Clinical Massage Strategies Series


Functional Assessment and Treatment of the

Shoulder Girdle:   Friday & Saturday, March 13 – 14, 2020 

Thoracolumbar Spine:  Monday & Tuesday, July 13 -14, 2020

Pelvic Girdle:  Monday & Tuesday, September 21 – 22, 2020

Cervical Spine:   Friday & Saturday, October 16 – 17, 2020

Location: Unity Center for Peace, 8800 Seawell School Road, Chapel Hill, NC

This four part series offers streamlined approaches that combine advanced critical thinking skills and anatomically specific manual therapy protocols for more effective ways to help your clients.

See below for more information and full course description

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Clinical Massage Strategies Series 2020

Functional Assessment and Treatment of the Shoulder Girdle:   March 13 – 14

Functional Assessment and Treatment of the Thoracolumbar Spine:  July 13 – 14

Functional Assessment and Treatment of the Pelvic Girdle:  September 21 – 22

Functional Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Spine:   October 16 – 17

My hip is bothering me … It hurts when I move my arm this way … I can’t seem to get this backache to go away …

How often do your clients present with pain, discomfort or limitations in movement that leave you wondering where to begin treatment?

Functional assessment allows a practitioner to make sound decisions about how, or if, a client should be treated. It is a process of gathering information, providing more data to use in clinical thinking and problem solving that results in quicker, more effective ways to help your clients. Detailed functional assessment is a critical tool in understanding a client’s pain and discomfort, identifying contraindicated conditions, and determining whether massage is appropriate.

Utilizing a combination of visual, tactile and movement methods, functional assessment distinguishes the types of tissues or structures that may be involved, assisting the therapist in designing more focused, specific treatments. It also provides a baseline and way to measure progress through the course of treatment.

Improve your clinical skills by developing competence in testing and treating musculoskeletal dysfunction of the hip, shoulder girdle and spine. In these workshops, you will learn a systematic approach that will help you develop the most effective treatment plans.

We will cover the anatomy and kinesiology for each region, basic range of motion and Manual Resistive Testing, anatomically specific massage techniques, and clinical reasoning skills. This material provides a useful introduction to clinical massage strategies and deepens proficiency for therapists of all skill levels. It will enable you to help your clients with a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, and to work more efficiently to achieve greater results.

Each workshop is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.,  14 CE hours each

Cervical Spine will be held at Old Murphey School in Durham, NC

All others at Unity Center of Peace in Chapel Hill, NC

You may register for these workshops individually ($330 each), or together as a package ($1100 for all four,  a $230 savings!)


What to bring: Please bring a massage table, rolling stool, sheets, a bolster/ pillow and lubricant (cream or lotion based). If you are unable to bring a massage table, please let us know in the Order Notes section at checkout. We will need one massage table for every two people attending. Plan to wear or bring clothing that allows for ease of movement and visibility of the body regions being addressed.