James Waslaski, AA, LMT, CPT
James Waslaski is an author & international lecturer on chronic pain and sports injuries, teaching approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He has developed seven orthopedic massage and sports injury DVDs and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage, Clinical Sports Massage, and Client Self Care. His latest publication is “Clinical Massage Therapy, A Structural Approach in Pain Management” with Pearson Education. Although Clinical Massage Therapy requires extensive study in therapeutic assessment, manipulation, and restoration of movement, the book’s goal is to teach practicing somatic therapists a straight forward, pain-free treatment protocol for reducing pain and correcting dysfunction.
James is a frequent presenter at state, national and international massage, chiropractic, and osteopathic conventions. This includes keynote speeches at the Florida State Convention, the New England Regional Conference, World of Wellness, World Massage Festival and the Australian National Massage Conventions. James received the FSMTA International Achievement Award and was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2008.
Waslaski takes today’s clinical massage therapists to a new level, enabling the elimination of most forms of complicated myoskeletal pain patterns due to repetitive stress and sports injury. He endows practitioners with an effective range of approaches for evaluating and treating clients with chronic pain, sports injuries, and structural imbalances
James Waslaski has developed a total wellness system that is based on structural balance and core stabilization. His students learn to blend assessment and clinical reasoning skills with multiple massage modalities and manual therapy disciplines, to get results for complicated pain conditions never imagined possible. He also teaches corrective stretching and strengthening exercises that keep clients living pain free, and athletes performing at optimal levels.
James’ teaching has provided me the information, inspiration, and guidance toward the astounding potential available in today’s pain management and performance enhancement therapies. When I allude to the integrated nature of my own practice, that philosophy has developed from James’ concept for a set of skills that bridge all manual therapy disciplines. This is accomplished through a unique 12-step approach based on soft-tissue and structural balancing. This is no ‘cookbook’ approach, but rather a dynamic system that helps to quickly identify the key areas of pain and dysfunction so that appropriate treatment techniques can be matched to the underlying pathology.
“The manual therapy industry has evolved to a place where specializing in just one modality is no longer sufficient to treat complicated pain conditions and sports injuries. It is the synergy of many modalities and disciplines integrated together that allows the therapist to treat each client in a truly individualized manner.” (Waslaski, 2012)
For more information, visit James Waslaski website at www.orthomassage.net!