Become Certified as an Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) Therapist.
Join us for the Advanced OM certification Summer Intensive.
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Course 1: Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Anterior Neck. Date: July 13, 2017
Course 2: Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Posterior Neck. Date: July 13, 2017
Course 3: Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Chest and Anterior Shoulder Date: July 14, 2017
Course 4: Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Rotator Cuff. Date: July 14, 2017
Course 5: Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Lumbar/SI. Date: July 15, 2017
Course 6: Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Hip and Thigh. Date: July 15, 2017
Course 7: Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Leg and Foot. Date: July 16, 2017
Course 8: Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Forearm, wrist and Hand. Date: July 16, 2017.
What is Advanced Orthopedic Massage?
Advanced Orthopedic Massage is based on the principle of massaging with respect to the musculature’s anatomy. You will be presented with concepts created by your instructor such as: muscle base, scooping and vector of force. Additionally, because the body is designed to move, a strong emphasis of this course is on moving the joints to produce the desired effect - a return to health. Enhance your skills to massage like an orthopaedic surgeon, with precision and results.
How can your clients benefit from Advanced Orthopedic Massage (OM)?
and save with the early admission price of $889, expires June 29, 2017. (Regular: $1256).
Specifics of each Advanced OM course
Anterior Neck: Learn how to move the upper and lower c-spine and learn how to apply OM (Orthopedic Massage) to the following muscles: SCM, anterior, middle and posterior scalenes and longus colli.
Posterior Neck: Learn how to precisely locate all origins and insertions of the muscles attaching on the cranium, transverse processes and spinous processes. You will learn how to apply OM (Orthopedic Massage) to the following muscles: Splenii, Semispinalis capitis, Suboccipitals, Levator scapulae, Rhomboids and ES on prone, supine and sideline.
Chest and Anterior Shoulder: Learn how to move the shoulder joint as well as learning how to apply orthopedic massage to the following muscles: Scalenes, Pectoralis Major, Pectoralis Minor and Serratus Anterior, Teres Major, Latissimus Dorsi and Subscapularis.
Rotator Cuff: Learn how to integrate movement of the shoulder joint and how to apply orthopedic massage to the following muscles: Upper Trapezius, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres minor, Teres major and Subscapularis.
Lumbar and SI Joint: Learn how to apply OM (Orthopedic Massage) to the following muscles: ES, QL, Deep paraspinals, Piriformis. Due to the many people that suffer from SI joint dysfunction and low back pain, this course will teach you which muscles to focus on and how to treat or not treat those suffering. You will also learn how to ‘open’ the lower back, taking care not to destabilize the SI joints during treatment.
Hip and Thigh: This course focuses on the hip joint, to help your clients with osteoarthritis and tight hips in general. You will learn how to move the hip joint, apply joint play and execute orthopedic massage to the following muscles: Gluteus medius, minimus, piriformis, iliacus, hamstring and TFL.
Leg and Foot: Learn to treat the foot and leg using the principles of OM. Focus includes: the ankle joint (joint play) and foot and the muscles of the calf and leg: gastrocnemius, soleus, tibialis anterior, posterior, peroneus longus, brevis, plantar fascia and the Flexor hallucis longus.
Forearm, Wrist and Hand: Learn to precisely locate all origins and insertions of the muscles attaching on the elbow and wrist. You will learn how to apply OM (Orthopedic Massage) to the following muscles: Wrist flexors, extensors, pronator teres and supinator.
Credits per course
NHPC: 5 | RMTA: 4 | MTAA: 4 | MTAS: 4 | MTAM: 4 | CRMTA: 4 | NCBTMB: 4
Your instructors, Linda Hoppe and Mara Boaru are passionate about musculoskeletal anatomy and Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage). They are both devoted to helping students perfect techniques. They are your OM specialists and have been the senior instructors in Advanced OM and Treatment at MRU for more than 20 years.
What to bring to the seminars?
Large and small towels
Oil / Lotion / Gel
All the energy and enthusiasm you possess
Massage tables are provided