Continuing Education at Downeast School of Massage, Waldoboro, Maine


Orthopedic Massage Assessment & Treatment of Cervical Pain
presented by Ben Benjamin
June 12 & 13, 2010

Friday and Saturday 9-5
14 NCBTMB Continuing Education hours
Course Fee: $295 before May 15th, 2010, $350 thereafter

This comprehensive workshop will teach you how to effectively assess and treat the most commonly injured structures in the neck. You’ll learn how to differentiate muscle, ligament, and disc injuries, and you’ll fine-tune your palpation skills and hands-on treatment techniques. The two-day format provides ample time to develop all the skills you need to address a wide range of complaints.

AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH: There are 6 major components to the training:

  1. Anatomy: View, draw, and palpate the relevant musculoskeletal structures.
  2. Assessment: Practice musculoskeletal assessment tests and palpation of injured structures.
  3. Theory: Learn how to use the history, positive assessment test findings, and results of palpation to determine which structures are injured. We’ll discuss the possible causes of injury as well as effective treatments.
  4. Integration: After you’ve learned the theoretical background and assessment procedures, we integrate this knowledge through hands-on learning games and supervised mock clinics.
  5. Technique: Discuss, practice, and review detailed treatment techniques to eliminate adhesive scar tissue.
  6. Clinic: On the second day of the training, you practice your skills by taking part in an injury assessment clinic, free and open to the public, under Dr. Benjamin’s supervision.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP? This workshop is for massage therapists who want to increase their expertise and success rate in helping to heal their clients’ common chronic injuries. You will learn how to find the exact source of a client’s pain and effectively treat the injury. This workshop will give you the knowledge and understanding to make you a more effective massage therapist.

Ben Benjamin holds a Ph.D. in Sports Medicine and Education and is founder of the Muscular Therapy Institute. He studied with Dr. James Cyriax, the “father of orthopedic medicine,” and has applied his insights to the healing of common soft tissue injuries through skilled massage therapy. Recipient of numerous awards, including the AMTA’s National President’s Award, Dr. Benjamin is the author of many articles on working with injuries as well as the widely used books in the field, Listen to Your Pain, Are You Tense?, and Exercise Without Injury. He has been in private practice for over 40 years and teaches extensively throughout the country.

Previous trainings with Ben have sold to capacity, so please register early for this innovative training.

For information, contact Emily Waltz 207.832.5531 or admissionsdsm@hughes.net or Register On-Line


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