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Orthopedic Care

Program Description
Location On campus


3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Dates Sept. 10 - Dec 10. 6, 2018
CE Hours




Instructor Veronica Sterns Foster

Call 952-885-5446

This course serves as an overview of the skills and knowledge required for a massage therapist to be successful in an orthopedic and/or medical work environment.

Students will learn about common musculoskeletal injuries, massage modalities that are useful in a clinical environment, and the basics of working alongside other healthcare practitioners.

In addition, this course will provide students with an understanding of the differences among various populations, and how these differences may appear in an orthopedic or medical environment.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Describe common musculoskeletal injuries and pathologies
2. Describe various orthopedic disorders that may be encountered in a clinical environment
3. Identify appropriate massage techniques and modalities for a clinical environment
4. Describe skills and techniques that are desirable in an orthopedic/medical work environment



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