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Principles and Practice of Soft Tissue Manipulation Module 1: Intro, Anatomy and General Sequences

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   12
Registration Fee:   $184

1. Recognize 5 factors that must be considered when applying therapeutic massage techniques. 2. Recognize the three kinds of friction described by Ambroise Pare. 3. Recognize the 17th century is when early writers first wrote about the position of the patient and therapist while performing massage. 4. Recognize Celsus’s belief that massage treatments should be done less frequently for women, children, and elders than for men. 5. Recognize 3 patient populations that massage to the upper limb is commonly needed in. 6. Recognize the distal end of the ulna is the styloid process. 7. Recognize the sartorius muscle as the most lateral boundary of the femoral triangle. 8. Identify and differentiate between length and strength of the MCL and LCL. 9. List 14 bony landmarks of the trunk and pelvis. 10. Recognize 2 main roles of the hands during massage treatments. 11. List 6 areas of the hands used in massage. 12. Recognize the treatment table is at a suitable height when it is level with the greater trochanter of the therapist’s femur. 13. Identify 12 factors that tend to inhibit relaxation. 14. Identify and differentiate between centripetal and centrifugal directions of massage strokes. 15. Define soft tissues of the body. 16. List 8 types of soft tissue manipulation. 17. Recognize 3 different variations of stroking. 18. List 6 therapeutic uses of effleurage. 19. Identify and differentiate between shaking and vibration. 20. List 14 main contraindications to the use of deep frictions. 21. Recognize 4 therapeutic uses of relaxed passive movements. 22. Identify 5 indications for the use of relaxed passive movements. 23. Identify 7 examples of excitable tissues. 24. Identify 2 primary mechanical effects of soft tissue manipulation. 25. List 13 physiological effects of soft tissue manipulation. 26. Recognize Cuthbertsons’s 4 findings of the effects of massage on metabolism and the healing process. 27. List 5 primary effects of massage on muscle tissue. 28. Recognize the endermologie as a mechanical cellulite treatment concept. 29. Identify 7 psychological effects of soft tissue manipulation. 30. Identify 6 primary therapeutic effects of percussive manipulations. 31. Recognize 3 indications for the use of deep frictions. 32. Identify 9 basic precautions for the use of massage. 33. Recognize the length of time a patient should rest after completing a good general massage. 34. Recognize the general massage sequence for the head and neck.

Target Audience
Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapist Assistant.

Chapter 1: Historic Perspectives Chapter 2: Anatomical Landmarks for Soft Tissue Massage Chapter 3: Essential Requirements for Soft Tissue Manipulation Chapter 4: Classification, Definitions, and Descriptions of the Basic Massage Strokes and Relaxed Passive Movements Chapter 5: Mechanical, Physiological, Psychological, and Therapeutic Effects of Soft Tissue Manipulation Chapter 7: General Massage Sequences

by Giovanni De Domenico Grad Dip (Physiotherapy), Dip TP, MSc, PhD, MCSP, MAPA, MCPA This course utilizes text from the softback textbook by Giovanni De Domenico Grad Dip (Physiotherapy), Dip TP, MSc, PhD, MCSP, MAPA, MCPA, “Principles and Practice of Soft Tissue Manipulation” ©2007. First published in 1964, Beard's Massage is a classic physical therapy massage text originally authored by Gertrude Beard, a pioneering physical therapist in the 1920s who treated patients using soft tissue massage techniques that remain the basis of practice today. Now in its fifth edition, with a new title, this classic text has been expanded and updated throughout to provide you with an overview of massage, a description of massage techniques, information on the benefits of massage, and specific techniques for a variety of conditions. An accompanying DVD-ROM is available with the purchase of all mail format bundle packs of 20 contact hours or more.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-31-2020 - 01-31-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM