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MEET SATURDAY
GUEST SPEAKERS

Bob McAtee

Joe Muscolino

Jules Mitchell

Madhav Gramke

Bob McAtee

We are delighted to introduce Bob McAtee as our distinguished guest speaker for the upcoming event. As the proprietor of Pro-Active Massage Therapy and a Colorado Licensed and Nationally Certified massage therapist, Bob brings over four decades of expertise to the field of sports and orthopedic massage therapy.

Since embarking on his career in 1981, Bob has cultivated a sterling reputation for his specialized skills in sports massage, soft tissue therapy, facilitated stretching techniques, and kinesiotaping. Based in Colorado Springs, he has maintained an active, international sports massage practice since 1988, catering to athletes and individuals seeking comprehensive care for musculoskeletal issues.

Bob's dedication to advancing the field of massage therapy is reflected in his extensive credentials, including membership in the AMTA, certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and accreditation as a Personal Trainer.

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He is renowned as the co-author of "Facilitated Stretching," a seminal work on PNF stretching techniques widely embraced by fitness professionals worldwide. Furthermore, his most recent publication, "Sports Massage for Injury Care," published in 2019, underscores his commitment to providing practitioners with invaluable resources for enhancing their practice.

A sought-after educator, Bob regularly conducts workshops nationally and internationally, imparting his wealth of knowledge to massage therapists and fitness professionals alike. Through his engaging presentations, attendees gain insights into facilitated stretching, massage therapy, and soft-tissue injury care, enriching their skills and enhancing client outcomes.

We are honored to have Bob McAtee join us as a guest speaker, and we eagerly anticipate the invaluable insights he will share with our audience.

Dr. Joe Muscolino

We are delighted to introduce Dr. Joe Muscolino as one of our esteemed guest speakers for the upcoming conference. With a career spanning three decades, Dr. Muscolino has dedicated himself to advancing the field of manual therapy and empowering movement professionals with a comprehensive understanding of anatomy and physiology.

As the founder of LearnMuscles, Dr. Muscolino has developed a unique curriculum tailored to the needs of manual therapists and movement professionals. Drawing upon his extensive experience, he integrates fundamental anatomical knowledge with critical thinking skills, providing practitioners with the tools they need to excel in assessment and treatment.

Dr. Muscolino's passion for education is evident in his global lectures and the numerous articles he has authored, which have been praised for their inspiring and passionate delivery. His textbooks, published by Elsevier and LWW, are widely used as core curriculum and clinical practice references, further solidifying his reputation as a leading authority in the field.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Muscolino maintains a private practice in Stamford, CT, where he applies his expertise as a licensed soft-tissue oriented chiropractic physician.

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He has also served as an educator at institutions such as Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY), and the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT), where he taught anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and musculoskeletal pathology.

Recognized as an approved provider for continuing education credits by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), Dr. Muscolino regularly conducts workshops and certification programs, both domestically and internationally. His commitment to advancing the field of manual therapy is further demonstrated through his video streaming subscription courses, which are widely utilized by manual therapists, movement professionals, and educational institutions alike.

We are honored to have Dr. Joe Muscolino join us as a guest speaker, and we eagerly anticipate the invaluable insights he will impart to our audience.

Joe's Topic

Dr. Joe Muscolino's interview for the summit centers on the empowering intersection of anatomical knowledge, critical thinking, and hands-on assessment and treatment skills. With a firm belief that a deep understanding of anatomy serves as the cornerstone for effective practice, Dr. Muscolino emphasizes the importance of cultivating a comprehensive understanding of the human body. By mastering anatomy, practitioners gain the ability to think critically, enabling them to approach assessment and treatment with creativity and precision. This interview promises to illuminate the transformative potential of anatomical knowledge, empowering practitioners to enhance their skillsets and deliver more informed and effective care to their clients and patients.

Joe's Giveaway

As part of his contribution to the summit, Dr. Muscolino is offering a free one-year subscription to his LearnMuscles Continuing Education (LMCE) video subscription platform (value: $239.00) for the attendees raffle 

Jules Mitchell

It is with great enthusiasm that we introduce Jules Mitchell as our esteemed guest speaker for the upcoming conference. Based in Las Vegas, Jules is not only a seasoned yoga teacher, educator, and massage therapist but also a leading figure in advancing the understanding of biomechanics within the yoga community.

With a focus on empowering yoga instructors to embrace intellectual fearlessness, Jules leads advanced continuing education programs that integrate principles of exercise science and pain science into yoga practice. Her expertise is exemplified by her authorship of "Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined," a groundbreaking exploration of tissue mechanics and the human body's resilience.

In her role as a guest speaker, Jules brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Her commitment to bridging the gap between exercise science and yoga research is evident in her adjunct faculty position at ASU, where she serves as a yoga consultant for various research studies.

Throughout her career, Jules has been influenced by esteemed mentors and dedicated scientists, whose insights inform her teaching and research endeavors.

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As a guest speaker, she offers invaluable perspectives on the intersection of science and yoga, inspiring practitioners to deepen their understanding and practice.

We are honored to have Jules Mitchell join us as a guest speaker, and we look forward to the enriching insights she will share with our audience.

Jule's Topic

The interview with Jules Mitchell at the summit offers a captivating exploration into the realm of biomechanics, enriched with a critical thinking perspective. Jules will illuminate the significance of biomechanics and anatomical understanding, particularly within the context of yoga teaching. Delving into three primary areas—kinematics, kinetics, and tissue mechanics—she will underscore the practical relevance of tissue mechanics for yoga educators. Emphasizing the nuanced differences between biomechanical lab findings and commonly drawn conclusions, Jules will provide invaluable insights into the intricacies of biomechanical research. Moreover, with a strong possibility of delving into pain science, participants can anticipate a multifaceted discussion that challenges conventional paradigms and deepens their understanding of the biomechanical foundations underlying yoga practice.

Jules's Giveaway

As part of his contribution to the summit, Jules Mitchell is offering a Free e-course that introduces biomechanics (in the context of teaching yoga).

Dr. Madhav Gramke

We are thrilled to announce Dr. Madhav Gramke as our distinguished guest speaker for the upcoming event. Dr. Gramke's extensive background and expertise in chiropractic care and anatomy make him a valuable addition to our conference.

Dr. Gramke earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Life University and holds a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida. His training encompasses a wide range of specialized techniques, including cranio/sacral therapy, pediatric and pregnancy techniques, and various chiropractic modalities. With a deep commitment to education, Dr. Gramke has dedicated significant time to teaching anatomy and clinical skills, both in academic settings and through the Institute For Anatomical Research.

Driven by a passion for health and wellness that began in high school, Dr. Gramke found his calling in chiropractic care after attending a transformative health talk. Witnessing the profound impact of chiropractic treatment on diverse health issues solidified his dedication to this field. He brings a wealth of experience in addressing complex health concerns, ranging from back pain to digestive issues and neural disorders.

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In his talk, Dr. Gramke will share insights from his involvement in Gil Hedley's nerve project, offering valuable perspectives on this innovative research endeavor. 

We are honored to have Dr. Madhav Gramke join us as a guest speaker, and we eagerly anticipate the enlightening discussion he will bring to our event.

Dr. Gramke's Topic

Dr. Madhav Gramke's interview in the summit promises a captivating exploration of groundbreaking research in the realm of nerve structure, as illuminated by his involvement in Gil Hedley's Nerve Project. With a rich background encompassing chiropractic expertise, anatomical knowledge, and a penchant for teaching, Dr. Gramke brings a unique perspective to the table. Drawing from his extensive training and experiences, including specialized techniques such as cranio/sacral therapy and pediatric chiropractic care, he offers invaluable insights into the intricate world of nerve anatomy. Through his talk, attendees can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the innovative discoveries and perspectives uncovered through the Nerve Project, shedding new light on the complexities of nerve structure and function. Dr. Gramke's contribution promises to be both enlightening and enriching for participants eager to delve into the forefront of anatomical exploration.

Dr. Gramke's Giveaway

As part of his contribution to the summit, Dr. Gramke is offering a Q&A about his 6-day hands on dissection workshop at IAR.

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