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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.

Canada Approvals: This course has been approved by the Massage Therapists' Association of Nova Scotia for 1.5 primary CEUs. (One CEU is equivilent to two clock hours of instruction.)
It also meets requirements for Ontario (CMTO), NHPC in Alberta, and is potentially valid for other Canadian assocations. Please refer to your individual association rules to determine if this course is valid for your Canada massage therapy continuing education requirements.

Tuition: $29

Testing: You complete your test online, and immediately upon passing, print your own certificate.  To see how our online courses and testing work, we invite you to take our free sample course.

Course Materials: Pathology - Morton's Foot Structure, by Judith Koch

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.

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 learn 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 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

Attention Florida and Georgia licensees:  Institute of Somatic Therapy will automatically report your hours to CE Broker 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.

Are your online courses downloadable to my computer? You must be logged in on our website to view at least some of the course materials. Many of our courses do have downloadable files.

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.

Is online testing the only testing option you have available? If you enroll online, you will automatically be set up to take the online exam. If you prefer to have a paper test you can submit the study guide by following the instructions on the bottom of the study guide. There is a $20 fee for processing paper testing, which includes the premium, gold-embossed sealed certificate. (Online testers have the option to purchase a premium certificate for $15).

Can I review the course materials after I’ve completed the test? Yes. Even after completing the online test, you will always have the option to log back in to access the course materials, print another certificate, or review your test results.

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.