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Santa Fe – Foundations in Manual Therapy Seminar

September 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


Santa Fe – Foundations in Manual Therapy Seminar


The Foundations in Manual Therapy Seminar introduces a simple to comprehend means of engaging your patient’s pain/dysfunction in a manner presented from the broader applications of physical and behavioral science. This seminar will provide the learner with access to an approach that can be broadly applied across the manual therapies and exercise and stretching-based interventions. It will also deepen content taught in the Voice and Swallowing Disorders Seminar by addressing aspects of head/neck/torso carriage and posture as they relate to breathing, swallowing, voice, movement, and pain. It introduces the learner to a patient-centered evaluation and treatment model and relies heavily on principles of shared decision-making (SDM). While this model contrasts sharply with the more common manual therapy model of promoting clinician expertise and training as a primary predictor of success, SDM is becoming the norm in most healthcare fields. The techqniue is presented from a dry, static type of manual therapy perspective, often represented as an MFR-style of engagement, though time will be spent exploring its uses in other modality styles. Using a neurological-based intervention model, with vigorous nods to behavioral aspects of pain and movement dysfunction and rehabilitation, the clinician will work to form a therapeutic alliance with their patient. This partnership is key to introducing lasting changes in pain, movement dysfunction, and loss of range of motion. This 2-day seminar will sample the body from neck through the torso, as well as general engagements of the arms and legs. Also included will be area/symptom-specific techniques that Walt has used with success for decades.

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The Foundations Approach is less about learning techniques but more about learning a deeper model of understanding pain, therapeutic interaction and ways we can utilize that alliance to introduce change. Older and other existing models of care will be discussed and compared with this newer model, but the clinician need not feel that they must abandon their current work to benefit from this seminar.

Foundations in Manual Therapy is designed for both beginner and advanced therapists. Massage therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and speech-language pathologists will find value in this seminar. Those who have taken other manual therapy (and myofascial release) seminars will find fresh a fresh approach to evaluation and treatment. Advance your practice and your mind with plausible, enjoyable learning experiences.

This class is taught in a combination format of lecture, demonstration, and lab practice, with an assurance of completion of objectives/learning through one-on-one interaction and observation, both of the spoken/written content and the hands-on sequences. Walt Fritz personally teaches all of the lectures, demonstrations, and lab portions of the class. If a class exceeds 14 participants, there will be an experienced lab assistant(s) to ensure adequate supervision.

The Foundations in Manual Therapy Seminar is 14.5 contact hours/2.0-days, requires no prerequisites, and is/will be approved by ASHA CEUs and NCBTMB. Many PT and OT CEU approvals will be in place, but please inquire early. Many individual state CEU approvals take 90+ days to gain approval.

Prerequisites: None

Seminar Pricing

Foundations in Manual Therapy Seminar

  • $450 if registered 2 months prior to the class date
  • $500 if registered up to 3 weeks prior to the class date
  • $550 if registered within the final 3 weeks
  • $275 retake registration fee
  • Group Discounts: 10% off each registration if 2-3 register at the same time, 15% off of each registration if 4 or more register at the same time. A student rate is available, please inquire.

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Please stay updated on the current state-by-state Covid quarantine rules and regulations including if there are options to avoid a lengthy quarantine when entering the state of the seminar by having a rapid test, by checking in regularly on the CDC website. If lengthy quarantines are the only option one-month prior to the scheduled date of any seminar, it will be postponed to a later date.

Currently, we follow CDC guidelines and New Mexico law for massage education:  we are required to wear a mask in the school and all participants are screened (including temperature check) upon entering the building.


September 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am
September 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Bodymechanics School of Massage – Santa Fe
1091-A Siler Road
Santa FE, NM 87507
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