Massage Therapy CEs | Massage Concepts and Techniques
Orthopedic Massage for the Spine
Massage Therapy CEs awarded: 25
Course classification: Kinesthetic (course materials teach specific techniques to use on clients during a massage therapy session.)
Approved by: Institute of Somatic Therapy (Judith Koch) is approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #280672-00) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by Florida (#MCE-326), and New York (#0019). Our courses are also valid for AMTA, ABMP, and most individual states. Some states limit how many hours can be done online or by home study. Please refer to our State Guidelines section for specific information about your state. Laws can and do change, and your state will hold you responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you.
Attention Florida & Georgia massage therapy licensees: Institute of Somatic Therapy will automatically report your hours to CE Broker ONLY IF you have provided your license number in your online account with us. You can verify your license information by logging on to our website, and reviewing your account information that appears on the left side of the page. If your license is not shown there, please select “edit” to include it.
Tuition: $149 US for testing and CEs only. You must supply your own textbook (available on Amazon.com or other book sellers). After studying the textbook, you will take the test and earn credits through us.
Testing: You may take your test online, and print your certificate upon completion.
Course Materials: Massage and Manual Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions, by Thomas Hendrickson, DC. The first module of the course addresses the first two sections of the textbook (Chapters 1 - 5), dealing with and overview of the theories and the entire spine.
Course Description: Taber's Medical Dictionary defines "orthopedic" as "concerning the prevention or correction of musculoskeletal deformities". When you are finished with this home study continuing education course, you will indeed have a new level of understanding that will transform your current understanding of massage therapy. You begin with an intense anatomy refresher (bones, muscles, and nerves) then cover common dysfunctions and their causes, symptoms, signs, and treatments. You will then move on to detailed assessment procedures (visual, motion, palpation) for the lumbar spine, thoracic spine, and cervical spine. Finally, you will learn neuromuscular muscle energy techniques and orthopedic massage techniques to address any dysfunctions your client may have.
Publisher's Description of Textbook: This book introduces massage techniques for orthopedic conditions, promoting the alignment of soft tissue relating to pain and dysfunction. An essential manual for clinical massage therapy, it contains brief descriptions of rationale behind orthopedic massage, mechanisms of injury to and repair of soft tissue, and anatomy of each body area. The Second Edition also includes detailed assessment for each body region, discusses common lesions, and provides illustrated instructions on how to administer this scientifically based style of massage. Based on traditional orthopedic assessment protocols, coverage includes range of motion, passive and isometric testing, and tests that determine the severity of a condition or injury.
Student Comment: "Great course! I have worked through the text book at least five times. This has changed my career in so many positive ways. Warmest regards, Bridget Powers"
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Can I print the online test to work on it at my convenience?
Students who enroll in this course will receive a study guide that consists of the exam questions. You can work on it at your convenience, and then when complete, go online to fill in your answers.
What happens if I fail the test? Do I have to pay again? No. If you happen to fail our test, you can continue to retest until you do pass at no additional charge. With most of our courses, as noted above, the test will be different each time you take it. You can print out your test results to use as a reference for studying before taking the test again.
Is online testing the only testing option you have available? If you enroll online, you will automatically be set up to take the online exam. If you prefer to have a paper test we are happy to accommodate that. There is a $20 fee for processing paper testing, which includes the premium, gold-embossed sealed certificate (online testers also have the option to purchase a premium certificate for $15).
What is the difference between cognitive and kinesthetic courses? Cognitive courses are those that teach concepts related to massage therapy, but do not teach specific hands-on techniques. Courses such as ethics, pathology, anatomy, and research are classified as cognitive. Kinesthetic courses are those that teach specific hands-on techniques that you can use on clients during a massage therapy session. Some states limit how many kinesthetic courses can be completed in an online or home study setting. Refer to our state guidelines page for specifics about your state.
To contact the Institute of Somatic Therapy about this or any other massage therapy CEU course, please go to the "contact" link above. Thank you.