Webinar: Scar Tissue Management: Part 1-Introduction
Nancy Keeney Smith, Cathy Ryan
Join scar tissue experts Nancy Keeney Smith and Cathy Ryan for an informative introduction to wound healing, scar tissue formation, and a massage therapist’s role in scar tissue management. Learn the foundational science of scars, fascia, connective tissue, and the lymphatic system as well as the aspects and contributing factors of normal and abnormal wound healing.
This is the first course in a series of three courses.
ABMP members receive a discount from Handspring Publishing which can be applied to the purchase of the presenters’ book, Scar Tissue Management—Massage Therapy Principles, Practice and Protocols.
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- Massage therapy’s role in scar tissue management
- Fascia and connective tissue
- Lymphatic system
- Wound healing: normal and abnormal
Having viewed the online massage therapy CE course, participants will be able to:
- List the different layers of fascia.
- List the key features and properties of fascia.
- Define they lymphatic system’s role in inflammation management.
- Describe the lymphatic system’s role in wound healing.
- List the normal stages of wound healing.
- Identify the factors that contribute to abnormal wound healing.
Nancy Keeney Smith
Nancy Keeney Smith is an author, researcher, licensed massage therapist, certified lymph drainage therapist, and a Florida and NCBTMB provider of scar management workshops for over 19 years. She co-authored Traumatic Scar Tissue Management-Massage Therapy Principles, Practice and Protocols (Handspring, 2016) and is a chapter contributor in Integrative Pain Management (Handspring, 2018), Fascia, Function and Medical Applications (CRC Press, 2020), and Oncology Massage: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care for Manual Therapists (Handspring 2020). She maintains a private practice in Gainesville, Florida. Connect on Facebook: NTouch Therapy LLC.
Learn more about the book she co-authored with Cathy Ryan, Traumatic Scar Tissue Management-Massage Therapy Principles, Practice and Protocols at www.handspringpublishing.com/product/traumatic-scar-tissue-management/
Cathy Ryan is a CMTBC registered massage therapist with an interest in patient-centered care, evidence-informed practices, and life-long learning. She has engaged in the profession in a variety of clinical, educational and leadership capacities over the past 30-plus years. An established continuing education instructor, Cathy has presented at conferences internationally in the areas of scar tissue management and myofascial pain and dysfunction, which also constitute her clinical practice focus. She has written numerous articles featured in various industry publications, co-authored Traumatic Scar Tissue Management-Massage Therapy Principles, Practice and Protocols (Handspring 2016), and is a chapter contributor in Fascia, Function and Medical Applications (CRC Press, 2020) and Oncology Massage: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care for Manual Therapists (Handspring, 2020).
Learn more about the book she co-authored with Nancy Keeney Smith, Traumatic Scar Tissue Management-Massage Therapy Principles, Practice and Protocols, at www.handspringpublishing.com/product/traumatic-scar-tissue-management/
Topics and Techniques
This course on scar tissue management is the first in a series of three courses. Learn about normal and abnormal wound healing, scar tissue formation, and a massage therapist’s role in scar tissue management. Topics for this course include the understanding fascia, connective tissue, and the lymphatic system. Series topics include clinical considerations for edema and fibrosis as well as techniques and treatment protocols for the lymphatic system and fascia/connective tissue.
This online massage therapy CE course is available to you on demand to access, learn, and earn CE whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you!
Visit the ABMP Education Center FAQ page for a full list of resources.
Is this massage therapy CE course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for CE credit?
Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).
How do I earn a CE certificate for this video-based course?
After you complete the webinar video, a quiz will appear on the page. Earn a CE certificate by scoring 70% or higher on the course quiz.
How do I access my CE certificates?
CE certificates are available on your “My CE Transcripts” page and on the course page. Visit your “My CE Transcript” page by clicking “My CE” on the navigation bar at the top of your screen.
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"This course and its instructors are so knowledgeable. The lecture was well organized and easy to understand. I loved how they explained and broke into parts the explanation of the wound healing process. Excellent!"
"This is pertinent information to help clients heal and give me a better understanding of what scar tissue can do to cause client problems."
"The presenters took very complex and dense information and made it digestible. Love the subject matter, and the presenters did a wonderful job with it."
"This course was absolutely superb on every level. I look forward to taking the rest of the series!"