Medical Massage for Neuromuscular Conditions
9:00AM – 4:00PM
CE Hours: 6
Instructor: Erin Hughes, PT, LMT
This course will teach the massage professional about working with those who have been diagnosed with a neuromuscular medical condition so they may safely apply the appropriate massage techniques to a client referred by a health care provider. The student will review the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology of each medical condition and explain the benefits as well as the potential massage limitations or contraindications. Upon completion, the student will have the confidence and skill to provide relief from the symptoms most commonly experienced by clients who have been diagnosed with a neuromuscular medical condition.
– Identify the anatomical structures (bony landmarks, muscles, nerves, and blood supply) as it applies to the neuromuscular medical conditions presented.
– Understand the typical signs and symptoms and understand the nature of the neuromuscular medical conditions.
– Understand the indications for using medical massage protocols for the specific neuromuscular medical condition.
– Identify potential contraindications and limitations for massage application for each neuromuscular medical condition
– Choose the proper massage techniques in relation to the neuromuscular medical condition and the client’s presenting complaints.
– Determine the efficacy of the medical massage treatment provided for the neuromuscular condition and be able to recognize when referral of a client to another health care provider is necessary.
Examples of conditions to be discussed in this course: Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Lupus, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy
This course is part of the Medical Massage for Neurologic, Neuromuscular, Post-Surgical, and Oncologic Conditions Certificate program