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MS: Fighting Back with Massage

$52.00 members / $87.00 nonmembers     3.5 credit hours

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Review the history of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) while defining its types and symptoms. Cover treatments, including side effects of those treatments. Special attention is given to the issues that arise from symptoms, treatments and client responses to both, especially those that require alterations in the massage therapy plan or the massage therapist’s approach. 


Get descriptions of multiple sclerosis (MS) , its types, treatments, effects and clients’ special needs. Explore how to successfully accommodate these clients. When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Understand how the extreme variability of MS symptoms can affect clients with MS.
  • Describe how massage therapy choices are affected by MS symptoms and drug side effects.
  • Define MS types, symptoms, treatments and its scientific history.
  • List three types of disease modifying treatment methods for MS.
  • Outline PPALM and explain its value for clients with MS.


This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.

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Kelli Merritt

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Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.


Online courses are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over credit limits.

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