Spring 2019 AMTA Iowa Convention

The spring convention will be at Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona, Iowa march 16th & 17th 2019.
If you are planing on attending this Spring convention please register on-line today.
Title of course: Facilitated stretching in the Massage Setting by Bob McAtee
Date of Event: March 16th & March 17th 2019
Registration opens at 7 am (Breakfast is from 7 am-9 am) Class begins at 9 A.M.
at Prairie Meadows Casino, Altoona, Iowa
(CEU’s 12 Hour )
Description: Many massage therapists would like to include effective stretches in their client sessions but feel they don’t have the training or expertise to perform the stretches correctly. Facilitated Stretching is a safe, simple, yet dramatically effective stretching technique that can be used with a wide variety of clients to regain or improve flexibility. It’s easy to learn and to incorporate into your current massage practice.
Facilitated stretching, combined with soft tissue work, will enable the practitioner to obtain greater overall success in client treatment sessions. Additionally, a program of self-stretching using these techniques can be invaluable for clients in their home stretching programs.  80% hands-on need massage tables, linens, and bolsters or pillows. Dress for stretching and exercise
Recommended (but not required) Text:
Facilitated Stretching, 4th edition
Robert E. McAtee and Jeff Charland
Human Kinetics Publishers
Link to Amazon page:


Bob McAtee, LMT, BCTMB, CSCS has maintained a full-time massage therapy practice for over 38 years, specializing in sports massage and soft tissue therapy, with significant clinically-oriented experience treating people with injuries and chronic pain. Since 1988, Bob has owned Pro-Active Massage Therapy, an active, international private practice in Colorado Springs, CO. In addition to his private practice, Bob is an NCBTMB Approved Provider and a sought-after presenter throughout the U.S. and internationally on the topics of facilitated stretching, sports massage, and soft-tissue injury care.
Bob is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and has been an active member of the AMTA since 1988.
He is the co-author of the best-selling Human Kinetics book, Facilitated Stretching 4th edition, used by health and fitness professionals worldwide as the go-to resource for PNF stretching and strengthening techniques. His latest book, Sports Massage for Injury Care, will be released in 2019. http://stretchman.com
Title of course: “How to Thrive and Not Just Survive in Private Practice” by Amanda Lundstedt
Date of Event: March 15th from 6pm – 8pm at Prairie Meadows Casino, Altoona, Iowa
(CEU’s 2 Hour ) Complimentary to all attendees.
Description: ‘This fun, informative, and interactive lecture will present 10 low-cost, highly-effective, and easily-actionable marketing strategies for licensed massage therapists, regardless of a veteran of private practice or just starting out.
About the speaker: Amanda Lundstedt is the founder and lead therapist of Active Edge Massage Clinics, a multi-therapist private practice specializing in sports massage therapy.  Her education includes a BSBA in Business from Drake University in Des Moines, Body Wisdom Massage School in Urbandale, Parker Chiropractic University in Dallas, TX, and the CORE Institute in Boca Raton, FL.  In addition to practicing sports massage therapy full-time, Amanda provides business coaching and consulting to other licensed massage therapists.  She is an avid athlete herself (age-group athlete with USA Triathlon) and most recently has obtained the distinct honor of becoming an member of the United State Olympic Committees Sports Medicine Program.  For more information on Amanda, please visit  www.activeedgemassage.com
Hotel Information: click the link below to reserve you hotel room at prairie meadows for $114.00 per night.


Prairie Meadows
1 Prairie Meadows
Altoona, IA 50009
(800) 325-9015 or
Use promo code [ 031419AMT_001 ] Attendees can either reserve their rooms online or they can call in to (515) 957-3000 to make a reservation. Your reservations cutoff is Friday, March 1st and the rate for a standard room in your block is $114 plus state and local occupancy tax.
Questions call or email Holly Rasmusson  
(563) 419-0209  saint_paula@hotmail.com 
Alexander L. Collins 
(319) 210-7866  alex.amtaiowa@gmail.com
See you in Altoona, IA in March.