Advanced Myofascial & Deep Tissue Massage
In this lab–intensive course, Dr. Ben Benjamin
will show you how to quickly and effectively pinpoint the pain producing
structures with specific, effective musculoskeletal palpation skills. In this
95% hands–on course, you will learn how to palpate the 21 pain–producing
cervical ligaments, and the 15 low back ligaments that cause chronic pain. You
will also practice hands–on techniques designed to support treatment of the most
common soft–tissue injuries in the neck and low back. His very detailed
myofascial and deep tissue massage techniques are first demonstrated, then
practiced as techniques that address both scar tissue and chronic muscle
tension. You will leave this lab–intensive course with accessible tools to
eliminate pain and restore function and range of motion to your client's neck
and low back.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
•Identify and palpate each of the ligaments and
muscles in the cervical region
•Perform myofascial techniques on cervical scar tissue
•Apply deep tissue massage techniques in the cervical region
•Recognize and palpate each of the ligaments and muscles associated with pain in
the low back
•Perform myofascial techniques on scar tissue in the lumbar muscles and
•Apply deep tissue massage techniques that support the healing of injured
ligaments and muscles in the low back
•Demonstrate deep massage techniques that address the chronic tension in the
thoracic and lumbar regions
What to Bring
•Portable massage table
BEN BENJAMIN, PhD, LMT, has a doctorate in
sports medicine and has been a licensed massage therapist in the states of
Massachusetts and New York. He is the Founder and President of the Muscular
Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which was established in 1974.
Shortly after the Muscular Therapy Institute opened, Dr. Benjamin augmented his
practice by studying under Dr. James Cyriax, who is widely known for his
pioneering work in orthopedic medicine. With a passion for helping individuals
cope with and overcome pain, Dr. Benjamin has been lecturing internationally for
almost 40 years, and has authored countless articles in publications such as
Massage Therapy Journal, Massage and Bodywork Magazine, and Massage Today. Dr.
Benjamin is also the author of several works referenced by those within his
field, such as Listen to Your Pain, Are You Tense?, Exercise Without Injury, and
he is the co–author of The Ethics of Touch. He has been nationally recognized by
the AMTA for his contributions to massage therapy, receiving the AMTA
President's Award in 2000 and was inducted to the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame
in 2010. With his years of experience as a therapist, educator, and author, Dr.
Benjamin is regarded as a leading voice of authority in the muscular therapy
"Excellent course. Lots of hands–on lab that can
be used tomorrow. I highly recommend this course."
Linda Yarish, PT
"One of the best CE classes I've taken."
Kristin White, OT
"Ben has a thorough knowledge of the subject matter and his presentation is
dynamic and excellent."
Leon Sanders, PTA
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
•Physical Therapist Assistants
•Occupational Therapy Assistants
CREDITS - CE Approvals
The American Occupational Therapy Association,
Inc. - Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing
education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs
does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical
procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of
OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
Board of Certification, Inc. - Cross Country Education is approved by the
Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified
Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider #P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork - Cross
Country Education is approved by the National Certification Board for
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved
Provider. Provider #450123-06. This course is offered for 6 CE hours. 100%
attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable
credit is given.
Illinois Physical Therapy Association -
This program has been submitted to the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for
approval of 6 credit hours. This course content is not intended for use by any
participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.
Kansas Physical Therapy Association - This program has been submitted to
the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hours.
New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy
Examiners - This program has been submitted for 6 continuing education
credits to the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical
Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy - Cross Country Education is
seeking Direct Access approval from the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -