Your Invitation

The AMTA-NV Chapter invites all currently-licensed Massage Therapists to earn NCBTMB-approved Continuing Education Credits during its Seminar & Luncheon/Education Event presentation in Reno, Nevada, on March 4, 2020.

Learn techniques that will empower you to work effectively with orthopedic patients and their doctors & physical therapists and communicate more-therapeutically with your clients/patients. Matthew Gavzy (NCBTMB AP#1726) will bring out the arthrokinematic review and critical thinking tools to apply use of Goniometry, Manual Muscle Testing, and End Feels (3 CEHs) and the right reporting and conversations to have with your clients/patients and their doctors & physical therapists for optimal therapeutic outcomes.

Lunch will be served, so you can network with your peers & talk about what you’re learning in the seminar – so Come Hungry!


Event & Course Description

goniometer-useJoin Matthew Gavzy in adding techniques to your massage therapy practice’s toolbox: Goniometry, Manual Muscle Testing, and End Feels (3 CEHs) – Massage Therapist-participants will:

  • learn orthopedic pathologies, associated surgical procedures & post-surgical precautions to be better able to treat their clients/patients;
  • get a refresher in anatomy and arthrokinematics;
  • learn about goniometry, how to use a goniometer & landmark properly, and review joint ROM measurements;
  • take demonstrations and practical application of normal & abnormal end feels when assessing ROM and what that means in terms of possible tissue damage when returning to their practices;
  • learn about & perform manual muscle testing, and apply grading scales & what that means for possible pathologies;
  • understand how to communicate with doctors & physical therapists in “their own language”.

What To Bring: massage table.

What to Wear: comfortable clothing to access anatomical landmarks.

NOTE: For the Lunch-hour – from 12p-1p – Qdoba will be catering a DIY Burrito buffet.



Goniometry, Manual Muscle Testing, and End Feels & Luncheon (NCBTMB-Approved Provider #1726, for 3 CEHs)

GENERAL – Gavzy (3 CEHs) & Lunch


Refund policy

AMTA Members receive 20% off the General Registration Fee.

Nevada Chapter Members: check your AMTA-email address’s Inbox for your engraved Invitation

All AMTA Members: Contact us for verification of your membership and a personally-engraved Invitation from the Nevada Chapter!


Meet The Instructor

Matthew Gavzy, LBMTMatthew Gavzy, LMBT, has been a massage therapist since 1994 and is a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and an active member of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) since 1995 and achieved Board Certification in 1995. He became a NJ Licensed Massage Therapist in 2014.

Matthew was a member of the AMTA National Event Sports Massage Team and is a Clinical Rehabilitative Massage Specialist and AMTA Clinical Sports Massage Specialist. As the NJ AMTA Massage Emergency Response Team Coordinator, he worked at The Pentagon and Ground Zero sites providing massages to the rescue workers. He has worked many national and international sporting events including the 1996 Atlanta Olympic and Paralympic Games, ATP and WTA Tennis Events, AVP Pro Beach Volleyball, and NY, Boston and Baltimore Marathons. He is currently on the NCBTMB Specialty Certificate committee.

Matthew is also a NJ Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 2004 working in outpatient orthopedic settings and currently in a sub-acute, long term care setting working all types of orthopedic and neurological conditions. He is currently studying pain from a biopsychosocial model and concussion management.

Matthew earned a BS in Economics from the University of Delaware and is the owner of Body Workings Massage Therapy, specializing in Orthopedic and Sports Massage and Chronic Pain Management.

a video-introduction: