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

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Assist clients dealing with the most common form of arthritis by learning the symptoms, those most at risk and how massage therapy can help. Explore techniques to help manage the pain of osteoarthritis and increase flexibility. Understand the contraindications for massage and this condition.


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

  • List symptoms, areas affected, and clients at risk for osteoarthritis.
  • Explain the benefits of massage therapy for clients with osteoarthritis.
  • Discuss potential contraindications for massage therapy in this client population. 
  • Describe the skills needed, and the actions to take, for massage therapists to market to, and successfully assist clients with osteoarthritis.

About the author(s)

Helen Tosch is an award-winning writer and editor of healthcare and wellness education and has written for various health care organizations, including major hospital systems and universities.  

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 #198; LCEU0003458; DE #111408


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.