Pathology of Chronic Conditions for Massage Therapists

  • Define pathology and relate it to the practice of massage therapy.
  • Describe the different forms of cerebral palsy and how they affect functioning of people.
  • Explain what causes cerebral palsy and where its effects are manifested.
  • List the kinds of treatments that may be used to help cerebral palsy patients.
  • List the symptoms that people with fibromyalgia may exhibit.
  • Explain how fibromyalgia is diagnosed.
  • List the benefits of massage for people with fibromyalgia and the general types of massage that should be used.
  • Explain the differences in symptoms of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain.
  • Define trigger points and their relation to myofascial pain.
  • List treatments for myofascial pain, including indications for massage.
  • Describe the criteria for diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • List possible causes of chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • List treatment options for chronic fatigue syndrome.
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