Lower Leg Pathologies – 6 CEU Hours – 4/26/2019

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Lower Leg Pathologies

10:00AM – 4:45PM
CE Hours: 6
Instructor: Gena Ferguson

Description

Course Description:  As massage therapists, we learn several different techniques and modalities in school and throughout our career. At times, however, we are left guessing which techniques are indicated for specific soft-tissue conditions and pathologies that are within our scope of practice to treat. Unfortunately, this uncertainty leads many therapists, regardless of experience, to avoid the massage and bodywork that could otherwise provide relief to their clients. The purpose of this course is to educate the students on the massage applications indicated for pes planus, pes cavus, Morton’s neuroma, plantar fasciitis, varus and valgus stresses of the knee and the gamut of soft tissue symptoms that can arise from total knee replacement surgery. Upon completion, the student will have the confidence and skill to provide relief from the symptoms most commonly experienced from these conditions.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will take an in-depth look at the anatomical structures of the legs including muscles, tendons, ligaments, arteries, and nerves (arteries will be covered from a contraindication context only, nerves will be covered from a contraindication and client feedback context only)
  • Students will learn about common pathologies and injuries of the legs not associated with athletes including pes planus (flat feet), pes cavus (high arches), total knee replacements, plantar fasciitis, and Morton’s neuroma
  • Students will identify when massage therapy is indicated for these conditions
  • Students will learn techniques to relieve symptoms of these conditions
  • Students will learn the normal ranges of motion for the hip, knee, and ankle
  • Students will learn intake methods for measuring results of their massage in the contexts of either pain level, range of motion, or both