Musculoskeletal Pathology for Massage Therapists

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Welcome to Musculoskeletal Pathology for Massage

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

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’s disease.
  • Describe Ehlers–Danlos syndrome.
  • Identify two musculoskeletal conditions of the foot.

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.