Online Course & Online Test

The online test for this course contains  18  multiple choice questions.

Massage Therapy CEs | Pathology

Pathology - Morton Foot Structure

Massage Therapy Continuing education CEs available: 3

Course classification: Cognitive (course materials consist of concepts related to massage therapy but do not teach a specific hands-on modality)

Approved by: Institute of Somatic Therapy (Judith Koch) is approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #280672-00) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by Florida (#MCE-326), and New York (#0019). Our courses are also valid for AMTA, ABMP, and most individual states. Some states limit how many hours can be done online or by home study. Please refer to our State Guidelines section for specific information about your state. Laws can and do change, and your state will hold you responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you.  

Attention Florida Massage Therapists: This course is approved by Florida as an approved distance learning course for required hours of "relevant to massage therapy" category hours for the 8/31/2023 renewal cycle. (Pre-COVID, hours in this category had to be "live", but as a COVID accomodation are also being accepted during this renewal as "anytime" hours. This course will show in CE Broker as "anytime" or "distanct learning" hours in the "relevant to..." category.)  Course # 20-755585

CE Broker Reporting:  Institute of Somatic Therapy will automatically report your hours to CE Broker in applicable states ONLY IF you have provided your license number in your online account with us. You can verify your license information by logging on to our website, and reviewing your account information. If your license is not shown there, please select “edit” to include it. We generally report to CE Broker 2-3 times per week. Once the course shows in your online account with them, you will have an opportunity to rate it. If you were happy with the course, would you be so kind as to take a few minutes to share that with others? Thank you. If you were not happy, it is even more important for you to share that with us so that we can try to improve. 

Tuition: $29

Course Description: Can you identify the physical abnormality that Dr. Janet Travell, the pioneer of myofascial pain and trigger point training, stated is the cause of approximately 80% of all myofascial pain? If you are like most massage therapists, your massage training didn't teach on the most common cause of foot, knee, and hip pain, which is a condition called Morton's Foot Structure (sometimes referred to as Morton's Toe). Morton's Foot Structure is primarily caused by one of two anatomical conditions of the foot, which causes hyperpronation on walking, which in turn tends to lead to structural compensation of the knees and hips, which then results in the development of trigger points and myofascial pain. One podiatrist quoted in the course states that every knee replacement he has seen (aside from those caused by sports or other injuries) was on patients with this condition.

This online massage therapy CEU course covers the anatomy, symptoms, causes and treatment of Morton's Foot Structure. In this course, you will learn what that condition is and how to assess your clients to see if they have it. You will learn the many muscles that it impacts so that you can address the problems it has caused, and you will learn an inexpensive and simple way to significantly reduce the impact of this condition, which in turn reduces the pain your clients have as a result of this condition.

Student Comments:
"Judith - this was FANTASTIC! Never before have I actually WANTED to read every single sentence of a CEU course, and you are absolutely right - how could something that is so common, and so simple, have been left out of massage education? THANK YOU for sharing this knowledge with all of us!" Melissa Olson, Brooklyn, NY

"I found this course fascinating! It is such a common root cause of so many ailments and yet it never assessed. I will definitely be using this information to help those I come into contact with, including myself! This information should be taught in every massage school day one and repeated often!"
Melanie Carr, Buffalo, TX


Will your online courses work on my phone, tablet, or other device? Yes. Since technology continues its rapid pace forward, it is impossible for us to provide a current and complete list of all devices on which our courses will work. We invite you to take our free sample course so that you can personally test if the online content and streaming video work on your device.

Can I print the online test to work on it at my convenience? Yes. We provide a study guide with this course that has the test questions and answer choices. You can print it off and work on it as you study. When you are ready to take the test, you will log into the system and supply your answers to the test questions.

What happens if I fail the test? Do I have to pay again? No. If you happen to fail our test, you can continue to retest until you do pass at no additional charge.

Do you report our course completions to the NCBTMB, ABMP, AMTA, or any other agencies? None of these agencies have a method for us to report to them on your behalf. They prefer that you provide the evidence of CEs that their renewal process details.

To contact the Institute of Somatic Therapy about this or any other massage therapy CEU course, please go to the "contact" link above. Thank you.