THM 1211 - Massage Therapy Anatomy/Physiology I

This course is designed to provide the massage therapy student with an overview of anatomy and physiology and to initiate the study of the structure and function of cells and tissues and some systems of the human body. These systems include: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, urinary and reproductive. Function and structure of these systems as related to therapeutic massage and bodywork is explored. Kinesiology and biomechanics are introduced with the muscular system. Heavy emphasis is placed on the musculoskeletal system, including origin, insertion, action and anatomical landmarks, and other components such as tendons, joints and ligaments. Identification of anatomical structures is practiced through use of visualization, palpation and examination. PREREQUISITES: THM 1201 Intro to Massage Therapy and HEA 1225 Intro to Medical Terminology or equivalent or consent of instructor.

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