Pathology, Pharmacology and Massage
PATHOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY AND MASSAGE:
AN INTRODUCTION TO KEY CONCEPTS
presented by Ruth Werner
Total of 4 NCBTMB CE Units
Saturday, May 6, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
(lunch not included, on your own, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Registration Begins April 1st
Fee: $60 for members and students; $80 for non-members.
♦♦♦NOTE—$35 LATE FEE WILL BE CHARGED AFTER REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE, APRIL 29, 2017♦♦♦
Fee after cut-off date, April 29, 2017: $95 for members and students; $115 for non-members
Please note: There is a 25% non-refundable deposit included in the workshop fee.
PATHOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY, AND MASSAGE: AN INTRODUCTION TO KEY CONCEPTS
It is safe to suggest that all massage therapists have clients who use medication on a regular basis. It is also safe to say that many massage therapists have little information on how those medications work, and how massage might affect their function. This introductory pharmacology class addresses basic principles of drug mechanisms, possible side effects and adverse reactions, and how massage can be adjusted to meet those concerns. Special focus is given to analgesics, anti-inflammatories, cardiovascular disease medication, and diabetes management drugs.
Participants in Pathology, Pharmacology, and Massage: an Introduction to Key Concepts will learn to:
• Identify the components of pharmacologic nomenclature;
• Explain the delivery methods of pharmacologic agents;
• Recognize descriptions of pharmacologic mechanisms;
• Predict general cautions and side effects for specific classes of medications in the context of massage, and describe strategized to mitigate them
• Use this information to describe major medications used to treat: inflammation and pain; manage cardiovascular disease; manage diabetes and hypothyroidism
Ruth Werner is an educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who struggle with health. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998, and is now in its 6th edition. She also writes a column for Massage and Bodywork magazine, serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and teaches continuing education workshops in research and pathology all over the world.
Ruth was honored with the AMTA Council of Schools Teacher of the Year Award for 2005. She was also proud to serve as President of the Massage Therapy Foundation from 2010-2014, and she retains a seat as an MTF Trustee.
ASIS Massage School
209 West Main Street • Mesa, AZ 85201
From the US-60, exit Country Club
North to Main Street
East on Main to ASIS (on the south side of the street)
The Country Club Drive/Main Street Light Rail Station is a two-minute walk from ASIS.
Some on-street parking in front of the building. Very small lot in the back.
Parking map. The closest lot is the Orange Parking lot.
Closest hotel is Mesa Mezona Hotel (250 West Main Street, Mesa 85201)
Katelyn Faith, Education Committee Chair
Materials Needed for Workshop
Pathology, Pharmacology, and Massage: an Introduction to Key Concepts
Note taking supplies