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Cool. I'm not licensed yet but that is the route I plan to go when I am. I'll have to check it out. Is there a website to go to or should I just google it? I have a friend that is just a regular LMT and she works at a doctors office. I was offered a job there already for when I finish school. So that is the route I plan on taking for now. Then I'll just see where things take me.
Deborah. I just completed the Medical Massage course with LMT Success this past summer. part of the course was on the cruise to Cozumel. I wouldn't have missed it for the world. It is great. Fast paced though. New people to the massage biz. will get left behind as they run through this stuff pretty fast. You REALLY NEED TO KNOW YOUR ANATOMY. Harvey,Joe and Shamiya are great. Paul the director is more then helpful. I call down there often. If you go to Costa Rica you will have the time of your life On the cruise, we had classes early in the morning (starting at 7 or 7:30 ) got done then had the rest of the day to play. Make sure you take the tax class that Paul gives. It is a treasure trove of good info. you won't get from your tax guy. If you do go, tell them I said "Hi" Scott
I took my Medical Massage Certification with LMT right after graduating from Massage School almost 8years now. it is the best thing I ever did. If anyone is interested in working in Pain management and injuries do this. It gives you a lot of info.
I know this is an answer to an old question, but might benefit someone now.
I took a couple of classes with them and I wasn't that impressed. The Day of the Neck and The Day of the Back included going over some A&P, some time given to cross fiber friction, some time given to common injuries in the area and then everyone in the class learned the same protocol. They also cut the classes short (which annoys me with all CE classes - let's take 1 hours for lunch and kick off 45 minutes early too - it's a sign that they don't have enough material to cover the hours)
There are a lot of CE classes that follow the same format (here's the anatomy of the area - here's a protocol), but I would have expected at least some time given to assessments. In the case of medical massage it's mostly a case of assessing and then coming up with a very well defined, well-reasoned protocol for that particular client.
Also, they didn't cover the iliopsoas for low back pain. Even if it was the same ol' same ol' (here's some coverage, here's a protocol), it didn't seem to me like the coverage was done well.
But everyone else seems to think they were great, so maybe I just attended one at a bad time - or maybe my judgment or expectations are completely off kilter.