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Musculoskeletal Anatomy for the Massage Therapist

Credits: 4
Course Number: 10-537-120

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Course Description

10-537-120 MUSCULOSKELETAL ANATOMY FOR THE MASSAGE THERAPIST ...this course introduces students to the anatomy and function of the skeletal and muscular systems of the body. Students learn the names, locations, insertion points, and actions of many of the muscles of the human anatomy. Furthermore, students apply what they learn and develop the essential palpation skills to identify the bones and muscles that comprise the musculoskeletal system. Students also acquire necessary skills for practical range of motion movements.

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  • Fall

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What will I learn?

  1. Explain the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system
  2. Identify anatomy and kinematics of the pelvis & hip
  3. Identify anatomy and kinematics of the thigh & knee
  4. Identify anatomy and kinematics of the leg, ankle & foot
  5. Identify anatomy and kinematics of the shoulder & arm
  6. Identify anatomy and kinematics of the elbow, wrist and hand
  7. Identify anatomy and kinematics of spine & thorax
  8. Identify anatomy and kinematics of the head, neck and jaw
  9. Identify planes of the body.
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