August’s Top 5 ABMP Webinars

ABMP members, we have compiled August’s top 5 webinars so that you can learn popular subject matter at your convenience! These videos provide hands-on massage techniques that you can immediately apply to your practice. Watch the webinars on demand in the ABMP Education Center, then take a short quiz to earn free CE hours.

Our most popular webinars from last month are as follows:

“A Detailed Approach to Low-Back Pain” with Allison Denney: Join Allison Denney of Rebel Massage for a dynamic webinar that takes an in-depth look at the muscles, structures, and common dysfunctions of the lumbar region while putting the “fun” in functional anatomy. Detailed muscles painted on a client show the relationship between where the muscles are, what they do, and how they most often create a pain response. Explore examples of how each of the three common low-back issues—overuse injuries, muscles strains, and trigger points—occurs and learn practical treatment approaches you can use with your clients today.

"Ethics: Preventing Sexual Misconduct in Massage Therapy" with Ben Benjamin: This ethics course addresses the critical topic of sexual misconduct in massage therapy. Viewers will learn the definition and history of sexual abuse, how to maintain sexual boundaries in draping and quality of touch, and the warning signs of predator therapists. Ethical guidelines for schools, spas, clinic owners, therapists, and clients are given to prevent sexual, physical, and emotional harm in massage therapy. Use this webinar as your guide to create a safe and ethical practice.

“The Challenge of Upper Extremity Overuse Disorders” with Whitney Lowe: Overuse injuries of the upper extremity are common and occur as a result of many recreational activities and occupations—including massage therapy. This group of problems of the shoulder, elbow, forearm, and hand is critical for practitioners to understand. Join Whitney Lowe as he uses stunning 3D anatomy images and video to explore the key anatomical and biomechanical factors that can lead to seven upper extremity injuries including shoulder impingement, posterior rotator cuff injury, bicipital tendinosis, epicondylitis, pronator teres syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome. You’ll also learn key assessment and treatment strategies to help get clients back to healthy activity as soon as possible. 

"Maintaining Sexual Ethics: Part 1-Key Concepts" with Anne Williams: Every person in massage workplace or school environments must maintain the highest sexual ethics. This webinar aims to provide clarity on key terms and concepts related to sexual innuendo, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation. This content is for all massage profession stakeholders, including massage practitioners, clinic owners, managers, and staff, as well as massage school administrators, faculty, and students. With a common, informed language, the massage profession can hold honest, meaningful discussions about how to protect clients and each other from unwanted, inappropriate, or violent sexual behaviors.

"Fibromyalgia: The Invisible Disease" with Ruth Werner: Fibromyalgia syndrome is the second-most commonly diagnosed musculoskeletal disorder in the United States—only osteoarthritis is diagnosed more often. Yet, little is well understood about this common condition—including that it turns out NOT to be a musculoskeletal disorder. This course will examine current thinking about the etiology of fibromyalgia and implications for the safe and effective practice of massage therapy for our clients who live with this challenging condition. 

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