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Education

Education and Experience

     Aug 1995 / Feb 1996        Attended and graduated from        Space Coast Massage Institute, (500 hours) Melbourne, FL   

     June 1996                Passed FL State Board /                                                                 National Certification Exam

    July 1996 to Sept 2001 Independent contractor                                            at Space Coast Massage Therapy, Melbourne, FL

     Dec 6, 1998      Certified in Neuromuscular Therapy,                       Advanced Massage Institute, Cocoa Beach, FL

     Sept 2000         Opened private practice in Indialantic, FL

     May 2001          Incorporated as A Bridge To Wellness, Inc

     Sept 2001,        Moved to larger office in Melbourne, FL

     April 2005         Received Washington State Massage License

    Sept 2005,         Moved A Bridge to Wellness, Inc.

                                 to Vancouver, WA

    Feb 2006 to June 07   Independent contractor at

               New Heights Physical Therapy, Vancouver Wa

    June 2007           Received Oregon Massage License

    Dec 2009 / July 2011     Named to Oregon Board of

                   Massage Therapists Multi-Discipline Task Force

    July 2001 /Oct 12           Named to Oregon Board of

            Massage Therapists Scope of Practice Committee

    Jan 2013 / Sept 2017    Worked part time at

                 Phillips Chiropractic Clinic, Vancouver, WA

 

Continuing Education

Dec 2, 1995 Myofascial Componants of Shoulder Pain /

      Peter Whitridge                                              8 hours

Dec 8, 1995 Positional release /

      Roland Grigley                                                5 hours

Jan 7, 1996 On site Sports Massage Therapy /

      Mike McGillicuddy                                          4 hours

Dec 15-16, 1996 Neuromuscular therapy 1,  cervical,                      shoulders, head /      Tom Neilson                       14 CE's

March 15-16, 1997 Advanced Flexibility /                                                Rod Stewart                                                      12 CE's

Dec 11, 1997 Massage Instructors Workshop /                      Benny Vaughn                                                          6 CE's

Aug 1-2, 1998 NMT 2, low back,  pelvic, hips /                          

Tom Neilson                                                            14 CE's

Oct 1, 1998 Ethics, FL Laws & Rules Ch. 480 /

Candace Klein                                                           5 CE's

Oct 2, 1998 HIV/Aids / National Fire & Safety          3 CE's

 

Dec 5-6, 1998 NMT 3 Repetitive Strain,

TMJ, extremities                                                       14 CE's

Dec 6, Became Certified in neuromuscular therapy, Passed written and practical exams                                 

Nov 15-17, 1999 Myofascial release 1 /

John F Barnes, PT                                                     20 CE's

Oct 1, 2000  Ethics, Laws, Rules Ch. 480

SCMI, Jody Stork                                                          4 CE's

April 13, 2002 Neurokinetic therapy /

Benny Vaughn                                                               8 CE's

Nov 15-17 Myofascial Release Pelvis/

John Barnes / Joan Miller                                          20 CE's

Feb 21, 2003    Ethics and professionalism, FL law, Medical Errors, Infectious Disease /HIV aids/

Institute for Integrative Healthcare studies              8 CE's

June 17, 2004 reflexology Fundamentals /

Laura Norman                                                               10 CE's

April 2-3, 2005 Pediatric Myofascial Release,

John Barnes / A. Hill & J Rosevear                            12 CE's

July 2005 Ethics, FL law, Med Errors,

infectious disease                                                          8 CE's

April 27-29, 2006 AMTA - WA 2006 Convention.

6 classes                                                                        17 CE's

Feb 13, 2007 Intro to Structural relief Therapy

/ Taya countryman                                                            3 CE's

Jan 2 - Mar 15, 2007 Anatomy & Physiology Class

& Lab, Clark Comm College                                           50 hours

April 30-may 1, 2007 Structural relief therapy Low back & Pelvis /

Taya Countryman                                                            12 CE's

Aug 5, 2007 Communicable Disease, Med Errors  Ethics,

FL law & Rules                                                                  8 CE's

April 6, 2009 You & CHP, Workshop For

Practitioners & Staff                                                         8 CE's

April 26-27, 2009  Structural Relief Therapy for Hips,

Upper leg, Knee / Taya Countryman                              12 CE's

June 27, 2009  Structural Relief Therapy for the Torso /

Taya Countryman                                                                6 CE's

June 28, 2009 Structural relief therapy Assessment& Integration / 

Taya Countryman                                                                 6 CE's

July 6, 2009 HIV/AIDS Med Errors, Fl law & Rules, Ethics /

Innovative Educational Series                                           7 CE's

July 7, 2009 Care for Special populations, /

Elite Educational Series                                                      2 CE's

Oct 22, 2009 recordkeeping for CAM Providers /

Charles Simpson, DC                                                          4 CE's

March 24, 2010 The Value of Orthopedic Assessment /

Whitney Lowe                                                                      1.5 CE's

July 22-25 Myofascial Release ll / John Barnes               20 CE's

Aug 3, 2010 The Anatomy of Communication /

Ben Benjamin                                                                       1.5 CE's

Feb 12, 2011 Unraveling the Mystery of Low Back Pain /

Ben Benjamin                                                                        1 CE

July 11, 2011 Ethics, Laws & Rules, Med Errors,

HIV/Aids / Informed CME                                                         8 CE's

Sept 9, 2011 Oregon Board of Massage Therapists 

meeting                                                                                      1 CE

Feb 27, 2012 Orthopedic Massage Introduction /

Whitney Lowe                                                                          4 CE's

Mar 17-18 2012, Orthopedic Massage Techniques,

Lower / Whitney Lowe                                                           16 CE's

May 21 2012 Ethics and Standard V /

Elite Continuing Education                                                     6 CE's

April 30, 2013 CPR for Healthcare Providers

/ Pro Trainings                                                                           5 CE's

July 26, 2013 FL laws & Rules, Preventing Med Errors       4 CE's

March 15-16, 2014 Precision NMT, form & Function,

Precision NMT Midwest                                                         16 CE's

Oct 24, 2014 FL Laws & Regulations / CE massage              2 CE's

Nov 21, 2014 Medical Errors / CE Massage                           2 CE's

Nov 26, 2014 Research and Massage Therapy /

CE Massage                                                                               3 CE's

Nov 26, 2014 Professional Ethics and Standard V /

CE Massage                                                                               6 CE's

April 12, 2015 CPR / Protrainings                                             5 CE's

Sept 13-13 2015  Advanced Myofascial Techniques,\

Ilia & Sacrum / Til Luchau                                                        16 CE's

Aug 19, 2016 Advanced Myofascial Techniques,

Ankle Issues / Til Luchau                                                          8 CE's

Aug 20-21, 2016 Advanced Myofascial Techniques,

Arm, Wrist & Shoulders, l & ll                                                 16 CE's

April 5, 2017 CPR for Healthcare Providers /

ProTrainings                                                                               5 CE's

May 9, 2017  Ethics for Massage Therapists /

East West College                                                                     4 CE's

June 30, 2017  Fl Laws & Rules / Elite CME                            2 CE's

June 30, 2017 Preventing Medical Errors /

Elite CME                                                                                    2 CE's

July 1, 2017 Business & Professional Ethics /

Advanced Massage Providers LLC                                        4 CE's

 May 3, 2018 Research In Massage Therapy /Institute for Integrative

Healthcare Studies                                                         3 CE's           

 March 31, 2019    Pro Trainings, LLC. CPR / AED                   4 CE's

April 9-11, 2019  Myofascial Unwinding, 

John Barnes                                                                            20 CE's

Total                                                                                   502 Hours

 

 

 

 

 

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