Orthopedic Massage Techniques for the Lower Body
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Orthopedic Massage Techniques for the Lower Body

Author(s): Rob Kelly

3.5CE credits 19 Lessons Text

Discover the benefits of orthopedic massage for the lower body and how to enhance musculoskeletal health. Take an in-depth look at the anatomy of the joints, muscles and nerves of the lower body. Explore how to perform specific assessments and develop personalized treatment plans based on these results. Plus, find out how to combine various massage techniques to address each client's unique musculoskeletal issues effectively.

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.

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

  • Analyze pertinent skeletal, muscular and nervous anatomy and physiology of the lower body;
  • Discuss orthopedic assessments to guide massage session plans;
  • Perform massage techniques appropriate for various conditions.

  1. What is Orthopedic Massage Therapy?
  2. Joints, Movement and Terminology
  3. How the Body Moves
  4. The Lumbar Spine
  5. The Structure of the Sacroiliac Joint
  6. The Hip Joint
  7. The Knee Joint
  8. Ankle Joint
  9. Tibiofibular Joints
  10. Muscles in the Human Body
  11. How Muscles and Muscle Groups Near the Spine Work Together
  12. The Function of the Abdominal and Gluteal Muscles
  13. The Hip Rotators and Muscles
  14. The Peripheral Nerves of the Lower Extremities
  15. Orthopedic Massage Techniques
  16. Lumbar Spine Conditions
  17. Leg and Knee Conditions
  18. Ankle Sprains and Conditions
  19. Resources

Rob Kelly is a licensed and board-certified massage therapist who has been practicing and teaching massage for over 25 years.  Currently, he teaches anatomy, physiology and pathology as well as many orthopedic classes at Irene’s Myomassology Institute.