Reach me at 612.735.9993

    Melissa Cathcart, L.Ac.  MN Board of Medical Practice Acupuncture License #1184

    Professional Development Activity

     [This isn’t everything, but reflects the most important aspects of my development for this practice.]

     ***American Red Cross CPR & First Aid Instructor 1992-2011

     ***American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor since 2011_____________________

      Stop Chasing Pain                                              Oct 2015               Dr. Perry Nichelston

      Fascial Movement Taping I & II                            Oct 2015              Rock Tape

      Precision Neural Mobilization                                Aug 2015             Douglas Nelson

      Performance Movement Techniques                     July 2015              Rock Tape 

      BARE® Workout Instructor Training                      July 2015            EBFA,    Dr. Emily Splichal

      Movement From the Ground Up                            July 2015             EBFA,   Dr. Emily Splichal

      The Fibula & Ankle Injuries                                   July 2015                      Til Luchau, Rolfer

      Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome              July 2015                     Ted Priebe, OMD, L.Ac.

      Advances in Analgesic Absorption                         June 2015                    Dr. Kim Vanderlinden

      Probiotics for the mind:                                       June 2015                    James Greenblatt, MD                                A crossroads of the Microbiome and mental health

      IT Band Syndrome                                             May 2015                      Drew Freedman

     Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Head & Neck   May 2015              Douglas Nelson

     Neuroendocrine Immunology of Perimenopause    May 2015                       Apex Energetics

     Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Lower Extremity  April 2015          Douglas Nelson

     Motivational Interviewing                                    July 2014                        Reginald Prince   

    Treating Sports Injuries                                       Oct 2013                         Paul Blacker

    Advanced Tongue Diagnosis                               Sept 2013                         Giovanni Maciocia

    Taught two sessions at MN HerbFest                   Sept 2013                         Cannon Falls            

    Facilitator Training                                               May 2013                       Pathways of Minneapolis

    Fascial Release of the Pelvis                                April 2013                        Peter Ehlers, Anatomy Trains

    Estrogen Toxicity                                                 March 2013                     Dr. Robert Rakowski

    The Science of Psoas                                          March 2013                      Katy Bowman

    Treating Hyperlipidemia                                      March 2013                      Lotus Institute

    Treating Sexual Arousal Disorders                        Dec 2012                         Lotus Institute

    Treating Gastritis                                                Dec 2012                         Lotus Institute

    Treating Crohn's Disease                                     Dec 2012                         Lotus Institute

    Revised curriculum & taught “Food As Medicine” at Anoka-Ramsey Community College                                                                              Spring Semester 2012       Anoka, MN

    Medical Ethics                                                     Jan 2012                         Options for Wellness, Inc.

    Psoas 18-hour workshop, Liz Koch                        May 2011                        Edina, MN

    Developed curriculum & taught “Food As Medicine” at Anoka-Ramsey Community College                                                                                                         Spring Semester 2011          Anoka, MN

    Neurotransmitters & Brain function                       Sept 2010                       Apex Energetics

    Flat Foot course                                                   Aug 2010                       www.acu-free.com

    Motivational Interviewing Week-long Intensive       May 2010         University of MN School of Public Health

    Developed curriculum & taught "Chi Nei Tsang I: Yang Organs" weekend workshop                                                                                   May 2010                       CenterPoint School of Shiatsu 

    University of MN Student Health Benefits Advisory Committee        2009-2010

    Develop curriculum & taught "Bladder & Pelvic Floor Health" preconference workshop                                          Midwives’ Alliance of North America National Conference  Oct 2009  Monterey, CA

    Nuts & Bolts of a Sustainable Community              Sept 2009                       Working Class Acupuncture                                Business Model & Jingei Pulse Diagnosis     

    Visceral Manipulation V: Advanced Techniques       Nov 2008                        Barral Institute

    Visceral Manipulation: Thorax                               Oct 2008                        Barral Institute

    Re-evaluation Co-counseling                                 Fall 2008                       Northfield MN

    Prenatal Massage certification                               Aug 2008                       Kate Jordan, CMT

    Office Management of Miscarriage                         April 2008              Reproductive Health Access Project               for Primary Care Providers         

    IV Skills Workshop                                              May 2007                       Kathryn A. Bergmann, RN

    Tao Garden month-long intensive                         Jan 2008                        Mantak Chia at Tao Garden                                Qi-gong meditation and Chi Nei Tsang                    

    Ongoing training in Chi Nei Tsang                         Feb-Dec 2007        Sarina Stone & Andrea Sullivan, CMT

    Visceral Manipulation: Pelvis                                Sept 2007                       Barrall Institute

    Cranio-Sacral Therapy II                                     June 2007                       Maureen Schwehr, ND                 

    Cranio-Sacral Therapy I                                      April 2007                 Maureen Schwehr, ND                       

    TCM & Gynecology course                                  Jan-April 2007                   AAAOM*    4credits

    Dynamic Body Balancing Therapy IV                   Dec 2006                          Carol J. Phillips, D.C.

    Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen I                       Nov 2006                          Upledger Institute

    Neonatal Resuscitation Program                          Oct 2006               American Academy of Pediatrics                           Provider Certification

    Dynamic Body Balancing Therapy III                   Oct 2006                          Carol J. Phillips, D.C.

    MN Perinatal Orrganization Conference                Oct 2006 

    Resolving Shoulder Dystocia & Managing Long Labours  Sept 2006                Gail Tully, CPM   

    Maternal Nutrition Intensive                               July 2006               U of MN School of Public Health

    Needling Techniques on Abdominal Points            July 2006                          AAAOM*

    Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen II                      June 2006                         Upledger Institute

    Dynamic Body Balancing Therapy II                    June 2006                         Carol J. Phillips, D.C.

    Chi Nei Tsang courses                                       May-Aug 2006        Sarina Stone & Andrea Sullivan, CMT

    TCM & OB:   “Birth & Beyond”                            May 2006                          Cyndy Micleu, L.Ac. 

    Infant Massage Trainer Certification                    Mar  2006                         IAIM**

    TCM & Gynecology                                             Mar 2006                         Giovanni Maciocia

    Cranio-Sacral & Myofascial Therapies                   Mar 2006                         Carol J. Phillips, D.C.

    Dynamic Body Balancing Therapy I                      Mar 2006                         Carol J. Phillips, D.C.

    BellyMapping                                                     Feb 2006                         Gail Tully, CPM

    Tui-na Chinese Medical Bodywork                        Jan-Apr 2006                   AAAOM*,  2 credit course

    Top Ten Points for Gyn Conditions                       Jan 2006                         AAAOM*

    Chi Nei Tsang Chinese Medical                            Dec 2005                 CenterPoint School of Shiatsu                      Abdominal Massage   

    Neonatal Resuscitation Certification                    Nov 2005                 American Academy of Pediatric

    MN Perinatal Organization Conference                 Oct 2005        

    Advanced Acupuncture Techniques                     Sept 2005                        AAAOM*                                   

    Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen I                       May 2005                        Upledger Institute

    The Essence of Chinese Pediatrics                       Sept 2004                       Blue Poppy

    Age & the Practice of Chinese                             Sept 2004                       Blue Poppy                                                       Gynecology in the West                                    

    Three Main Mechanisms of Mental-                     Sept 2004                       Blue Poppy                                                      Emotional Disorders                                          

     Assessing Purity, Potency, & Proper                   Sept 2004                       Blue Poppy                                                     Dosage of Ready-made Medicinals                                            

     Treating Zang-fu Disorders in the Modern Clinic  May 2004                       Golden Flower

     California Assoc. of Midwifery Conference           May 2003                                                       

    Great Plains Perinatal Organization Conference    May 2003                                         

    Five Elements in Acupuncture                             Feb 2003                        AAAOM*                                      

    Secrets of Success with Complex                        Nov 2002               Blue Poppy Institute, 15 CEU                           Patients (herbal course)                      

    Neonatal Resuscitation Certification                    Sept 2002              American Academy of Pediatrics

    Spring Forest Qi Gong Level II                           June 2002              Anoka Ramsey College

    Great River Symposium                                    April 2002               Northwestern Health Sciences, 23CEU

    Spring Forest Qi Gong Level I                           March 2002             Anoka Ramsey College            

 

      *AAAOM = American Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Roseville MN

      **IAIM = International Association of Infant Massage