Home-Study Resource Center
The home-study courses resource center, sponsored by the Freedom From Pain Institute, is designed to provide the latest news, information, articles and tools related to home-study continuing education courses for massage and bodywork therapists.
Home-study courses provide working massage therapists and bodyworkers with the ability to expand their repertoire and earn continuing education credits at a time and place that is convenient and affordable for them. Home study, online and distance learning, has gained popularity within the past few years, as massage professionals seek more ways to receive higher education in a timely and cost-effective manner.
The Freedom From Pain Institute is dedicated to the research and treatment of chronic pain conditions. In his duty as executive director, Erik Dalton, Ph.D., shares his broad therapeutic background in massage, Rolfing and osteopathy in his entertaining and informative pain-management continuing education workshops, books and videos.
While professional ethics courses are usually required for massage therapists to become licensed, actually implementing the concept outside of the classroom can be difficult.
Whether aiming for expertise or building a diverse service menu, home-based continuing education can help you grow your skill set in all kinds of modalities, from sports massage to shiatsu and beyond. Planting the Seed Upon graduating from massage school, most new practitioners have a solid knowledge of at least one modality and may have a... Read More »
As a busy professional, there are many reasons you may prefer to complete your continuing education requirements via home study. However, home study can often seem like a good idea until you begin trying to fit it into your day-to-day routine. Here are some tips that will help you make sure you get the most... Read More »
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I'm always shocked at how many golfers come into my office this time of year with low back pain!
Recent stats: 53 percent of male and 45 percent of female golfers suffer low back pain; 30 percent of professional golfers play injured; 33 percent of ... Read More »
How long do you treat before referring them out?
Do you continue to see clients/patients for months/years even though they appear to be making little or no progress? How long before you decide to refer ... Read More »
Why Are Long Legs Better?
According to Herman Pontzer, Ph.D (Journal of Experimental Biology), fossil records show that 2 million yrs. ago, human leg length suddenly began to increase...presumably to conserve ... Read More »
What's with all the CT and PET scans?
Does this bother anyone but me? My Mom, a breast cancer survivor, received 4 CT-scans in the past 6 months due to a minor whiplash injury. Research just ... Read More »
Age old argument...shoes or no shoes?
How about today's custom-fitted shoes? Do they permit natural gait? While providing custom fit, they also incorporate the usual biomechanical faults, i.e., elevated heels, lack of ... Read More »
Should spinal biomechanics be taught in massage school?
I taught at an All-Canadian Conference in Winnipeg a few years ago and was surprised at the passion workshop participants had for spinal biomechanics. One school ... Read More »