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Using Your Thumbs Wisely

2 Hour CE Course

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  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.

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Fully Online Materials and Test

Contents: Manual, videos and multiple-choice test all online.



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Learning Objectives

  • List common body-use patterns that lead to overuse and injury of the thumbs.
  • Describe an alternate means of using the thumbs that causes less strain and promotes better body mechanics.
  • Assess body mechanics and identify specific ways in which thumbs are being overused or misused while massaging.
  • Develop the ability to assess one's body mechanics while working to identify early when problems are developing.
  • Utilize a more beneficial approach to using their thumbs, while massaging the client both in prone and supine.
  • Implement the three steps of this more beneficial approach: 1. use the thumbs only when necessary; 2. use the whole body more; and 3. support the thumbs and keep them in line.
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