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Orthopedic Massage

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13 CE Hours - E1013
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Orthopedic Massage

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Materials

  • Text - 320 pages
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

Orthopedic soft-tissue problems are common among the general population, whether from sports, occupational activities, or chronic pain. Learn important evidence-based approaches to safe, effective and cost-effective orthopedic massage through this continuing education program, written for those interested in understanding and applying massage as an intervention for soft-tissue disorders.

Recent research into the physiological effects of massage has strengthened the justification for its use in the treatment of soft-tissue pain and injury conditions. The course text presents a comprehensive and in-depth look at the physiological nature of these conditions and the massage treatments most effective for their relief. Providing validation for the role of massage in treating orthopedic conditions, the text also aims to help the therapist understand the relationship between the soft tissues to which techniques are applied and the overall orthopedic disorder affecting their clients.

In this course, you will learn:

  • common pathological problems that affect the muscle, tendon, ligament, joint capsule, fascia, nerve and cartilage
  • benefits and contraindications of various heat and cold applications
  • effects of massage with active movement to massage with passive movement
  • primary physiological effects of massage and the primary treatment techniques which the author uses to achieve these effects
  • pathologies of the foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, thigh, hip, pelvis, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, cervical spine, shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand
  • cautions and contraindications techniques over the different areas of the body
  • comprehensive approaches to treatment of common soft tissue pain and injury
  • common orthopedic problems in detail, addressing biomechanics, kinesiology, and anatomy
  • physiologic rationale for soft tissue treatments and explains those most effective for each condition

Case studies are included to demonstrate techniques and management in clinical practice. Step-by-step photographs of the techniques are depicted in full detail throughout.

Course Objectives

  1. List and describe the four primary components of orthopedic massage
  2. Describe the common pathological problems that affect the: muscle, tendon, ligament, joint capsule, fascia, nerve, cartilage
  3. Identify and describe the benefits and contraindications of various heat and cold applications
  4. Describe the author’s application of at least three of the following: effleurage; cross fiber; compression broadening; petrissage; vibration; tapotement; friction
  5. Compare the effects of massage with active movement to massage with passive movement
  6. List and describe the categories of the primary physiological effects of massage and the primary treatment techniques which the author uses to achieve these effects
  7. Identify the author’s techniques for at least 3 soft tissue pathologies of the foot, ankle and lower leg and describe the cautions and contraindications for these techniques
  8. Identify the author’s techniques for at least 3 soft tissue pathologies of the knee and thigh and describe the cautions and contraindications for these techniques
  9. Identify the author’s techniques for at least 3 soft tissue pathologies of the hip and pelvis and describe the cautions and contraindications for these techniques
  10. Identify the author’s techniques for at least 3 soft tissue pathologies of the lumbar and thoracic spine and describe the cautions and contraindications for these techniques
  11. Identify the author’s techniques for at least 3 soft tissue pathologies of the cervical spine and describe the cautions and contraindications for these techniques
  12. Identify the author’s techniques for at least 3 soft tissue pathologies of the shoulder and describe the cautions and contraindications for these techniques
  13. Identify the author’s techniques for at least 3 soft tissue pathologies of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand and describe the cautions and contraindications for these techniques
  14. Describe at least 3 general soft tissue problems and the author’s treatment for each

Course Reviews

Janet Wells

1/3/2023

The course provided valuable information to me for my practice.

Jill Keene

1/3/2023

Very detailed.

Colleen F. Dunn

12/5/2022

This course is so helpful for any Massage or Physical Therapist. This course should be a requirement for all state Massage Boards.

Jolene Bower

12/3/2022

I personally am not a big reader and I learn better hands on and listening to a lecture. reading does not hold my attention. I am sure your courses are great for some people, just not me. Great information but in my course of study this was all covered.

Joshua Lakh

11/24/2022

Chapters weren't labeled on test and no syllabus was provided. Other than that, course was phenomenal!

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Instructors

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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