Course curriculum

A comprehensive curriculum (5 CEU) for learning medical massage for the Spine and for Postural Dysfunction

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course!

    • A Message From Your Instructor

  • 2

    Let's Get Started!

    • Introduction to Medical Massage

    • Learning Objectives for Medical Massage of the Spine and for Postural Dysfunction

  • 3

    Medical Massage of the Head, Neck and Jaw

    • Review of Pain, Spasm and Stages of Healing

    • Anatomy Review: Bony Landmarks of the Head, Neck and Jaw

    • Anatomy Review: Head, Neck and Jaw Musculature

    • Anatomy Review: Blood and Nerve Supply of the Head, Neck and Jaw

    • Cervical Strain and Whiplash

    • Cervical Disc Degeneration and Herniation

    • Headache and Migraine

    • Temporomandibular DIsorder

    • Cervical Osteoarthritis

  • 4

    Medical Massage of the Back and Spine

    • Anatomy Review of the Back and Spine

    • Low Back Pain

    • Sciatica

    • Pirfiformis Sydrome

    • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

    • Degenerative Disc Disease and Herniation

    • Scoliosis

    • Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

    • Spinal Stenosis

    • Ankylosing Spondylosis

    • Sponylolisthesis

  • 5

    Medical Massage for Postural Dysfunction

    • Postural Analysis

    • Postural Conditions

  • 6

    Test Your Knowledge!

    • Medical Massage of the Spine and for Postural Dysfunction Quiz

  • 7

    Before You Go!

    • Course Evaluation

  • 8

    Next Steps...

    • Here's What's Next!

Course Benefits

Completion of this 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 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.