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The AICM Instructors

Educational Director
Ms. Plastino is a graduate of the Inland Massage Institute. She obtained her National and Washington State certification and licensure in 1993. She has devoted her energies to the care of trauma patients and the effect of touch therapy on their conditions.

Ms. Plastino became an EMT I in 1995 and volunteered for Post Falls Ambulance. She presents lectures locally to various volunteer health organizations. She also holds the position of North Idaho representative for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the AMTA.

Currently, Ms. Plastino is in private practice in Hayden, Idaho with a sub-specialty in reintroduction of violent crime victimes to healthy touch.


Introductory Program Instructor

Ms. Cooper is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Washington and is the attending practitioner at a local chiropractic clinic.

Her varied background includes experience in business, customer relations, student teaching at college level and personal training and instruction.

Ms. Cooper’s practice is focused on chronic pain relief, as well as post-surgical and injury rehabilitation.


Anatomy and Physiology Instructor

Mr. Lamphier graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology. Subsequently, he worked for a hospital in Billings, Montana as a Cardial Rehabilitation Physiologist.

While working at the hospital, Mr. Lamphier continued his education at Montana State University with an emphasis in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

In 1997 he attended the University of Montana and received his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Presently, his goal is to complete a Ph.D in Neuro Science and be an instructor.

Business Law and Ethics

Mr. Wetzel is managing member of his own law firm, Wetzel & Wetzel, attorneys at law, P.L.L.C. in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Steven Wetzel graduated magna cum laude with a BA from Idaho State University in 1978 and a JD from the University of Idaho in 1982. He was admitted to the bar in 1982, as well as the US District Court, District of Idaho.

Since 1973, he has been involved in numerous organizations, as well as a board member in several businesses, including: Peace Corps, TESH (Transitional Educational Services to Handicapped), Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, Kootenai County First Judicial District and American Bar Associations, Urban Land Institute, Idaho Affirmative Action Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and Idaho Trial Lawyers Association.


Oriental Medicine/Meridians and Points

Mr. Rohlmeier is a California and Idaho licensed acupuncturist, as well as a neuromuscular therapist who has been successfully treating patients since 1987.

Robert Rohlmeier graduated in 1992 from the American Institute of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. After completing his 3 1/4 year study, he began working in a pain clinic directed by a Medical Doctor. He concurrently began a course of study in Neuromuscular Therapy.

Prior to enrolling at the AIOM, Mr. Rohlmeier received a certificate of completion in 1987 for a 120 hour Massage Technician Program at the International Professional School of Bodywork.

Robert has had the privilege of working with, and learning from, many successful acupuncturists in Southern California. This has allowed him to offer a diverse style of acupuncture, acupressure and massage treatment to our community.

Although his primary focus has been pain management, Mr. Rohlmeier has helped people with many other health challenges, as well. In his practice, he utilizes traditional Chinese acupuncture, trigger point acupuncture, Korean hand acupuncture, auricular (ear) acupuncture and scalp acupuncture.


Hydro-Therapies and Pathology Instructor

Ms. Dickinson holds a Masters Degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from the University of New Mexico. Her warm water therapeutic practice has grown out of 13 years of experience in the field. Ms. Dickinson designed and manages a wellness center called HeartWorks for Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg, Idaho. For the Center, she has also designed and directs “WaterWorks”, a warm water therapy pool used for physical therapy patients and the general public.

Ms. Dickinson utilizes a variety of techniques in her private practice, WaterGrace, and in treating physical therapy patients. These include Bad Ragaz, Feldenkrais, WATSU (Water Shiatsu), massage, PNF, Reiki, Halliwick, relaxation and therapeutic exercise, visualization and guided imagery. Her personal mission is to expose practitioners to the incomparable therapeutic effects of immersion and treatment in warm water.