A Massage Therapist’s Guide to COVID-19 with Ruth Werner

2020 ABMP CE Summit: Connection. Education. Inspiration.

Connect with your massage community and leaders in the profession online at the 2020 ABMP CE Summit: Connection. Education. Inspiration! This virtual education experience addresses a wide variety of topics to share timely and valuable information to enrich your practice and life. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with the presenters live online, learn tools to help navigate this unique time, and connect virtually with your massage and bodywork community. This event—including 9 hours of CE—is free for everyone in the profession at www.abmp.com/summit! One free event registration gives you access to all of the presentations.

The full schedule is available below, and here we are highlighting the Thursday, October 22 presentation "A Massage Therapist’s Guide to COVID-19" with Ruth Werner. COVID-19 presents unprecedented challenges to the massage therapy profession. In this course, pathology expert Ruth Werner focuses on what we currently understand about COVID-19, including the pathophysiology, communicability, and many complications of this infection. Werner discusses how to make safe, effective, evidence-informed decisions, and shares client-screening suggestions for safety.

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Ruth Werner

Ruth Werner is an educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who struggle with health. She wrote the groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology. Werner writes a column for Massage & Bodywork magazine, serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and teaches continuing education workshops in research and pathology all over the world. Visit her website at www.ruthwerner.com, or join her on Facebook, www.facebook.com/pathologyqueen, for more information.

Schedule

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

10:00 a.m. MT: Keynote Presentation "Surviving Together: A Conversation with Massage Therapists" with ABMP President Les Sweeney
10:30 a.m. MT: “Addressing Health Disparities in Communities of Color with Wellness Approaches” with Dr. Nicola Finley (1 CE hour)
11:45 a.m. MT: ABMP Video Podcast Episode with Anne Williams of Massage Mastery Online (Aromatherapy)
12:00 p.m. MT: ABMP Video Podcast Episode with Angie Parris-Raney (Healing Through the Senses)
12:30 p.m. MT: “Plantar Foot Pain” with Whitney Lowe and Til Luchau (1 CE hour)
1:30 p.m. MT: Community Connection: Live Recap

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

10:00 a.m. MT: “Presence, Boundaries, and Emotional Resiliency” with Healwell’s Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan (1 CE hour)
11:15 a.m. MT: “A Detailed Approach to General Neck Pain” with Allison Denney (1 CE hour)
12:30 p.m. MT: ABMP Video Podcast Episode with Allissa Haines and Michael Reynolds of Massage Business Blueprint (Financially Surviving COVID-19)
1:00 p.m. MT: “Touching Trauma” with Chris Smith and Cindy Williams (1 CE hour)
2:00 p.m. MT: Community Connection: Live Recap

Thursday, October 22, 2020

9:30 a.m. MT: “Balancing the Shoulder: Practical Clinic” with Tom Myers (1.5 CE hours)
11:15 a.m. MT: “Connection and Courage in Times of Uncertainty” with Amy Andrews McMaster (1 CE hour)
12:30 p.m. MT: “A Massage Therapist’s Guide to COVID-19” with Ruth Werner (1.5 CE hours)
2:00 p.m. MT: Community Connection: Live Recap

All times listed are for the mountain time zone. Not sure what time zone you’re in? Check your time zone here!

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