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Transfer Program

Transfer Program

Student Transfer Education Program (STEP)

Massage Transfer Program – 80 Hours

 

 

Purpose

The purpose of the program is to produce well trained massage therapists an educational experience in a clinical setting – whether transfers from another state, MBLEx test prep or those seeking continuing education.

Our core Transfer Program consists of 4 modules, where upon completion, a Bodymechanics Transfer Certificate will be issued and a transfer completion form sent to the Washington State Department of Health.

The modules can be completed in any order – but must be completed within 6 months of the first module completion date.

Procedure

Students will apply for the Transfer Program and have their transcripts mailed to Bodymechanics School – HQ in Tumwater for review along with an application and review fee.  Individual consideration will be taken to ensure the school provides enough training to meet the requirements of the Washington State DOH.  All transfer students must complete the Bodymechanics School Transfer Program – with additional hours added to their training dependent on their specific needs.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will receive a Transfer Diploma along with Continuing Education credit if applicable.

– Students who need help preparing for the MBLEx

– Transfer students looking to become a licensed massage therapist in Washington

– Education for licensed professionals who want to learn the Bodymechanics treatment methods

– Program  is designed to help 3 core areas:  students, transfers and continuing education


Module 1 – Upper Extremity – 20 HOURS

MTP – Review of massage strokes including effleurage, petrissage, frictions, myofascial release, pin and stretch, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, and stretching as it relates to clinical pathologies of the upper extremities.
Kinesiology – Review of the Origin, Insertion, Action of the Upper Extremities.  Students will engage in activities to review including – book, drawing, clay and palpation.
Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology – Review of pathologies affecting the Upper Extremities including Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Tendonitis, Lateral Epicondylitis, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Pathology & Treatment – Hands on modalities to identify postural dysfunction, structural imbalances, muscle hypertonicity, adhesions, fascial restrictions, range of motion limitations and muscle spasms.  Postural analysis and upper extremity range of motion activities will be utilized to develop a treatment plan and then specific massage techniques will be applied.
Clinical Business Practices – Professional communication and documentation will be reviewed as well as Ethics with treatment.

Students will be assessed on comprehension with a 25 question written exam and practical exam of techniques.


Module 2 – Head & Neck – 20 HOURS

MTP – Review of massage strokes including effleurage, petrissage, frictions, myofascial release, pin and stretch, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, and stretching as it relates to clinical pathologies of the head and neck region.
Kinesiology – Review of muscle Origin, Insertion, Action of the head and neck.  Students will engage in activities to review including – book, drawing, clay and palpation.
Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology – Review of pathologies affecting the head and neck including Torticollis, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Whiplash, and Hyperkyphosis.
Pathology & Treatment – Hands on modalities to identify postural dysfunction, structural imbalances, muscle hypertonicity, adhesions, fascial restrictions, range of motion limitations and muscle spasms.  Postural analysis and head and neck range of motion activities will be utilized to develop a treatment plan and then specific massage techniques will be applied.
Clinical Business Practices – Review Washington State massage regulations, documentation, professional communication, insurance billing.

 Students will be assessed on comprehension with a 25 question written exam and practical exam of techniques.


Module 3 – Low Back & Hips – 20 HOURS

MTP – Review of massage strokes including effleurage, petrissage, frictions, myofascial release, pin and stretch, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, and stretching as it relates to clinical pathologies of the Low Back & Hip region.
Kinesiology – Review of muscle Origin, Insertion, Action of the Low Back and Hip region.  Students will engage in activities to review including – book, drawing, clay and palpation.
Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology – Review of pathologies affecting the Low Back & Hip including Hyperlordosis, Low Back Pain, Piriformis Syndrome, Scoliosis.
Pathology & Treatment – Hands on modalities to identify postural dysfunction, structural imbalances, muscle hypertonicity, adhesions, fascial restrictions, range of motion limitations and muscle spasms.  Postural analysis and Low Back and Hip range of motion activities will be utilized to develop a treatment plan and then specific massage techniques will be applied.
Clinical Business Practices – Business plan, employment opportunities, resume building, marketing strategies including social media, website and referral based business building.

Students will be assessed on comprehension with a 25 question written exam and practical exam of techniques.


Module 4 – Lower Extremities – 20 HOURS

MTP – Review of massage strokes including effleurage, petrissage, frictions, myofascial release, pin and stretch, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, and stretching as it relates to clinical pathologies of the Lower Extremity region.
Kinesiology – Review of muscle Origin, Insertion, Action of the Lower Extremity region.  Students will engage in activities to review including – book, drawing, clay and palpation.
Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology – Review of pathologies affecting the Lower Extremities including Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Foot, Shin Splints, Knee Sprain/Strain, and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.
Pathology & Treatment – Hands on modalities to identify postural dysfunction, structural imbalances, muscle hypertonicity, adhesions, fascial restrictions, range of motion limitations and muscle spasms.  Postural analysis and knee and ankle range of motion activities will be utilized to develop a treatment plan and then specific massage techniques will be applied.
Clinical Business Practices – Ethical massage practice concepts – including marketing, 4 pillars of Success, and Outcall Safety and Strategies.

Students will be assessed on comprehension with a 25 question written exam and practical exam of techniques.

 

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