Advanced Home Care for Therapist and Patient: Self-Myofascial Release

Postural patterns, repetitive strain, scar tissue, chronic injury, and pain can all lead to dysfunctional patterns in the myofascia. Once the tissue has been damaged or hardened, stress transmission is poor, which can increase pain and tension. This course provides practitioners with the tools needed to engage in self-myofascial release for the whole body using therapy balls and foam rollers. Practitioners will also complete the course with the ability to teach this skill set to their patients. This will increase patient function, satisfaction, and retention.


Clinical Assessment of the Upper Body

Enhance your treatment plan and treatment outcomes by performing a thorough assessment. The more informed you are about a patient’s condition and certain signs and symptoms, the more effective your treatment will be. This course explores the common pathologies by examining posture, range of motion and orthopedic testing. It provides clinical assessments to rule in/out certain conditions in the jaw, neck and upper limb.


Anatomy & Physiology of the Pregnant Patient

Massage therapy is an effective treatment for musculoskeletal symptoms associated with pregnancy and childbirth. It is important to understand the anatomy and physiology of fetal development throughout the three trimesters. Explore the anatomy and physiology of fetal development from conception to birth. Understand postnatal recovery and the hormonal changes throughout pregnancy.


Understanding the Patient: Trauma & Mental Health

In the course of practice, a manual therapist will likely encounter a patient who has experienced some type of trauma. Trauma can appear in various forms and impact individuals differently. Explore the history and prevalence of trauma, understand signs and symptoms, and learn how trauma can affect various aspects of life. This course is designed to assist the manual therapist in becoming trauma-informed and provide guidance on how to create a trauma-informed practice.


Acupressure Treatments for Headaches

Headaches are not created equal. The severity, symptoms, and causes vary. Explore the various types of headaches and the differences between Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine approaches to understanding headaches and treatments. This course provides practitioners with acupressure techniques to activate meridian channels and the most common points used for the treatment of headaches.


Aromatherapy for Manual Therapists: Understanding Essential Oils

Aromatherapy has been practiced for centuries by different cultures using essential oils to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. This course provides an in-depth discussion of common essential oils and their benefits for use during treatment. Explore how essential oils are made, how they impact various body systems, how to create an aromatherapy blend, and how to integrate essential oils into the treatment of various conditions.


Therapeutic Exercise: Cervical & Upper Limb Conditions

Home care is a core component of a patient’s recovery and rehabilitation. This course explores the importance of rehabilitation in aiding relief from pain across a wide range of populations. Exercise prescriptions for various cervical and upper limb conditions will assist patients and enhance the effectiveness of your treatment plan.


Therapeutic Exercise: Theory & Functional Approach

Home care is a major component of a patient’s recovery, rehabilitation and maintenance for a variety of conditions. This course examines the theoretical and foundational components of therapeutic exercise. It explores the functional approach to disability and explains various types of therapeutic exercise. This theory-based course provides the foundation that is used to apply remedial exercise to your treatment plan.

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