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Day 1: Integrating Orthopedic Massage | Oct 7, 2023 (Saturday) · 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Day 2: Active Assisted Stretching for the Upper Body | Oct 8, 2023 (Sunday) · 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

CE Hours: 14


FOR YOUR SAFETY: Participants will be notified of any COVID-19 restrictions prior to the event.


Prospective attendees can sign up for either one or two days and get the full experience. Each course is NCBTMB approved for 7 CE hours.

Dr. Benjamin has founded the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1974 and has been in private practice for 55 years. He travels throughout the country teaching orthopedic manual therapy, ethics, and Active Assisted Stretching.  He is the author of Are You Tense?, Exercise without InjuryListen to your Pain, and a co-author of the Ethics of Touch and Conversation Transformation. Over the last two decades, he has also created a series of DVD and streaming programs on the assessment and treatment of the low back, the neck, the knee, the shoulder, and various common injuries as well as a 3-volume series on advanced technique and a 7–part series on Active Assisted Stretching.


There Integrating Orthopedic Assessment & Treatment

Neck, Shoulder, Low Back & Knee Injuries

Comprehensive hands-on workshop includes assessment and friction therapy treatment. At each full-day training, you will learn two dozen assessment tests, as well as cross-ber friction, and myofascial and deep tissue techniques to address pain and injury in some of the most commonly injured structures in the neck, shoulder, low back, and knee.
You will also learn the anatomy of these structures as never before through physically locating and palpating each targeted muscle, tendon, and ligament with these techniques. This new workshop gives you a comprehensive view of working with these injuries from initial assessment to treatment.


Active Assisted Stretching Upper Body Program

Neck, Shoulder, Forearm, Wrist, Hand & Fingers

This intensive, hands-on workshop teaches you a comprehensive, effective stretching protocol for the upper body. Active Assisted Stretching (AAS) energizes the body, enhances the health of the tissues, increases flexibility, protects the body from injury, enhances the healing process, re-aligns the fascia, and makes building strength more effective. AAS is especially good for athletes, the elderly, and the injured, and can also benefit the neurologically impaired.
During this workshop, you will practice every stretch until you can perform them efficiently, both individually and in sequence, with the least effort. You will also learn self-stretches to teach your clients who need to focus on stretching specific structures.


There are six major components to the training:

  • Anatomy: Find and palpate the relevant musculoskeletal structures.
  • Assessment: Learn and practice all the injury assessment tests for the shoulder.
  • Theory: Learn how to use the history, positive assessment test findings, and results of palpation to determine which structures are injured. We’ll discuss the possible causes of injury as well as effective treatments.
  • Integration: Integrate what you’ve learned about the theory and assessment procedures through hands-on learning games and supervised clinics.
  • Technique: Learn and practice detailed treatment techniques to eliminate adhesive scar tissue.
  • Clinic: On the final day of the training, practice your skills in an injury assessment clinic, free and open to the public, under Dr. Benjamin’s supervision.

Who should attend this workshop?

  • This workshop is for massage therapists who want to increase their expertise and success rate in working with clients who suffer from shoulder injuries.
  • You will learn how to find the exact source of a client’s pain and provide targeted treatments.
  • The workshop will give you the knowledge and understanding to make you a more effective massage therapist.


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