Pete Whitridge, BA, LMT

Pete WhitridgePete Whitridge has been a licensed massage therapist since 1988. He teaches “Myofascial Components of Pain” workshops throughout the southeast, as well as Florida Law, Ethics, and Business Building classes. Pete completed a four-year term on the Florida Board of Massage Therapy, serving two years as Chairman. Pete is a faculty member at several massage schools around the country and is a frequent speaker for FSMTA chapter meetings, as well as AMTA, FSMTA, and FCA conventions. Pete received the Charles Canfield Award from the FSMTA in 2004 for service and dedication to the massage profession. He was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2016 at the World Massage Festival.

Pete is a founder and Past President of the Alliance For Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) and has dedicated his career to helping establish high standards in massage therapy education. Pete has always encouraged therapists to”take the next step.” He lives in Fort Pierce, FL with his wife (and editor) Lee. They travel frequently and would love to visit your town. They are available to teach myofascial classes, aromatherapy, and business building classes in your area.


Manual Therapy Approaches for Compression Injuries: Upper and Lower Extremities
Compression injuries from repetitive motion syndromes and common pathological conditions of the hand, foot, and related structures are the focus of this fast-paced class. This keynote presentation will lay the foundation for our two-day workshop by outlining issues related to wrist/hand and ankle/foot injuries. We will cover important concepts like loss of function and disability, grip strength and balance, as well as the various quality of life issues that must be addressed with our clients.

Workshop: Elbows and Fingertips and Tibial Plateau to the Toes
The bodywork sections will feature some simple, gentle, and highly effective skills that all manual therapists can incorporate into their everyday practice. We will combine active and passive movements, joint play, and isometric and other resistive skills to help reinvigorate the ligaments, tendons, and joint capsules of the upper and lower extremities. In addition to our focused touching skills, the instructor will emphasize the concepts of parasympathetic dominance, trust, listening, client/therapist partnership, and the importance of deepening our therapeutic presence to help the client be more embodied and enlivened.