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Foot Pathologies

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1 CE Hour - E313W
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Foot Pathologies


Massage Professionals Update
  • 4 MPU Original Articles - 14 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.

Discover ways you detect and/or alleviate common foot pathologies. Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide insights into:

  • Identifying and helping clients affected by heel spurs.
  • Bodywork techniques for plantar fasciitis.
  • How discomfort from Morton's Toe can be eased using massage therapy.
  • Recognizing a potential case of plantar warts.

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

  • Using Massage to Address Heel Spurs - Find out why massage therapists who are knowledgeable about heel spurs and their treatment are in an ideal position to help affected clients.
  • Bodywork Techniques for Plantar Fasciitis - There is more than one approach to help someone with plantar fasciitis. In this article, learn about this inflammation of the plantar fascia and find nine ways massage can be used to relieve this common type of foot pain.
  • Morton's Toe: One Little Bone, One Big Problem - The human body contains many wonderful things. Most of them have been handed down genetically, from parent to child, and there is little we can do to change them. One such trait is called Morton's Toe. Only about 10 percent of the world population has this attribute, where the second toe appears longer than the first. About 80 percent of those with Morton's Toe suffer from chronic pain. Much of it is thought to derive from this relatively rare foot configuration. Learn how discomfort from Morton's Toe can be eased using massage therapy.
  • Plantar Wart Detection for Bodyworkers - Even if your clients don't know what lurks on the undersides of their feet, discover why massage therapists must be able to recognize a potential case of plantar warts.

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 pathology of heel spurs and explain conventional treatment options as well as effective bodywork approaches to relieve discomfort.
  • Review the pathology of plantar fasciitis and explain how massage therapy techniques may reduce symptoms.
  • Determine the pathology of Morton’s Toe and explain how it is thought to be the precursor to other pathologies as well as simple strategies to alleviate the discomfort it can cause.
  • Discover the pathology of plantar warts and explain its connection to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) as well as how to avoid spreading the condition to others.

Course Reviews

Rita Kathlyn, CMT, NCTMB

Thank You for this Foot Pathology course - It was interesting and quick to read and learn - I can easily use this information in my practice - just what I wanted:)

Lauren Nogrady, LMT, NCTMB

I liked that actual massage techniques were clearly discussed. I will be able to use this information in my practice often. Thanks for a great, basic course with a surprising amount of information.

Louise Hudson, LMBT

I love feet! I learned more about Morton's toe and found the information very interesting. I would have liked a few illustrations, but I was able to find all of the additional information I wanted in my reference book.

Denise Heatley, LMP

I suspect I have a Morton's Toe and the suggestion to make a foot pad to put under my toe is something I'm going to try. All my adult life I've had back, hip, knee, TMJ pain and now arthritis in my knees. Great information in this course.

S. Page, LMT

This was a wonderful course to launch me into doing a foot massage treatment. Its nice to read about the pathologies that are out there and how to work them. The article on Foot Health and Massage was wonderful as well.

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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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