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MEDICAL COURSES:

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MEDICAL COURSES & DESCRIPTIONS:


COURSES:

CERTIFICATION SERIES:

Our Medical Massage Certification Program is specifically designed to allow you to confidently and profitably work within the medical community. Completion of all six of the following courses allows you the knowledge and confidence to work independently yet confidently with doctors.

These classes may be taken together or in any order to receive a Medical Massage Certification:

A certificate in Medical Massage is issued after completion of both the Professional and Masters levels.

Series I—Professional

  1. Insurance Billing for Massage Therapists (6 hours National / 4 hours in Florida) (view description)
  2. Neuromuscular Treatment for Low Back & Hip Pain/Day of Back (6 or 8 ceu's) (view description)
  3. Neuromuscular Therapy for Cervical Strain & Sprain/Day of Neck (6 or 8 ceu's) (view description)

    You will learn to effectively treat
    :
    WHIPLASH / LUMBAGO / TORTICOLLIS / SCIATICA / CERVICAL STRAIN /
    PELVIC TILT / R.O.M. LIMITATIONS / POST-OP BACK SURGERY

Series II—Masters

  1. Understanding Postural Distortion (6 hours National / 4 hours in Florida) (view description)
  2. A Day of the Upper Extremities (8 hours) (view description)
  3. A Day of the Lower Extemities (8 hours): (view description)

    You will learn to effectively treat:
    FROZEN SHOULDER / PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME / ROTATOR CUFF STRAIN / SHIN SPLINTS
    TENNIS ELBOW / CHONDRO-MALACIA / CARPAL TUNNEL / PLANTAR FASCITIS


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

Neuromuscular Therapy for Cervical Strain/Sprain | Day of Neck:
This is a deep therapeutic massage application to the neck, shoulders, mid and upper back. It is designed to utilize mechanical and physiological processes of the musculoskeletal system to correct and rehabilitate injured, traumatized or fatigued and over-used muscles of these areas. It will help a massage client/patient manage pain and increase well being. This class is 6 or 8 hours of massage continuing education hours.
Florida provider # (6 ceu’s): MCE-116-1276 and (8 ceu’s): MCE-116-2242.

Learner Objectives
The student will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of neuromuscular physiology.
  • Recognize specific muscular and biomechanical dysfunction of the neck, shoulders, low back, hips and surrounding supportive structures.
  • Apply the appropriate techniques to involved areas to regain homeostasis and proper biomechanical functioning of the involved musculature.
  • Recognize and deduce problematic areas. Good massage school training.
  • Understand and name specific muscles being treated, including origin, insertion, actions, the bones and their landmarks, so treatment of these areas can maximize biomechanical functions.
  • Recognize massage indications and contraindications for the affected areas.

    Instructional Formats:
    -Lecture -Manuals -Charts -Hand-outs -Demonstration -Practical Exchange Review -Instructional Videos


Neuromuscular Treatment for Low Back and Hip Pain | Day of Back:
This is a deep therapeutic application to the low back and hips. It is designed to utilize mechanical and physiological processes of the musculoskeletal system to correct and rehabilitate injured, traumatized or fatigued and over used muscles of these areas. It will help a client/patient manage pain and increase quality and well-being. This class is 6 or 8 hours of massage continuing education hours.
Florida provider # (6 ceu’s): MCE-116-1277 and (8 ceu’s): MCE-116-2241.

Learner Objectives
The student will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of neuromuscular physiology.
  • Recognize specific muscular and biomechanical dysfunction of the lower back and hips and the surrounding supportive tissue.
  • Apply the appropriate techniques to involved areas to regain homeostasis and proper biomechanical functioning of the involved musculature.
  • Recognize and deduce problematic areas.
  • Understand and name specific muscles being treated, including origin, insertion, actions, the bones and their landmarks, so treatment of these areas can maximize biomechanical functions.
  • Recognize indications and contraindications for the affected areas.

    Instructional Formats:
    -Lecture -Manuals -Charts -Hand-outs -Demonstration -Practical Exchange Review -Instructional Videos


Neuromuscular Technique for TMJ:
This is a deep therapeutic application to the neck, shoulders, intra-oral, cranial and extraoccular muscles. It is designed to utilize mechanical and physiological processes of the musculoskeletal system to correct and rehabilitate injured, traumatized or fatigued or over used muscles of these areas. It will help a client/patient manage pain and increase quality and well being. This class is 8 hours of massage continuing education hours.
Florida provider #: MCE-116-1279


Learner Objectives
The student will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of neuromuscular physiology.
  • Recognize specific muscular and biomechanical dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint and surrounding supportive structures.
  • Apply the appropriate techniques to the involved areas to regain homeostasis and proper biomechanical functioning of the involved musculature.
  • Recognize and deduce problematic areas.
  • Understand and name specific muscles being treated, including origin, insertion, actions, the bones and their landmarks so treatment to these areas can maximize biomechanical functions.
  • Recognize indications and contraindications for the affected areas.

    Instructional Formats:
    -Lecture -Manuals -Charts -Hand-outs -Demonstration -Practical Exchange Review

Insurance Billing:
This is a presentation designed for the licensed massage therapist to do third party billing and collect compensation for medical massage services. This will include record keeping and all papers required for patient files and legal representation. This class is 4 or 6 hours of massage continuing education hours.
Florida provider # (4 ceu’s): MCE-116-05-2417 and (6 ceu’s): MCE-116-05-2240.


Learner Objectives
The student will be able to:

  • Practice building tips for operating a business.
  • Establish what various permits and licenses are required to legally practice.
  • Know what major medical insurance companies compensate LMT’s.
  • Determine a business plan for a medical massage practice
  • Establish proper public relations with other medically related professionals.
  • Organize documentation required for proper insurance filing and billing.
  • Write up S.O.A.P. notes and patient case history records.
  • Explain legal and ethical billing responsibilities.
  • Understand the ethics of profitability and liability of insurance billing.
  • Obtain letters of legal recourse and support for right of benefits.
  • List types of insurance an Licensed Massage Therapist should carry to protect his/her business.
  • List a table of resources necessary to keep a successful massage therapy insurance practice.
  • How to establish insurance cases.
  • Recognize indications and contraindications for the affected areas.

    Instructional Formats:
    -Lecture -Manuals -Charts -Hand-outs -Question & Answer - Class Participation

Healing with E-Stim/Point Stimulators:
This is the use of electrical point stimulators for the treatment of trigger points, acupoints and motor points. Its application is for the reduction of energy blockages, re-education of muscles and reduction of soft tissue pain associated with traumatic injury. This class is 16 hours of continuing education hours.
Florida provider #:MCE-116-05-2418.


Learner Objectives
The student will be able to:

  • Recognize the indications and contraindications of Electric Therapy.
  • Recognize and treat the injury response mechanism.
  • Apply the theory of electrical stimulating currents
  • Utilize the theory of the physiology of pain to perform specific treatment protocol.
  • Operate and use electric point stimulators.
  • Deduce problematic conditions and design a treatment protocol.
  • Perform treatment protocols for trigger point therapy of common musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Perform treatment protocols for electric acupuncture points for common pain symptomology.

    Instructional Formats:
    -Lecture -Manuals -Charts -Handouts -Demonstration -Practical Exchange Review

Postural Distortion:
In this fast paced four/six hour class, you will learn all about postural distortions from the serious structural deviations (Scoliosis, Lordosis, Kyphosis) to the everyday distortions that cause subtle but lingering pain. You will learn about how and why massage therapy works to treat these conditions, and how to educate physicians and patients about this as well. A key part of this class will be the learning to perform "body reading"; an identification of postural misalignment in patients (or potential patients), with just a brief visual scan. The class will be broken up into small groups where participants, at their option, can be evaluated for misalignments themselves.
Florida provider #:MCE-116-05-3155.


Learner Objectives
The student will be able to:

  • Recognize various postural distortions.
  • Educate physicians and patients as to how massage therapy will treat individual conditions.
  • Perform body reading via brief visual scan.

    Instructional Formats:
    -Lecture -Manuals -Charts -Handouts -Demonstration -Practical Exchange Review

Treatment of the Upper Extremeties:
This is a deep therapeutic application to the muscles of the superior appendicular skeleton.  It is designed to use the mechanical and physiological processes of the musculoskeletal system to correct and rehabilitate injured, traumatized or fatigued and over used muscles of this area.  It will help a client/patient manage and increase quality and well being.  This class is 6 or 8 hours of massage continuing education hours. 
Florida provider #:MCE-116-05-3157.


Learner Objectives
The student will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of neuromuscular physiology
  • Recognize specific muscular and biomechanics dysfunction of the upper extremities and surrounding supportive tissue.
  • Apply the appropriate techniques to involved areas to regain homeostasis and proper biomechanical functioning of the involved musculature
  • Recognize and deduce problematic areas.
  • Understand and name specific muscles being treated, including origin, insertion, actions and the bones and their landmarks , so treatment of these areas can maximize biomechanical functions.
  • Recognize indications and contraindications for the affected areas.

    Instructional Formats:

    -Lecture- Manuals –Charts –Handouts –Demonstration -Practical Exchange -Review -Instructional DVDs and CDs


Treatment of the Lower Extremeties:
This is a deep therapeutic application to the muscles of the inferior appendicular skeleton.  It is designed to use the mechanical and physiological processes of the musculoskeletal system to correct and rehabilitate injured, traumatized or fatigued and over used muscles of this area.  It will help a client/patient manage and increase quality and well being.  This class is 6 or 8 hours of massage continuing education hours. 
Florida provider #:MCE-116-05-3156.


Learner Objectives
The student will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of neuromuscular physiology
  • Recognize specific muscular and biomechanics dysfunction of the lower extremities and surrounding supportive tissue.
  • Apply the appropriate techniques to involved areas to regain homeostasis and proper biomechanical functioning of the involved musculature
  • Recognize and deduce problematic areas.
  • Understand and name specific muscles being treated, including origin, insertion, actions and the bones and their landmarks , so treatment of these areas can maximize biomechanical functions.
  • Recognize indications and contraindications for the affected areas.

    Instructional Formats:
    Lecture -Manuals -Charts -Handouts -Demonstration -Practical Exchange- Review - Instructional DVDs

Lymphatic Drainage:
This 2 day program will give you the knowledge and ability to incorporate manual lymphatic drainage into your practice. Your will learn skills in the field of manual lymphatic drainage to treat lymphademic clients. This class does not include decongestive therapies such as measuring, wrapping, bandaging, and wound care. This treatment is in high demand as a preventative health care measure, as well as pre and post surgical procedures. 

This class is 18 hours of massage continuing education hours. 
Florida provider #:MCE-116-05-3156.


Day 1:
Overview of lymphatic system - learning procedures for the face and neck.

Day 2: Lymphatic drainage to the torso and limbs, hands on review of the full body techniques.

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COURSES CAN BE PERSONALIZED FOR CERTIFICATION OR CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

As educators, MRI’s mission is to provide quality seminars with practical information that will give the therapist a step-by-step protocol of each modality presented along with the academic information that can include but not be limited to:

history | technique | physiological processes | indications and contra indications
practical and effective use of each technique and application

As therapists, our mission is to provide a quality of service that enhances our patient/client’s entire well-being while being an integral part of their healthcare rehabilitation and maintenance. Course descriptions are listed in this section and can be customized to fit your training needs.