Presenter: Sharon Puszko
Location:Educating Hands School of Massage
Address: 260 NE 17th Terrace |Miami | FL | F2F
This 2-1/2 day weekend workshop is the next level in our training program in Geriatric Massage. It offers 18 CE contact hours for massage therapists and qualifies for the Level 2 certificate in our Geriatric Massage Training Program. There are two hands-on sessions: one in a Long Term Care or Assisted Living Facility, working directly with resident volunteers. The second hands-on session is in an Alzheimer’s unit. Prerequisite: Must have attended the Level 1 – Geriatric Massage Workshop within the last (2) years. The Workshop Features These Topics: Review of medical terminology and of the symptoms of the most prevailing age-related health problems and how to select approaches to the diverse afflictions of old age. Cautions in the positioning of challenged clients in hospital beds, standard beds, wheelchairs, and geriatric chairs. Specific approaches to massaging people challenged with stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, dementia/Alzheimer, arthritis and those who may be wheelchair or bed bound. In depth information on the most common age-related health problems and how to work specifically with each, as well as cautions and contraindications. AFTER THE WORKSHOP, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO: Choose the proper techniques to utilize while working under the direction of the prescribing physician but without the need for direct supervision. Know how to work with clients who have various degrees of age-related health and mobility problems. Be familiar with working in an Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Home.