Anatomy & Pathology Courses

Advanced Anatomical Language
This online massage therapy continuing education course is an in depth study of the language of the health care industry.

All of the basic anatomical terms are reviewed and expanded upon as well as the structure of anatomical words.

Educational objectives
Identify medical prefixes, suffixes and root words.
Identify an area of the body using correct anatomical language.

Degree of difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Conditions of the Cardiovascular System for Massage Therapists
This course is a review of the diseases of the heart, blood, and blood vessels. It also includes a review of the function of pulmonary circulation, including the oxygenation of blood. Given the significant impact of massage therapy on the circulatory processes of the body this course is a useful source of information for the massage therapist.

Educational Objectives
Define hemophilia.
Identify the difference between a heart attack and heart failure.
List six different conditions of the cardiovascular system.
Identify two conditions of the cardiovascular system that are absolute contraindications for massage.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Conditions of the Nervous System for Massage Therapists
In this course you will be reviewing the most common conditions of the Nervous system that you might encounter in your massage practice. This course includes a review of the workings of the nervous system that goes into deeper detail than the short chapters on the nervous system included in most massage core curriculum texts. Specific conditions are addressed, including the effect of massage therapy on the conditions.

Educational Objectives
List three movement disorders.
Identify the nerve involved in the condition of Bell palsy.
Describe the possible causes of chronic numbness.
Name three different types of nervous system disorder.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Controlling Infectious Agents in the Massage Room
We all know that hygiene and sanitation are important elements of a massage practice. This course goes into detail explaining why, with a look at the potential bacteria, fungus and viruses that you can, and probably do, come into contact with every day.

Educational Objectives
List four examples of dangerous fungus.
List the four components of disease.
Identify the classic symptoms of a bacterial infection.
List three types of harmful bacteria.
Name two examples of animal parasites.
Describe the proper hygiene requirements for massage therapy.
Explain how Norovirus and Influenza are transmitted.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Diseases of the Immune System for Massage Therapists
This course is a review of the diseases and disorders of the immune system. It covers the biological structures and processes within the body that work together to provide the basic protections against invading pathogens such as fungi, viruses and animalistic parasites. Particular attention is spent on those diseases that the massage therapist is most likely to encounter, such as Fibromyalgia, Lupus and HIV/Aids.

Educational Objectives
Define the terms Allergy.
Identify the components of the Immune system.
Identify the components of the Lymphatic system.
Define the terms HIV and Aids.
List the modes of transmission of HIV.
Identify the symptoms of systemic lupus.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Massage Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
This online massage therapy continuing education course will enable you to identify symptoms and know the different classifications of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (commonly called TMJD) and the primary causes of it. You will become familiar with the muscles involved with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and will be able to identify the most likely areas for painful trigger points, thus enabling you to provide safe and effective treatment.

Educational Objectives
Define the term Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJD).
Identify the muscles around the Temporomandibular Joint.
List the bones of the Temporomandibular Joint.
Locate the Temporomandibular ligament.
List the suspected causes of TMJD.
Describe the symptoms experienced by clients suffering from TMJD.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Massage Therapy and Fibromyalgia
This course will enable you to identify the symptoms of fibromyalgia, a condition that is as baffling and elusive to doctors as bigfoot is to forest rangers. You will become familiar with the areas of the body involved and the theoretical causes of the disease, as well as some useful information on the effectiveness of massage therapy that you can use to market your services to a population that can genuinely benefit from it.

Educational Objectives
Identify neurological abnormalities associated with fibromyalgia.
Identify two primary symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Discuss treatment options for people with fibromyalgia.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Massage Therapy and Lupus
Lupus is a very serious autoimmune disease, one that takes on several forms and can affect any part of the body, and it most commonly attacks the skin, joints, the heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and brain. It is potentially a lethal condition. This online continuing education course was written for massage therapists  to help prepare them for serving clients with this condition.

Educational Objectives
Describe the different types of lupus.
Identify the symptoms of systemic lupus.
List the affects of lupus on the body.
Describe what lupus related conditions are contraindicate massage.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Massage Therapy and Sciatica
This course will enable you to identify the symptoms and different potential causes of sciatic pain, as well as massage applications that are known to be effective.

Educational Objectives
Define the term Sciatica.
List the suspected causes of Sciatica.
Describe what symptoms to expect from clients suffering from Sciatica.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Musculoskeletal Pathology for Massage Therapists
This course you will be reviewing the most common muscular injuries encountered by massage therapists, as well as learning about the more obscure genetic conditions that are not covered in most massage school core curriculums, like Multiple sclerosis, Paget disease and Ehlers–Danlos syndrome, to name just a few.

Educational Objectives
List three causes of muscle spasms.
Identify the difference between a strain and a sprain.
Define the term “Tendinosis”.
Identify the cause of Lyme disease.
Describe Paget disease.
Describe Ehlers–Danlos syndrome.
Identify two musculoskeletal condition of the foot.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Pathology of the Integumentary System
This course will enable the massage practitioner to identify the symptoms of several conditions of the skin that could be encountered in the course of a massage therapy career.

Educational Objectives
Define the terms Psoriasis, Eczema and Fungus.
List the suspected causes of Psoriasis, Eczema and Fungus.
Describe what symptoms to expect from clients with Psoriasis, Eczema and Fungus.
List at least 10 other skin conditions mentioned in this course that could be encountered by a massage therapist.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Introduction to Sports Stress Injuries
This course will enable you to identify the symptoms of common sports injuries including stress fractures of the foot, shin splints, tendonitis, runner’s knee, hamstring injuries, tennis elbow, head injuries etc. In addition to the symptoms, the course includes suggestions for massage treatment.

Educational Objectives
List common stress injuries by sport.
Describe appropriate massage treatments for stress injuries.
Describe Athletic Heart Syndrome and how it relates to cardivascular health.
List at least four Non-Abrasive Skin Conditions you might encounter as a massage therapist working with athletes.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Fundamentals of Geriatric Massage
This introductory course provides you with the fundamentals necessary to safely massage geriatric clients. Age related health problems are discussed as well as adapting techniques for geriatric clients. Contraindications are included and explained.

Educational Objectives
List age related health problems to be expected with geriatric massage.
Identify common contraindications for geriatric massage.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Massage Therapy and Sleep Disorders
This course is designed to offer a detailed introduction to a variety of sleep disorders and to familiarize the practitioner with them in order to raise their confidence when treating a client that has been diagnosed with one.

Educational Objectives
Evaluate the efficacy of massage therapy for sleep disorders.
Describe the physiology importance of sleep.
Describe the classification of sleep disorders.
Compare and contrast the types of sleep disorders.
Identify the signs and symptoms of insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Practical Pathology for Massage Therapists
This course is a study of diseases specific to various bodily systems (Integumentary, Cardiovascular, Skeletal, Muscular, etc) from the point of view of a massage therapist.

Topics to be covered also include conditions that contraindicate massage and common ailments that therapists are likely to encounter over the course of a career (Sciatica, TMJD, Sleep Disorders and Fibromyalgia), but might not have been covered in-depth in their initial massage education.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
14 CE hours for $50

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