Complications from Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) kill more people in the United States per year than AIDS and breast cancer combined.
A client with this potentially life-threatening condition rarely knows or reports to their therapist that they have DVT. What is more likely to happen is that a client visits a massage therapist hoping he or she can "work out" the intense pain in their leg.
In this course, massage therapists will learn how to recognize the symptoms and risk factors associated with deep vein thrombosis and to distinguish a muscular problem from a much more dangerous scenario.
Amanda Webb, LMT
Great info! I've always worried about DVTs in my practice, but never had very indepth training on them. I will be much, much more aware as I move forward, and the screening sheet is going to become part of my new-client paperwork. Thank you!
J. Gibertini, CMT, ABMP
I think your concise and condensed format was fantastic and the assessment form was a great plus! This will surely become part of my new client intake information as well as give me an edge in educating those at risk and referring them for further medical attention when warranted.
C. Johnson, NCTMB
Thank you for offering this course - it is very important for my own private practice - this condition is very common and is a death risk (unknown) to a lot of my clients - and can be fatal. All LMTs need to know and recognize symptoms and health risks prior to massage. Again, thank you!
Susan Friedel, LMT
I have always been a bit paranoid about DVT and have never felt that I had all the information I needed. I feel much more prepared to deal with clients who have vein problems in the future.
Cathy Smith, RMT
This is the first of your courses that I have taken, I am impressed with the layout and content. I believe this is a valuable type of course for Therapist to take as it refreshes information in a straightforward method. I look forward to exploring other courses in the near future.
Original founder of the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, Ralph graduated from The Swedish Institute, New York in 1981. A New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, Ralph was also the associate producer and host of the Holistic Health and Wellness and Natural Wellness programs in White Plains, NY, the creator of the Loving Pregnancy Massage video and author of the Healing Energy & Touch course manual.
Ralph has also authored and co-authored additional courses with the Institute including Developing a Wellness Center, Prenatal Massage Fundamentals, Infectious Disease: HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease: Hepatitis, Medical Errors, Ethics: Therapeutic Relationships, Advanced Anatomy & Physiology, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Ethics: Practice Management.