AS A RESULT OF EXTENSIVE MEDICAL TREATMENT AT THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN COLUMBUS, OHIO, ADAM KNEW HE WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE BY WORKING IN THE HEALTHCARE FIELD. IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE DECIDED TO STUDY PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO. IN HIS FIRST YEAR, HOWEVER, ADAM DECIDED TO PURSUE A CAREER THAT WOULD HELP PEOPLE ACHIEVE A PATH TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN A MORE NATURAL WAY, WHICH LED HIM TO MERCY COLLEGE OF OHIO TO EARN AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE OF SCIENCE IN THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE IN MA...
AS A RESULT OF EXTENSIVE MEDICAL TREATMENT AT THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN COLUMBUS, OHIO, ADAM KNEW HE WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE BY WORKING IN THE HEALTHCARE FIELD. IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE DECIDED TO STUDY PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO. IN HIS FIRST YEAR, HOWEVER, ADAM DECIDED TO PURSUE A CAREER THAT WOULD HELP PEOPLE ACHIEVE A PATH TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN A MORE NATURAL WAY, WHICH LED HIM TO MERCY COLLEGE OF OHIO TO EARN AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE OF SCIENCE IN THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE IN MAY 2007.
For two years at Mercy College, Adam learned traditional and progressive techniques of bodywork, including: Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, chair, pregnancy massage as well as such therapies as healing touch, neuromuscular, reflexology, trigger point, craniosacral (CST), lymphatic drainage, shiatsu, myofascial release (MFR), and acupressure. In June of 2007, Adam was licensed by The Ohio State Medical Board to practice therapeutic massage and soon opened a practice in rural Northwest Ohio.
Over a four-year-period, Adam operated his own business that eventually moved to Marion, Ohio, where he provided medical massage for workers’ compensation patients in the Physical Therapy Department at the Smith Clinic in Marion. There Adam became interested in Physical Therapy, so he enrolled in the PTA program at Marion Technical College in 2011. At the same time, Adam decided to simplify his professional life and went to work at a massage franchise. Over the next two years at Massage Envy in Powell, Ohio, Adam was a full time student, earning by 2013 another Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in PTA. Over the course of his education, Adam logged almost 2,500 hours of massage to help his clients achieve better health and wellness. In July of 2013, Adam passed the State Board exam and was licensed to practice as a PTA in the state of Ohio.
Currently, Adam works as a PTA 3 days a week at the Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, with Mid-American Therapy. As of May 4, 2016, he became the director of the newly opened Massage Department at the hospital. Adam also recently became certified in IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), which uses medical grade stainless steel tools to assist in releasing adhesions in the fascia and scar tissue. Since joining the Wellness Center in March of 2015, he has worked with its director, David Clinger, to be certified in Erik Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques and is pursuing masters-level certification in this innovative approach to medical massage.
Adam is excited to be one of the Wellness Center team, offering his skills and knowledge in Physical Therapist and massage to clients for their overall health and well-being. He also plans to continue his education in bodywork by training with David Clinger and others in the diverse and complimentary fields of massage therapy.
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Associates of Science in Therapeutic Massage
Associate of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assisting Technology
Adam has attended several workshops for MAT by Erik Dalton and has been certified in many levels of the program. MAT using techniques while thinking about the Myofascial layers all the way down to the bone. The goal of MAT is to recognize and treat strain patterns so that they are corrected before they become pain patterns.
Adam has been certified in IASTM or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. This entails using stainless steel instruments that easily identify areas of dysfunction in the Myofascia and help correct these dysfunctions.
Adam is certified in Soma Cupping which combines cupping therapy with Myofascial Release by using silicone cups and a lubricant to drag the cups along the client's skin once they have been applied. This technique provides the benefits of increased circulation that results from the negative pressure that comes from the suctioned cup to the area of dysfunction or adhesion along with the soft tissue mobilization benefits that result from the movement of the cups.