Neil Camero, CMT, NASM-CPT

Neil Camero, CMT - CAMTC Certified Massage TherapistPrior to massage therapy, I was a manager/mechanic of an F-16 in the U.S. Air Force during the “War on Terror”, and a competitive computer gamer the rest of my waking hours. All I knew growing up was how machines worked. It was only a matter of time when I would take an interest in how the body functioned, but more importantly its dysfunctions. An odd thing to take interest in, but I found the pain problems others had fascinating.

A recurring theme I learned early in my research, and still holds true today, was muscle imbalances causing a majority of the dysfunctions in those in pain. It seems logical then to lengthen the tight (shortened) muscles, and strengthen the weak (overstretched) muscles. Seeing as how people dread exercise, massage therapy was the popular choice.

My journey began at Bryman College graduating from a 750-hour massage therapy program. Garnet Dupuis, instructor at the Massage School of Santa Monica and co-founder of Burke Williams Day Spa, developed my strong foundation in Deep Tissue Structural Bodywork (DTSB) used in my work today. I’m grateful to have studied with other legends in the manual therapy field such as Aaron Mattes in Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) for bringing the functional component to my work, Erik Dalton and Paul Kelly in Myoskeletal Alignment for strategies addressing postural strain patterns, and James Waslaski in Orthopedic Massage for integrating these methods into a systematic approach.

Striving for the highest standards and his commitment to you

As of September 2009, California law states only those certified under the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) can use the title Certified Massage Therapist (CMT). I was the 576th certified therapist in CA. In February 2013, I eventually did incorporate exercise into the therapeutic process by certifying with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES).


Certifications

  • CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist (#576)
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (#1438259)
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (#1454481)
  • ABMP Certified Bodywork Therapist (#835737)
  • Certified Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist: Level 2
  • Certified First Aid/CPR/AED with the American Heart Association

Manual Therapy Continuing Education

  • 2013: Orthopedic Massage: Upper Body (TA, 20 CEUs), James Waslaski
  • 2013: Orthopedic Massage: Upper Body (TA, 20 CEUs), James Waslaski
  • 2012: Advanced Active Isolated Stretching (32 CEUs), Aaron Mattes
  • 2012: Orthopedic Massage: Lower Body (TA, 20 CEUs), James Waslaski
  • 2012: Orthopedic Massage: Lower Body (16 CEUs), James Waslaski
  • 2012: Active Isolated Stretching: Upper Body (16 CEUs), Roger McNear
  • 2012: Muscle Energy Techniques: M1 (16 CEUs), Tom Ockler
  • 2012: Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (16 CEUs), Paul Kelly
  • 2012: Myoskeletal Alignment Level 2 Certification (20 CEUs)
  • 2012: Orthopedic Massage: Upper Body (16 CEUs), James Waslaski
  • 2012: Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (8 CEUs), Erik Dalton
  • 2012: Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (16 CEUs), Paul Kelly
  • 2012: Myoskeletal Alignment Level 1 Certification (20 CEUs)
  • 2011: Orthopedic Massage Intensive (40 CEUs), James Waslaski
  • 2011: Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening (32 CEUs), Aaron Mattes
  • 2009: Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening (32 CEUs), Aaron Mattes
  • 2009: Soft Tissue Release (20 CEUs), Stuart Taws
  • 2008: Myofascial Sports Massage (16 CEUs), Pete Pfannerstill
  • 2008: Deep Tissue Structural Bodywork (192 CEUs), Garnet Dupuis

Exercise Therapy Continuing Education

  • 2013: StrongFirst Kettlebell Course (.7 CECs), Franz Snideman
  • 2013: TRX Suspension Training Course (L1) (.7 CECs), Neil Mallinson
  • 2013: NASM: Corrective Exercise Certification (1.9 CECs), NASM
  • 2013: NASM: Corrective Exercise Training (.8 CECs), Rich Fahmy
  • 2013: NASM: The Body as One (.8 CECs), Fabio Comana
  • 2013: NASM: Personal Trainer Certification, NASM
  • 2012: NASM: Personal Fitness Training (.8 CECs), Rich Fahmy
  • 2011: Aggressive Strength Beginner Kettlebell, Mike Mahler

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    Office Hours: (West End Health Club)
    Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm, Fri: 9am-6pm
    Sat & Sun: Closed
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