Orthopedic Massage for Plantar Fasciitis

Orthopedic Massage for Plantar Fasciitis

with Sunnie Gonzales

Presented in-person - $160

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours - 6 

9am - 5pm on May 12th, 2024

About the Workshop:

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students to a deeper level of understanding of Plantar fasciitis.  The students will learn to utilize critical thinking skills to assess the clients’ movements. Additionally, muscles and specific areas presenting pain will be taught and techniques to alleviate pain.  Students will learn how to use muscle testing to understand what may or may not be a problem and create a session plan that will address their assessment findings.

This course will introduce you to Plantar Fasciitis (inflammation of the plantar fascia) and how massage therapy can be used to help treat associated symptoms.  The students will cover - signs, symptoms, causative factors, biochemical dysfunctions, contraindications.  Also, will be able to observe, test, problem solve and apply manual techniques to address Plantar Fasciitis specifically.

About the Instructor:


Sunnie Gonzalez LMT, MTI

I am Sunnie Gonzales. I own Twelve Star Massage in Elgin Texas.  I Graduated from Austin Community College Massage therapy program in 2008.  With over 500 hours of training in modalities such as, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Myofascial, Trigger Point Therapy and Hydrotherapy.  I also hold certifications in Hot Stone Massage, Chakra Balancing, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Thai Massage.  I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since January of 2009 and in 2016 I decided that I wanted to share my knowledge and become a Massage Therapy Instructor.  I started Teaching at the Lauterstein Conway School of massage in April of last year and I am teaching the June 23 cohort.  I have always loved to teach and after leading a few massage workshops in Elgin. I furthered my education of movement and bodywork by completing a 200 hour yoga teacher program 2022, and last summer I taught senior yoga at Elgin Parks and Recreation Center. I have been published twice in an online magazine called Voyage Austin for inspiring stories, but I am most proud of my awards from 2018-2021 for best massage therapist from the Austin American Statesman Best of Bastrop Contest. Also, Elgin’s Courier readers choice for Best Massage Therapist and Best Spa 2018-2023.  Over the last 15 years I have worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist at multiple Aveda spas and Chiropractic offices. I have gotten the pleasure of working at music festivals like ACL, SXSW, and athletic events like the Capitol 10K, Austin Marathon and the Livestrong bike race. I have experience with many types of bodies and injuries in many different spaces.  I look forward to teaching the Plantar Fasciitis continuing education class at TLC.