Upper Body: Addressing Shoulder and Neck Pain with Massage Therapy

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$45 members / $75 non-members     3.0 CE credits

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Shoulder and neck pain can cause significant discomfort and impact a client’s quality of life; contributing factors include: use of technology, prolonged periods of sitting and DIY home improvement projects. This course will address common causes of shoulder and neck pain and provide practical techniques that can be used during the massage therapy session. 


When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the function of shoulder and neck anatomy.
  2. Describe the common causes of shoulder and neck pain.
  3. Develop an assessment protocol for their clients with shoulder and neck pain.
  4. Identify appropriate techniques to be used during the massage therapy session.

About the author(s)

Steve Jurch, ATC, LMT has over 20 years’ experience as a massage therapist and athletic trainer. He serves as director of health and human services at Community College of Baltimore County, in Maryland. He has a master's degree in sports medicine and authored a clinical massage textbook.

Jessica Crow is a licensed massage therapist and registered yoga and meditation instructor based in NYC. She teaches continuing education courses for massage therapists and other health care providers. Jessica is also a speaker for corporate events on the topics of mindfulness and meditation.

Course Expiration

Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.

Online courses expire one year from the date of purchase. When a course expires, you will no longer have access to the course materials and will be required to re-purchase the course.

Course Approval Codes

LCEU0003483; MS #557


This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.


Online courses are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over credit limits.