Bright IDEAs | Waslaski Wednesday: The Globetrotter

Published: April 4, 2015

We've all been on a path towards new relationships, opportunities, experiences and careers. James Waslaski shares how he transcended from practitioner to educator. 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!

Q. Would you describe the route of your teaching career?

A. I have trained with so many of the industry leaders as I mentioned in my previous blog. As a result I am now teaching to Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Athletic Trainers, Osteopaths, and Physical Therapists. I just returned from teaching most of February in Melbourne, Australia and Bali, Indonesia where we had a blend of massage therapists, physiotherapists and osteopaths. In March, I teach in Ireland and Scotland to various manual therapy practitioners including a group of Physiotherapists and Osteopaths in Westport, Ireland. I have taught twice this past year to the Florida Chiropractic Physicians Association. I also recently taught at the Southwest Regional Athletic Trainers Conference. The work is now called Integrated Manual Therapy to enhance the work of all manual therapists throughout the world.

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