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Seminars in Training, Rehab and Pain Therapy

Sept. 24, Toronto, Ont. – MSK-Plus invites massage therapists to its accredited programs in training, rehabilitation and pain therapy.  Courses are scheduled for fall 2012 and will be held in Toronto.  Practicing RMTs and students are welcome.

September 25, 2012  By Massage Therapy Canada

has designed continuing education seminars for musculoskeletal professionals to
enhance delivery of clinical services while increasing client base.  Course offerings include:



seminars will be held on Saturday November 10, from 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m., and
on Sunday November 11, from 8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m at MSK-Plus facilities, 355
Eglinton Ave E, in Toronto.

By the
end of this course participants will be able to:


  • Describe the biophysics of
    electrical stimulation (IFC/TENS/NMES) /therapeutic ultrasound;
  • Describe the absolute
    contraindications of electrical stimulation/therapeutic ultrasound;
  • Describe the relative
    precautions of electrical stimulation/therapeutic ultrasound;
  • Describe the indications for
    basic and special applications of electrical stimulation therapy/therapeutic
  • Construct a patient care plan
    for the each of the basic applications for electrical stimulation (analgesic
    effects, muscle relaxing effects) and therapeutic ultrasound (thermal /
    non thermal effects);
  • Construct a patient care plan
    for the special applications for electrical stimulation machines
    (strengthening, re-education) and therapeutic ultrasound (phonophoresis
    and calcific tendinopathies);
  • Administer electrical
    stimulation and therapeutic ultrasound for therapeutic purposes using a
    diverse array of application techniques (self adhesive pads, carbon
    electrode pads, stainless steel/suction pads and gel/water baths);
  • Modify a patient care plan
    for therapeutic electrical stimulation/therapeutic ultrasound to
    accommodate relative patient precautions;
  • Compare and contrast
    differences in professional therapeutic electrical stimulation /
    therapeutic ultrasound machines;
  • Test an electrical
    stimulation/therapeutic ultrasound machine to ensure it is operational.


Craig Liebenson – The Rehab Continuum – Stability to Performance from Head to



In this
course, learners will explore the following topics:


  • Gravity, workplace design
    flaws and training myths: A Postural Conspiracy;
  • The Overhead Athlete: Should
    they crawl before they throw?;
  • The Hip-Shoulder Kinetic
    Chain and Scapular Dyskinesis;
  • Chops and Lifts: The
    Core-Upper Quarter Connection;
  • The Best Way to Extend the
    Mid- Thoracic Spine is….
  • The Sternal “Crunch” and
    “Packing” Your Neck;
  • What is the Most Important
    Movement Pattern?;
  • Janda’s Movement Patterns –
    The orofacial-foot connection;
  • Why Not Being Able to Hold
    Your Head Up Can Be a Pain in the Neck; and
  • The Challenging Pain Patient:
    Inflammation versus Sensitization.



visit the MSK-Plus website at
for more details about these and other MSK-Plus seminars, including registration/early-bird
information, CEU ratings, course dates and more.


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