Course curriculum

A comprehensive curriculum (6 CEU) for learning medical massage for neurological, neuromuscular, post-surgical and oncologic conditions

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course!

    • A Message From Your Instructor

  • 2

    Let's Get Started!

    • Introduction to Medical Massage

    • Learning Objectives for Medical Massage for Neurological, Neuromuscular, Post-Surgical and Oncologic Conditions

  • 3

    Medical Massage for Neurological Conditions

    • Peripheral Neuropathy

    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

    • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • 4

    Medical Massage for Neuromuscular Conditions

    • Fibromyalgia

    • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    • Muscular Dystrophy

    • Cerebral Palsy

  • 5

    Medical Massage for Post-Surgical Conditions

    • Total Joint Replacement

    • Back Surgery

    • Rotator Cuff Repair

    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair

    • Meniscal Tear Surgery

  • 6

    Medical Massage for Oncologic Conditions

    • Cancer Overview and Treatment

    • Cancer Surgery and Massage Considerations

    • Radiation and Massage Considerations

    • Chemotherapy and Massage Considerations

    • Oncology Massage

    • Oncology Massage Intake

    • Massage Modifications and Treatment Planning

    • Cancer Recommendations and Referral

  • 7

    Test Your Knowledge!

    • Medical Massage for Neurological, Neuromuscular, Post-Surgical and Oncologic Conditions Quiz

  • 8

    Before You Go!

    • Course Evaluation

  • 9

    Next Steps...

    • Here's What's Next!

Course Benefits

Completion of this 6 CE NCBTMB-approved course will help ensure the massage therapist is a sought-after and respected member of the healthcare team

  • Understand Medical Conditions

    Explore in greater detail the pathophysiology and etiology of a number of medical conditions and injuries you may routinely encounter in your massage practice

  • Improve Client's Lives

    Use your advanced knowledge of medical pathologies to safely and effectively apply appropriate massage techniques to improve the quality of life of your clients

  • Expand Your Practice

    Build your clientele and business by offering beneficial, therapeutic massage therapy services and partnering with other medical professionals

Enroll Today!

This 6 CEU course is essential training for those who want to work in a medical setting or wish to receive referrals from healthcare providers such as physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapists


Erin Erb Hughes, PT, LMT

Erin is a physical therapist, licensed massage therapist and certified personal trainer with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals, outpatient orthopedic clinics, chiropractic offices, gyms, medical spas, and in client's homes. Her courses and teaching blend together her advanced knowledge and understanding of pathology, rehabilitation, and wellness concepts.