP, click here.

 

Pre & Post Event Sports Massage 5 CE – Course # 20-255408

Students learn the benefits, intent, cautions and timing of sports massage treatments, learn and demonstrate commonly used sports massage strokes, learn a foundation for an event sports massage routine, learn how to set up and the list of necessary massage equipment for a successful on-site sports massage event, learn how to recognize the severity of sports related injuries and learn how to identify symptoms of hypothermia & hyperthermia.  This workshop will qualify attendees to participate on a sports massage team.  Students demonstrate the sports massage strokes by performing pre and post event routines on their classmates.

Bring table, linens, cream and you must wear or bring loose-fitting shorts and sport shoes.  No jeans, sandals or flip flops allowed.  50% hands on / 50% lecture

 

Advanced Sports Massage 16 CE – Course # 20-255419

Students perform pre and/or post event sports massage routines on competitive athletes at local sporting events.  The instructor videotapes the students during the event and later provides critical review during class.  Students will learn & demonstrate proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and Active Isolated Stretching techniques.  Students learn about cryotherapy and thermal therapy, the injury response cycle, the acute inflammatory response and other physiological aspects of athletic training. 

Bring table, linens, cream, and you must wear or bring loose-fitting shorts and sport shoes during classroom sessions.  No jeans, sandals or flip flops.  Wear professional clothing during the sporting events.  Prerequisite: Pre & Post Event Sports Massage 5 CE or equivalent course or experience.  60% hands on / 40% lecture

 

Myofascial Sports Massage 16 CE – Course # 20-255436

Students learn the basic principles and theories of Myofascial Sports Massage (MSM), learn the standing structural awareness test and learn basic body reading as a way to evaluate clients.  The instructor demonstrates basic and advanced MSM spreading strokes.  With direction from the instructor, the students then perform these MSM strokes on their classmates.  The instructor combines these strokes into a full-body MSM routine and demonstrates how it can be completed in 30 minutes.  Students perform the full-body routine on their classmates.  Students learn about common sports-related injuries, such as neck, lumbar and thigh strain, rotator cuff dysfunction, piriformis iliotibial band syndromes, anterior & posterior compartment syndrome and plantar fasciitis and learn and subsequently perform MSM routines for treating them. 

Bring table, linens, drape towels, Prossage™ Heat and/or Palmer’s Cocoa Butter (3.5 oz tub).  Students must wear sports shoes and sports shorts (NO JEANS).  Women will be more comfortable in a sports bra and T-shirt.  80% hands on / 20% lecture

 

Kinesio Taping® Method Courses (2-24 CE)

 

Introduction to Kinesio Taping 2 CE – Course # 20-255420

This course introduces attendees to the Kinesio Taping Method®.  The instructor presents the history of Kinesio Tex® Tape and its application and the fundamental concepts of the KT Method®.  Students learn about the unique properties and use of the tape and how massage therapy treatments are enhanced by the use of the tape.  The attendees follow the theories of KT as well as discuss general muscle applications.  Upon completion of this presentation, attendees participate in a question and answer session as well as apply a few select muscle applications to relax overuse syndromes, stimulate weak muscles and decrease pain and swelling. 

Please wear or bring loose-fitting shorts and t-shirt.  (NO JEANS). Bring a good pair of scissors.  20% hands on / 80 lecture

 

 

Kinesio Taping® Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques (16 CE)

The two-day course is designed to introduce participants to the science, assessment and step-by-step application techniques of the Kinesio Taping® Method.  The first day includes lecture tutorials of the history and development of Kinesio Tex® Tapes and the Kinesio Taping® Method.  The science and theory regarding how stimulus is transmitted through the skin and the resulting therapeutic benefit across efferent and afferent systems is reviewed.  Taping concepts are presented in a “superficial to deep” progression. Day one includes corrections for Epidermis, Dermis, Superficial and Deep Fascia, Space and Muscle in case study format for a variety of conditions.  Each application is explained and demonstrated by the instructor.  During the ample lab time, participants then perform the manual assessments and movement assessments and follow the step-by-step instructions for the correct taping technique based on the case study presented.  Time is allotted for questions and group discussions of the assessment flow charts to determine the correct application and general progression of clinical reasoning and treatment for each correction and cut of tape, its position and its tension.  These applications will be part of clinical services and intervention procedures for disorders within the participant’s discipline and scope of practice.  Participants will be instructed on the testing rubric for day two.

Day two builds on the material from day one, completing the Muscle Corrections with assessments and labs  This day continues with instruction and demonstration of assessment and taping procedures for the Mechanical, Tendon, Ligament and Circulatory/Lymphatic corrections in case study format.  During lab sessions, participants will have ample time to practice new manual and movement assessments and correct taping techniques for conditions involving head positioning, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, upper limbs, lower limbs and trunk.  Time is allotted for questions and discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct application and general progression of clinical treatment. At the conclusion of day two, participants are required to participate in a practical exam of a basic taping technique.  The participant must pass the exam to attain the CEU certificate for this course.  All participants will receive a full color Kinesio Taping® Workbook and a complimentary 60-day access code to the Kinesio Taping® Association International database.

OBJECTIVES for Two-day program

Upon completion of the two-day program participants will be able to:

Identify and list three indications, four precautions and four contraindications for applying tape for multiple conditions. (Cognitive Domain)

Identify the six major physiological systems that are affected by tape. (Cognitive Domain)

As a novice taper, design an individualized treatment program from acute through the rehabilitation stages using tape as a modality. (Cognitive Domain)

Demonstrate the basic understanding and competence in manual direction assessments (tissue and muscle) and six screening assessments (Psychomotor Domain)

Demonstrate basic competence throughout the two-day course within 27 labs. (Psychomotor Domain)

Demonstrate basic competency by passing a practical exam at the end of day two (Psychomotor Domain)

Appreciate the rationale for altering tension below 50% tension and I, Y and web cuts of tape to vary stimulus necessary for therapeutic benefit of tape (Affective Domain)

Appreciate the different stimulation from cut and tension using the Kinesio Taping® method (Affective Domain)

Appreciate the differences in properties for five different manufacturer’s tapes per research review (Affective Domain)

Demonstrate increased understanding of pretense for taping as a modality by increasing number of correct answers on post-test as compared to pretest.

Levels of Learning: Two-Day Program

Level 2: Lecture with questions and answers

History of Kinesio Taping®, science of how tape works

Level 3: Lecture tutorials - Instructor teaches from PowerPoint presentation slides for application guidelines and rationale, then demonstrates the application.  This is followed by lab time for participant practice with direct guided supervision from instructor (and instructor’s assistant as class numbers require).

Case presentations with large group discussions

Level 4: Lab – analyze and choose techniques to perform

Kinesio Taping® Advanced Techniques and Clinical Reasoning (8 CE)

This course offers a brief review of the basic taping and assessment concepts learned in the first two-day course.  Advanced taping techniques and assessments are presented as lecture tutorials to introduce step-by-step applications for chronic edema, scar and fascial management, nerve taping as well as acute and chronic pain management.  Participants are offered ample lab time to practice each advanced technique guided by the assessment flowchart for clinical decision making.  Case studies are presented for designing a clinically relevant application within a treatment program guided by the instructor.  Case studies are then introduced for small groups of students to practice the variety of assessment techniques and advanced taping applications.

Objectives for Certification Day (Day 3)

Upon Completion of the certification course participants will be able to:

As an experienced taper, design an individualized treatment program through the rehabilitation stages using Kinesio Tex® Tape as a modality. (Cognitive Domain)

Identify three items on a problem list and goal list from specified case studies and develop appropriate interventions using Kinesio Tex® Tape as a modality using up to three pieces of tape in small group setting and defend to the class. (Cognitive Domain)

Demonstrate an advanced understanding and competence in manual direction assessments for muscle and tissue and the six screening assessments.  This will be represented during case study presentations.  (Psychomotor Domain)

Demonstrate competence in advanced taping methods throughout the seminar within twelve labs. (Psychomotor Domain)

Demonstrate clinical reasoning in small group setting when presented with case study and defend taping applications to the class. (Psychomotor Domain)

Appreciate the differences in stimulation from cut and tension using advanced applications within the Kinesio Taping® Method when presenting to the class.  (Affective Domain)

Demonstrate case presentations from group participation for problem-solving, correct tape applications and offer defense of their own work to the class and critique of other groups’ work. (Cognitive, Psychomotor and Affective Domains)

Levels of Learning   Certification Day (Day 3)

Level 2: Lecture with questions and answers

Level 3: Lecture tutorials with labs for advanced techniques

Case presentations with large group discussions

Level 4: Analyze and choose assessment techniques to perform using correct applications

Level 5 Role playing and small group discussion of clinical reasoning followed by correct choice of application, correct tape application and report to the larger group.

Level 5 Report and critique of other groups’ performance in regards to clinical reasoning and tape applications 

Course Requirements:

In order to attend a Kinesio Taping® seminar, each attendee must meet all of the following criteria: 

1. Must have completed 80 course hours of anatomy & physiology

2. Must have a working knowledge of the musculoskeletal system

3. Must be able to do assessments by evaluating and/or diagnosing injuries and conditions

4. Must have achieved or is a student in their junior or senior year (transcripts must be provided) working towards one or more of the following credentials: ARNP, ATC, CAT(C), CCSP, CDP, CHT, CLT, CMBT, CMT, CNMT, COMT, COTA, COTA/L, CPO, CPT, CPTA, CRN, CST, CT, DC, DO, DOM, DPT, Lac, LAT, LLCC, LMBT, LMP, LMT, LOT, LOTA, LPT, LPTA, MD, MDT, MLD, MOT, MOTR/L, MPT, MT, MTC, NCMT, NCTMB, NDT, NMD, NMT, NP, NRC, OCS, ODT, OMD, OPA, OT, OTA, OTC, OTR, OTR/L, PT, PT-C, PTA, PA, RMT, RN, RPT, RPTA, SCS, SLP.


 

Sports Massage courses

Introduction to Sports Massage 2 CE – Course # 20-255404

This course explains the benefits, intent, cautions and timing of sports massage treatments, describes and demonstrates commonly used sports massage strokes, provides a foundation for an event sports massage routine.  Students learn the list of necessary massage equipment for a successful on-site sports massage event.  This course is suitable for presentation to a large group of massage therapists or students.  0% hands on / 100% lecture and demonstration

Pre & Post Event Sports Massage 3 CE – Course # 20-255405

Students learn the benefits, intent, cautions and timing of sports massage treatments, learn and demonstrate commonly used sports massage strokes, learn a foundation for an event sports massage routine and learn the list of necessary massage equipment for a successful on-site sports massage event.  Students demonstrate the sports massage strokes by performing pre and/or post event routines on their classmates.

Bring table, linens, cream and you must wear or bring loose-fitting shorts and sport shoes.  No jeans, sandals or flip flops allowed.  50% hands on / 50% lecture

 

Pre & Post Event Sports Massage 4 CE – Course # 20-255406

Students learn the benefits, intent, cautions and timing of sports massage treatments, learn and demonstrate commonly used sports massage strokes, learn a foundation for an event sports massage routine, learn the list of necessary massage equipment for a successful on-site sports massage event, learn how to recognize the severity of sports related injuries and learn how to identify symptoms of hypothermia & hyperthermia.  This workshop will qualify attendees to participate on a sports massage team.  Students demonstrate the sports massage strokes by performing pre and post event routines on their classmates.

Bring table, linens, cream and you must wear or bring loose-fitting shorts and sport shoes.  No jeans, sandals or flip flops allowed.  50% hands on / 50% lecture

Pre & Post Event Sports Massage 5 CE – Course # 20-255408

Students learn the benefits, intent, cautions and timing of sports massage treatments, learn and demonstrate commonly used sports massage strokes, learn a foundation for an event sports massage routine, learn how to set up and the list of necessary massage equipment for a successful on-site sports massage event, learn how to recognize the severity of sports related injuries and learn how to identify symptoms of hypothermia & hyperthermia.  This workshop will qualify attendees to participate on a sports massage team.  Students demonstrate the sports massage strokes by performing pre and post event routines on their classmates.

Bring table, linens, cream and you must wear or bring loose-fitting shorts and sport shoes.  No jeans, sandals or flip flops allowed.  50% hands on / 50% lecture

Pre & Post Event Sports Massage 6 CE – Course # 20-255418

Students learn the benefits, intent, cautions and timing of sports massage treatments, learn and demonstrate commonly used sports massage strokes, learn a foundation for an event sports massage routine, learn how to set up and the list of necessary massage equipment for a successful on-site sports massage event, learn how to recognize the severity of sports related injuries and learn how to identify symptoms of hypothermia & hyperthermia.  This workshop will qualify attendees to participate on a sports massage team.  Students demonstrate the sports massage strokes by performing pre and post event routines on their classmates.  Students learn a lower extremity stretching routine and perform it on their classmates.

Bring table, linens, cream and you must wear or bring loose-fitting shorts and sport shoes.  No jeans, sandals or flip flops allowed.  60% hands on / 40% lecture

 

Introduction to Myofascial Sports Massage 2 CE – Course # 20-255432

Students learn the basic principles and theories of Myofascial Sports Massage (MSM), learn the standing structural awareness test and learn basic body reading as a way to evaluate clients.  The instructor demonstrates basic and advanced MSM spreading strokes and then combines these strokes into a full-body MSM routine and demonstrates how it can be completed in 30 minutes.  This course is suitable for presentation to a large group of massage therapists or students.

0% hands on / 100% lecture

 

Introduction to Myofascial Sports Massage 3 CE – Course # 20-255433

Students learn the basic principles and theories of Myofascial Sports Massage (MSM), learn the standing structural awareness test and learn basic body reading as a way to evaluate clients.  The instructor demonstrates basic and advanced MSM spreading strokes.  With direction from the instructor, the students then perform these MSM strokes on their classmates.  The instructor combines these strokes into a full-body MSM routine and demonstrates how it can be completed in 30 minutes.  

Bring table, linens, drape towels, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter (3.5 oz. tub).  Students must wear sports shoes and sports shorts (NO JEANS).  Women will be more comfortable in a sports bra and T-shirt.  30% hands on / 70% lecture

 

Introduction to Myofascial Sports Massage 4 CE – Course # 20-255434

Students learn the basic principles and theories of Myofascial Sports Massage (MSM), learn the standing structural awareness test and learn basic body reading as a way to evaluate clients.  The instructor demonstrates basic and advanced MSM spreading strokes.  With direction from the instructor, the students then perform these MSM strokes on their classmates.  The instructor combines these strokes into a full-body MSM routine and demonstrates how it can be completed in 30 minutes.  Students perform the full-body routine on their classmates. 

Bring table, linens, drape towels, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter (3.5 oz. tub).  Students must wear sports shoes and sports shorts (NO JEANS).  Women will be more comfortable in a sports bra and T-shirt.  50% hands on / 50% lecture

 

Introduction to Myofascial Sports Massage 6 CE – Course # 20-255435

Students learn the basic principles and theories of Myofascial Sports Massage (MSM), learn the standing structural awareness test and learn basic body reading as a way to evaluate clients.  The instructor demonstrates basic and advanced MSM spreading strokes.  With direction from the instructor, the students then perform these MSM strokes on their classmates.  The instructor combines these strokes into a full-body MSM routine and demonstrates how it can be completed in 30 minutes.  Students perform the full-body routine on their classmates.  Students learn about various thigh, shoulder and/or neck injuries and learn and demonstrate MSM routines for treating them. 

Bring table, linens, drape towels, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter (3.5 oz tub).  Students must wear sports shoes and sports shorts (NO JEANS).  Women will be more comfortable in a sports bra and T-shirt.  60% hands on / 40% lecture

 

 

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