This continuing education course utilizes text from the softback textbook by Sandy Fritz, MS NCTMB; Leon Chaitow, ND, DO; and Glenn M. Hymel EdD, LMT, “Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting” ©2008. Covering advanced massage therapy skills, this practical resource prepares you to work with medical professionals in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, hospice, long-term care, or other health-related practice. It discusses the many skills you need to succeed in this environment, helping you become a contributing member of an integrated team. Also covered are the essentials of clinical massage, such as indications and contraindications, review of massage methods, range of motion testing, SOAP note documentation, and a massage therapy general protocol. Case studies show how a multidisciplinary approach applies to real-world clients. By coordinating your work with other health professionals, you can enhance patient care in any clinical setting.
|Contact Hours: 10||
Text Course Format: Text
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, MT/LMT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Beginner||BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential|
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This continuing education course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on massage applications, indications and contradictions, and anatomy, physiology and sanitation.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to
- Identify and differentiate between the 3 stages of tissue healing and associated massage interventions.
- List 5 indications for massage.
- Recognize with general contraindications, a doctor’s evaluation is required before any massage can be provided.
- Identify 13 symptoms of congestive heart failure.
- Recognize 7 levels of pressure.
- Define hippocampus.
- Recognize the importance of cortisol and its detriment to health when the body sustains excessively high levels.
- Recognize 4 basic categories of sensory receptors in soft tissue.
- Recognize 6 basic premises of therapeutic massage to address muscle tone and motor tone.
- Define parasympathetic nervous system.
- Recognize therapeutic ointments containing cooling and warming agents and mild caustic substances are forms of counterirritation.
- List 7 functions of water in the human body.
- Identify and differentiate between elasticity and plasticity.
- List and differentiate between 4 types of joint receptors.
- Recognize the least-packed position of the glenohumeral joint.
- Define concentric action.
- Define length-tension relationship.
- List 18 stabilizer muscles of the body.
- Recognize characteristics of rickettsiae.
- Recognize 10 procedures that must be followed if a worker is exposed through an accidental needle stick, a human bite, contact with broken skin or a splash or splatter onto mucous membranes
- Identify 7 qualities of touch.
- Define bending force.
- Recognize the distinguishing characteristic of gliding strokes is that they are applied horizontally in relation to the tissues, generating a tensile force.
- Define oscillation.
- Recognize that percussion is very effective when used at motor points that are usually located in the same area as the traditional acupuncture points.
- Recognize the 5 suggested sequence points for incorporating joint movement into a massage.
- List the 5 procedure steps for reciprocal inhibition.
- Recognize the 5 procedure steps for pulsed muscle energy.
- Recognize 4 basic concepts pertaining to body mechanics during massage application.
- Recognize characteristics of proper weight transfer for the therapist during massage application.
Contact Hours: 10
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapists and Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Beginner
BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential
Course Type: Text
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