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Blending continuing education and community service; CEs for RNs & LMTs

Guthrie Gallop Massage Team

 Massage Techniques for the Health Fair Setting #1 - Lower Body.  (LMTs)

4 CEs FREE!  

This course has been held in conjunction with the Guthrie Gallop Charity Run

Proceeds from the Guthrie Gallop benefit Guthrie's Sports Medicine Fund to be used for projects that educate, prevent and treat sports related injuries.  www.guthrie.org/sportsmed

Rationale: 

Soft tissue injuries, chronic pain and other musculoskeletal (MSK) related disorders top the list of healthcare expenditures. Overuse, inactivity, previous injuries and aging all potentially contribute to the development of muscle pain.  Soft tissue massage and stretching offers a non-drug intervention.

 Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the benefits of and contraindications for common styles of massage therapy and assisted stretching
  • Be able to demonstrate basic massage techniques to promote relaxation and improve range of motion.
  • State the difference between static stretching and Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) and be able to demonstrate at least 2 AIS movements to increase ROM in the lower extremities.
  • Explain how MCE (Movement/Compression/Elevation) may be superior to RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
  • Discuss the physiology of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness 

This program is not currently on the schedule but is still in rotation.

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