Nancy Keeney Smiths courses embrace humor, a wealth of usable information and abiding reverence for research and intuitive bodywork. Her course offers a wealth of information on scar tissue and scar massage, and the multitude of benefits that therapeutic massage can provide to those afflicted with scarring.
Healthcare professionals will take away knowledge of scar formation, techniques best suited for long term recovery and the latest research on massage and scar management. This course includes anatomy, physiology, research, clinic anecdotes geared toward real life practice situations, basic interviewing techniques and clinical decision-making.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 3||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: MT/LMT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|
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- Overview of skin functions and layers
- What is scar tissue?
- Scar massage functions
- Demo videos: Traumatic scar pressure scales
- Physical benefits of therapeutic massage
- Review of scar formation
- Hypertrophic scarring
- Keloid scars
- Why scar tissue and adhesions may become more painful after surgery
- Overview of surgical scars
- Musculoskeletal animation
- Therapeutic massage at work
- The matured scar client
- Three stages of pain
- Massage and scars: Procedures and processes
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on the basics of scar management.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify how scar tissue is formed with emphasis on burn scars and surgical scars
- Recognize Scar tissue contracture and the pain impact on the client.
- Recall the Differences between keloids, Hypertrophic and Surgical Scars
- Recognize the long term Impact of Matured Scar tissue on Clients
- Identify the most recent research in the field of massage, scars and pain
- Define the physical and mental benefits of massage therapy.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 3
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Massage Therapists.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
- Financial - Nancy Keeney Smith is the owner of N'Touch Therapy and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course from HomeCEUConnection.com.
- Nonfinancial - Nor relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.