Online Course & Online Test

The online test for this course contains  6  multiple choice questions.

Massage Therapy CEs | Pathology

Pathology - Shoulder Dysfunction

Number of CE hours: 1 (Classification: Cognitive)

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 # 20-796660

Tuition: $12

Course Description: This online massage therapy CEU course covers the anatomy, symptoms, and physiology involved in a variety of shoulder dysfunctions, including tendinitis, sprains, and three types of dislocations.

Student Comment:  I just finished completing two of the online classes that I purchased from you. Awesome learning experience. My only regret is that I didn't know about you sooner. I will definitely be using your classes in the future. Thank you for designing such fabulous classes. Sincerely, Liz Volansky, Saint Louis, MO (Completed Research - Reflexology and Pathology - Shoulder Dysfunction)

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 1-2 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? If you were not happy, please share with us directly specific ways in which you feel that we can try to improve. Thank you. 


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.

What is the difference between cognitive and kinesthetic courses? Cognitive courses are those that teach concepts related to massage therapy, but do not teach specific hands-on techniques. Courses such as ethics, pathology, anatomy, and research are classified as cognitive. Kinesthetic courses are those that teach specific hands-on techniques that you can use on clients during a massage therapy session. Some states limit how many kinesthetic courses can be completed in an online or home study setting. Refer to our state guidelines page for specifics about your state.

Do you report course completions to CE Broker? If your license number was linked to your online account with us when you took the online test, and if your state allowed CE providers to report to CE Broker, we will report your hours on your behalf. CE Providers are given 30 days from the date of completion to report the hours, although we generally report to CE Broker on a weekly basis.

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. We do report to CE Broker as noted above.

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.