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Medical Massage of the Head, Neck, and Jaw
9:00AM – 4:00PM
CE Hours: 6
Instructor: Erin Hughes, PT, LMT
This course will teach the massage professional about medical conditions and injuries involving the head, neck and jaw so they may apply the appropriate massage techniques to successfully treat a client that may have been referred by a health care provider. The student will review the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology of the area and explain the benefits as well as the potential massage limitations or contraindications for each medical condition. Upon completion, the student will have the confidence and skill to provide relief from the symptoms most commonly experienced by clients suffering from these medical conditions or injuries of the head, neck and jaw.
– Identify the anatomical structures in the head, neck and jaw region (bony landmarks, muscles, nerves, and blood supply) as it applies to the medical conditions presented.
– Understand the typical signs and symptoms of the medical conditions of the head, neck and jaw.
– Understand the indications for using medical massage protocols on the head, neck and jaw.
– Identify potential contraindications and limitations for massage application for each medical condition of the head, neck and jaw.
– Choose the proper massage techniques in relation to the medical condition and the client’s presenting complaints in the head, neck and jaw region.
– Determine the efficacy of the medical massage treatment provided to the head, neck and jaw, 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 include: Cervical Strain and Whiplash, Cervical Disc Degeneration and Disc Herniation, Headache/Migraine, Temporomandibular Disorder, and Cervical Osteoarthritis
This course is part of the Medical Massage of the Spine and for Postural Dysfunction Certificate program