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AMTA Tutorial Video: Massage + Medically Fragile Clients

Learn more about what you can expect—and what’s expected of you—when working with medically fragile clients. About 15 percent of the current U.S. population is 65 years or older. Combine this population with those who are chronically ill or have suffered a serious injury, and you may have clients who are deemed medically fragile.

Susan Salvo Explains What to Expect + Techniques for Medically Fragile Clients

Continue reading: Massage and the Medically Fragile Client in Massage Therapy Journal.

This tutorial is intended to provide a general overview. Before using any new technique, make sure you're knowledgeable about the massage therapy scope of practice in your area by checking with your state's regulatory board.

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