The Neuromuscular Therapy course of study includes courses focusing on physiological problems and western methods of treatment. This specialization will prepare massage therapists to practice in a clinical setting with techniques specific for treatment of sports injuries, chronic pain, postural dysfunction and other types of physical problems. The approach is most appropriate for working closely with the western medical model and will provide the therapist with a clear under- standing of medical terminology and the ability to interact with professionals in that environment. This path provides preparation for the therapist interested in techniques desired for working in the Chiropractic Office, Sports Clinic, Pain Management Clinic, Physical Therapy Office, Health Club or Spa environment.
This specialization certificate program further develops the applications of the basic neuromuscular concepts and techniques presented in the introductory class; specifically, the Trigger point theory and treatments of Janet Travell and the assessment and remediation of soft tissue lesions developed by James Cyriax.
Certificate Course Requirements
150 Clock Hours
Prerequisites: Students must meet all general admission requirements and any prerequisites for any course in this specialization. In addition, students are required to have successfully completed the Contemporary Methods (A & B) courses and Anatomy for the Body Therapist (including Applied Studies) or equivalent.
|Required Courses||Course Title||Credit Units||Credit Hours|
|NMT301||Introduction to Neuromuscular Therapy||2.50||30|
|NMT322U||NMT- Upper Girdle||1.25||15|
|NMT322L||NMT- Lower Girdle||1.25||15|
|NMT322N||NMT- Neck & TMJ||1.25||15|
|NMT322A||Spine & Abdomen||1.25||15|
|RSS424||Research: Case Report||2.50||30|
|Guided Elective(s)||see choices below||2.50||30|
|Total Units / Hours||12.50||150|
|Guided Electives Include:|
|PSI318||Principles of Structural Integration||2.50||30|
|EL304H||Passive Joint/Deep Tissue Blends||2.50||30|