Pathology in Massage
Pathology CEU Course – Outline and Learning Outcomes
As a professional massage therapist, you have a wide range of massage techniques and modalities available to you. Different clients have different needs, and you’ll employ a particular approach to each client depending on their particular condition and current state.
You must have a working knowledge of all organ systems and their associated pathologies which are most commonly presented by clients in a massage therapy practice in order to determine whether or not treatment is either indicated or contraindicated. This will prevent any potential further harm and or possible negative side effects from massage therapy modalities.
In order to understand the basics of pathology, the therapist must be aware of the following:
- Etiology or Underlying Cause
- Signs and Symptoms
- Massage Therapy Considerations- Indications and Contraindications
A client might come in who’s in the midst of an extremely stressful experience. Their primary concern is with relaxation: they want to de-stress. For this client, you might employ a simple, gentle technique, such as a form of Swedish massage.
Another client approaches you for massage therapy who’s suffered an acute injury of some kind. For them, another technique might be more appropriate.
At the same time, some clients come into your practice with chronic, long-standing issues that have plagued them for years and years. After carrying around a condition for so long, they need deep, intentional massage therapy in order to make any progress. For these clients, you may need to implement deep tissue massage, hot stones, hydrotherapy, or another modality that’s capable of addressing their chronic issues and creating space for healing.
No matter how many techniques you have under your belt, though, there’s always room to grow as a massage professional. Certain techniques are excellent to have on hand for particular conditions, or when a client isn’t responding to other modalities. Pathology is an example of just such a treatment technique.
Are you ready to learn more about our Pathology Massage CEU course? Read on to get started.
Learning Objectives for Our Pathology Massage CEU Course
After reviewing this class’s learning outcomes, you’ll know exactly what this course can contribute to your professional toolkit. Beyond that, taking the time to read over learning outcomes like these in advance can be incredibly helpful for you as an adult learner. While adult learners are generally quite highly motivated, and although they do benefit from professional experience, their learning habits are sometimes slightly out of practice as compared to younger students. This isn’t a problem, though: by preparing yourself in advance for a class like this one, you’ll get the most out of it.
Let’s hone in on each of these topics, and examine this course’s learning outcomes in detail. After completing this program, you’ll be able to confidently:
Define Medical Terminology and Pathology Terms
This course will nose-dive into medical terminology to ensure you have a foundation and knowledge of the meanings of a variety of terms that will put your clients at ease and give you the confidence.
Recognize Related Organ Systems Pathologies Etiologies, Signs and Symptoms
This course will address the etiology, signs, symptoms, indications and contraindications which clients commonly present in a massage therapy practice.
Analyze Massage Therapy Treatment Indications and Considerations and Determine appropriate Massage Therapy Treatment Applications
Therapists will gain valuable knowledge to determine the best routes of treatment which can be applied to their practice during new client medical intake interviews.
Employ Understanding and Apply Critical Thinking Skills Related to Common Pathologies Presented by Clients in a Massage Therapy Practice
Being a massage professional, you will encounter many client aliments and will need to have an understanding of how to adapt your practice to each client. This course will cover many pathologies so you can make informed decisions to give your clients the best treatment.
What are CEUs, and Why are They Important?
It is vital to continue your education from year to year. This is, after all, how you grow on a professional and personal level. Continuing education takes a couple of forms. First of all, every client you see in your practice has something to teach you: clinical experience can be an amazing teacher. In addition to this, though, it’s absolutely essential to continue your education in a more traditional format, using didactic coursework. If you’ve been looking for a way to keep learning in this kind of way, we have the answer. Online massage CEUs, or Continuing Education Units, are the perfect learning approach for the busy massage professional.
And remember: while CEUs are important for your professional growth, they’re also legally mandated in most states. Indeed, all across the country, the vast majority of states require that massage therapists obtain a certain annual minimum number of CEU hours (sometimes this minimum is calculated biennially or triennially) in order to maintain they licensure in that state.
If you’re looking for an NCBTMB Approved CEU provider, you’ve found one! Panda Massage CEU™ is proud to be a premiere NCBTMB Approved Provider of CEUs. What does this mean for you? Not only will our CEU courses meet NCBTMB requirements for certification: they’ll also count towards your annual licensure requirements at the state level.
Why Choose Panda Massage CEU?
We realize that there are other providers of online CEUs out there, but we firmly believe that we offer the best CEU courses available anywhere. What makes Panda Massage CEU the clear choice?
Simply put, our courses are hands down the highest quality available online. As the premiere online massage CEU class resource, we’re 100% certain that you’ll be satisfied with our offerings.
If you’ve browsed through the classes offered by other online providers, you’ve probably noticed one thing they have in common: boring topics! We’re thrilled to offer a wide range of highly engaging and unique course options, include kinesiology, body cupping, ethics, and more.
Have you ever taken an online class without adequate narration? It’s practically impossible to follow along with. At Panda Massage CEU, we ensure that all of our online courses are professionally narrated. That makes them easy to keep up with, which means you’ll retain more of the material presented.
Believe it or not, a lot of other online massage courses don’t include video. We believe a video component is essential to communicating information in a massage program. That’s why we include video with every single one of our classes. Not only does this help communicate the material more accurately; it also gives the course a “real” classroom feel.
If there’s one thing most massage therapists and professionals have in common, it’s their busy schedules. We understand this, and that’s why we’ve made all of our courses self-paced. This means that no matter how hectic your schedule is, you can fit our courses into your day-to-day routine.
We’ve already mentioned that our programs are high quality. But quality alone isn’t enough: when you’re looking for an online course, you want the right combination of both quality and value. We know that costs are an important factor in choosing a class, and that’s why we offer all of our online classes at great prices. And don’t forget: by taking a course online, you’ll save hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars that you would’ve otherwise spent on traveling to an in-person class in another state.