FSM Phoenix 2020

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2020 Phoenix Events:


    FSM ADVANCED 2020 –

    February 20th - March 2nd

    FSM Advanced Conference 2020 Schedule

    Crown Plaza Golf Resort, Chandler, Arizona 


    FSM Core Seminar

    February 19-23, 2020

    This course will be presented on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

    The four-day FSM Core seminar is an in-depth introduction to Frequency Specific Microcurrent. The course covers pain management, injury recovery, the nervous system, visceral system, and emotional protocols. Course content and focus has changed significantly in the last five years. It’s a good year for a refresher.

    This course will change your practice and your life forever.

    FSM Sports Core

    Tuesday &  Wednesday, February 25-26, 2020

    9:00AM to 6:00PM

    Kim Pittis, LCSP, MT

    This popular two-day specialty FSM Sports Medicine Module features lots of hands-on time and a new approach to using FSM in physical medicine. It’s not just athletics. Life is everyone’s sport. This course is appropriate as a first time FSM Core or as a specialty FSM physical medicine module.

    Pre Conference Workshops:

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    10:00AM – 6:00PM

    12:30-2:00 PM – Lunch provided

    Fibromyalgia an Alternative View

    Carolyn McMakin, MA, DC

    2020 update on the diagnosis and successful treatment of Fibromyalgia. This lecture will include the description and mechanisms of the common causes of Fibromyalgia and the FSM and Functional Medicine treatment strategies to help create successful treatment and recovery. Topics will include differential diagnosis (what fibromyalgia isn’t), Diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia from spine trauma, prolonged stress, food sensitivities, mold and bio-toxic and viral illness, and genetic susceptibilities.

    This course, in-person or on video,  is required for a practitioner listing on the website as a Fibromyalgia trained FSM Practitioner


    Friday, February 28, 2020

    10:00AM – 6:00PM

    12:30-2:00 PM – Lunch provided

    Fascia and Bio-Tensegrity Secrets for FSM Practitioners

    John Sharkey, BSc

    “Everything that you normally think about – neuromuscular regulation, metabolic activity, improvement of circulation, breath, softening of the connective tissue are all the effects we will be exploring and influencing. I am very excited to share my 37 years of experience with FSM course participants and I look forward to meeting all of you” John Sharkey, BSc

    John Sharkey’s Pre-Conference workshop brings to the FSM community a new vision of anatomy and motion that will take your knowledge and experience of fascia from embryology through bio-tensegrity to cell specific resonance and force transfer and create an entirely new appreciation of movement and therapeutic intervention. This exciting day of lecture and hands on experience, complements FSM and can be used in practice immediately. CM

    John Sharkey, MSc. Clinical Anatomist

    Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Clinical Sciences,

    University of Chester/NTC, Dublin, Ireland

    FSM Advanced Course

    FSM Workshop and Advanced Course 2020 Schedule

    Crown Plaza Golf Resort, Chandler, Arizona


    Saturday, February 29, 2020

    8:30AM – 6:00PM


    8:30AM – 9:00AM – Welcome and Introduction

    9:00 - 12:00          FSM Advanced Course – Updated Frequencies and Strategies-Carolyn McMakin, DC

    Breakout For those who have taken the Advanced before

    9:00 - 12:00          Personal Energy Sensitivity, Protection and Management – David Hone, MMQ

    Theory and practice of subtle energy for FSM practitioners

    10:00 – 10:30       Break

    10:30AM-12:00PM – Advanced lectures continue 

    12:00 – 12:30 – Questions and Answers

    12:30 – 2:00          FSM Group Lunch and Awards

    Recognizing New Practitioners, Certified Practitioners and Practicum Instructors, Published Paper Awards

    2:00 – 3:30            Treating TBI and Vestibular injuries with Optometry – Bruce Wojciechowski, OD, FCOVD

    What you didn’t know you needed to know about saving lives with prism glasses.

    3:30 – 4:00            Break

    4:00 – 5:30            The Vagus, Range of motion, Pain and Autoimmunity – Carolyn McMakin, MA, DC

                                     It turns out that the vagus is the key to virtually everything we do.

    5:30 – 6:00            Questions and Answers – FSM Advanced Faculty

    6:30 – 8:00            Private Reception and Dinner for Certified Practitioners and Practicum Instructors

    Dr. McMakin, Advanced Faculty, Certified practitioners and practicum instructors are invited


    Sunday, March 1, 2020

    8:30AM – 6:00PM

    8:30– 9:00             Questions / Announcements / Introduction

    9:00 – 12:00:         Advanced Course material – Carolyn McMakin, MA, DC

    Breakout For those who have taken the Advanced before

    9:00 – 12:00          Bruce Wojciechowski, OD, FCOVD

    Understanding the optometric mechanisms of TBI and Vestibular injuries and how to help the patients who have them.

    10:00 – 10:30       Break

    10:30AM-12:00PM – Advanced Lectures continue

    12:00 – 12:30 – Questions and Answers

    12:30 – 2:00 –       FSM Group Lunch

    2:00 – 3:00            Visceral Medicine Track: Sleep is the crucial stable state. – David Musnick, MD

    Functional medicine and FSM strategies to help them sleep so they can recover from everything

    2:00 – 3:00            Physical medicine Track: FSM for CRPS and Nerve Pain. - Jodie Adams, DPT

    Treating CRPS and nerve pain when you didn’t think you could

    3:00 – 3:30            Break

    3:30 – 4:30            Visceral Track – Treating TBI and Cognitive Decline - David Musnick, MD

    FSM and Functional Medicine strategies for treating TBI and Cognitive Decline

    3:30 – 4:30            Physical Medicine Track - Kim Pittis, LCSP, MT         

                                    FSM strategies for treating frozen shoulder

    4:30 – 5:30            Combined Visceral and Physical Medicine Track

    Making it work – Practical strategies for implementing FSM

                                    Interdisciplinary panel discussion and Q & A. Pat Lollis, Lac, Tammi-Woller-Li, Jodie Adams,PT, Kim Pittis,

    5:30 – 6:00            Questions and Answers – FSM Advanced Faculty

    Closing Thoughts


    FSM Practicum Instructors Training

    Wednesday, March 20, 2020

    9:00AM to 6:00PM

    Prepare to make yourself part of FSM’s Future

    The Practicum instructor training is the first step in becoming eligible to teach the hands-on practicum portion of the course to practitioners who have taken the FSM Core on video, or with internet modules or by reading the FSM Textbook. The Instructor training prepares you for being a paid assistant at the hotel-based FSM Core seminars when they come to a city near you. In order to be a paid assistant, you also must become a certified FSM practitioner. If you enjoy teaching and sharing your knowledge and experience with FSM, this course is for you.

    David Hone, MMQ - Personal Energy Sensitivity, Protection and Management

    David Hone

    Dr. David Hone is a Master of Medical Qigong (Chinese Energetic Medicine) and founder of MoLian Qigong and Elements of Life Institute now located in Salmon, Idaho. Medical Qigong (Chinese Energetic Medicine and similar to Acupuncture) is one of the oldest, empirical evidence-based modalities in the world with over 4500 years of recorded data and practice and preserved mostly by Buddhist and Daoist Teachings and records.  David has studied with multiple teachers Dr. Anthony D’Angelo (Daoist Priest and Abbot at Tranquil Cloud Temple), Dr. Bernard Shannon (Daoist Priest and founder of International College of Medical Qigong), Dr. and Sifu Kelly Lake (Senior student of Dr. Johnson, Daoist Priest and Abbot at Temple of Original Thunder), and Dr. and Sifu Jerry Alan Johnson (Grand Master, Teacher, and Daoist Abbot at Temple of Change and Transformation).  Dr. Hone also received training from multiple cultures and systems throughout the globe.  Dr. Hone is also a Doctor of Naturopathy from Kingdom College of Natural Health and studied Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego.

    Kim Pittis, LCSP, MT - Physical Medicine Track - Frozen Sholder

    Kim Pittis

    Kim was the first myofascial therapist practicing with FSM (Frequency Specific Microcurrent) in Alberta, Canada and the first Certified, Advanced Practitioner and Core Practicum Instructor in Canada. Kim has been in practice for over 19 years with an extensive background in myofascial manual therapies. She has furthered her education with seminars and courses all over North America and Europe in a variety of modalities and disciplines. Kim has an additional background as a CPT which she did for many years in conjunction to her soft tissue treatments. The foundation of Kim's philosophy and practice is that symptom-based treatments do not work. Integrating osteopathic based assessment skills ensures hidden and compensated musculoskeletal dysfunctions are remedied and not simply treated with a myofascial Band-Aid. Kim has extensive experience with Olympic and professional athletes from around the world in various sports and has been compiling excellent case studies and research with her work with some of these athletes and their success with FSM. Kim is the Director of FSM Sports which provide seminars and training modules that concentrate on the application of FSM in physical medicine and the athletic population for practitioners in a variety of disciplines.

    Bruce Wojciechowski OD


    Member of:College of Optometrists in Vision DevelopmentAmerican Optometric AssociationOptometric Extension ProgramNeuro-Optometric Rehabilitation AssociationBoard Member of Brain Injury Association of Oregon

    “If the visual system was so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t see it.”– Dr. Bruce

    Adjunct Professor for College of Optometry at Pacific University

    David Musnick, MD

    David Musnick

    David Musnick, MD has been in Private Practice in Bellevue since 2003 and was in practice in Seattle prior to his Bellevue practice.  Dr Musnick is constantly learning, teaching, writing and keeping up in his fields.

    Medical Training

    • MD: University of California, San Francisco
    • Residency: Virginia Mason
    • Fellowship in Sports Medicine: The Sports Medicine Clinic Seattle

    Jodie Adams DPT

    Jodie Adams

    Jodie Adams, PT earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy from Des Moines University (DMU) in 2005.  Her continuing education has been focused on further developing her manual therapy skills she obtained while at DMU.  Jodie employs a variety of treatment techniques, individualized to the patient standing in front of her.  Treatment techniques include Upledger CranioSacral techniques, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, ASTYM, muscle energy techniques, and Barnes myofascial release. She is trained in Ola Grimsby S.T.E.P. (Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression) principles and utilizes these concepts to address tissue repair, endurance, coordination, strength, and proprioception/balance. Jodie has clinical experience in treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries, however, she has an interest in treating conditions such as concussion, headaches, nerve pain, TMJ pain, chronic neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, and whiplash associated disorders.



    One N. San Marcos Place | Chandler Arizona 85225

    Continuing Education
    We provide a copy of the daily sign-in sheet, Core Seminar completion certificate, class syllabus, and a CEU certificate of completion.
    Each board in each state has different requirements.  Check with your board for your requirements.
    Included Meals with Gluten-Free Options
    Morning Snack
    Buffet Lunch
    Afternoon Snack
    Group’s attendees are responsible for making their own reservations by calling the Hotel’s Reservations
    Department at 1-877-685-5594 no later than the Cut-Off Date set forth below. Attendees should identify themselves as being part of Group when calling.
    Descriptions of Hotel’s guest room types (including descriptions of guest rooms accessible to guests with disabilities) are available on Hotel’s website at www.CrownePlaza.com/ChandlerAZ or otherwise
    available by calling Hotel’s Reservations Department at 1-877-685-5594. Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. –11:00 p.m. Eastern, 7 days a week. Reservations may also be made online through a custom website link. The link web address will be issued to you for your use upon receipt of the signed original contract.
    All guest room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, currently 11.67% occupancy tax. Tax and fees are subject to change without prior notice. Additional person is $10.00 per night for more than double occupancy. Guestroom occupancy is limited to four (4) persons per room. Check-In Time is 3:00 p.m. Check-Out Time is 12:00 noon. All guests arriving before 3:00 p.m. will be accommodated as rooms become available.
    Guests will NOT be charged a daily resort fee of $15.00 plus tax per night.  When receiving a confirmation letter from making a reservation online or through our call center, it will automatically show a resort fee.  This is an IHG standard, however, since this has been waived per your contract, the hotel will absorb that fee upon check-in.   Cancellations less than 48 hours prior to arrival or No Shows will result in a charge equal to one night’s room and tax.  Your rooms cutoff date is 1/20/20
    Complimentary Internet in Guest rooms and Meeting rooms
    The group rate will be available 3 days pre/post program dates, based upon availability
    All attendee reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card of Group. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods.
    Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to arrival will result in a charge equal to one night’s room and tax,
    and the balance of the canceled reservation will be considered when calculating any Group attrition
    charges. Early departures and no-shows will result in the same charge and consequence. If a rooming
    list is sent by Group, Group will be responsible for no-shows if a credit card is invalid or declined.
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    If you require an early check-in you will need to book the night before, otherwise, early check-ins can be requested, however, they are not guaranteed.  Cancellations less than 48 hours prior to arrival or No Shows will result in a charge equal to one night’s room and tax.
    In the event a guest who has requested a room within the Room Block checks out prior to the guest and reserved checkout date, Hotel will add an early checkout fee of one night’s room and tax to that guest and individual account. Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise Hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.
    Reservations by Group and attendees against the Room Block must be received on or before Monday,
    January 20, 2020 (the “Cut-Off Date”). At the Cut-Off Date, Hotel will review the reservation pickup for the Event, release the unreserved rooms for general sale, and determine whether or not it can
    subsequently, accept reservations based on space and rate-available basis at the group rate after this

    San Marcos 18 hole Golf Course

    Heated Outdoor Pool & Spa

    State of the art Fitness Center


    Fun for the Whole Family

    Located only six miles from our hotel in Chandler is Golfland-Sunsplash - Arizona’s most popular waterpark and mini golf attraction. Featuring over 30 thrilling rides, water slides, attractions, and mini-golf, Golfland Sunsplash promises a day of family-friendly fun. Golfland is open year-round and includes 18 holes of challenging miniature golf, go-kart-style racing, bumper boats, and a family fun center with over 200 arcade games and laser tag.


    Savor the Local Cuisine

    Located in the hub of historic downtown Chandler, the Crowne Plaza is within walking distance of several great dining options. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick snack, a cup of coffee, a gourmet dinner, or handcrafted cocktail you’re certain to find something to satisfy your cravings in Chandler. Get together with friends over a craft beer and casual bite at San Tan Brewery. Indulge in a hearty steak dinner at DC Steakhouse. Or grab a cup of premium roast java at Peixoto Coffee. All three establishments are within a three-minute walk from our hotel.

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