POSTED 12/14/2020 FROM: AMTA – NJ GR Committee:

Email Blast – URGENT! Immediate reply requested.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As the year winds down and we reflect on the past months, there is much that has happened to challenge how we meet the crisis of COVID-19. AMTA National and our NJ Chapter in cooperation with our lobbyist have provided our members with critical information to offset the unemployment and business loss many of us experienced.

We wish to extend our gratitude for your participation in the survey published in October by your GR committee. Many members replied, and at first glance, the results are very promising that will help with our next legislative initiative: a bill that would provide for NJ State supersedence of Massage and Bodywork licensing in local government. With the advice and guidance of our lobbyist, we will review the results and inform you of the analysis.

An immediate issue of concern remains to be our ability to provide home visits for our clients and patients. Recently, our Lobbyist met with the Division of Consumer Affairs to explore the possibility of having the Governor’s Office reconsider the Executive Orders prohibiting home visits. The question of how many home visits are provided as part of a regular and active practice was asked. We know that there are businesses that rely exclusively on home visits for income, and that many therapists include home visits as part of their regular practice. In order to continue the discussion with the NJ State Division of Consumer Affairs, we need your input…

Please take a moment (less than 30 seconds) and complete the survey (sent to the email you have listed with AMTA National) t0 answer the question: “What percentage of your practice is spent providing home visits?”  Your participation will make a meaningful difference with the direction of our profession. Thank you for your willingness to help.

In addition to monitoring the COVID-19 mitigation as it affects our ability to practice, your Chapter Board of Directors has worked diligently to provide crucial information regarding the license renewal period ending November 30, 2020. It is our sincere hope that our members have renewed with ease.
Please take note that Pursuant to Chapter 13:37A-2.3 Renewal of License
(e) If a licensee does not renew the license prior to its expiration date, the licensee may renew the license within 30 days of its expiration by submitting a renewal application, a renewal fee, and a late fee as set forth in N.J.A.C 13.37A-71. During this 30-day period, the license shall be valid and the licensee shall not be deemed practicing without a license.
(f) A licensee who fails to submit a renewal application within 30 days of license expiration shall have his or her license suspended without a hearing.If you have to renew, we encourage you to do so immediately.

Should you need further clarification regarding the subject matter of this email, or need help with your license, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at GovRel.AMTANJ@gmail.com. We are here to support you and provide you with the resources you seek.

Respectfully Yours,
NJ AMTA Government Relations Committee

AMTA New Jersey Chapter Calendar

Nov
18
Sat
2017
@ FairBridge Hotel
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm
CPR and Ethics
The AMTA-NJ Chapter Board will be hosting our next continuing education event for CPR and Ethics this September 9, 2018 .  Both events will be held at the Bordentown Elks,11 Amboy Road, Bordentown, NJ. The first session of CPR will be a 9 o’clock am – 12 o’clock.  Then second session will run from1 pm until 3pm.

 

The cost for the CPR session is $55.00.  Ethics will count fort three continuing education credits (CEUs) and Ethics will be provided free of charge to New Jersey Chapter members.. A free buffet lunch will be included at no cost to our members.

 

Registration for CPR session is mandatory.  Please click the link to register for CPR.  CPR will be offered in two sessions. Depending on class size you may be require to switch to accommodate the instructor and other participants.    Click here https://www.regonline.com/cprandethics2018

 

If you are only taking Ethics please send an email to:  President.amtanj@gmail.com. Please include in the subject line “Ethics” You can also register for CPR via the AMTA NJ website. 

  

 

 

 

 

May
3
Fri
2019
AMTA-NJ Spring Retreat @ Radisson Hotel
May 3 – May 5 all-day
On Friday May 3rd from 6-9PM, the NJ AMTA Chapter Board will be hosting a mini yoga and meditation retreat for Spring Retreat attendees. Light snacks will be served. The mini retreat  will be presented by Tina Oetero, of Inspirational Retreats. Please contact Angie Wilkinson atEvents.AMTANJ@gmail.com if you plan on attending this mini retreat, as we require an accurate headcount prior to the event. Please bring a yoga mat for the yoga portion.  This mini retreat is a free event included with your registration!
Then join us on  Saturday  May 4th, and Sunday, May 5th, as our presenter/educator Joe Muscolino provides 16 Continuing Education Credits  ( CE’s) to those who attend and complete his Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy  (COMT) of the Neck course.  Day one will begin with orthopedic assessment for the common neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the neck, covering body mechanics for deep pressure, working the neck in supine, prone, side-lying and seated positions. Day two covers stretching and Arthrofascial Stretching (AFS) Soft Tissue Joint Mobilization techniques, as well as basic stretching for the muscle groups of the neck and how to target each specific neck muscle with multiplane stretching.
We are so honored to host Joe Muscolino at this year’s chapter education event!
Onsite registration for the Spring Retreat 2019 will take place at 7:15AM on May 4th and 5th.  Class sessions will start at 8AM promptly and end at 5PM. Massage tables are required and attendees are asked to please dress comfortably.
Please register ASAP for the Spring Retreat 2019 by clicking this link: [https://www.regonline.com/COMT]. Registration will fill up quickly.
The education course costs $295.00 and will include a complimentary buffet lunch for both Saturday and Sunday. You must be present both Saturday and Sunday to receive the full CE’s. Lunch will be served from 12 noon – 1PM.
Our NJ AMTA Chapter Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 5th during the lunch hour. We encourage your attendance at this meeting. It is a great way to meet the NJ AMTA Chapter Board members and volunteers, and to learn about the ongoing work your NJ AMTA Chapter is doing and the ways  you  can assist us with the AMTA mission.
Our Spring Retreat 2019 will be held at the Radisson Hotel, located at 21 Knightsbridge Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854. The phone number to reserve a room is 732-980-0400. The room rate is $115 with breakfast included, plus tax and an 8% hotel occupancy tax. Please call the hotel to reserve your room.
Thank you,
Angie Wilkinson, LMT-NJ, BCTMB
Board Member/Event Planner
May
5
Sun
2019
AMTA NJ Annual Meeting @ Radisson Hotel
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Our NJ AMTA Chapter Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 5th during the lunch hour. We encourage your attendance at this meeting. It is a great way to meet the NJ AMTA Chapter Board members and volunteers, and to learn about the ongoing work your NJ AMTA Chapter is doing and the ways  you  can assist us with the AMTA mission.
Our Spring Retreat 2019 will be held at the Radisson Hotel, located at 21 Knightsbridge Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854. The phone number to reserve a room is 732-980-0400. The room rate is $115 with breakfast included, plus tax and an 8% hotel occupancy tax. Please call the hotel to reserve your room.
Thank you,
Angie Wilkinson, LMT-NJ, BCTMB
Board Member/Event Planner
May
14
Tue
2019
Hoboken Meetup @ Panera Bread
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

May Hoboken Meet Up

Tuesday, May 14th
10:30-11:30am
Panera Bread
310 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030

Meeting Topics:

  • Sharing details and logistics for more CEUs in NJ, plus the National Convention is now posted for Oct. Who’s Going?
  • Spring is here and now there are no more excuses for getting active outside. What are your self care goals for the summer and how will you make time for them as business picks up?
  • Discussing local networking and referral opportunities. What networking events are you going to? What experts do you have to refer out when your client is in need of something beyond your scope of practice?

We will be in the back booths with an AMTA sign on the table.
ALL LMTs and Students are Welcome!
RSVP


April 2019 Highlights

  • Request for Sales Tax to be a future topic -> Hoboken June Meet Up
  • Future Week-day Jersey City meet ups are targeted to be in the downtown JC area around Grove Street, focusing on business development. Currently seeking a location for July.

Topic: How to utilize your community to build your practice and integrate yourself into an existing network. This is important for an employee, sole practitioner, and employers alike.

  • Make your purpose of Networking be to learn something important
  • You don’t have to recreate the wheel, research existing resources to help you along the way, or to jump off from
  • When networking, consider collaboration versus simply trading business cards
  • Widen your sources, who are you getting feedback from?
  • We learn from dialogue
  • When we don’t ask for help or delegate, it can communicate distrust or a lack of respect
  • Know when you are actively rejecting relevant and purposeful information <- Why?
  • Realize when you can let go of control in order to increase your quality of life, or overall quality of work
  • Become an expert in what you do, which translates into confidence
Reminders:

What are we hoping for with these Meet Ups:

  • We would like to increase engagement! Please use our Facebook Group to post about job openings, rooms for rent, research you found interesting, etc.
  • If you prefer to stay up to date via email, please subscribe to our Blog.
  • If you are not in the Hoboken/Jersey City area, please reach out and let us know if you would like to get started with your own local meet up!


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