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Clinical Massage Therapy Methods & Techniques for the Veteran Patient
Description: The Clinical Massage Therapy Methods & Techniques for the Veteran Patient class is designed to prepare massage therapists as clinical participants in the Continuum of Care for Veteran patients. Participants will be provided with massage methods and treatment options that address pain and common service-related injuries. Topics include elements of treatment protocols, therapeutic interventions, and episodes of crisis skills. This class is a higher-level learning class that augments the learning from our program's introductory-level classes, such as Introduction to Clinical Massage for Veteran Patient. Crisis Episode Warning: This class includes content, graphics, and references to psychological trauma and injuries.
Participants will identify major service-related injuries, medical conditions, disorders, and illnesses.
Participants will interpret massage therapy's capacity for care while designing treatment plans.
Participants will prepare individualized treatment plans for Veteran patients in support of the Continuum of Care Model.
Participants will implement clinical massage methods and techniques for pain and common service-related injuries in the low back, upper back, legs, shoulders, and cervical areas.
Participants will practice the professional skills required while responding to a patient’s episode of psychological crisis.
Participants will prepare for additional, patient-specific, clinical massage classes dedicated to methods & techniques provided by NCBTMB, AMTA, FSMTB, ABMP, or similar approved providers.