Video Course: Scar Tissue Management: Part 2-Clinical Considerations
Nancy Keeney Smith, Cathy Ryan
Join scar tissue experts Nancy Keeney Smith and Cathy Ryan to explore the clinical considerations related to scars and wound healing. Take an in-depth look at both edema and fibrosis related to wound healing and what massage therapists can do to help clients with these conditions. Hands-on techniques taught include lymphatic fluid-moving techniques and fascial and connective tissue techniques.
This is the second course in a series of three courses.
ABMP members receive a discount from Singing Dragon 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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- Techniques: Lymphatic system
- Techniques: Fascia and connective tissue
Having viewed the online massage therapy CE course, participants will be able to:
- List the causes of edema.
- Identify the role lymph drainage plays in reducing edema.
- List the lymph drainage techniques used to begin a session.
- Define fascial restrictions and adhesions.
- Identify the role fascial adhesions play in restricting lymph and flow.
- List at least three fascial techniques that can be used on scar tissue.
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 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!
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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.
"I have come back to this demonstration a number of times to review the techniques and multidimensional information relevant to fascial changes. Excellent collaboration of knowledge."
"I like the dual approach of two presenters that complement each other well. This course is a wealth of information that is practical and interesting. Thank you."
"I loved Cathy Ryan's discussion on scar tissue from a myofascial and connective tissue perspective. Great information and thank you for sharing your techniques."
"I really appreciate the detailed current science both presenters brought to this course. I found it fascinating, inspiring, and useful."
"I want more! Thank you for a very informative and easily absorbed presentation of research and technique!"