Clinical Rehabilitative Massage Specialty Certificate Program

NCBTMB is proud to partner with the Academy of Clinical Massage to empower new and veteran massage therapists with the opportunity to achieve a Specialty Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitative Massage—an exclusive certificate available to therapists who complete the Academy’s Clinical Rehabilitative Massage Program.

Program Breakdown

This continuing education program has been evolving and growing for over 12 years into its current format.

Created and led by Whitney Lowe, this specialty program is the first of its kind to focus on key components of clinical rehabilitation science. It provides in-depth study of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, their assessment and treatment, and reviews of core clinical practice skills.

The new program is backed by Lowe’s revolutionary online program and hands-on training and a Specialty Certificate Exam administered by NCBTMB.

Program Requirements

  1. Complete all Clinical Orthopedic Massage online courses. (Seven courses totaling approximately 130 hours.)
  2. Complete all classroom/hands-on massage trainings. (Two courses totaling approximately 32 hours.)
  3. Passing score on the NCBTMB Specialty Exam. (Online; 140 questions.)

Course Details

Applicants may take online coursework or hands-on classes in any order. The online component focuses on key facets of rehabilitation science: anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pathology, kinesiology, clinical reasoning and treatment planning.

Putting this key information in the online format gives the opportunity to make this program available to busy working professionals regardless of their geographic or time limitations.

The hands-on training courses are designed to give additional advanced massage skills, but not be focused on a specific technique or modality.

Participating instructors in this program have been selected because of their many years of contributing to advanced massage training in assessment and treatment of pain and injury conditions. Current instructors include Whitney Lowe, Judith Delany, L.M.T., James Waslaski and Douglas Nelson, L.M.T., B.C.T.M.B., C.N.M.T.

Program Purpose

A Specialty Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitative Massage provides you with the credentials your clients, employer and insurance companies appreciate while giving you the training you need for addressing conditions clients seek effective solutions for today.

The program helps you to thoroughly understand why treatments function and how they are effective, and how to make wise, strategic choices.

You learn the why, what and how so that your treatments can be based on sound problem-solving. It is this knowledge and these skills that will make you a more effective clinician and lead to a more satisfying practice and loyalty from your clients.

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