This course provides advanced rehabilitative theory and technical skills to work with clients experiencing myofascial pain symptoms of the upper body. Techniques will focus on Trigger Point Therapy and Cross Fiber Friction, with emphasis on developing a basic treatment protocol. Students will expand their anatomical knowledge and palpation skills in the context of rehabilitative massage. Assessment and rehabilitation of soft tissue structures and related symptomologies of the upper body provide the focus for this course. In addition to laboratory sessions, learners engage in practice massage sessions outside scheduled class hours. Advanced SOAP note charting skills are emphasized.

Credits: 3.50
Lecture Hours: 1.0
Lab Hours: 5.0

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