December 2016 Newsletter

Consider how you can get more involved in IASI in 2017.

December 29, 2016

IASI Newsletter

In this issue...

Happy Holidays from IASI!

As the year comes to a close, we want to let you know how much we appreciate your involvement in IASI and support of our programs. We will continue to work together in the New Year to provide benefits and bring value to IASI members and other SI professionals. We hope you are filled with warmth and cheer this holiday season. Don't forget to bring in the New Year with renewed excitement for all that 2017 has in store! Thank you for being a part of IASI.   

IASI Photo Request

IASI would love to see what you have been up to this past year as structural integrators. Please send us your photos, so we can share them with our members. If you do want to offer any photos, please complete the IASI photo release form and upload your photos, which will allow IASI to use the photos on our website and in other communication. 

Are You Interested in Becoming a Board Member?

We are looking to expand the IASI Board of Directors in 2017. Do you have certain skills that could help IASI grow in leadership and gain visibility in the SI Industry? Are you full of innovative and creative ideas that could transform the ways we function as an association? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, we want to hear from you!  If you have considered leadership opportunities in IASI and are interested in learning how you can contribute, please contact IASI President Tom Robinson. Check out the list of current Board Members to get a sense of the group's dynamics.

Law and Regulation Update

Please read the following Law and Regulation updates that could pertain to your specific state.

Minnesota: We need a volunteer in Minnesota to represent SI in a group being convened to draft new legislation. The local American Massage Therapy Association chapter is heading up the initiative and has asked us to participate. Contact Deborah Nimmons, if you are willing to take this on. We will help support you.

Georgia: Under current law, Georgia licenses massage, but specifically exempts SI from regulation. The Georgia Massage Board has convened a subcommittee to revise a draft bill expanding the law to regulate “bodywork”, as well as massage and to expand the current Board into a Massage and Bodywork Board. The last public version of the draft bill took the current law’s exemption language and inserted it into the definition of bodywork. When the draft leaves the subcommittee and becomes public, we will be able to share more information, but at the moment, the subcommittee’s work is not public. Until the Board decides to act on whatever comes out of the subcommittee, if you have any concerns about what is taking place, let us know. Contact Libby Eason, the local contact person heading up IASI’s response to this activity, or you may contact Deborah Nimmons, IASI L&R Chair.

Oklahoma: Earlier this year, Oklahoma passed a massage licensing law with a broad definition of massage, placing massage regulation under the Cosmetology Board. SI did not get a specific exemption when the law was passed. On December 3, 2016, Oklahoma's Governor, Mary Fallin, signed an executive order creating the Oklahoma Occupational Licensing Task Force to “conduct a comprehensive review of occupational licensing in Oklahoma and to provide recommendations to the Governor for the potential removal of license requirements that do not promote the health and/or safety of Oklahomans and are unreasonable barriers to Oklahoma workers’ workforce entry”. If you wish to get your voice heard and missed your chance this past Spring, now is the time to do so! If you need guidance on what to do, please contact Deborah Nimmons.

Certification Board for Structural Integration (CBSI)

The Certification Board for Structural Integrationsm examines and maintains standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of services through a credentialing program that promotes the competency of practitioners of structural integration. CBSI identifies Board Certified Structural Integrators to the profession and the public. CBSI establishes and enforces education, examination, experience, and ethics requirements to strengthen the interests of structural integration professionals and protect the public.

Have you taken the CBSI exam? If not, watch for upcoming opportunities that will be announced soon. Stay tuned for your chance to become CBSI Certified!

Continuing Education Classes

Functional Methods for Structural Integrators: Assessment & Treatments with Jeffrey Burch, Newton, MA, Module 2: January 21-23, 2017; Module 3: March 18-20, 2017; Module 4: June 10-12, 2017.

Structural-Visceral Integration: Abdominopelvic Inter-relationships with Jan Sultan and Bruce Shonfeld, Los Angeles, CA, Category 1: February 3-5, 2017.

Functional Methods for Structural Integrators: Assessments & Treatments with Jeffrey Burch, Module 1: February 17-19, 2017; Module 2: May 5-7, 2017; Module 3: August 11-13, 2017; Module 4: November 17-19, 2017.

Functional Methods for Manual Therapy: Assessments & Treatments with Jeffrey Burch, Module 1: February 23-25, 2017.

IASI International Association of Structural Integrators
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