Medications & Massage Therapy: Introduction to Pharmacology


About the Course
This package contains the maximum continuing education hours allowed to be completed online or by correspondence for Illinois Massage Professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the concept of affinity and the process of neurotransmission of drug molecules. 
  • Compare and contrast pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. 
  • Explain the concept of bioavailability. 
  • List and discuss the contraindications for massage on specific systems of the body. 
  • Identify and discuss the four primary processes of pharmacokinetics. 
  • Define the effects of different massage strokes on systems of the body. 
  • Discuss the efficacy of massage to treat pain and symptoms of prescription and illicit opioid use disorder.
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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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