AMTA Oregon Chapter Calendar

July 8th, 2017 – Salem Board Meeting (OSM campus) + 4 hour CE: Practical Injury Treatment with Dr Michael Neely, DC @ Oregon School of Massage Salem Campus
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The AMTA-OR Board is coming to Salem to kick off our 2017-2018 year. Come join us at Oregon School of Massage in Salem and see what your chapter is up to–planning activities like the Big Float, the Summer Social on the Willamette River, and looking ahead to the 2018 Chapter Convention! This meeting is free and open to the public and runs from 10am to noon.

Then join us for a lunch hosted by AMTA-OR. The Oregon School of Massage store will be open with massage therapy supplies, equipment, textbooks, instructional DVDs, self-care tools, mind-body books and gifts.

In the afternoon, we will be joined by Dr. Michael Neely for a four-hour workshop: Practical Injury Treatment for Bodyworkers: Condition Specific Advanced Clinical Treatment Protocols

In this hands-on introductory workshop, we will be covering several common conditions seen in a typical bodywork practice; looking in detail at the nature of the condition and how best to approach treating it from a clinical injury treatment perspective. This workshop introduces advanced bodywork concepts that transcend any one specific treatment or technique, where the individual needs of the specific condition – from an anatomical and injury perspective, as well as the specific needs of the client – both physically and emotionally, are integrated together to provide the most optimal approach to care. Practical Injury Treatment for Bodyworkers is ideal for massage therapists and bodyworkers working in a clinical setting with chiropractors, medical doctors, or physical therapists and for any massage therapist practicing injury treatment work who wants to dramatically improve their skills to better serve the people they care for.

  • Whiplash – Defined, Etiology, Signs and Symptoms, Pertinent Anatomy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Defined, Etiology, Signs and Symptoms, Pertinent Anatomy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – Defined, Etiology, Signs and Symptoms, Pertinent Anatomy
  • Sciatica – Defined, Common Causes
  • Piriformis Syndrome – Defined, Etiology, Signs and Symptoms, Pertinent Anatomy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disorders: Bulge, Herniation, Extrusion – Defined, Etiology, Signs and Symptoms, Pertinent Anatomy

About Dr. Neely

Dr. Neely began his training in bodywork in 1993 under William “Dub” Leigh, protégé of Ida Rolf and founder of the International Zentherapy Institute. In 2001 he went on to become a chiropractic physician, as well as the Director of the Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology Department at the Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage, where he created and then taught the anatomy, physiology, and pathology curriculum from 2002-2009. In 2014, he was brought on as an adjunct Professor of Anatomy & Physiology at St. Martin’s University. Dr. Neely has also taught many different continuing education classes for healthcare providers over the years and throughout his career.

Dr Michael Neely

Please come join us for a fun and informative day!!

10am – 12pm: Board Meeting (Free)

12pm – 1pm: Lunch (included with attendance at the CE course)

1pm – 5pm: Practical Injury Treatment for Bodyworkers with Dr. Michael Neely

The Big Float -Chair Massage Volunteer Opportunity -Earn CE’s for your volunteer hours @ Portland Waterfront
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for the Big Float July 15th for a 2 or 4 hour chair massage shift on the Portland Waterfront.  Volunteers earn CE hours for their shift.  Click the registration link and pick your shift(s) . We look forward to seeing you in July!

AMTA-OR Summer Social @ Oregon Maritime Musuem
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mimosas and hors d’oeuvres aboard the sternwheeler at Portland ‘s Waterfront Park.


September (August) 2017 – Phone Conference Board Mtg Monday, 8/28/17 – 8 am @ Phone Meeting
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am
National Convention – Pasadena, California – 9/10 – 9/17
Sep 10 – Sep 17 all-day
December 2017 – Phone Conference Board Meeting Monday, 12/4/17 – 8 am @ Phone Meeting
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am
March 2018 – Phone Conference Board Meeting Monday, 3/5/18 – 8 am @ Phone Meeting
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am
OR Annual Board Meeting & Convention – UWS APRIL 7 & 8, 2018 @ University of Western States
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day