This course presents advanced rehabilitative theory and teaches technical skills to work with clients experiencing myofascial pain symptoms. 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 clinical massage. Skills related to the assessment and rehabilitation of soft tissue structures and related symptomologies of the upper body are learned. In addition to laboratory sessions, learners engage in practice massage sessions outside scheduled class hours. Advanced SOAP note charting skills are emphasized.
- Primary Instructor: Joanie Holst