We have a phenomenal line-up of speakers!
Vanessa Howe, MSPT USA (Co-Chair)
Presentation Titles: Conference Wrap Up & Peeling Through The Layers of the Challenging Patient
Vanessa Howe, MSPT is a physical therapist and pioneer in the area of Resonance Based Technologies. She integrated microcurrent (Frequency Specific Microcurrent-FSM) into her Physical Therapy practice in 2005. Since then, she has been a national instructor who is viewed as an innovative programmer of both current (electrical stim) and magnetic fields (pEMF). She has taught physicians, therapists, and trainers from all over the world. She is regarded as one of the foremost authorities in use of microcurrent for athletic injuries, both working directly with and consulting with some of the top athletic cases in the country. Vanessa works with athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, Olympic Sports of gymnastics, soccer, NHL, and many NCAA sports. Meanwhile her clinic continues to serve a general pain population in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan.
Vanessa is an active speaker in the area of Microcurrent, as well as Resonance and BioEnergy Medicine. She presents at universities, for professional organizations and teaches CEUed courses. She has been a highlighted Keynote Speaker for this conference for the past 5 years. She continues this year as the Organizing Chair. She will once again do the wrap up, but also will present on using a systematic approach to peeling through the layers of the difficult cases.
John Shieh, MD USA (Co-Chair)
Presentation Topics: Conference Wrap Up & Micro for Regenerative Medicine, Aesthetics & More!
Dr Shieh was a founder of both Modern Concepts Medical Group and RejuvaYou Medical Corporation. His specialties include non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic medicine and anti-aging medicine. His focus on excellence and patient care has earned him the distinction of being selected “Best Doctors” by LA Downtown News and currently featured on Best of LA. Dr Shieh offers the leading edge treatments in skin rejuvenation and anti-aging to all patients. These treatments were previously guarded as beauty secrets by famous actors, models, and the rich and famous. Dr. Shieh’s practice of non-invasive cosmetic treatments has always been by referral-only, and included international celebrities, Miss Universe contestants, models, actresses, NFL cheerleaders, and other clients that needed to always look and feel their best. However, with the expansion of his facilities and the formation of RejuvaYou, these amazing treatments are now available to everyone who wishes to turn back the hands of time to look and feel younger and become healthier. He will once again be part of the Wrap Up but also Lecture on the use of microcurrent to enhance Regenerative Medicine in Medical as well as Aesthetic/Cosmetic Medicine
Shannon Goossen, AP, LMT, CMTPT USA
Presentation Topic: Advanced FSM for Advanced Problems from a National Leader
Shannon Goossen, AP, BA, LMT, CMTPT is a recognized national expert in treating myofascial pain and solving complex neuropathic pain problems using novel techniques incorporating microcurrent and bioenergetic devices. Shannon teaches nationally, offers private clinical in-services and offers online training at www.FrequenciesThatMEND.com She has also trained in Functional Medicine and completed IFM’s AFMCP. Her many innovations include the development of the Walking ReleaseTM and Mover-StabilizerTM Method. She is President of Comprehensive Myofascial Therapy Associates and the Educational Director for the National Foundation for Integrative Medicine (www.NFIM.org). She is a contributing writer for two textbooks and has had several articles published on spinal disorders, myofascial pain, clinical evaluation and is an award winning presenter on microcurrent. In 2018, Shannon was selected to teach the use of Microcurrent (FSM) and her novel manual therapy techniques to help solve chronic pain for a USAF demonstration project. She continues to teach at multiple air force bases and for the DHA for the military, USNAC, and Walter Reed PainCARE Skills. Shannon was also selected to be on the USAF Warrior Games Medical Team and the USA Invictus Games Medical Team. Currently her FSM protocols, Mover-Stabilizer & Walking ReleaseTM methods are being implemented by MDs, DC’s, LAc’s, PT’s, OT’s, LMT’s, Athletic Trainers and Pilates Instructors.
Norri Collier, DC USA
Presentation Titles: Drill Down to the Homeotic Frequencies & Disruptions In the Dura
Practicing in the Houston Galleria area since 1986, Norri J. Collier, D.C. uses a variety of advanced techniques, such as Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) and Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), to enhance the body’s innate ability to heal itself. She builds a relationship with patients to get to the source of their ailment and puts a stop to its cause. She is dedicated to incorporating new and advanced techniques into her center, while upholding the integrity of the practice in Chiropractic care. Dr Collier will present both Friday and Saturday of the Conference. Her depth of knowledge was too large to contain in one day! In Drill Down to the Homeotic Frequencies she will teach a process using Applied Kinesiology that guides the FSM practitioner in the treatment process of selecting Frequencies and FSM programs. This has long been a key question from practitioners, so we are excited to have such an expert clinician bring you her lessons from the table! In her Disruptions of the Dura: Get the Nervous System back on line! she will help you tackle the tough cases related to the CNS. The Nervous System controls EVERYTHING; therefore, it is essential to clear the pathways, restore CSF flow and free the dural meninges. This approach enhances healing on all levels and can be a missing part in functional treatments.
Guy Odishaw, RCST USA
Presentation Topics: A Bioelectric Approach To Collective Intelligence In Regenerative Medicine
Tracing the arc from traditional forms of medicine such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, to Osteopathic Medicine to the emerging field of Bioelectric Medicine. The last decade has seen an awe inspiring series of discoveries in Bioelectric and Regenerative medicine. These new discoveries are turning the field of biology in its head. The need to reconsider long held beliefs are not limited to biology, the fields of psychology, sociology and philosophy have been handed new truths to grapple with as well.
What happens when the modern Western, reductionist, materialist, engineering orientation to biology suddenly discovers that “matter” is conscious, intelligent and agential? And, what are the implications of these discoveries for those of us who practice forms of Bioelectric Medicine such as Microcurrent Therapy?
Guy Odishaw’s 29 years of clinical experience specializing in traumatic brain injury, psycho-emotional trauma, and treatment resistant chronic pain informs his approach to Neurofeedback and somao-emotional therapy. Additionally his 20+ years as meditation instructor and facilitator of courses on personal growth help him understand how to support clients through the potent changes arising from Neurofeedback and neuromodulation. Brain training does not only alleviate unwanted symptoms it also positively changes ones whole sense of self and relationship to the world around them. Guy founded the Bhakti Wellness in 2006.
Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac USA
Presentation Title: Acupuncture Channel Theory PLUS FSM: The Missing Piece to Successful Treatment
of “Medical Lost Causes”
Dr. Kimberly Thompson is a teacher, leader, and mentor to acupuncturists all around the world. She specializes in treating chronic, difficult-to-treat health conditions—such as fibromyalgia, failed back surgery, neurological disorders, and age related health conditions. She has worked in the field of acupuncture research and development at Miridia Technology for the last 14 years. Dr. Kimberly owns Meridian Family Acupuncture—which is located right next door to world-renowned Miridia Technology, and doubles as an acupuncture research facility.
Dr. Kimberly is a gifted intuitive healer and holds a passionate regard for continuing education. She specializes in “modern” acupuncture, which includes modalities such as acupuncture, non-needle acupuncture, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, laser therapy and vibrational therapy. She has more than 25 years of experience working with a hands-on approach to body therapy.
At the 2023 Conference, Dr. Kimberly will teach you how to combine acupuncture channel theory with FSM to maximize your results when treating difficult medical conditions. The theory is simple, yet robust—and easy to incorporate, even if you aren’t an acupuncturist. Acupuncture channel theory combined with FSM is a powerful resource for expediting clinical outcomes, especially when treating with other practitioners might deem as hard to treat ‘medical lost causes’.
Christine Wolcott, PT, COMT USA
Presentation Title: Breaking the pattern of Chronic Pain- FSM probes & Home self treatment
Christine Wolcott has been a Physical Therapist for 33 years and post graduate work includes an Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification from the North American Institute of Manual Therapy, N.A.O.M.T in 1998.
Originally from Rochester Michigan, her love of Hiking and biking brought her to Colorado Springs, CO in 1990 and then to Grand Junction, CO in 1998. She is Co-founder of Olsson Physical Therapy orthopedic practice treating chronic complex pain and orthopedic injuries for 25 years. She recently joined Family Health West Hospital in Fruita, CO where she operates her practice and recently founded Microcurrent Movement Therapeutics LLC in Grand Junction, Colorado
Christine discovered Frequency Specific Microcurrent in 2004 and has been attending trainings as well as helping clients manage pain and restore function with FSM ever since. She combine joint mobilization, Graston techniques, myofascial release, craniosacral, muscle energy techniques with frequency specific microcurrent to promote changes in function and pain. She teachs the client wellness and exercise programs while combining Frequency Specific Microcurrent units for home use. She will be lecturing on use of the Probe technique and master use of Home self-treatment for complex cases. She will also share some of her most interesting cases during our Saturday Case Presentations.
Andy Bush, ND USA
Presentation Topic: Navigating Tough Issues: Expanding our FSM Capabilities with Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
Andi will share how FSM can have an even greater impact when we learn how an individual’s genes respond to nutrition and the environment, plus how food and lifestyle choices affect how those genes behave. Since integrating nutrigenetic and nutrigenomic sciences into her work with FSM earlier this year, she has seen positive responses from the synergistic effect.
Dr. Andi Bush, ND, MH, CNC of Heritage Wellness LLC, is a traditional Naturopath living in rural southeastern Wyoming where people regularly travel between 75-150 miles each way to receive care outside of local primary medical care. The need for adjunctive wellness options inspires Andi to provide personalized support to clients throughout the region with FSM, which allows them to experience rapid relief from pain, injury, and illness, and to maintain health in the comfort of their own homes. She graduated from Trinity School of Natural Health in 2001, began using FSM as a patient in 2012, and has been using the technology to assist other individuals and families since 2017. She was a co-instructor with Vanessa Howe in 2022, presented complex cases in 2021 and will join us this year on the podium.
Mary Biancalana, CMTPT USA
Presentation Titles: Prepare for a Health Crisis; How to Have a Microcurrent Plan in Place in Case of Emergency Part 2: A Complex Case Presentation: Restoring Function In a Patient With MALS. Using Microcurrent to Down-regulate CNS agitation. (MALS stands for Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome)
In this 1.5 hour lecture, Mary Biancalana will outline a rare and complicated case of MALS, and will give practical and applicable tips to microcurrent practitioners on how to best prepare for a possible crisis in their own health or their families health.
Lecture Description: We all do everything we can to be in the best health possible on a day-to-day basis: regular application of microcurrent, healthy organic foods, plenty of vitamins, minerals and water, exercise meditation etc. However nothing can prepare us for a health crisis. From firsthand accounting during a health crisis, Mary will outline how to have a microcurrent practitioner buddy available as your “I’d like to phone a friend” helpline. Having a plan in place in advance is important. This ensures that family members will be able to use your microcurrent machines and other integrative health techniques/devices to help you through a health crisis or emergency, when your brain may not be able to sort through all of the necessary steps.
In the second half of this presentation Mary will outline a very tough and rare case example of a person with MALS (median arcuate ligament syndrome) . In a quarter of century of full-time clinical practice Mary has never experienced a patient with this rare genetic connective tissue disorder. While nothing can be done for this genetic anomaly, it is the upstream and downstream central and peripheral nervous system disruptions that were presented in the clinic. Mary will outline the microcurrent protocols used together with manually applied techniques, that have allowed the patient a more normal life; much to their amazement! These same techniques can be applied by anyone wanting to down-regulate CNS and restore better breath control and functional movement within the abdomen and torso..
Mary Biancalana, possesses a unique blend of skills and training that sets her apart. As a lifelong athlete and exerciser, Mary has always been interested in achieving optimal sports performance and muscle function. With a bachelor’s degree in physical education, and master’s degree in education, Mary has taken 35 years as a personal trainer and fitness instructor and 25 years as a Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist and created dynamic, functional, movement and myofascial techniques for which the application of microcurrent is a perfect partner. Mary began using Microcurrent back in 2001, while hosting the first microcurrent education event for Carol McMakin in the Midwest. With 25 years of full-time clinical experience as the Director of Manual Therapy for the Fibromyalgia Treatment Centers of America, and as founder of her own clinic; Chicago Center for Myofascial Pain Relief, and Trigger Point Sports Performance, Mary has become a subject matter expert in the field of myofascial pain, muscle function and dysfunction. She teaches her innovative techniques in live seminars and via her learning channel www.ChicagoTriggerPointSeminars.com. This is Mary’s third year at AMC and second year as a presenter for AMC.
Laura Keiles, ND MMP (LMBT) CPN USA
Presentations: Resonating With Insurance (virtual, on-demand) and In Person: Microcurrent Boot Camp: Integration and Implementation (Thursday Pre-Con). Case Presenter.
Dr. Laura Keiles is an influencer of mental, digestive, and neurological health interconnectivity. The “Pain, Mind, Diet Connection” approach to health has shattered outdated paradigms and health approaches by viewing symptoms in relation to the body as a whole rather than the ailment alone.
By shedding this knowledge through training and application, the “wholism” approach has already become instrumental in the management and treatment of chronic mold, lyme, small intestinal bowel overgrowth, mental illnesses/conditions, and much more. Dr Keiles will be offering a Virtual Pre-Con on navigating the Insurance maze for FSM; as well as a Thursday Pre-Con on how to use microcurrent effectively to take your clinic to the next level. Learn More Here
She will also be sharing some of her success stories of her exciting practice in our Saturday Case Presentations!
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