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Arthritic Conditions & Massage

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Massage Professionals Update
  • 4 MPU Original Articles - 12 pages
  • Online multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion


Massage Professionals Update

Earn credits through articles you've already read in our Massage Professionals Update e-newsletter.

Learn the role that massage can play in easing arthritic pain. Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide insights into:

  • Typical symptoms of osteoarthritis and the role massage plays in addressing this condition.
  • The five most common pathologies that cause joint pain.
  • Most common cause of arthritis in the hands with two common therapies to ease pain.
  • Five forms of psoriatic arthritis and factors contributing to it.

In the Arthritic Conditions & Massage program we've combined four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four articles include:

  • Massage Therapy Provides Pain Relief From Osteoarthritis - Caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage of one or more joints, osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting over 20 million people in the United States. Whether performed in an office or spa, discover what bodywork methods can effectively relieve the pain and discomfort of osteoarthritis.
  • When Clients Present With Joint Pain - Despite seeming to be a simple, straightforward complaint, joint pain can have several different origins. Bodyworkers who are familiar with the five most common causes of joint pain and their respective implications on massage therapy can be especially useful to joint pain riddled clients.
  • Two Treatments to Relieve Hand Arthritis - The onset of arthritis will become increasingly common as the "baby boomer" generation continues to age. Discover two methods for treating the pain, swelling and loss of movement associated with this condition.
  • Using Massage Therapy to Help Psoriatic Arthritis - Before a client with psoriatic arthritis comes to you seeking relief, make sure you know about this condition and understand when massage might aggravate it.

You can either read the articles by clicking on any of the titles above or upon enrollment you'll be able to access these articles and your online test through your online course account.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the typical symptoms and treatment of osteoarthritis and describe the role of massage therapy in addressing the condition.
  • Identify and describe the five most common pathologies that can cause joint pain as well as explain when bodywork may or may not be indicated for relief.
  • Describe the common cause of arthritis in the hand as well as two common therapies that may be used by massage therapists to ease the pain.
  • Define the term psoriatic arthritis and identify its five forms, as well as identify the factors contributing to its development and the roles massage therapy can play in easing symptoms.

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Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler is a long time advocate of integrating perspectives on health. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute, Nicole has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. She has earned acupuncture licenses in the states of California and New York, is a certified specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, has earned diplomat status with the National Commission of Chinese and Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. In addition to her acupuncture practice that focuses on stress and pain relief, digestion, immunity and oncology, Nicole contributes to the integration of healthcare by writing articles and courses such as Infectious Disease: Hepatitis for health care providers.

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs attended both the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy in New York – a state with some of the most rigorous licensing requirements in the U.S. – and also served as an instructor at the Hudson Valley School of Massage.

She is a professional member of the AMTA and the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists. Linda has actively practiced massage therapy in the Mid-Hudson Valley since 2002 with a focus on medical massage and massage for those with special needs, such as developmental and physical disabilities.

Ms. Fehrs has authored such courses as Build Your Massage Practice, Cancer & Massage, Women & Massage as well as Marketing Massage and the Economy.

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