Orthopedic Massage Certification
Utilizing assessments of Neuro-Myo-Fascial tissues followed by condition appropriate techniques.
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A series of 6 eight hour classes covering the following body regions:
- Hips / Lumbar
Each class will count as 8 CE hours approved by NCBTMB / FSMTB. Students that complete all 6 classes (and pass assessments for each class) will become Orthopedic Massage Certified.
Course Objectives for each Class:
- Identify Anatomic structures and endangerment sites in region
- Understand the Antagonistic / Synergistic relationship of muscles and how imbalances can lead to discomfort and dysfunction
- Learn effective assessment to identify common soft tissue problems
- Learn various techniques to work on conditions that address tissue restrictions or weaknesses
Future Class Topics
Our industry has many good Massage Therapists out there. We need to go from delivering a good massage, to a treatment that can address and possibly help clients to correct soft tissue issues in a consistent manner. Our training will support them in those areas. Come to our facility or we can come to you for group classes.
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Class Topics (separated into 8 hour classes and hands-on):
- Onsite workplace (massage and assessment) protocols
- Carpal Tunnel/Thoracic Outlet
- Golfer/Tennis Elbow, Tendonitis (acute), Tendonosis (chronic)
- How to address postural issues and short tight muscles/long tight (inhibited) muscles
- Teach massage therapists to desensitize clients to their belief’s that their challenge (herniated disc, tendonitis, strains, etc.) is THE problem. Therapists need to go after their “beliefs/fears/threats” (Adriaan Louw) that hold them in their pain cycle.
- Describe and show long vs short tight muscles
- How RSI’s and postural imbalances lead to muscle imbalance and how that can lead to tendonosis, nerve impingement, headaches
- Teach basic assessment techniques, ROM, muscle resisted testing, muscle strength tests, functional movement, staying aware of clients energy and acceptance of testing and treatment
- Show how myofascial can help loosen tight muscle and how neuromusclular techniques can awaken inhibited muscles
- Emphasize how even with protocols you need to be tuned into your clients “energy” to adjust or change your techniques
- Cover common soft tissue pathologies and location differences (tendon issue in elbow vs shoulder, what are the similarities and how are they different)
- The importance of homework and how to maintain client compliance