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Sports Massage: Off the Sidelines
Wednesday, January 06, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinar

Sports Massage: Off the Sidelines

Presented by: Jane Kordish and David Gonzalez

This course will introduce basic concepts related to the benefits of sports massage and how to work with the athletic population in different settings. This course will cover how to properly perform an intake form, which practical applications can be used in the sports massage field, maintenance massage and injuries common on certain sports. This course will also provide tips on how to incorporate sports massage into the practice of massage therapy.

3 CEs (hands on)

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Jane's bio:

Jane is a multi-award winning sports massage therapist and educator with over a decade’s worth of experience in her field. She works with multidisciplinary sports medicine teams across the country and internationally, including the AVP Professional Beach Volleyball Gold Tour, the US Open Golf Championships, Ironman events, and USA Track and Field Olympic Trials, Masters, and Outdoor Championships.

After completing service as an interpreter in the United States Army, Jane studied massage therapy in Monterey, Carmel and San Francisco, California utilizing the GI Bill. She graduated with honors with an Associate of Science degree in Massage Therapy and immediately launched her own practice in Tampa, Florida. Jane’s focus became military athletes in Adaptive Sports Programs early into her practice after working with the wounded warrior athletes of Special Operations Command on MacDill Air Force Base. She has provided sports massage at the Department of Defense Warrior Games since 2015 working with all of the services (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force) as well as with the international teams participating in the Games. She also works camps and trials for the services throughout the year.

She counts working alongside good chiropractors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers as one of her favorite aspects of her job. Having recently completed a 2 week rotation at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid NY, Jane enjoyed a cordial and mutually educational experience working with the team in the Sports Medicine Clinic there. Jane mentors other massage therapists and encourages them to hone not just their personal skills, but also to garner more experience working with other health care practitioners for the most complete athlete care. She feels that cooperation and cross training amongst the health care disciplines is the future of athlete care.

Among Jane’s most important mentors are sports massage therapist and educator, Michael McGillicuddy, clinical massage therapist and educator Chiyoko Ono, and Rolfer, massage therapist, and educator Art Riggs.

David's bio:

David R. Gonzalez holds a master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention, and a post master certificate in Rehabilitation Sciences from California University of Pennsylvania. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science with concentration in Cardiac Rehab & Strength & Conditioning from Florida International University. David also graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant and the Emergency Medical Technician program at Miami Dade College.

David is an Associate Professor and coordinator of the massage therapy program Miami Dade College. He is also the owner of the Institute of Functional Performance, a company dedicated to provide quality and professional services in the areas of Fitness, Massage & Bodywork and Physical Therapy. He also provides educational seminars and CEU classes for massage therapists and personal trainers. He is licensed as a physical therapist assistant and massage therapist in the state of Florida and has been a certified personal trainer for over 20 years. By combining his expertise, David has been able to maximize his practice by integrating the best of bodywork manipulations and exercise in order to help improve health, resulting in excellent quality of care to his patients and clients.

Some of his accomplishments include being elected three times (2005, 2008 & 2010) Sports Massage Therapist of the Year by the Florida State Massage Therapy Association in Dade County. He was also elected Teacher of the Year while teaching at the Florida College of Natural Health and was a Teacher of the Year nominee for the state of Florida's Career College Association (CCA), both in 2003.

David holds certifications with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) as Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). He is also certified with the American Heart Association as a CPR & AED Instructor and with Kinesio as a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP).