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Musculoskeletal Therapies: hands-on healing

How do hands-on therapies boost our health and wellbeing? And what’s the difference between myotherapy, chiropractic, massage, osteopathy, and physiotherapy? In this CPE/CPD course, expand your knowledge of manual therapies that alleviate pain and improve function in our muscles, joints, and bones. Study diverse approaches and techniques, from soft tissue massage to exercise therapy.

  • 35+ hours of content
  • 18 months of access to material
  • 100% delivered online
  • 0 prerequisites

What you'll take away from this course

Core concepts for common therapies
An understanding of methods and uses
How to identify and manage ethical issues
Practical skills in manual therapies
Up to 35 CPE/CPD points

In this course, learn how musculoskeletal practitioners use a range of manual therapies, exercise and education to alleviate pain or improve a person’s range of motion or function. Compare the core concepts within myotherapy, massage, chiropractic, osteopathy, and physiotherapy. Learn how to identify and respond to ethical issues in practice and gain new skills in manual therapy methods and techniques.

Continuing education

Completing this course can contribute to your continuing professional development with the following organisation(s).

Topics covered

  • The emergence of manual therapy
    • Identify and discuss the aims and diversity of disciplines and approaches within manual therapies.
  • Remedial and proprietary techniques
    • Compare the core concepts within musculoskeletal therapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, and physiotherapy, highlighting key elements and points of contrast.
  • Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Osteopathy
    • Describe and demonstrate the application of various manual therapeutic methods as well as their uses in clinical practice.
  • Myotherapy
    • Explore treatment techniques, sensory, emotional, and cognitive aspects of pain plus Myotherapy assessment techniques.
  • Touch and exercise therapies
    • Explore the unique and personalised benefits and raise awareness of risk factors.
  • Scope of practice
    • Identify and respond effectively to ethical issues in manual therapies practice, while establishing their own definitions of ethical approach.
  • Final submission
    • Focusing on the efficacy of manual therapies, the task revolves around matching manual therapies to common ailments.

Whether you are upskilling, cross-skilling, re-skilling or simply curious about Musculoskeletal Therapies, this advanced course will equip you with the knowledge to expand your career possibilities.

Dive into our rich array of online resources, including videos, podcasts and interactive quizzes, to improve your knowledge of hands-on therapies and develop your practical skills.

Using our intuitive, industry-leading learning platform, you have the flexibility to study entirely online, in your own time and at your pace. You will complete project work and comprehensive assessments to gain CPE/CPD points.

Your learning is supported by an interactive Learning Journal, which you will download and use throughout the course to record your progress. Remember, if you need it, learning support is one click away.

This CPE/CPD course is academically rigorous. It is designed and supported by leading experts in the field and academics who understand the needs of busy professionals. You will receive direct feedback from them on your individual course assessments.

Each course draws on content from Endeavour College of Natural Health’s degrees and is backed by its higher education credentials.

Continuing Professional Education

By successfully completing the assessment tasks in this course, you will gain up to 35 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points. You can use CPE points towards your membership of professional bodies and to show you’re actively investing in life-long learning.

Credly Badge

Completing this course rewards you with the following credly badge, which you can share on your socials!

Awardees have experienced an introduction to diverse manual therapies. They have gained an understanding of core concepts for common therapies and formed an understanding of methods and uses. They have learnt how to identify and manage ethical issues and use practical skills in manual therapies.

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