Clearly Mr. Blechman has tremendous experience as an athlete, coach, therapist and teacher. His multi-faceted curriculum enthusiasm for material, and cheerful disposition all contributed to a highly effective and enjoyable CE experience.
Lucas Seipp-Williams, CHAC, CMT
Sam is one of the greatest continuing education instructors around. He knows his material, application and how to tech!! This was a wonderful experience.
Trisha Smith
This was an exceptionally helpful day. The small size group and the individual instruction was wonderful. Samuel answered every question without making anyone feel unprepared or embarrassed.
Sandy Greene
The only thing I could ask for would be more time. Samuel was AWESOME and I feel like I got a lot of good useful info to do sport massage. It seemed like so much info in such little time. More time to train under Mr. Blechman would be wonderful.
Andie Lesondak
The teacher was very informative, covered all aspects of sports massage. Samuel made class fun and interesting. I would like to take other classes with him.
Jan Sanborn

Aplus CE Workshops Class schedule

All continuing education workshops approved by NCBTM and MD Chiropractic Board of Examiners 
Instructor: Samuel Blechman Provider Number: 450075-06

Supplies needed by attendees:
Sheets, Pillow cases 2, Towel medium size, Oil or cream, Notebook, Pen.
Please dress comfortably for hands-on practice.

CE seminar - Orthopedic massage (16 CE hours)

Date: April 13 and 14, 2013 (16 CE hours for massage therapists)
will combine lecture, dissection and hands-on practice.
Time of the Class: Saturday 13th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday 14th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Training Location: CCBC ESSEX CAMPUS
Cost of Training: Regular: $340.00


The workshop is open to massage therapists, yoga instructors, personal trainers, dance teachers, and bodywork professionals, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists and assistants, chiropractic assistants, nurses and other interested.

Orthopedic massage is not a new modality. It used since ancient times. However, only recently it became a systematic, research and knowledge based approach to treating pain, injuries and postural disorders. One of the primary reasons for massage’s popularity is the success massage has had in therapeutic applications. Massage has potential to help people with wide variety of conditions from stress relieve to treatment of conditions resulting from any number of activities, such as work, sports accidents or aging.
Orthopedic massage is pertaining to the correction of soft-tissue dysfunction, pain, and injuries of musculoskeletal system, its articulations and associated structures.
Most commonly used techniques neuromuscular technique (NMT), Joint mobilization, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, Myofascial release, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) etc.
Orthopedic massage is four steps of the rehabilitation protocol:
 • Normalize soft tissue dysfunction
 • Improve flexibility
 • Restore proper movement patterns
 • Strengthening and conditioning

Course description

Therapists will have the opportunity to view the structures of human body beneath the skin. Layer by layer the musculoskeletal, vascular, lymphatic, nervous system, endangerment sides and their interrelation will be presented. The training will include hands-on exploration and identification structures on cadavers. The workshop will include lecture and hands-on practice. To prepare better for the lab practice registrants will receive handouts for review prior to the lab practice.
This workshop is an opportunity to deepen anatomical knowledge for anyone who has studied anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology in their professional training and who uses that knowledge in their practice.
Human Cadaver Workshop designed for massage therapists and other interested professionals. Correlations to massage therapy will be discussed throughout the laboratory sessions


Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:
 • Deepen anatomical knowledge
 • Expand knowledge of kinesiology
 • Better understand structures relation
 • Be able clearly identify endangerment sides and locate their borders
 • Improve assessment skills

Orthopedic massage the workshop will combine lecture, dissection and hands-on practice for 16 CE hrs
Enrollment deadline April 2,2013 space is limited First come first served
Tuition fee $ 340 (dissection only $250, orthopedic massage bodywork only $120)

The refund deadline is ten days prior to first day of workshop. Thirty-five dollars ($35) of tuition fee is not refundable. No refund will be issued if cancellation made les than 10 days prior to first day of workshop. However, the amount of money paid minus $35 administration fee can be transferred for another desired course. Cancellation must be made in writing to A+CE Workshops.