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Course ​# ​20-255436 
Students ​learn ​the ​basic ​principles ​and ​theories ​of ​Myofascial ​Sports ​Massage ​(MSM), ​learn ​the ​standing ​structural ​awareness ​test ​and ​learn ​basic ​body ​reading ​as ​a ​way ​to ​evaluate ​clients. ​ ​The ​instructor ​demonstrates ​basic ​and ​advanced ​MSM ​spreading ​strokes. ​ ​With ​direction ​from ​the ​instructor, ​the ​students ​then ​perform ​these ​MSM ​strokes ​on ​their ​classmates. ​ ​The ​instructor ​combines ​these ​strokes ​into ​a ​full-body ​MSM ​routine ​and ​demonstrates ​how ​it ​can ​be ​completed ​in ​30 ​minutes. ​ ​Students ​perform ​the ​full-body ​routine ​on ​their ​classmates. ​ ​Students ​learn ​about ​common ​sports-related ​injuries, ​such ​as ​neck, ​lumbar ​and ​thigh ​strain, ​rotator ​cuff ​dysfunction, ​piriformis ​& ​iliotibial ​band ​syndromes, ​anterior ​& ​posterior ​compartment ​syndrome ​and ​plantar ​fasciitis ​and ​learn ​and ​subsequently ​perform ​MSM ​routines ​for ​treating ​them. ​ ​

STUDENTS MUST BRING

Bring ​table, ​linens, ​drape ​towels, ​Palmer’s ​Cocoa ​Butter ​(3.5 ​oz ​tub). ​ ​Students ​must ​wear ​sports ​shoes ​and ​sports ​shorts ​(NO ​JEANS). ​ ​Women ​will ​be ​more ​comfortable ​in ​a ​sports ​bra ​and ​T-shirt. ​ ​80% ​hands ​on ​/ ​20% ​lecture.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Since ​ ​1997, ​ ​Pete ​ ​Pfannerstill ​ ​has ​ ​been ​ ​a ​ ​licensed ​ ​sports ​ ​massage ​ ​therapist. ​ ​The ​ ​founder ​ ​of Tampa, ​ ​Florida ​ ​basedUltraSports ​ ​Massage ​ ​Therapy, ​ ​Inc., ​ ​he ​ ​specializes ​ ​in ​ ​Myofascial ​ ​Sports ​ ​Massage, ​ ​Structural ​ ​Integration ​and ​ ​the ​ ​Kinesio ​ ​Taping® ​ ​Method ​ ​for ​ ​the ​ ​treatment ​ ​of ​ ​his ​ ​athletic ​ ​clientele.Pete ​ ​is ​ ​Board ​ ​Certified ​ ​by ​ ​the ​ ​National ​ ​Certification ​ ​Board ​ ​for ​ ​Therapeutic ​ ​Massage ​ ​and ​ ​Bodywork. ​Pete ​is ​ ​actively ​ ​engaged ​ ​in ​ ​the ​ ​American ​ ​Massage ​ ​Therapy ​ ​Association ​and ​ ​the ​ ​Florida ​ ​State ​ ​Massage ​ ​Therapy ​ ​Association, ​ ​where ​ ​he ​ ​served ​ ​as ​ ​Chairman ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​Sports ​ ​Massage ​ ​Committee. ​

More about Pete can be found on his website: ultrasportsmassage.com