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Medical Massage of the Shoulder and Arm – 6 CEU Hours – 10/18/2021

From: $200.00

Medical Massage of the Shoulder and Arm

9:00AM – 4:00PM
CE Hours: 6
Instructor: Erin Hughes, PT, LMT


Course Description:

This course will teach the massage professional about medical conditions and injuries involving the shoulder and arm so they may apply the appropriate massage techniques to successfully treat a client that may have been referred by a health care provider. The student will review the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology of the area being studied and the benefits as well as the potential massage limitations or contraindications as it applies to each medical condition. Upon completion, the student will have the confidence and skill to provide relief from the symptoms most commonly experienced by clients suffering from these conditions or injuries of the shoulder and arm.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the anatomical structures in the shoulder and arm (bony landmarks, muscles, nerves, and blood supply) as it applies to the medical conditions presented
  • Understand the typical signs and symptoms as well as the nature of the medical conditions of the shoulder and arm
  • Understand the indications for using medical massage protocols on the shoulder and arm region
  • Identify potential contraindications and limitations for massage application for each medical condition in the shoulder and arm
  • Choose the proper massage techniques in relation to the medical condition and the client’s presenting complaints in the shoulder and arm
  • Determine the efficacy of the medical massage treatment provided to the shoulder and arm, and be able to recognize when referral of a client to another health care provider is necessary

This course is part of the Medical Massage of the Extremities Certificate program