Musculoskeletal Pathology for Massage Therapists (3 CE hours)


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.