Medical Massage of the Hip and Knee
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 hip and knee, 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 being studied and the benefits as well as the potential massage limitations or contraindications as it applies to 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 conditions or injuries of the hip and knee.
- Identify the anatomical structures in the hip and knee (bony landmarks, muscles, nerves, and blood supply) as it applies to the medical conditions presented.
- Understand the typical signs and symptoms as well as the nature of the medical conditions of the hip and knee
- Understand the indications for using medical massage protocols on the hip and knee region.
- Identify potential contraindications and limitations for massage application for each medical condition in the hip and knee.
- Choose the proper massage techniques in relation to the medical condition and the client’s presenting complaints in the hip and knee
- Determine the efficacy of the medical massage treatment provided to the hip and knee, and be able to recognize when referral of a client to another health care provider is necessary.
This course is part of the Medical Massage of the Extremities Certificate program