Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Sunday, February 11, 2018
08:30 AM - 06:30 PM
The Teal Center, Arlington, VA 22203
Healwell Presents: Scar Tissue Management: Principles, Practice, and Protocol with Nancy Keeney Smith & Cathy Ryan
18 Continuing Education Units
Tuition: $350 until January 10th (increases to $375 on January 11th)
Prerequisites: Must be a practicing massage therapist
This highly practical course is aimed at assisting health care professionals with the development of their clinical expertise – enabling them to work safely and effectively with patients with problematic scars of varying etiology and through the various stages of accidental or surgical trauma recovery.
The material covers the science of wound healing and scar formation (normal and abnormal), pathophysiological scar etiology and considerations for bodywork during the various stages of healing and mature scar formation. Trauma sensitive considerations and communication strategies and are also covered. The course includes instructor demos and participant exchange (assessment and treatment) – including methods/tools for evaluating and tracking treatment outcomes.
The overarching learning outcome is to assist the professional with improving their critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and scar treatment skills to achieve consistently safe and effective clinical outcomes.
Students will be encouraged to share their scar tissue experiences, interact with other therapists in group discussions and will have the opportunity to record demos from instructors to have for their own reference.
Nancy Keeney Smith is an author of Traumatic Scar Tissue Management, Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Lymph Drainage Therapist, and a Florida and NCTMB Provider of Scar Management Workshops. Nancy’s Scar Management Workshops have been taught internationally to students, LMT’s, PT’s and OT’s. Nancy is former 1st VP of the AMTA Florida Chapter, member of the American Burn Association, and the National Lymphedema Network.
Catherine Ryan is a Canadian trained Registered Massage Therapist with over 20 years of clinical and Massage Therapy (MT) educator experience. Embracing a firm commitment to life-long learning, her extensive postgraduate roster includes training in various approaches to myofascial therapy and scar management. Cathy is the Managing Editor and a course provider at TouchU.ca, an online portal for MT continuing education. Her online courses and hands-on workshops are accredited with various professional regulatory bodies and associations across Canada and with NCBTMB in the USA. As a regularly featured writer for Massage Therapy Canada and RMT Matters Canada magazines – she may be best recognized for her fascia enthusiasm and voracious interest in all things massage therapy.