Introduction to Sports Stress Injuries

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Welcome to Introduction to Sports Stress Injuries  

My name is Michael and I am your NCBTMB Approved continuing education provider. Thanks for taking my course!

To earn your 3 hours of continuing education credit you must read this course (easy) and then take a short quiz on what you read (less easy, but honestly, still not hard).

Taking the quiz
You will find the link to take the quiz at the end of the course.

Target Audience
This continuing education course has been designed to meet the educational needs of massage therapists.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Course type
Text (written material)

Course Description
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
Upon completion of this home study continuing education course, the massage practitioner should be able to:

  • 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.

This course is presented for educational purposes only. It was developed and marketed specifically for massage therapists that are required to obtain continuing education hours for licensing purposes. The author is not giving medical, legal or other professional advice.

This course is classified as “Cognitive” learning, meaning that there is no hands-on portion.

12 Hour Daily Limit
Please be advised that our school limits our students to 12 hours of continuing education per day (four of our 3-hour courses). So if you need 36 hours of continuing education be prepared to space it out over three days.