Speakers - Massage Therapy Winter Symposium 2013
James Waslaski, LMT, CPT
James Waslaski is an author and international lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars a year around the globe. He has developed eight orthopedic massage and sports injury DVDs and authored manuals on advanced orthopedic massage and client self care. His new book, Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011.
He is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He presents at state, national and international massage, chiropractic and osteopathic conventions, including keynote addresses at the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) Convention, World of Wellness, New England Regional Conference, the World Massage Festival and Australian National Massage Conventions. His audience includes massage and physical therapists, as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians.
Waslaski received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. He has served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair.
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Lynn Jaffee, LAc
Lynn Jaffee has worked in the field of health promotion since 1985. She is the author of the book, Simple Steps: The Chinese Way to Better Health; co-authored the book, The Bodywise Woman; and has written numerous articles on health for a variety of publications. Jaffee received a master of Oriental medicine from the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University. She has been in private practice at Acupuncture in the Park in St. Louis Park, MN since 2003.
Paul Ratté, ND
Paul Ratté is a naturopathic doctor who specializes in functional medicine, a science-based health care approach that improves physiological function to restore health. He is an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at Northwestern Health Sciences University. He creates personalized wellness programs for his patients that focus on digestive function, metabolic detoxification and adrenal stress.
Kim Swineheart, DC
Dr. Kim Swineheart, a professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University, combines 13 years of practical experience as a doctor of chiropractic with 15 years of teaching anatomy to bring the musculoskeletal system to life. She believes that hands-on and eyes-on exploration and observation of the movement and connections beneath the skin lead to a deeper understanding of both healthy and challenged bodies.
Dr. Swineheart has taught massage therapists for more than 14 years and brings a broad range of intuitive and practical knowledge, offering specific problem-solving insights for particular patients as well as general anatomical principles in treatment.
Mary Tuchscherer, PhD, DC
Dr. Mary Tuchscherer has been teaching in the area of neuroscience for more than twenty years. She has a master's degree in anatomy and PhD in neuroscience from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She joined the Department of Basic Science at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1985 teaching in the areas of neuroscience, histology and anatomy. She also taught neuroscience and pathology at the Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy for 10 years.
Dr. Tuchscherer has been invited to speak at several national and international events including three national American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) conventions and the International Symposium of Reflexologists in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is certified in neuromuscular technique and taught with Jeanne Alane for many years. In addition to her busy teaching schedule, she maintains a private chiropractic practice in St. Paul, MN.