Course curriculum

A comprehensive curriculum (6.5 CEU) for learning medical massage for the Shoulder, Arm, Forearm, Hand, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course!

    • A Message From Your Instructor

  • 2

    Let's Get Started!

    • Learning Objectives for Medical Massage of the Extremities

    • Introduction to Medical Massage

  • 3

    Medical Massage of the Shoulder and Arm

    • Anatomy Review of the Shoulder and Arm

    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    • Adhesive Capsulitis

    • Rotator Cuff Impingement and Tears

    • Shoulder Bursitis

    • Shoulder Osteoarthritis

  • 4

    Medical Massage of the Forearm and Hand

    • Anatomy Review of the Forearm and Hand

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    • Lateral Epicondylitis

    • Medial Epicondylitis

    • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

    • Trigger Finger

  • 5

    Medical Massage of the Hip and Knee

    • Anatomy Review of the Hip and Knee

    • Piriformis Syndrome

    • Trochanteric Bursitis

    • Iliotibial Band Syndrome

    • Sacroiliac Dysfunction

    • Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

    • Ligament and Meniscal Tears of the Knee

    • Patellofemoral Syndrome

  • 6

    Medical Massage of the Ankle and Foot

    • Anatomy Review of the Ankle and Foot

    • Plantar Fasciitis

    • Achilles Tendonitis

    • Ankle Sprain

    • Shin Splints

    • Hallux Valgus

  • 7

    Test Your Knowledge!

    • Medical Massage of the Extremities Quiz

  • 8

    Before You Go!

    • Course Evaluation

Course Benefits

Completion of this 6.5 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 6.5 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.