Top Five ABMP Courses of 2019

ABMP members enhanced their skills and knowledge this year by taking advantage of the outstanding online education and CE that comes with membership. With access to over 200 courses in the ABMP Education Center, it’s easy for members to find a video-based course to match their interests (and state requirements). These five courses were members’ favorites in 2019. Visit the ABMP Education Center to discover your next favorite course and start learning and earning CE!

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 in the low back, 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.

Read Dr. Benjamin's accompanying Massage & Bodywork magazine article, "Massage Therapy and Sexual Misconduct" in the September/October 2017 issue.

Stretching the Neck with Joe Muscolino: Join Dr. Joe Muscolino for a comprehensive course on stretching the neck. Learn to effectively stretch the six major functional muscle groups in the neck: the flexors and extensors in the sagittal plane, the right lateral flexors and left lateral flexors in the frontal plane, and the right rotators and left rotators in the transverse plane. An emphasis is placed on optimal body mechanics and client positioning while performing multiple techniques including static stretching, dynamic stretching, pin and stretch, contract-relax, and agonist-contract.

Read Dr. Muscolino’s accompanying Massage & Bodywork magazine article, “Stretching the Neck,” in the May/June 2019 issue.

Ayurvedic Holistic Philosophy and Chakra System with Marc Zollicoffer: Ayurveda is an ancient Indian healing tradition that has been practiced for more than five thousand years and continues to influence the world today. This course explores Ayurveda’s holistic framework and foundational concepts to help you understand the complex nature of health and wellness. In addition, this course introduces you to the basics of the chakra system and concludes with a guided meditation. These ayurvedic concepts will help bring a holistic perspective to your practice.

Myofascial Techniques: Sciatica, A New Look with Til Luchau: Join Til Luchau in this engaging and practical webinar to learn new ways to assess and address sciatic pain. Drawing from up-to-date perspectives and recent research on pain and neuroinflammation, Til walks us through a chapter from his best-selling book, Advanced Myofascial Techniques Volume II, and shares valuable tips, clear concepts, spectacular 3D animations, and multiple hands-on techniques from actual training sessions.

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