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BASIC PFRIMMER CLASS
50 CEUs from NCBTMB
April 14-16 and 22 & 23, 2023
(8 A.M. - 7 P.M. DAILY)
(Sponsored by the TCPIADMT)
If interested, contact us through this website. Registration must be complete one week prior to the start of class as it takes about a week or more to register.
TCPIADMT Offers More Classes
We, as an association are so excited that the Therese C. Pfrimmer International Association of Deep Muscle Therapists is offering Basic Pfrimmer Classes as developed by Therese C. Pfrimmer and as taught by Ruthann Hobbs.
The Pfrimmer Association chose Jackie Himelick as their lead instructor. Jackie graduated from ASSTI's Pfrimmer class in 1996 and has taught Pfrimmer under Ruthann Hobbs for 17 years. The Pfrimmer class is 50 hours of CEUs with a cost of $1,550. See class description, objectives, and learning outcomes below.
Ruthann Hobbs owns the Indiana Pfrimmer Institute in Alexandria, IN and may also be offering classes. Contact her at 765-724-7745.
Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® was developed by Therese C. Pfrimmer after her laundry work caused her to become a paraplegic. She massaged her way out of the wheelchair to the dismay of her doctor . She was then on a quest to find out how the type of massage she used worked. She developed Pfrimmer® over the time of her research and development of the technique. Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Technique® is a comprehensive method of body work that incorporates the whole body and helps troubled muscle tissue to become rich with blood and lymph fluids to encourage the body to heal itself in a natural manner.
Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® is designed to cause positive changes to the damaged or adherent muscles and the adjacent soft tissues. The improved circulation that results causes changes on the cellular level, not only to the muscle involved, but also to any soft tissue that may have been affected by the impaired circulation. Where muscles have become adherent, Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® brings blood and lymphatic fluid toward the muscle cell.
Pfrimmer® is a detailed art and is an excellent choice for those therapists that want to take their businesses to a whole new level of helping people to feel well and pain free.
We are offering the Pfrimmer Specifics which is a 10 hour class at $295 which is a continuation of Therese C. Pfrimmer's work. See the dedicated Pfrimmer Specifics web page for detail.
We are also offering Advanced Pfrimmer. This class is designed to advance Therese C. Pfrimmer’s own work in a more specific manner and to be able to use Therese C. Pfrimmer’s techniques to advance the Basic Pfrimmer technique to a more cutting-edge method. These techniques will benefit the client’s specific needs in a more precise manner. The use of the twelve additional tools presented in the class can also help the therapist experience a long and healthy Pfrimmer therapy life to reduce the risk of therapist injury or over-use syndrome. The presentation of eight different common ailments will be addressed to use with the troubleshooting techniques. Those eight common ailments will allow the Pfrimmer therapist to transfer the techniques to all other body parts and apply to other common conditions.
The Advanced Pfrimmer class is a 16 hour $495 class featuring 12 tools and working with 8 conditions. Jackie Himelick is also the instructor of this Advanced Pfrimmer class. See the detailed web page for more information on Advanced Pfrimmer.
If you think your area may be interested in sponsoring a class or you are interested in Basic Pfrimmer or Advanced Pfrimmer, please contact us through the pfrimmer.com website to request more information or through the info request below. Or, you may contact us through the "contact us" section of this website or the form below.
Basic Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy Course
50 hours - $1,550
and $100 registration fee
NCBTMB Accredited for 50 CEUs
Prerequisite – The perspective student must have graduated from an accredited 500/600 hour massage school or is an MD, DO, DC, PA, RN, LPN, PT, or OT or completed the following:
Qualification Requirements of Students for Basic Pfrimmer - Passed by the International Board of Directors 5/2/2022
2-3 credit hours or 40 class hours of full body human anatomy is required to take the Basic Pfrimmer class.
The prospective student must either possess a MT certificate or an Associate degree in a health-related field and have worked in their chosen field. The student must have taken the minimum hours required by the Association of full body human anatomy whether required by their certificate/diploma or as an elective in their chosen degree of education. If a specific body part anatomy was taken and the Association’s required full body human anatomy class was not taken prior to obtaining their certificate/diploma, then the prospective student may take an additional 2-3 credit hour full body human anatomy class to qualify for admittance to the Basic Pfrimmer class. The certificate proving the class was passed with at least a 75% prior to the starting of the Basic Pfrimmer session is required. An ethics class is also required.
Anyone in the healthcare field who has vacated their state certification or licensure for one reason or another must prove their prior license or certification was left in good standing and provide all other required items prior to acceptance to the Basic Pfrimmer class.
If the prospective student is a massage therapist and is from a non-licensed/certified state for massage therapy, then that prospective student must have at least graduated from a minimum of 500 hours massage school providing the graduate with at least 2-3 credit hours or 40 class hours of full body human anatomy as well as an adequate ethics class.
Each prospective student for Basic Pfrimmer must write a minimum 250-word paper explaining the state’s laws where they reside regarding that state’s laws which will allow or doesn’t allow them to do Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy and charge for the service. They must state their plan of action to provide themselves a legal way of giving Pfrimmer and obtain the liability insurance to be able to do Basic Pfrimmer on others legally and charge for the service. If the prospective student wants to resign because of what they find writing this paper, they must do so prior to the starting of class. If a student withdrawals, the request for withdrawal must be in writing. A formal request for a full refund will be made to the Treasurer of the Association by the Instructor.
A release also must be signed by each prospective student stating they understand their state's laws of touching another person's body and charging for that service. It is the student's responsibility to be lawful and diligent in following their state and national laws as well as the Pfrimmer Code of Ethics and Pfrimmer Pledge. This release must be signed prior to the starting of the Basic Pfrimmer class. If the prospective student refuses to sign this release, they will be dismissed from class immediately and their notebook and anything obtained in the Basic Pfrimmer class must be left in the classroom with the instructor. If a student withdrawals, the request for withdrawal must be in writing. A formal request fo ra full refund will be made to the Treasurer of the Association by the Instructor.
Pfrimmer was developed by Therese C. Pfrimmer after her laundry work caused her to become a paraplegic. She massaged her way out of the wheelchair to the dismay of her doctor . She was then on a quest to find out how the type of massage she used worked. She developed Pfrimmer over the time of her research and development of the technique. Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Technique® is a comprehensive method of body work that incorporates the whole body and helps troubled muscle tissue to become rich with blood and lymph fluids to encourage the body to heal itself in a natural manner.
Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy is designed to cause positive changes to the damaged or adherent muscles and the adjacent soft tissues. The improved circulation that results causes changes on the cellular level, not only to the muscle involved, but also to any soft tissue that may have been affected by the impaired circulation. Where muscles have become adherent, Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® brings blood and lymphatic fluid toward the muscle cell.
Pfrimmer is a detailed art and is an excellent choice for those therapists that want to take their businesses to a whole new level of helping people to feel well and pain free.
This course is designed to allow the therapist to complete an 50 hour course and learn the full body Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy as well as specifics as taught by Therese Pfrimmer. The class also allows the student to progress to another level which gives the student more tools in their toolbox, then finally on to certification in the technique if the student desires. This class will allow the client to experience a feeling of pain release and allow the body to also come to a point of homeostasis and wellness. The course also allows the student to be able to identify contraindications to Pfrimmer and how to apply Pfrimmer in a safe and effective manner. The student will also learn the history of Pfrimmer and who and how this technique ended up in Indiana.
1. Know about Therese Pfrimmer and her quest to develop her technique
2. The class will understand the contraindications to Pfrimmer
3. The student will have the ability to give a full body Pfrimmer with confidence
4. The student will leave this class with improved palpation skills
5. The student will develop the ability to release the adherences
6. The Therese C Pfrimmer International Association of Deep Muscle Therapists will be introduced to the student and they will know they have support to continue their learning process with Pfrimmer
7. Each student will be supervised by a certified Pfrimmer Instructor during clinical practice time.
Students will learn the history of Therese Pfrimmer and her process in learning why the therapy she developed actually worked for her and many others.
This Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Class® is taught and endorsed by the Therese C Pfrimmer International Association of Deep Muscle Therapists to be as close to the manner in which Therese Pfrimmer taught her students as possible.
Each student will learn to communicate about Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Technique in a professional and knowledgeable manner.
The full body Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® will be presented for the student to lean each body part before moving on to another so the student will be able to do a hands-on full body Pfrimmer after the end of the first half of the class.
This class will present adequate time for hands on practice for the student's proficiency of each body part. And two full body Pfrimmers will be given prior to leaving this class.
Tactual exploration will be enhanced.
The student will know the contraindications to Pfrimmer.
The students will learn the correct body mechanics during Pfrimmer.
The students will learn to follow the clinical guidelines for Pfrimmer in his/her practice along with the professional and legal guidelines of Pfrimmer.
The student will be given the knowledge to have support and continued learning with Pfrimmer.
Why Would I Encourage a Massage Therapist to Add Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy to the List of Techniques/Therapies They Utilize
Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy quickly became my first option for my clients after I graduated from the Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics in 1991. It became apparent very quickly that, when I used the techniques and executed the philosophy and principles taught by Therese Pfrimmer, my client’s aches, pains and challenges quickly began losing center place in their lives. Massage therapy school, in addition to meeting the basic academic requirement of Swedish Massage, introduced us to approximately forty modalities to help reduce pain and increase range of motion. I am
extremely thankful for every modality I have in my tool box, however, nothing affects our bodies like Pfrimmer does.
Why would I suggest you receive Pfrimmer Deep Muscle training? There simply are not enough of us! This is a modality that changes people’s lives. You will greatly enhance your ability to affect change with this modality.
Kenneth Vetter P.D.M.T. LMT
I Recommend this Class
I would recommend this class to everyone who is wanting to expand their knowledge, and to anyone who wants to learn a life changing form of therapy. I think the studies speak for themselves, whenever done properly, this therapy can change lives. The course itself is top notch. The knowledge that you get from two instructors that have been through tons of real life experiences is priceless. It’s a lot of work, but I’m the end it is totally worth it.
WHY DO I SUGGEST YOU TAKE THE BASIC PFRIMMER CLASS
After having been a dental hygienist for twenty-one years, moderate to severe back pain has been my constant companion for the last five years. Besides the obvious pain caused by the spondylosis, arthritis, and bulging discs in my spine, ever present numbness in my legs and feet would cause me to fall, eventually tearing both rotator cuffs in my shoulders. After many visits to the spine specialists, steroid shots into my spine, and a great deal of physical therapy, I was told my only choice was to do surgery. No way!! I was incredibly lucky to have found a few Pfrimmer therapists who are very passionate about what they do! With everything I’ve done and been through, Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy has been the only thing to give me relief. I grew very interested in the process and wondered if it would be possible to become a therapist myself. I have many patients in my dental office who have issues with their temporomandibular joint (TMJ), so I wondered if I could help them with massage around the head/neck area. My therapist informed me that YES, indeed I could take the training, because I am a medical professional! After much deliberation, I signed up and took the class this weekend! Nervous was an understatement! The wealth of knowledge was overwhelming at times, but oh so exciting to learn! Without a doubt, I would take the class again in a heartbeat! I truly hope to further my Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy education in the future.
Diana Akles LDH, PDMT
CONTACT US THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR [email protected] IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING A CLASS. Registration must be done one week prior to the first day of the class.