SMT2621:MASSAGE THERAPY FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
This course integrates the theories, principles and techniques learned throughout the curriculum and applies them to special client populations. A focus of this class is the critical thinking skills needed to design an individualized treatment plan to meet a client's specific needs. Students learn and discuss the unique considerations for treating special populations, including older adults, persons with disabilities, persons with terminal illnesses, infants, and women in pregnancy. Special conditions will be discussed with emphasis on indications, contraindications, techniques, and adaptations. The topics of medications, diversity, and research will also be included.
Lecture Hours: 30.00