Instructor Bio & Course Description

Pete Whitridge, NCBTMB #149453-00

Pete has been a licensed massage therapist since 1988. He is a founder and Past President of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education and has dedicated his career to helping establish high standards in massage therapy education. He teaches throughout the US and is a frequent speaker at FSMTA, FCA, and AMTA meetings and conventions.

Pete served four years on the Florida Board of Massage Therapy and served two of those years as Chairman. He received the FSMTA Charles Canfield Award for service to the massage profession in 2004, and in 2016 he was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame at the World Massage Festival.

Pete and his wife, Lee, live in Fort Pierce, FL. They travel frequently and would love to visit your town.

Exploring the Myofascial Components of Neck and Shoulder Pain
(with additional focus on surgical and traumatic scars) – 10 CEs (Register Now!)

This 10-hour program will focus on neck & shoulder pain and offer additional information about working with surgical & traumatic scars.  Pete’s entertaining class will help you review important aspects of the scapulae, shoulder girdle, brachial plexus, and the cervical ligaments. You will give & receive treatments and practice the skills demonstrated by the instructor. Classes will include up to four different hands-on practice sessions.

Topics covered

This class will cover myofascial assessments, passive & active fascial manipulations, muscle energy techniques, hydrotherapies, cross-fiber friction, and the importance of self-care. Healing is a partnership between the client and the therapist, and you have the opportunity to help people experience pain-free sleep, reduced anxiety, and increased body awareness (interoception).

This workshop will help you to:

  • Refine your touching skills and gain new confidence
  • Teach your clients to work with you during therapy
  • Eliminate chronic pain by working below the client’s pain threshold
  • Slow down, focus your attention, and be more effective with less effort
Reviews for Pete Whitridge

“Every time I study with Pete, I learn so much! He always brings new, updated info to class. Love Pete!” Anonymous, Sarasota School of Massage Therapy

“Outstanding [knowledge of the subject]; explains and conveys information at a good pace, concisely and with humor. [Organization of the class] flows naturally and spontaneously. I like the multitude of visuals, auditory and hands-on. Great presence, sincere. Fantastic; great instructor!” Anonymous, Sarasota School of Massage Therapy

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