Care for Special Populations


About the Course
Massage has some benefits for people with chronic and terminal illness, what are the differences between acute and chronic illness, and what are some special considerations for elderly clients.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop and implement a clinical reasoning protocol to serve individuals with special needs.
  • Explain the concepts of "therapeutic change" and "condition management," and their practical significance to massage therapy and palliative care.
  • List some of the benefits of massage for people with chronic and terminal illness.
  • Explain the etiology of chronic illness and the differences between acute and chronic illness.
  • List some special considerations for elderly clients.
  • Define therapeutic change, condition management and palliative care, and describe a context for each.
  • Identify indications for massage therapy in chronic illness and explain the benefits of those indications.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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