Pathology of Chronic Conditions for Massage Therapists

About the Course
Massage is used to help reduce pain and in some reduce chronic symptoms of cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome, so to help people get better therapists must understand the illness.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define pathology and relate it to the practice of massage therapy.
  • Describe the different forms of cerebral palsy and how they affect functioning of people.
  • Explain what causes cerebral palsy and where its effects are manifested.
  • List the kinds of treatments that may be used to help cerebral palsy patients.
  • List the symptoms that people with fibromyalgia may exhibit.
  • Explain how fibromyalgia is diagnosed.
  • List the benefits of massage for people with fibromyalgia and the general types of massage that should be used.
  • Explain the differences in symptoms of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain.
  • Define trigger points and their relation to myofascial pain.
  • List treatments for myofascial pain, including indications for massage.
  • Describe the criteria for diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • List possible causes of chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • List treatment options for chronic fatigue syndrome.
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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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