1 CE Hour - E306W
Earn credits through articles you've already read in our Massage Professionals Update e-newsletter.
Discover ways to support your elderly clients. Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide information on:
In the Geriatric Precautions program we've combined four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four articles include:
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.
Enjoyed the course and the information it provided. Very useful for many walks of life and not just the elderly as stroke can happen to even the younger generations. knowing the signs.....vital to the outcome of a stroke client. Time equals tissue and damage done.
- Stephanie Cook , LMT
I liked the way the information was specifically geared toward massage therapy. The complex information was presented in a way that was logical and easy to understand. The information on identifying a stroke was extremely valuable. I have had that experience and did exactly what the program had said to do. It helps everyone to be prepared.
- Teresa Larsen, RMT
I found this course particularly helpful in that I am contemplating a move to a more specialized field of massage. Geriatrics and hospice care are two areas I am most interested in at this point. This course was helpful.
- Martha Smythe, LMT
I was glad this was an available course. Just today I worked on a geriatric woman who had a whole mess of issues and was on blood thinners and blood pressure medications. The massage was only a half hour and I am glad it was only that after reading how it may have caused her some issues had it been longer. Thank you!
- Kimberly DePrez, LMT
This seemed to focus mostly on stroke, but I learned a lot and it was useful to my practice.
- Lila Kingfisher, LMT
Very informative and helpful
- Theron Clarke, LMT
Very interesting material. I think this is such a needed field in massage therapy. The information was very helpful. Thanks.
- Nancy A. Nelson, CMT, BCTMB
Loved the material! It was very informative for someone who often works on geriatric clients.
- Quinetta LaShay Avery, LMBT
Good course, and it seemed to leave out some physical conditions that may be presented by the elderly. For it's length, it did cover the most important conditions and issues
- Melanie Hendrix, LMBT
This course really helped me to understand the fragility of the elder population. I think I would like to get more education in this field. More hands on.
- Stephanie Schroeder, LMT, LMP
GREAT information to enhance my practice!
- Carmita Virnoche, LMT, NCTMB
I appreciate the references at the end of the article so that someone taking the course could do additional reading if desired. Thank you.
- Cynthia Gillan, LMT, NCTMB
This course was very informative. I highly recommend this course to massage therapists working with older adults.
- June Luff, CMT, NCTMB
Interesting reading and facts.
- Patricia Sequra, LMT, NCTMB
Clear and to the point!
- Louise Landowski, NCTMB
Informative and a great review of the important facts related to working with the geriatric population.
- Georgina Martinez, LMT
Very helpful in my practice with senior massage.
- Donna Lozon, LMT
- Suzanne Sammut, CMT, NCTMB
Informative, to the point Easy to understand and the content and retain As asset; a definite plus
- Gayle Johnson, LMT
Excellent, great information
- Renee Wiggins, LMT
- Darren Carpenter, LMBT
Thank you for having CEU courses on the elderly,frail and cancer patients!
- Rosemary Chaudoir, LMT, NCTMB
A great refresher course of guidelines for working with the elderly.
- Stacy Sumpman, CMT
This is an important topic for the massage community. I appreciate the compilation of information presented here. It spurs me on to further explore geriatric massage.
- Anna Selman, LMT
Very important info!
- Leslie Luxenberg, CMT
- John Koran, LMT, NCTMB
This course was very specific and matter of fact.
- Kenneth Schellhammer, LMT
- Martha Milian, LMT
I really appreciated the section on strokes.
- Bo Roberts, CMT
Great Class. I love how easy it was to follow.
- Jaime Ehmer, LMT, NCTMB
Nice generalized article on Geriatric clients. The stroke articles were very good. Important symptoms to keep in mind for any age.
- Lori Van Barriger, LMT
I really enjoyed this course and learned a great deal! Thank you!
- A. Tompkins, LMT
Excellent, great information.
- M. Smythe, LMT
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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 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.