ABMP Education Center

ABMP members, enjoy free access to more than 100 on-demand, NCBTMB-approved continuing education courses hosted here.

CE eligibility and requirements differ by state - contact your state board for more information.

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All webinar CE is free for ABMP members! (Subject to state and NCBTMB requirements - contact your state board for more information.)

Featured: Yes, You Can Market Your Practice! Essential Marketing Skills Made EasyKristin Coverly

1 CE Hour

Are you intimidated by the idea of marketing your practice? Don’t be! Join Kristin to learn essential marketing concepts delivered in an approachable and understandable way. We’ll walk step-by-step through the skills you need to attract new clients; including target markets, grassroots marketing, promotion, word-of-mouth referrals, and more. With the easy-to-implement strategies you receive, you’ll be ready to create a personalized, heartfelt, and effective marketing plan to build a thriving practice!

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Business

Active Engagement Techniques (sponsored by Massage Envy)Whitney Lowe

1 CE Hour

Active engagement techniques incorporate active client movement along with specific massage treatment applications and can be applied to virtually any region of the body. Not only are they a great way to treat pain and injury conditions, they are also an excellent method for increasing the effectiveness of pressure during deep massage applications, making less work for the therapist. This webinar is sponsored by Massage Envy.  

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Advanced Deep Tissue Muscular Therapy Techniques: Low Back and NeckDr. Ben Benjamin

1 CE Hour

This is a one-hour sample of Dr. Ben Benjamin’s accelerated, full-day course in muscular therapy for injury. Participants will be introduced to detailed palpation anatomy, as well as several challenging myofascial and massage techniques designed to support treatment of the most common soft-tissue injuries in the neck and low back. These techniques are advanced variations on the Benjamin System of Muscular Therapy, targeting injured ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
New

Anatomist's Corner: An Advanced Guide to Anatomy in Massage & BodyworkThomas Myers

2 CE Hours

Anatomy is obviously a critical component of a solid massage and bodywork education and a successful practice. But anatomy is not a stagnant discipline. New scientific discoveries are constantly changing how we perceive the body and all its many intricacies. This course first explores the historical context for our modern-day anatomical knowledge and then dives deep into the relationships between cellular function and the connective tissue system, before tying these concepts to a practitioner’s hands-on work.

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Ebook
2 CE Hours
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
New

Assessment and Methods for the Shoulder GirdleDouglas Nelson

1 CE Hour

Join Douglas Nelson for an enlightening exploration of the fascinating (and sometimes frustrating) complexity of the shoulder girdle. After a brief functional anatomy review, learn how to perform fast and highly effective assessment techniques for common shoulder problems. These clinical reasoning skills will immediately increase your effectiveness directing treatment to the correct structure.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Aston Kinetics for Fascial IntegrationJudith Aston

1 CE Hour

Join somatic pioneer Judith Aston as she presents "Aston Kinetics for Fascial Integration," a webinar rooted in the Aston paradigm, offering a new math application for the body in motion. Learn how to use the earth's forces, gravity, and ground reaction force to improve your practice and your body. Find your neutral for now and discover how to move the three-dimensional body with slack and stretch.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Balancing Art and Science in Massage Therapy EducationCarole Osborne

1 CE Hour

Explore how to present the facts while also using art and intuition in all types of courses. Discuss how to anchor the more intuitive with keen observation and evidence-based guidelines, learn to engage both sides of your students' brains for deeper learning and more fun, and discuss creative strategies to spice up and ground all areas of your classes and your school's curriculum.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Best Practices in Graduate Placement and Alumni ServicesKristin Coverly

1 CE Hour

The true measure of success of any massage program is the ability of its graduates to work in the field as professionals. After completing this webinar, participants will be able to create relationships with local employers, establish and maintain job listings, prepare students to make smart career choices, and explore the benefits of hosting on-site and off-site job fairs.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Best Practices in Massage School AdmissionsTaffie Lewis

1 CE Hour

The ultimate goal of the admissions process at any massage school is to enroll students who are constructive contributors to a functional school culture, can benefit and complete the program, and who will represent the school and the massage profession positively after graduation. This webinar explores best practices for admissions processes and presents ideas for overcoming common admissions challenges.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Body-Mind: Topic 1, Proprioception and the Body SenseTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

In this first webinar in ABMP's Body-Mind webinar series, Til Luchau leads a stimulating inquiry into some of today's leading-edge body-mind theories, with an emphasis on practical applications for hands-on manual therapy. Using the latest research in the fields of connective tissue, neuroscience, pain management, and somatics, we'll examine simple but powerfully tangible ways to include body-mind awareness in a massage therapy or bodywork context. This information is relevant to those who work with chronic pain, emotional well-being, stress, and any other issues with a body-mind dimension.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Body-Mind: Topic 2, Understanding the Body-Mind Effects of StressTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Learn about the ways hands-on work helps us deal with the physical and emotional effects of stress, overwhelm, and over-busyness. This information is relevant to all types of stress-from mild, everyday hectic states to more severe trauma, and even PTSD. Join Til Luchau for the second webinar in this Body-Mind webinar series.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Body-Mind: Topic 3, Hope, Despair, and Intractable Symptoms: Body-Mind ConsiderationsTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

As hands-on practitioners, we usually get amazing results with our work. Nevertheless, there are symptoms that are outside our scope, or simply don't seem to change. How can our work be helpful, even when our clients' symptoms don't go away? How can we support clients finding their own meaning and their own way through their struggles? What can we offer to clients who are dealing with chronic pain, complex or serious diagnoses, or apparently "intractable" issues? Join Til Luchau for the third webinar in this Body-Mind series.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Body-Mind: Topic 4, Emotions: Are They Contagious? Boundaries, Empathy, and Body-MindTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Why do we sometimes feel our clients' emotions as our own (and why do they feel ours)? Is this harmful, or potentially helpful? What do brain science, shamanism, and bodywork folklore have to say about empathy, emotions, and boundaries? How can we best take care of ourselves, and serve our clients? Join Til Luchau for the fourth webinar in this Body-Mind series.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Body-Mind: Topic 5, Chronic Pain: Body-Mind Considerations for Hands-On WorkTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

A radical revision of conventional ideas about pain is currently underway. Innovative researchers are suggesting that pain has even more to do with context, expectations, and other "mental" factors than previously thought. Of course, philosophers, mystics, and yogis have said this for years. So, is pain all in the head? And, even more to the point, what can manual therapy practitioners learn and do to help our clients with ongoing pain? Join Til Luchau for the fifth webinar in this engaging Body-Mind series.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Body-Mind: Topic 6, Trauma: Body-Mind Considerations for Hands-on WorkTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Our understanding of the mechanisms and effects of trauma have increased tremendously in the last 20 years. What do hands-on therapists need to know about the body and brain's response to trauma? From mild everyday overwhelm, to physical and psychological trauma, to full-on PTSD, we'll examine ways we can make sure our work is helpful to those who have experienced some kind of trauma or traumatic event.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

BodyReading the Myofascial Meridians 1: IntroductionThomas Myers

1 CE Hour

Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians is a revolutionary way of understanding the body's myofascial patterning. In this webinar, Thomas Myers overviews the process of BodyReading: how it works in practice and how to get started in making useful assessments.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

BodyReading the Myofascial Meridians 2: The Superficial Front LineThomas Myers

1 CE Hour

In this second webinar of the series, we explore visual assessment of the Superficial Front Line-the most sensitive and delicate of the Anatomy Trains lines. Explore the restrictions on breathing, emotion, and head-forward posture, which tension in the Superficial Front Line sling can create.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

BodyReading the Myofascial Meridians 3: The Superficial Back LineThomas Myers

1 CE Hour

In this third webinar of the series, we explore visual assessment of the Superficial Back Line. The Superficial Back Line connects and protects the entire posterior surface of the body like a carapace from the bottom of the foot to the top of the head in two pieces-toes to knees and knees to brow.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

BodyReading the Myofascial Meridians 4: The Lateral LinesThomas Myers

1 CE Hour

In this fourth webinar of the series, we explore visual assessment of the Lateral Lines. The Lateral Lines are out on the body's sides-east and west.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

BodyReading the Myofascial Meridians 5: The Spiral LineThomas Myers

1 CE Hour

In this fifth webinar of the series, we explore visual assessment of the Spiral Line. The overall movement function of the Spiral Line is to create and mediate spirals and rotations in the body and to steady the trunk and leg to keep it from folding into rotational collapse.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

BodyReading the Myofascial Meridians 6: The Arm LinesThomas Myers

1 CE Hour

In this sixth webinar of the series with Thomas Myers, we explore visual assessment of the Arm Lines. Identify four distinct myofascial meridians that run from the axial skeleton to the four quadrants of the arm and four 'sides' of the hand: namely the thumb, little finger, palm, and the back of the hand.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

BodyReading the Myofascial Meridians 7: The Deep Front LineThomas Myers

1 CE Hour

In this seventh and last webinar of the series, we explore the Deep Front Line as described in Thomas Myers' Anatomy Trains text. Learn how the Deep Front Line plays a major role in the body's support: lifting the inner arch; stabilizing each segment of the legs; supporting the lumbar spine from the front; and stabilizing the chest while allowing the expansion and relaxation of breathing.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Building Emotional Intelligence: A Key to Student SuccessAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

Emotional intelligence activities used in massage classrooms can help improve learning environments, student-teacher interactions, and grade point average. This webinar takes a closer look at the use of emotional intelligence building as a way to enhance learning environments.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Building Your Campus Community and CultureAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

Explore the roles of culture and community in massage school, identify shared stories, goals, and values across your campus, assess the environment, traditions, and awards that make your school unique, and develop practical ways to strengthen your school culture and community.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Cancer Treatment and Massage TherapyTracy Walton and Gayle MacDonald

1 CE Hour

Tracy Walton discusses issues related to oncology massage, including chemotherapy considerations and client interview questions. Gayle MacDonald discusses the importance of proper intakes and other basic considerations relevant to chair massage at cancer-related special events.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Cancer and the Human Connection: The Value of Oncology MassageABMP Contributors

2 CE Hours

There's a lot to learn about the physical and psychological challenges and changes cancer patients face in their journey. While gentle touch, such as massage to the hands or energy work, is almost always appropriate and beneficial, the needs of cancer clients will best be served by those therapists who have taken the time to become informed, instructed, and supervised in this specialized field. The goal of this course is to inform therapists with affinity toward this work.

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Ebook
2 CE Hours

Clinical Applications of Anatomy Trains MeridiansThomas Myers

1 CE Hour

Join Thomas Myers for an engaging discussion of the Anatomy Trains, a revolutionary map that brings fascia, muscle, and movement together in a sensible and usable way. In this webinar, quickly review all of the myofascial meridian lines and explore more in depth the first four lines (Back, Front, Lateral, and Spiral) by looking at the clinical applications and treatment strategies of each.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Common Causes of Neck Pain and HeadachesBen Benjamin, PhD

1 CE Hour

Ben Benjamin explains the three most common causes of neck pain and headaches. Learn how to perform precise assessment tests to detect each of these problems, as well as simple and effective self-treatment techniques that can reduce, prevent, and even eliminate head and neck pain.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Continuing Education: Use It to Build Your PracticeAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

In most regulated states, continuing education (CE) is required to maintain your massage credentials, but continuing education should be viewed as more than just a requirement. New knowledge and skills can help you expand into areas where you can meet the needs of particular target client groups, offer a new type of treatment, learn business skills, or feel re-inspired.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Business

Create Success: Thrive in Today's MarketplaceFelicia Brown

1 CE Hour

Learn how to build a successful massage practice even in a tough economy. Felicia Brown provides massage therapists with plenty of ideas for energizing their practice and improving their level of service to clients. By understanding the motivations of clients, you will be empowered to increase referrals and appointment bookings and improve your overall client relationships and communications.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Business

Creating Change When Change is DifficultAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

Instructors lead change at a school by creating new curriculum, developing new community outreach, implementing new procedures, and taking their programs to the next level academically. Motivating positive change within students is their most important impact of all. This webinar with ABMP Education Director Anne Williams explores ways to facilitate positive change in ourselves as educators, in our schools, and most significantly in classroom dynamics and individual students.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Discovery Through DissectionThomas Myers

1 CE Hour

Noted Anatomy Trains author and educator, Thomas Myers, shares his discoveries of the human body through dissection. Myers believes that exploring the human form is one of the most certain ways of confirming or disproving bodywork theories. In this webinar, developed in partnership with Massage & Bodywork magazine, Myers illuminates the wonders of the body and helps us connect these wonders to our massage and bodywork practices.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

East Meets West: Balance Your Business with the Five Element Theory & Feng ShuiKristin Coverly

1 CE Hour

Join ABMP Manager of Professional Development Kristin Coverly and learn how to use ancient theories to enhance the way you run your Western massage therapy practice. You will be inspired to look at your practice from an Eastern point of view and shift the way you manage your business to create balance and prosperity. Explore how each of the Five Elements relates to a different aspect of your business and how to balance those, and examine how strengths and weaknesses in one aspect of your business affect all other areas.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Business

Enhancing Athletic Performance with MassageDouglas Nelson

1 CE Hour

Discover how soft tissue approaches affect specific muscle function and overall performance. Learn how soft tissue techniques can affect aspects of athletic performance such as endurance, muscle strength/muscle inhibition, muscle flexibility, muscle activation patterns, proprioception, and balance.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Essential Oils Therapy for Body, Mind, and SpiritAnne Williams

2 CE Hours

Aromatherapy is the art and science of healing body, mind, and spirit with natural plant essences called essential oils. Aromatic plants hold meanings, developed over time, from the qualities assigned to them from cultures around the world. Learn about using essential oils for common conditions, and explore the spiritual meanings of plants.

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Webinar
2 CE Hours
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Ethical Frontiers: Practice Creative Presencing, Loop of Awareness, & Body-Centered Intelligence to Expand Healing PotentialHeath & Nicole Reed

1 CE Hour

We invite your most expanded self to join us as we play, experience, and collaborate with practical presencing tools! Circulate your "loop of awareness" to refresh yourself and run your practice on pure, positive energy. Feel yourself grounded in space as you build your unique body map to easily see yourself and your clients as whole, complete, and resourceful.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Ethics

Ethics for the Real World: Part 1Til Luchau

1 CE Hour

Designed for massage and bodywork practitioners, this engaging and interactive webinar series uses real-life scenarios to give participants a new understanding about the power and potential of the client/practitioner relationship.  In Part 1, Til Luchau identifies power differentials in the therapeutic relationship and determines how practitioner power can be used most effectively for positive therapeutic outcomes.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Ethics

Ethics for the Real World: Part 2Til Luchau

1 CE Hour

Designed for massage and bodywork practitioners, this engaging and interactive webinar series uses real-life scenarios to give participants a new understanding about the power and potential of the client/practitioner relationship. In Part 2, Til Luchau defines boundaries and lists 3 functions of boundaries and 4 practitioner boundary styles. He also explains how these boundary types and styles affect the therapeutic relationship.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Ethics

Ethics for the Real World: Part 3Til Luchau

1 CE Hour

Designed for massage and bodywork practitioners, this engaging and interactive webinar series uses real-life scenarios to give participants a new understanding about the power and potential of the client/practitioner relationship. In Part 3, Til defines transference and countertransference, as well as explains how both affect the therapeutic relationship.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Ethics

Ethics for the Real World: Part 4Til Luchau

1 CE Hour

Designed for massage and bodywork practitioners, this engaging and interactive webinar series uses real-life scenarios to give participants a new understanding about the power and potential of the client/practitioner relationship. In Part 4, Til Luchau evaluate's scope of practice and determines when it is best to refer out, terminate the therapeutic relationship, and to communicate new agreements with clients.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Ethics

Ethics for the Real World: Part 5Til Luchau

1 CE Hour

Designed for massage and bodywork practitioners, this engaging and interactive webinar series uses real-life scenarios to give participants a new understanding about the power and potential of the client/practitioner relationship. In Part 5, Til Luchau defines and describes the various client/therapist and therapist/therapist relationships, what their boundaries are, and how to effectively negotiate these relationships.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Ethics

Ethics for the Real World: Part 6Til Luchau

1 CE Hour

Designed for massage and bodywork practitioners, this engaging and interactive webinar series uses real-life scenarios to give participants a new understanding about the power and potential of the client/practitioner relationship. In Part 6, Til Luchau prompts the learner to review one's attitude toward money and explain how this attitude affects negotiations in the therapeutic relationship.  He places a specific emphasis on receiving money, raising rates, and determining the value of one's work.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Ethics

Ethics: A Guide to Ethics in Massage & BodyworkABMP Contributors

2 CE Hours

Ethical concerns and considerations are present in every aspect of a massage or bodywork practice, from the way practitioners set up and manage their business to daily interactions with clients. Being ethical includes not only following laws and regulations, but doing the right thing, in the right manner, for the right reasons, and with the right attitude. This course explores components of creating and maintaining an ethical practice.

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Ebook
2 CE Hours
Categories:
Ethics

Factors in Back Pain — Framing the Discussion from a Clinical and Anatomical PerspectiveClint Chandler

1 CE Hour

Back pain affects 8 out of every 10 people at some point in their lives, meaning that most massage therapists are likely to confront this issue regularly in their practices. Back pain is the number one cause of lost workdays in the United States and the second most common reason why people seek medical advice from a physician. Join clinical practitioner Clint Chandler for a discussion that explores common types of back pain, terminology used by the medical profession, the anatomical complexity of the spine, the biomechanics involved in spinal movements, and the mechanisms of back injury. Clint brings his extensive background working with the public and with the medical profession to illuminate and enhance our practical understanding.  

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
New
Techniques

Fascia and Low-Back Pain: Myofascial Techniques for the Thoracolumbar FasciaTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Historically, up to 85 percent of back-pain cases have been thought to have no known cause. Recently, a number of researchers have identified a contributor to many kinds of previously unexplained low-back pain: the highly innervated and multilayered thoracolumbar fascia. Join popular presenter Til Luchau as he demonstrates several hands-on myofascial techniques for the thoracolumbar fascia, and walks us through a chapter from the second volume of his best-selling Advanced Myofascial Techniques textbook. Get the optional ebook for two sneak-peek chapters to Volume II, as well as a mini-manual and note organizer with additional back-pain techniques.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
New
Techniques

Five-Element Medical Qi Gong and the Smiling Organ MeditationHeath & Nicole Reed

1 CE Hour

Ever feel as though you are running on empty-always giving to others and feeling drained? Recharge your battery and fill your cup as we practice fun and easy ways to feel good every day! Connecting with the energies of nature (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water), we will practice simple movements to harmonize our physiology and build our vital life force.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Get Connected: Let Technology Improve Your PracticeABMP Contributors

1 CE Hour

Technology-including websites, email marketing, social media, crowdsourcing, practice management software, and online scheduling-can help therapists market and manage their practices more efficiently and successfully. Explore the various technology options therapists have available to them and how each of those options can benefit a massage and bodywork practitioner.

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Ebook
1 CE Hour

Great Customer Service: Does Your Practice Have It?Anne Williams

1 CE Hour

Great customer service is the key to repeat business from clients. When you identify what your clients need and want, and initiate activities to ensure your processes and procedures support client satisfaction, you establish the foundation of a great customer service plan.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Business

Hands Free TherapiesHeath & Nicole Reed

1 CE Hour

“Loving kindness is my religion.”—Dalai Lama How do you create a bodywork practice of loving kindness that brings no harm to you, and no harm to your clients? Every technique is an opportunity to cultivate loving kindness for ourselves and for our clients. Experience new and creative ways to work smarter, not harder with “Hands Free Therapies.” Save your hands, thumbs, and wrists while exploring more possibilities with your forearms, soft fists, and knuckles. Feel the benefits of healing practices gleaned from our world travels that inspire, create connection, and feel really good. Practice medical qi gong warm-ups and ergonomic body mechanics that reinforce a sustainable practice to protect and prevent energy drain, pain, or injury. Join us for globally inspired healing techniques from lomilomi, Thai yoga, and Esalen massage that are sure to WOW your clients!

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

How Well Do You Communicate at Work?Dana Dupuis and Til Luchau

1 CE Hour

Whether we manage, administrate, supervise, or teach, the way we communicate determines how others respond to us. For better or worse, our communication determines the results we get. Small business communications expert Dana Dupuis presents five communications styles in this webinar. Then, with Til Luchau, she helps us recognize which ones we use, and how this might impact our coworkers or team members.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

How to Get Your Website to the Top of GoogleEric Brown

1 CE Hour

Eric Brown pulls back the curtain and gives you a glimpse at the processes Google uses to rank your site. You'll get simple, practical advice you can use today to move your site up in the search engine rankings and get found by potential clients.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Business

Infant Massage: Is it More than Just Super Cuddling?Tina Allen

1 CE Hour

During this webinar, learn evidence-based benefits of infant massage, review current infant massage research, discover how to become certified to teach infant massage, and understand the importance of nurturing touch in healthy emotional relationships.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Techniques

Instructional Clarity: How's Yours?Anne Williams

1 CE Hour

Help your students learn new practical skills and increase their knowledge by eliminating ambiguity in your teaching. Join Anne Williams as she discusses different methods instructors can use to build instructional clarity to better support student learning.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Instructor 101: Topic 1, Understanding Learning Objectives for Effective Instructional DesignAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

Good learning objectives define the behaviors and knowledge that educators believe students should attain in order to progress to the next course, or achieve success in the massage profession as a graduate. In this webinar, learn how to use objectives to map meaningful learning experiences, and organize courses or programs to provide continuity and sequence for the learner.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Instructor 101: Topic 2, Key Education Theory in Action-Part 1Anne Williams

1 CE Hour

Learning theories describe ideas about how people learn. Education theories describe ideas about how people facilitate learning for others. Learning and educational theorists offer a variety of perspectives that can influence our teaching choices in massage classrooms. Join ABMP Director of Education Anne Williams for this informative webinar.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Instructor 101: Topic 3, Key Education Theory in Action-Part 2Anne Williams

1 CE Hour

Learning theories describe ideas about how people learn. Education theories describe ideas about how people facilitate learning for others. Learning and educational theorists offer a variety of perspectives that can influence our teaching choices in massage classrooms. In this webinar, fundamental models of teaching are put into practice by exploring classroom activities based on cognitivism, constructivism, and humanism.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Instructor 101: Topic 4, Essentials of Lesson PlanningAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

Your lesson plan helps students meet course-learning outcomes effectively. This webinar looks at lesson-plan models, activities, and best practices to ensure instructional clarity, student motivation, and enhanced learning outcomes.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Instructor 101: Topic 5, Great LecturesAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

Explore different discussion formats and methods for structuring classroom discussions effectively to ensure everyone participates and grows personally and professionally from your discussion activities.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Instructor 101: Topic 6, Great DemonstrationsAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

In this webinar, we discuss methods for structuring demonstrations that allow students to absorb, imitate, and practice hands-on skills effectively. We also discuss the importance and development of role-playing activities for topics like boundaries, ethics, and professional communication.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Instructor 101: Topic 7, Great Classroom ActivitiesAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

From "starbursting" to "free writing" to "assumption busting" to "reverse brainstorming" to well-crafted "response moments," great classroom activities generate awareness of issues, stimulate original thought, and promote dialogue and learning. Join ABMP Director of Education Anne Williams as we explore fun classroom activities that help students personalize content, develop communication skills, and think critically, all while enjoying themselves!

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Instructor 101: Topic 8, Great Classroom DiscussionsAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

Great discussions help students understand the relevance of subject matter, encourage different perspectives, apply and anchor concepts, and build problem-solving skills. In this webinar, we explore different discussion formats and methods for structuring discussions effectively to ensure everyone participates and grows personally and professionally from your discussion activities.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
School
Instructor

Insurance Billing for Massage TherapistsDiana Thompson

1 CE Hour

This webinar provides easy-to-follow guidelines for reducing the risks associated with accepting insurance reimbursement as payment for massage and bodywork. Learn the paper trails necessary for providing clean claims and learn strategies for managing reimbursement challenges. Information is specific to each of the three primary types of insurance-workers' compensation, personal injury, and private health insurance.

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Webinar
1 CE Hour
Audiences:
Professional
Categories:
Business

Insurance Claims Happen! Protect Your PracticeKristin Coverly

1 CE Hour

People don't file insurance liability claims against massage therapists and bodyworkers, right? Wrong! Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) staff members regularly answer questions about claims. In some cases, therapists were negligent or made choices that put clients at risk. In others, they were victims of the sue-happy age we live in. Join us to review examples of real (and shocking) insurance claims. Learn how to use these cautionary tales to safeguard your practice and take steps to prevent unnecessary claims.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Business

It's Tax Time for Massage TherapistsAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

Tax time is stressful for everyone, but it can be downright terrifying for the self-employed massage therapist who is unprepared. Learn the importance of keeping accurate records, preparing those records for tax filing, understanding allowable business deductions, knowing which forms to file, and getting additional help when you need it. An H&R Block representative answers questions and provides information on H&R Block's tax preparation discount for ABMP members.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Business

Key Issues in Massage School AccreditationKate Zulaski

1 CE Hour

COMTA Executive Director Kate Zulaski provides an inside look at the often-misunderstood process of obtaining accreditation. Find out how that process of self-regulation relies on your skills and education as a massage therapy practitioner or educator, and how you can help improve massage therapy education through accreditation.

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1 CE Hour
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School
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Learn to Palpate EffectivelyDr. Joseph Muscolino

1 CE Hour

Discover that muscle palpation can be learned and performed easily with common sense guidelines. Joseph Muscolino teaches the importance of knowing the attachments of the target muscle, learning and understanding palpation guidelines in order to promote critical reasoning skills, and choosing the best action of the target muscle in order to engage it.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Living with Chronic Back Pain — A Client’s PerspectiveDiana Thompson

1 CE Hour

Chronic pain has far-reaching effects, requiring a biopsychosocial approach to treatment. This presentation will discuss the many layers of dysfunction beyond the physical manifestations—fatigue, fear, isolation, frustration, abandonment, etc.—and how bodyworkers are well-equipped to address the multifaceted and diverse needs of the individual living with pain. Untreated and undertreated pain is the most pervasive health problem today, affecting an estimated 1 in 5 adults. This problem is further complicated by the dependency on prescription drugs used to treat pain. Prolonged use of prescription drugs has been shown to worsen pain symptoms and pose substantial risk. Conventional medical practitioners are desperately seeking alternatives to pain medications; research on massage, movement, and mindfulness-based approaches to treating pain are promising. We are uniquely positioned to assist a pain client in finding a path to living a fuller life with or without pain, given the breadth and scope of our work, and the healing environments in which we practice. The key to a successful therapeutic relationship is to understand the pain conundrum from the client’s perspective: get to know their thoughts and feelings, their needs and wants, and make sure the client feels heard, understood, and involved. Empower and motivate clients to engage in self-care activities and help them discover their individual ability to heal. Learn to investigate the story behind the pain, and explore ways to address the physical, emotional, and social aspects of the dysfunction, both passively and actively, during the session and between sessions.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Massage Technique @Work: Delivery Workers' InjuriesWhitney Lowe

1 CE Hour

Whitney Lowe explores complex biomechanics of the back and lower extremities that play a key role in the onset of delivery workers' injuries.

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1 CE Hour
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Massage Technique @Work: Dental WorkersWhitney Lowe

1 CE Hour

Whitney Lowe explores common injury conditions affecting dental workers. This is the second webinar in our ongoing series about massage approaches for occupational injuries.

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1 CE Hour
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Massage Technique @Work: Housekeeping InjuriesWhitney Lowe

1 CE Hour

Whitney Lowe looks at the biomechanics of housekeeping workers and how these biomechanics lead to many common injury complaints. Housekeeping workers have unique biomechanical demands that produce a large number of low-back and upper-extremity injuries.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Massage Technique @Work: MusiciansWhitney Lowe

1 CE Hour

Whitney Lowe explores the unique challenges faced by numerous instrumentalists and many of the soft-tissue disorders they experience.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Massage Technique @Work: Nurses' InjuriesWhitney Lowe

1 CE Hour

Whitney Lowe looks at key biomechanical factors leading to nursing injuries, as well as the most helpful assessment and treatment strategies for addressing these issues.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Massage Technique @Work: Office Worker InjuriesWhitney Lowe

1 CE Hour

Whitney Lowe focuses on common office worker injuries, especially those of the distal upper extremities. Chronic overuse tendon disorders and nerve compression syndromes dominate office worker injuries in these areas. Numerous massage treatment techniques and solutions will be discussed and demonstrated.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Mother's Massage: A Guide to Prenatal and Postpartum Massage & WellnessABMP Contributors

2 CE Hours

Pregnancy is a physical and emotional journey that can benefit greatly from massage and bodywork when provided by a therapist who is specifically trained to work with a mother's unique needs. This course explores many aspects of prenatal and postpartum massage and helps the learner gain a better understanding of the unique considerations related to working with these populations. ("10 Things to Know About Prenatal Massage")

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Ebook
2 CE Hours

Myofascial Techniques: Carpal Tunnel and Hand PainTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Drawing inspiration from his regular column in Massage & Bodywork magazine, Til Luchau explains hands-on and active-movement myofascial techniques for assessing and improving wrist, arm, and hand pain. Neurovascular compression issues, especially median nerve entrapment or carpal tunnel syndrome, are included.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Myofascial Techniques: Hamstring Issues and InjuriesTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

What word first comes to mind when you think of "Hamstrings"? "Stiff," "injured," or "tight"? Hamstring issues are common, but fortunately there are very effective ways to work with them. Join popular presenter Til Luchau as he walks us through a chapter from his best-selling 'Advanced Myofascial Techniques' textbook and demonstrates effective myofascial techniques to work with the hamstrings and their influence on the knee and hip.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Myofascial Techniques: Restoring Ankle Mobility and StabilityTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Gain a clear framework for working with the interosseous membrane and practical tips for hands-on approaches with Til Luchau.

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1 CE Hour
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Myofascial Techniques: Scalenes and the NeckTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

How many of your clients complain of neck issues? Do you have any clients who DON'T need neck work? Join popular presenter Til Luchau as he demonstrates several effective hands-on myofascial techniques for the scalenes, cervical facet joints, and other key structures of the deep neck, and walks us through a chapter from the soon-to-be-released second volume of his best-selling Advanced Myofascial Techniques textbook. Get the optional ebook that includes a sneak-peek chapter to Volume II, as well as a mini-manual, webinar anatomy slides, and note organizer with additional back-pain techniques. (Anatomy image courtesy Primal Pictures, used by permission.)

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Myofascial Techniques: Sciatica and Nerve PainTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Gain a clear framework for working with different types of sciatic pain, as well as practical tips and specific suggestions for hands-on approaches that can be incorporated into your existing work right away. Join Til Luchau as he presents ways to assess and address sciatic pain.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Myofascial Techniques: Shoulder Pain and RestrictionsTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Drawing inspiration from his regular column in Massage & Bodywork magazine, Til Luchau explains hands-on and active-movement techniques for assessing and improving impaired shoulder joint mobility. Frozen shoulder, adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff injuries, and other relevant issues are included.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Myofascial Techniques: TMJTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Up to 70 percent of people have symptoms of TMJ syndrome at some point in their lives. Join Til Luchau as he discusses research into both local and whole-body contributors to jaw pain. Get a new three-dimensional understanding of jaw dynamics, thanks to Primal Pictures' interactive anatomy software.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Myofascial Techniques: The Fibula and Ankle InjuriesTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Join expert Til Luchau as he demonstrates myofascial techniques for working with the fibula region and its crucial role in ankle function. Based on his best-selling textbook Advanced Myofascial Techniques, this webinar addresses how the fibula can be the key to unlocking many common ankle issues, from movement restrictions, to instability, to overpronation.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Myofascial Techniques: The Sacrotuberous LigamentsTil Luchau

1.5 CE Hours

Join popular presenter Til Luchau as he demonstrates several effective hands-on myofascial techniques for the sacrotuberous ligaments, and shows how these important structures are keys to working with pelvic, coccyx, sacroiliac, low-back, or sciatic pain; perineal pain and numbness; painful sitting or bending; hamstring tendinitis, and more. Follow along as Til walks us through a chapter from the first volume of his best-selling Advanced Myofascial Techniques textbook. 

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1.5 CE Hours
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Professional
Categories:
New

Myofascial Techniques: Working with BoneTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Join Til Luchau for a visual exploration into the fundamental nature of bone, with a special emphasis on how a deeper understanding of bone can inform your hands-on work. When you utilize bone in your work, your work will feel deeper, without having to work harder.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Myofascial Techniques: Working with Hip MobilityTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Restricted hip joint mobility has been linked to a wide range of physical complaints, including back pain, postural issues, impaired balance, and reduced athletic performance. Til Luchau presents myofascial techniques for assessing and releasing impaired hip joint mobility. Hip replacements, gait, and other relevant issues are included.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Myofascial Techniques: Working with MigrainesTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Not all headaches are created equal. There are many sources of head pain, and what helps with one kind, can actually worsen another. Being able to distinguish migraines from other kinds of headaches is one key to effective hands-on work. Join Til Luchau as he presents a clear framework for distinguishing between neurovascular and musculoskeletal headaches, as well as practical tips you can incorporate into your hands-on work today.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Myofascial Techniques: Working with Rib RestrictionsTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Restricted rib motion can arise from the usual things that cause us to lose mobility: stress, postural and habitual stance, inactivity, disease, pain, or injury. No matter what the cause, skilled hands-on work is an effective way to help reestablish lost motion. Join Til Luchau for a webinar discussing hands-on techniques for restoring rib cage mobility.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Myofascial Techniques: Working with WhiplashTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Whiplash can be made better or made worse with hands-on bodywork. Advanced-Trainings.com faculty member and Certified Advanced Rolfer Til Luchau presents ways to safely and effectively work with this complicated but common injury pattern.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment Planning for Back PainWhitney Lowe

1 CE Hour

Low-back pain is one of the most frequent and challenging musculoskeletal conditions that massage therapists will face in the clinic. While the condition is very common, identifying the specific cause of pain continues to pose challenges for clinicians in every field. Recent research studies have shown that many conditions such as disc herniations, which traditionally were thought to be the cause of much low-back pain, exist in people who have no symptoms whatsoever. In addition, cadaver studies have shown the presence of severe structural deformities such as nerve compression, spinal degeneration, and serious disc compression in people who reported no back pain at all. The fact that pain can exist without tissue damage, and tissue damage can occur without pain makes identifying the specific cause of low-back pain very difficult. In this session, we will take a look at several common causes of back pain, key factors to identify potential causes, and how to plan appropriate treatment.  

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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New
Techniques

Planning Great Student OrientationsAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

The transition to student life can be difficult. New students must learn to balance school, work, family, and social obligations while tackling new academic challenges. Well-developed orientations help students fill in academic readiness gaps, bond with peers and school staff, anticipate and prepare for challenges, and fit into campus culture. Join ABMP and Anne Williams as we explore the components of great orientations.

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1 CE Hour
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School
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Precision Neuromuscular Therapy: Form and FunctionDouglas Nelson

1 CE Hour

Douglas Nelson of NMT Midwest shows you how to develop clinical reasoning and apply it in your practice. In "Form and Function," the first webinar of our five-part series on Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT), Nelson provides information on the "why" of treatment therapy and not on the "how" to treat. Use this foundational knowledge, including assessment, to hone your problem-solving skills, and utilize this deductive approach to bodywork as the platform for the series.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Precision Neuromuscular Therapy: Head and NeckDouglas Nelson

1 CE Hour

Douglas Nelson of NMT Midwest will finish our Precision Neuromuscular Therapy series with a focus on the head and neck. Learn how to efficiently evaluate and address clients with various types of head and neck pain including headaches, whiplash, herniated disks, military neck, reverse curve, and reduced range of motion. Strategies to determine the most effective protocols will be discussed.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Precision Neuromuscular Therapy: Low Back and Thoracic SpineDouglas Nelson

1 CE Hour

Douglas Nelson of NMT Midwest shows how to efficiently evaluate and address people with various types of back pain involving the lumbar and thoracic area in this second part of the Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) series. Nelson emphasizes problem-solving skills and clinical reasoning as he reviews how soft tissue restrictions are tied to movement and everyday complaints.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Precision Neuromuscular Therapy: Lower ExtremityDouglas Nelson

1 CE Hour

Douglas Nelson of NMT Midwest will assess the muscles of the hip, looking closely at muscular issues as well as the effect of hip pathology on joint function. He'll address conditions such as piriformis syndrome, knee pain, hamstring strains, plantar fascitis, and other common lower extremity pain patterns.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Precision Neuromuscular Therapy: Upper ExtremityDouglas Nelson

1 CE Hour

Douglas Nelson of NMT Midwest addresses upper extremity conditions including frozen shoulder, rotator cuff problems, muscle tears, bursitis issues, nerve entrapment, and repetitive stress injuries of the arm/hand in this third webinar in the Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) series.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Techniques

Prepare Your Practice for Cold and Flu SeasonAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

This webinar provides the key components for preventing disease transmission and implementing Universal Precautions, leaving you with a handy hygiene and sanitation checklist to help you meet ABMP standards. It's your job to not only ensure your health, but also that of your clients, and give them no reason to shy away from booking a massage during the winter months.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
Categories:
Business

Preventing Sexual Harassment in Massage SchoolsAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

Wading through sexual boundary issues can be challenging for school administrators, instructors, and students. This webinar helps schools and instructors define sexual harassment, identify sexual conduct that can be considered harassing, outline the elements of a sound anti-sexual harassment policy, describe informal and formal complaint procedures, and develop ways to educate students, faculty, and staff.

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1 CE Hour
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School
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Reducing Test Anxiety in StudentsAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

Many students experience some anxiety before quizzes and exams, but with sufficient preparation and strategies, test-taking can get easier and performance can improve. Join us for an exploration of ways to reduce test anxiety and improve test performance in massage students.

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1 CE Hour
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School
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Refine Your TouchArt Riggs

1 CE Hour

Art Riggs shares the necessary skills to communicate with clients about their comfort levels and pain thresholds, understand the psychological and emotional components that may be influencing your clients' actual perceptions of intense work and their trust in your work, refine your ability to monitor clients' reactions to your work, and apply specific techniques to soften your touch and work more powerfully and effectively.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Reinventing the Lecture: Part 1Anne Williams

1 CE Hour

Lectures get a bad rap because they are often poorly constructed with little interaction between the presenter and students. When lectures are designed well, teach the right content at the right level, and include activities that keep learners involved they remain the most efficient and effective way to teach terms and concepts. This three-part series deconstructs and then reconstructs lectures to ensure learners stay engaged while learning important content. Join ABMP Director of Education Anne Williams as you reinvent your lectures to improve learning outcomes. In Part One, we will: • Use a learning taxonomy to properly build knowledge in the right levels. • Identify components of the cognitive domain and match them to learning levels. • Use four methods that build context for learners in the beginning of lectures. • Identify five methods to 'hook' learners at the beginning of lectures. • Explain two up-on-your-feet activities that increase learner curiosity and energy before lectures. • Discuss two methods that improve slide design to enhance the visual aspect of lectures.

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1 CE Hour
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School
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Reinventing the Lecture: Part 2Anne Williams

1 CE Hour

Lectures get a bad rap because they are often poorly constructed with little interaction between the presenter and students. When lectures are designed well, teach the right content at the right level, and include activities that keep learners involved they remain the most efficient and effective way to teach terms and concepts. This three-part series deconstructs and then reconstructs lectures to ensure learners stay engaged while learning important content. Join ABMP Director of Education Anne Williams as you reinvent your lectures to improve learning outcomes. In Part Two, we will: • Explore conceptual understanding and determine content that is nice-to-know, basic knowledge, must-know, or advanced knowledge. • Identify the components of a construct (memory representation) and relate these components to levels of conceptual understanding. • Explore the pitfalls of faulty constructs and explain their impact on future learning. • Outline the components of a lecture formula and use it to organize lecture content. • Personalize lecture content with well-designed response moments. • Use research-proven methods to teach terminology explicitly and systematically. • Categorize data points and differentiate them properly on lecture slides.

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1 CE Hour
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School
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Reinventing the Lecture: Part 3Anne Williams

1 CE Hour

Lectures get a bad rap because they are often poorly constructed with little interaction between the presenter and students. When lectures are designed well, teach the right content at the right level, and include activities that keep learners involved they remain the most efficient and effective way to teach terms and concepts. This three-part series deconstructs and then reconstructs lectures to ensure learners stay engaged while learning important content. Join ABMP Director of Education Anne Williams as you reinvent your lectures to improve learning outcomes. In Part Three, we will: • Explore methods for anchoring learning at the end of lectures. • Turn a dull content review into interactive opportunities to deepen knowledge and learning. • Direct learners' next steps for application of lecture content in real-world situations. • Provide emotionally satisfying closure for lectures. • Discuss effective lecture handouts and student note-taking. • Apply basic design principles to get learners' attention with lecture slides.

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1 CE Hour
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School
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Rekindle Student Enrollment Numbers with the Lifestyle PitchCindy Williams

1 CE Hour

How well do you know your prospective student pool? How well do you know their habits, tastes, emotions, perceptions, and interests? Lifestyle marketing is a term that describes marketing strategies that match the needs of an individual to products and services that enhance life. Could more emphasis on massage as a lifestyle career rekindle student enrollment numbers? This webinar explores these important questions and more.

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1 CE Hour
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School
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Self-Care with Kundalini Yoga and MeditationBrian Halterman

1 CE Hour

It's so easy for those of us who help other people to lose sight of what we need for ourselves. Sometimes it's important to simply stop and be, instead of continuously doing. Join ABMP's Brian Halterman for an easy, fun, and energizing kundalini yoga set, designed for folks of any ability. Learn how to use breathing techniques, dynamic movement, and focused meditation to replenish and nurture ourselves.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Techniques

Session 1: Deconstruct Your Headache PainDr. Ben Benjamin

1 CE Hour

There are more than 220 reasons you could have a headache. Spend an hour with Dr. Ben Benjamin and discover how to figure out the answers. It could be a serious disease, a soft tissue injury, too much football, blocked energy, or a stressful life your body can’t handle. Figuring it out isn’t that difficult—if you know how to do it. There are more than 220 reasons you could have a headache. Spend an hour with Dr. Ben Benjamin and discover how to figure out the answers. It could be a serious disease, a soft tissue injury, too much football, blocked energy, or a stressful life your body can’t handle. Figuring it out isn’t that difficult—if you know how to do it.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Session 2: The Big Three: Addressing the Major Muscles Restricting Cervical RotationDouglas Nelson

1 CE Hour

While there are many muscles that have the potential to limit cervical rotation, this presentation focuses on three major muscles that most commonly play the biggest role in limiting the client’s rotation range of motion. You will learn ways to accurately measure cervical rotation restrictions in both the seated and supine positions. After exploring the anatomical and functional aspects of these three muscles, you will explore multiple treatment options with in-depth hands-on demonstration. The goal of this presentation is to present treatment strategies that are most likely to have the greatest effect on the most common cervical complaint. 

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Session 3: Somatic Dysfunction in Head and Neck PainClint Chandler

1 CE Hour

This one-hour course will focus on reviewing some of the primary anatomical structures of the head and neck. This anatomical review will set the stage for learning specific palpation techniques that isolate bones, bony landmarks, joints, and soft tissues associated with the head and neck. Through this palpatory isolation of the various anatomical structures, the therapist will then assess the physical characteristics of these tissues and identify the greatest point of dysfunction based upon severity of tenderness. Once the primary tender points are located, Passive Positional Release methods will be applied to resolve and restore normal function back into the treated area. The primary goal behind this methodology is to utilize a less invasive approach in treating head and neck pain syndromes, which are often associated with increased and chronic activation of the central nervous system.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Session 4: East Meets West Face MassageHeath and Nicole Reed

1 CE Hour

Rejuvenate the skin, clear congestion, and calm the mind with the unique synergy of East Meets West Face Massage. Experience Chi Self-Massage for personal self-care, as well as a lovely marriage of ayurvedic, Thai, craniosacral, Chinese, and Japanese therapeutic approaches to face and scalp massage. Reveal the energetic pathways, acupoints, and marmas that unlock restrictions and soothe the entire body-mind.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Session 5: Myofascial Techniques: The Deep Posterior NeckTil Luchau

1 CE Hour

Join popular presenter Til Luchau as he demonstrates several effective hands-on myofascial techniques for the cervical facet joints, transversospinalis, suboccipitals, nuchal ligament, and other key structures of the deep neck. Follow along as Til walks us through a chapter from the second volume of his best-selling Advanced Myofascial Techniques textbook. Get the optional ebook that includes a sneak-peek chapter from Volume II, as well as a technique mini-manual with the webinar’s 3D anatomy slides, note organizer, and additional cervical techniques. 

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Session 6: Demystifying Complex Neck ConditionsWhitney Lowe

1 CE Hour

Neck pain is a prominent problem for many clients. However, neck pain complaints can become complicated and chronic due to the biomechanical complexity of the neck and its kinetic chain. Understanding—and being able to evaluate—your client’s problem is paramount to effective treatment. Distinguishing between similarly presenting conditions can be difficult as well. At the core of Whitney Lowe’s treatment approach is learning the important kinesiological/anatomical principles and assessment protocols that drive his advanced treatment methods. These clinical skills have wide-ranging applications from sports or work injuries to overall wellness massage.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Session 7: The 42 Pound Head: Fixing Funky NecksErik Dalton

1 CE Hour

The neck is burdened with the challenging task of supporting the head, while at the same time allowing an incredible range of movement. Because of tension, trauma, and poor postural habits, it comes as no surprise that head-on-neck and neck-on-thorax disorders rank high among the most common pain generators driving people into your practice, as clients show up in your office with degenerative joint disease and pain from headaches, rib dysfunction, TMJ, and Dowager’s Hump. Join Erik Dalton in this fascinating presentation where you’ll learn how to move beyond treating the symptoms and instead stop the problem at its source.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Simplified Money Management TipsShelene Taylor

1 CE Hour

Increase your profitability by improving your money habits! In this webinar, you will learn techniques to help you better manage your finances so you can create more profitability for your business.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Business

Social Trigger Points: Massage Therapist's Guide to Marketing OnlineStephanie Beck

1 CE Hour

In this webinar, Stephanie Beck will be sharing the best strategies to utilize exciting content for your social trigger points like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. You will understand the differences between informational and promotional sharing and how it plays a role in getting new clients.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Business

Table Thai Yoga Massage for Neck and ShouldersHeath & Nicole Reed

1 CE Hour

Experience simple and potent therapies to reverse neck and shoulder issues while improving mobility and performance. Unlock common anatomical features and lifestyle patterns that contribute to excessive kyphosis (slouching posture), thoracic outlet syndrome, frozen shoulder, and tendinosis. Learn Table Thai Yoga Massage techniques to safely stretch and relieve restrictions along fascial and energetic meridians to improve your clients' sense of ease in the neck and shoulders.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Table Thai Yoga Massage: Moving with Loving KindnessHeath & Nicole Reed

1 CE Hour

This webinar is experiencing technical difficulties. The video disappears at 14 minutes but the audio continues. Please choose one of Heath and Nicole Reed’s other courses until this problem can be resolved. Heath and Nicole Reed believe "presence is more important than techniques" and emphasize the healing power of "metta" (the Thai word for loving kindness) in all their classes. Blending ancient practices of touch therapy, breath, awareness, and intention, the Reeds delve deep into experiential exercises that ameliorate common modern concerns like back pain, over-worrying, headaches, and more.

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1 CE Hour
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Professional
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Teaching Body MechanicsMary Ann Foster

1 CE Hour

We will explore three aspects of body mechanics instruction: the educational process involved in teaching motor skills, the biomechanical concepts underlying effective body mechanics, and learning activities that instructors can use in stand-alone body mechanics classes or integrate into technique classes.

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1 CE Hour
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School
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Teaching Interviewing Skills in the Student ClinicTracy Walton

1 CE Hour

It can be challenging for student massage therapists to interview medically complex clients, and then to link the interview to specific massage contraindications. Strengthen your students' interview skills and their ability to work safely with a broad client base.

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1 CE Hour
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School
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Teaching Palpation EffectivelyDr. Joseph Muscolino

1 CE Hour

Learn how massage palpation can be taught simply and effectively by presenting students with commonsense guidelines instead of having them memorize palpation protocols. Using these guidelines in the classroom teaches critical thinking, making palpation easier for the students and facilitating their path to a more successful clinical/orthopedic practice.

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1 CE Hour
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School
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Technology-Driven MarketingEric Brown

1 CE Hour

The days of promoting your school with direct mail postcards, glossy brochures, and ads in local newspapers or Yellow Pages are over. Today, successful, cost-effective marketing is web-based and evolving quickly. This webinar explores easy and practical ways to attract prospective students using new web-based tools. Even if you don't know an FTP from KFC, you can jump on the Internet bandwagon and ramp up the success of your marketing efforts.

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1 CE Hour
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School
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Thai Yoga Massage & Fearless DrapingHeath & Nicole Reed

1 CE Hour

Yoga Massage is a fresh approach to bodywork that ushers the body through a variety of movements designed to maximize flexibility, spaciousness, and relief. Experience the marriage of Yoga Therapy and Thai Massage as you gracefully integrate "fearless draping", stretching, and bodywork with Yoga Massage. Yoga Massage promotes greater ease and flow in every body: from sedentary clients hungry to counteract the impact of excessive sitting to professional athletes committed to improving performance and recovery. Yoga Massage is mutually beneficial for therapists' bodies as it emphasizes easeful ergonomics, moving from the center, and promotes alignment in your body and your client's body so every technique feels good to give and good to receive. Evolve beyond the conventional 2-dimensional bodywork context as you explore 3-D range of motion and stretching. Enjoy Yoga Massage as you boost proprioceptive awareness and reorganize fascia to promote a greater sense of ease and full body relief.

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The Big Test: Support Your Students in the Credentialing ProcessAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

Sitting for the state-approved exam and obtaining massage credentials is one of the more stressful events in a massage student's or graduate's career process. In fact, around 30 percent of students graduate from massage programs but never sit for the exam or get their credentials. Join ABMP's Anne Williams as she explores strategies schools and instructors can adopt to help students effectively prepare for the exam and move efficiently through the credentialing process.

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The Latest in Reducing Attrition: Research and ResourcesAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

Attrition is defined as the reduction in student numbers based on withdrawal from a course of study including transfers or leaves of absence. Often students drop out of massage programs for the wrong reasons and negatively impact themselves and the massage school business. Schools lose thousands of dollars each year because they fail to address attrition issues. Join Anne Williams, ABMP's Director of Education, for a discussion of methods schools can use to reduce student drops and improve retention.

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The Massage Therapy Foundation: The Role of Research LiteracyRuth Werner

1 CE Hour

A massage therapist's ability to reach out to other health-care providers in universally understood and respected language is dependent on research literacy: the ability to read, interpret, and evaluate research. Research literacy can also impact how and where a massage therapist practices. Join Ruth Werner and Diana Thompson for a discussion on the importance of incorporating research results into your massage therapy program.

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The Mystery of PainDouglas Nelson

1 CE Hour

Emerging advances in the science of pain are not only fascinating, they open doors to possible avenues of treatment. Douglas Nelson introduces research on pain as presented in his book, The Mystery of Pain. He discusses the definition of pain, the scientific understanding, and the many physical, psychological, and environmental factors that influence its intensity.

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Tips for Teaching Business ClassesCherie Sohnen-Moe

1 CE Hour

Noted business expert and educator Cherie Sohnen-Moe explores common challenges to business classes and best practices for teaching business topics to massage students effectively.

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Touching the Mind with BodyworkDeane Juhan

1 CE Hour

In this webinar, Deane Juhan discusses the transformative power of touch and its potential as a communicative, nurturing voice in the dialogues between our bodies and our minds. Topics include the important properties of water (our most basic constituent), the skin, the connective tissue matrix, neuropeptides, the neuromuscular system, and the many forms of memories in our bodies.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Ankle PainBen Benjamin, PhD

1 CE Hour

Precise testing is the crucial first step to detect which injury is causing pain in the lateral ankle. Sometimes an important tendon which helps stabilize the ankle is injured and masquerades as a lateral ankle sprain. Learn how to assess and treat this common injury. Relevant anatomy and assessment tests for lateral ankle sprains, as well as therapeutic techniques for treatment of this most common ankle sprain, are discussed.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Cervical PainBen Benjamin, PhD

1 CE Hour

Join Ben Benjamin for an in-depth discussion of cervical pain and central ligament sprains in the neck. Benjamin explores six ligament sprains that can cause everything from neck and arm pain to severe headache-like pain coming from the neck. Explore the relevant anatomy, assessment, treatment techniques, and crucial factors to consider when working with this challenging pain condition.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Hip and Thigh PainBen Benjamin, PhD

1 CE Hour

There are more than 20 injuries that occur in the hip and thigh. The standard assessment techniques are often confusing and inconclusive. In particular, hip-joint injuries are often confused with low-back injuries or tendon strains of the upper thigh. Most therapists don't know how to assess or treat these injuries. Ben Benjamin discusses three common injuries to the hip and thigh and what you can do to help them heal more quickly.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Knee PainBen Benjamin, PhD

1 CE Hour

Do you know how to detect the 23 most common pain and injury conditions of the knee? Millions of people suffer from debilitating knee injuries. Whether your clients are competitive athletes or couch potatoes, you're certain to encounter individuals with knee problems. Ben Benjamin discusses one of the most common knee injuries, the relevant anatomy and assessment tests for this condition, as well as therapeutic techniques to treat it.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Low Back PainBen Benjamin, PhD

1 CE Hour

Ben Benjamin discusses the most common (and most commonly overlooked) causes of low-back pain. Learn the relevant anatomy, assessment tests, and effective treatment techniques that can reduce, prevent, and eliminate severe and chronic low-back pain.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Shoulder PainBen Benjamin, PhD

1 CE Hour

This webinar explains one of the most common injuries to the shoulder and goes into great detail on the anatomy, assessment, and treatment of subscapularis strains. This important, but commonly misunderstood, injury causes intense pain in the shoulder and also refers pain as far as the wrist. Many people suffer from this shoulder injury and have no idea they can be easily treated if it's correctly identified.

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Use Instructional Scaffolding to Improve Learner OutcomesAnne Williams

1 CE Hour

Instructional scaffolding is used to help students understand important ideas, make connections between concepts, learn new practical skills, or combine the practical and conceptual into an integrated skill. Instructors can use scaffolding to help move students from where they are now to the next level of skill, knowledge, and ability.

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Using Facebook to Grow Your Massage PracticeEric Brown

1 CE Hour

Learn how to set up your Facebook profile and business page quickly and easily, manage your privacy settings to separate your personal and professional lives, and use proven tips and tricks to maximize your results. Step-by-step instructions show you how to build your fan base fast.

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Using Research to Market Your Massage Therapy PracticeLaura Allen

1 CE Hour

Laura Allen shows you how to conduct your own research projects, find and utilize existing research, apply for grants, share research with clients and other members of the health-care team, and get attention for your research.

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What is Pediatric Massage?Tina Allen

1 CE Hour

Explore pediatric massage: how to become trained in this area, the applications for pediatric massage, the many benefits associated with this modality, and research that has reinforced these benefits.

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Writing a Case Report 1: Where Do You Start?Jerrilyn Cambron, PhD

1 CE Hour

A case report is a description of a client seen in clinical practice, which is written in a scientific manner. Case reports may be the only evidence published on massage therapy for a given condition and may be the "springboard" for researchers to develop larger studies. In this introductory webinar, learn how to decide which case might be worth documenting and how to choose the journal to which you will submit your report.

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Writing a Case Report 2: Introduction and Discussion SectionsRuth Werner

1 CE Hour

While acknowledging that writing a case report is an ambitious project, this webinar helps break the "elephant" into bite-size pieces. Listeners interested in doing a case report will come out of this hour with step-by-step suggestions for how to go about the important task of writing the introduction and discussion sections of a good case report, with special emphasis on using other scientists' work to help inform and advance your own project.

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Writing a Case Report 3: Reporting the CaseKaren Boulanger

1 CE Hour

This webinar focuses on how to write the methods and results section of a case report. This includes describing the client, the specific intervention (massage technique), assessments used, and the results of the treatment. Advice on how to determine the best measurements to use and how to appropriately present the results are given.

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Writing a Case Report 4: Research PostersKim Goral Stevenson

1 CE Hour

Research posters are a visual snapshot of information contained in research articles and case reports. They are a great way to communicate the effects of massage therapy in a variety of settings such as your office, a health fair, or even a research conference. Participants learn how to design and create a research poster, building on concepts discussed in the previous "Writing a Case Report" webinars. Different uses of research posters are also discussed.

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Writing a Case Report 5: Experience From the FieldRosemary Chunco

1 CE Hour

Rosemary Chunco, a Massage Therapy Foundation Case Report Contest gold award winner, presents this final webinar in the series of five. She discusses the challenges encountered in writing a case report and gives tips and encouraging reasons why students and practitioners should consider writing a report.

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Your Alumni - Your Best Marketing Team Ever!Kristin Coverly

1 CE Hour

How do you encourage alumni to do word-of-mouth marketing for your program? Join Kristin Coverly to explore strategies to turn your alumni into your best marketing team ever!

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