Did you know that research indicates massage can be used as therapeutic treatment for arthritis? Specifically osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, two of the most common and debilitating forms of the disease. The Massage Therapy Research Foundation teamed up with AMTA to present their findings in an online video which you can use as continuing education credit.
Earn one unit of credit by taking IMTRC: Arthritis and Massage Therapy which explores the research being done to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis with the power of massage. This session was created with the Massage Therapy Research Foundation in 2019, so it is cutting edge research.
Why not learn more about new advancements in massage therapy? Get started by reading the full presentation description here.
When you finish this course, you will be able to:
- Describe why research is important when discussing the benefits massage therapy may have for clients who are dealing with arthritis.
- Explain some of the biggest benefits massage therapy has to offer people who have arthritis.
- Discuss the common misconceptions people have about chronic diseases like arthritis that prevent them from trying integrative techniques like massage therapy.
Meet the Instructor:
Nicole Nelson, MSH, LMT is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Exercise Science at the University of North Florida (UNF). She has been a massage therapist and personal trainer for close to 25 years. Her research focuses on complementary medicine and exercise science.