Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Proactive, Non-Surgical Approach

Browse All Online Courses

$30 members / $50 non-members     2.0 CE credits

Purchase Already purchased? Sign in to take this course

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common dysfunction that massage therapists may see in their practice. It often affects massage therapists as well, causing down time or a complete change of careers. While traditional treatments might bring temporary relief, CTS can turn into a chronic condition. Treating CTS effectively must include a different, concentrated methodology that considers other possible causes of symptoms.

This course offers an alternative, pro-active approach to treating CTS using a specific, multifaceted philosophy. It presents contributing factors that can lead to CTS. Most importantly, it helps massage therapists understand how to prevent and manage CTS for clients and for themselves.

NOTE: Massage therapists are advised to practice these techniques prior to utilizing them in a clinical setting.


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

  • Describe three traditional treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and why they fail.
  • List symptoms and causes for CTS.
  • Describe the areas of impingement for syndromes that can contribute to CTS.
  • Describe assessments needed when treating CTS.

About the author(s)

Timothy Agnew, BA, NCB, LMT is the author of Dynamic Flexibilty and creator of the video, CFTE: Assisted Clinical Flexibility. He is owner of Intent Publications, which offers dynamic seminars and multimedia to massage therapists and health care professionals nationwide. 

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

MSP #164; LCEU0003431


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.