L.A.S.T. Techniques for the Shoulder – with Robert Libbey

Friday, April 28, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Approved for 7 Core Competency Credits

MTAM Members: $295

Non-members: $349

Includes Lunch



This course was designed for those of us looking for a SIMPLER way to treat. 

Stop chasing the lateral shoulder pain. Learn how dysfunctions medially can contribute to and cause issues in the tissues elsewhere. Get a better understanding of how the ligamentous/membranous connections communicate and influence dysfunctions of their patients. 

This course is for clinicians craving an updated understanding and perspective of the neuropsychophysiological nature of joint pain, and a better understanding of the effects that joint tissue injuries can have on neuroplasticity, proprioception, kinesthesia and body awareness. 

This course will enhance your understanding of how the “skin-fascia frictionless interface” impacts the RMT’s palpation, application of technique and documentation, and how to recognize and effectively treat the Sternoclavicular, Costoclavicular, Coracoid Process Ligaments and Glenohumeral Capsule. You will also learn the Ligament Pain Referral Patterns of the Shoulder, and how to explain “Referred Pain” to your patients according to the Neurophysiological Model. 

Having an updated understanding and perspective of the neuropsychophysiological nature of joint pain and dysfunction improves RMT’s competencies, enabling RMT’s to make better practice decisions. This knowledge will contribute to helping improve communication and how RMTs educate their patients with current research. RMT’s will have an enhanced understanding of massage therapy’s role in the big picture of pain management and understand how to treat and rehab their patients more effectively, improving mutually desired outcomes. 


Robert Libbey, RMT

Robert has been a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) for over 28yrs and an educator for over 22yrs. 

Robert believes manual therapists have a great opportunity to improve the quality of life of their patients. He has always felt that our understanding of the ligamentous articular system has been insufficient. Robert’s desire is to bring greater awareness of this system’s role in injuries and disorders, and to provide information that will enhance the therapists/clinicians’ capacity to help their patients. 

Robert has spent his career researching, learning, developing, expanding and updating the narrative for Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique by incorporating the most current research and understanding of neurophysiology, biopsychosocial and contextual factors, pain science, fascial research and the neurophysiological model for referral pain. 

He has completed 3 research projects documenting and consolidating the information on neurological innervations, the ligamentomuscular reflexes and the pain referral patterns of the ligamentous & joint capsule tissues for the axial and peripheral skeleton. 

Robert maintains a full-time practice while he continues researching, developing, training and educating. 

Registration for MTAM members opens February 1st, 2023! Please visit the MTAM website to Register.

Cancellations made by March 27, 2023 receive a full refund. Cancellations made from March 27 – April 10, 2023 receive a 50% refund on the full cost of the course. No refunds will be given on cancellations made after April 10, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.