Alaska Massage Therapy CEU Package 16-Hours
Courses included in this package. Click on a course to learn more.
- An Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care 4About the Course:
Hospice and palliative care has displayed remarkable growth and value in the health care system. The history, services, interdisciplinary team, leadership, and future growth are fascinating subjects points to be studied. Hospice and palliative care face many challenges for growth. This course examines in depth the benefits of hospice services for end of life care including managing pain, counseling for grief and bereavement, spiritual care and respite care for family members. This course offers a view of managed care, how hospice is reimbursed and changing regulations that may change the future of hospice care.
Florida Massage: this course is approved as general hours. You will not receive hands-on credit for this course.
This course is a video, on demand course.
- Corrective Exercise: Optimize the Nervous System for Complete Functional Restoration 3
About the Course
The Central Nervous System (CNS) is our communication network, one that can change and adapt at any age, and it is imperative to address impairments, lifestyle, and somatosensory factors for optimal neural reprogramming. We need to reprogram the CNS for complete functional restoration, optimal performance, and most importantly, injury prevention. The brain’s control center is dependent on the proper input. When dysfunction exists, the CNS receives poor proprioceptive input and accesses inefficient information. By addressing the dysfunctional movement at their root in the motor control center, where the patterns are stored, we can truly enhance motor learning and optimize client outcomes. Furthermore, a scientific and systematic approach to retraining the nervous system encompassing appropriate corrective strategies and sound movement-based training will contribute to fast and effective changes in motor control. This course discusses corrective exercises, which are those exercises done by an individual in order to reprogram the neuromuscular system from dysfunctional, to functional movement. These exercises are used to relieve pain, rehabilitate injury, and prevent injury. Everyone has their own story and has developed their own compensations over time, which is why corrective exercise is individualized.
This course is a video, on demand course
- Ethics for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork 3About the Course
This course emphasizes the principles and standards of ethical practice for massage therapy and bodywork, and ethical issues that impact the professional in daily practice. The course includes steps to identify potential ethical conflicts, and strategies for ethical decision-making to avoid and resolve ethical issues before they become problematic. The components of informed consent, documentation and records maintenance, establishing boundaries, and collaboration with supervisors and colleagues for integrated healthcare, are detailed based on ethical standards of best practice.
- Evidenced-Inspired Approaches to Pelvic Pain 5
About the Course
Pelvic pain can be a chronic, debilitating condition that is affecting an ever increasing number of individuals. Individuals often have numerous imaging studies that are considered normal and do not contribute to their treatment. Current medical treatment involves prescription pain relievers, injections and surgeries that often offer little if any improvement in symptoms. This course is designed to educate the practicing clinician on how to rule out suspected medical red flags. The clinician will then learn researched based evaluation techniques to identify not only the presence of sacroiliac joint dysfunction but the specific dysfunction of the 10 common presentations. Tissue specific impairments will then be addressed with a variety of manual therapy techniques including instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy techniques, and joint manipulations.
This course is a video, on-demand course.
This course is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy as a hands-on credit, relevant to and focused on massage therapy techniques, skills and protocols.
- Recognizing Headaches 1About the Course
Headaches can be warning signs of underlying life-threatening conditions, however most are harmless and respond to basic treatments. Massage therapy has grown in acceptance as a viable treatment option, and more physicians have been suggesting it.