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Kinesiology in Massage Therapy
Upon completion of this course, students will iidentify the relationship between basic principles of kinesiology and each body system. Anatomy and physiology are prerequisite to the course or should be taken in conjunction with Kinesiology in Massage Therapy.
Lara Skaggs
Anatomy and Physiology
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Integrate the use of anatomical positions and terminology.
2. Identify individual muscles as well as specific muscle groups.
3. Identify individual muscle attachments for specific muscles.
4. Integrate the muscle fiber direction with the principles of massage stokes.
5. Identify the structures of the fascia, tendon, ligament, muscle, bursa and joint.
6. Analyze the effects of chronic vs. acute conditions of the fascia, tendon, ligament,muscle, bursa and joint.
7. Analyze the differences in health and injury to the fascia, tendon, ligament, muscle, bursa and joint.
8. Analyze the relationship of dermatomes in both the integumentary and nervous systems.
10. Analyze the body's response to stress.
11. Apply and evaluate the basic principles of nutrition.
12. Integrate the actions of muscles and the types of contractions (concentric, eccentric, isometric).
13. Describe movement patterns of the joint as well as the body.
14. Evaluate the body's awareness of proprioception and how damage to the muscle spindles can affect it.
Massage Therapists - NCBTMB
National Certification Board for Therapeutic
Massage & Bodywork
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