Clinical Theory: The Nature of Injuries

The Nature of Injuries:  determining the cause, the best treatment options and how to prevent them

Course Description: This two day course delves into biomechanics and the properties of tissues that make up the human body. This is the introductory course to the Three Peaks Teaching and Research Clinic’s Lecture series on Clinical Theory. This course focuses on the fundamentals of human movement and how the body adapts to the forces exerted on it. We explore the properties of skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone to determine how they resist force and how they get damaged. Finally, we discuss treatment and prevention strategies we can employ that maximizes the tissues strengths while minimizing their weaknesses.

Continuing Education Credits by Association:

NHPC CCC Credits: 10 as outlined by the association

Modality: Sports Massage Therapy
Document Required: Certificate of Attendance, Completion or Achievement
Valuation: 2 days = 10 credits

In-Person Educational Offering: Lecture, seminar, workshop, course, conference, hands-on training, symposium.

RMTA CEU Credits: 4.5 as outlined by the association

Document Required: Submission of a Certificate
Valuation: 1 credit per 2 hours to a maximum of 6 credits per course
Secondary Continuing Education Credits: Approved course in a recognized massage modality related to self-care, client-care and/or professional development that does not have a hands-on client approach. This training must be taken in person.

MTAA Professional Development Credits: 12 Primary Credits as outlined by the association

Primary Credits – Activities in this category are directly related to the MTAA Scope of Practice.

Scope of Practice – The MTAA Scope of Practice reads:  In their practice, Massage Therapists do one or more of the following:

  • Assess, diagnose and treat the soft tissues and joints of the body, with the intent of producing a therapeutic outcome or providing preventative care, and
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of primary and complementary health policy, and
  • Teach, manage and conduct research in the science, techniques and practice of Massage Therapy.

Class Size: 10

Space is intentionally limited to create an environment that allows a more interactive learning experience.

Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Three Peaks Teaching and Research Clinic
110, 1000 Centre St N
T2E 7W6

Instructor: Adamo Cocuzzoli MT

Cost: $480 CAD

Early Registration Discount: $350 CAD if you register 2 months in advance

Refund Policy: Full Refund minus $85 administration fee if course is canceled up to 30 days before it is to be held. Please include your receipt with your request to cancel. No request will be accepted unless a receipt is included.

Clinical Theory – The Nature of Injuries Syllabus


Dates for 2017



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