Bright IDEAs | Waslaski Wednesday: 5 Skills You'll Learn with My Orthopedic Massage Workshop

Published: March 18, 2015

Why should you take James Waslaski's Orthopedic Massage classes at IDEA 2015? Read on to find out and be on the lookout for more of our Bright IDEAs blog series as we provide insight and insider information on our IDEA 2015 Conference educators right up to May 1!

Here's what he had to say when I asked him to give us a "Top 5 List" of skills attendees will acquire from his session.

1. Incredible skills in Orthopedic Assessment and Clinical Reasoning

2. The importance of blending multiple manual therapy disciplines into their practice

3. Life changing joint capsule work to release frozen hips and shoulders

4. Understanding ascending and descending syndromes to eliminate the cause of pain

5 The critical role of corrective exercises for pain-free living and performance enhancement

He even left us with a sample video: Clinical Stretching to Relieve Low Back Pain!

Stay tuned next week for more from James Waslaski, including his favorite Super Hero! We're calling this series, Waslaski Wednesdays!


James Waslaski, began his healthcare career as a paramedic in a trauma center and taught emergency medical courses. James served as Professional Relations Chair for Florida and received the 1998 FSMTA outstanding state service award. He also served as AMTA Sports Massage Education Council Chair from 1993-1997 receiving the AMTA National Officer Award. James was the 1999 recipient of the FSMTA International Achievement Award. James was inducted into The Massage Hall of Fame in 2008.

Currently, he is vying for the “Globetrotter Award” with his plethora of worldwide workshops! James’ courses specialize in sports massage therapy and complicated orthopedic conditions. His new book, Clinical Massage Therapy; a Structured Approach to Pain Management, is now available. Visit his website at