Orthopedic/Medical Massage I

(Professional Level)

Learn the most common techniques that a medical massage practitioner should utilize when looking for immediate results on the most complicated conditions. Our practical teaching style will put you in scenarios to better understand your client’s needs. Learn better muscle mechanics to prolong your career and earn your maximum potential!

The Orthopedic/Medical Massage I (Professional Level) series includes the following courses:

Insurance Billing and Documentation:
This presentation is designed for the Medical Massage Therapist to do third party billing and collect compensation for Medical Massage services. This will include record keeping and all papers required for client files and legal representation. In addition, ethics, profitability, liability of insurance billing, as well as documentation required for the proper insurance filing will be identified and understood.

Orthopedic/Medical Massage for Neck and Back
This multi-disciplinary approach to eliminate pain and dysfunction in the Neck, Shoulders and Back. It is designed to utilize mechanical and physiological processes of the musculoskeletal system to correct and rehabilitate injured, traumatized, fatigued and over used muscles. The application of these techniques will allow the therapist to obtain immediate results with the most complicated conditions, while decreasing strain to the therapist’s body.

The Neck Course will include:

Assessment & Reassessment:

  • Special orthopedic testing
  • Manual muscle testing
  • Muscle energy techniques including reciprocal inhibition
  • Retesting at the end of treatment

Treatment Approach:

  • Cervical traction
  • SCM/Scalene attachments
  • Anterior scalene
  • Trachea/SCM
  • Deep posterior cervical
  • Rotation of the humerous
  • Posterior cervical
  • Levator scapula & rhomboids
  • Myofascial release of the neck
  • Anterior thoracic
  • Subclavius & sternal notch
  • Home care
The Back Course will include:

Assessment & Reassessment:

  • Special orthopedic testing
  • Manual muscle testing
  • Muscle energy techniques including reciprocal inhibition
  • Retesting at end of treatment

Treatment Approach:

  • Pelvic stabilization
  • Correcting “the catch”
  • Hip traction
  • Myofascial release of hip flexors
  • Joint capsule release of hip
  • ASIS
  • Gluteus medius & TFL
  • Symphis pubis
  • Lower back/sacrum
  • Hip extension test, SI ligaments
  • ST ligaments deep 6, energize gluteus
  • QL side lying
  • Hip circumduction
  • Quad stretch & lumbar decompression
  • Home care


"I always enjoy my visits and leave feeling better both physically and mentally.  All of the therapists employ their own style of massage in order to make each session a unique, positive, healing experience.  TC, Derrick, Matt, and Tonya have all provided me not only with excellent massages, but also knowledge on self-care in order to alleviate pain between visits."


"I have been receiving treatment from ABW for several years and for several months from Derrick to treat chronic neck and back pain that is aggravated by my job.  Derrick has helped me maintain flexibility and reduced pain at work and has helped me through an acute period of back spasms by being sensitive to my needs, aware of my history, and using a variety of techniques to address my specific problems."


"I've been suffering for several months with no relief.  After the first visit with Derrick, my pain was less and I felt so much better.  Now I've had three visits and I can move without pain again."


"I rely on massage and manual therapy to give me relief from my spinal stenosis.  The therapy I receive at ABW allows me to work and travel with minimal pain."


"I am extremely satisfied by the care I receive from Matt and Tonya.  They provide excellent treatments that help me with my pain."

Dr. C.

"I appreciate the time each therapist takes to explain things. The work feels tailored to my needs each time."


"The therapist worked on my shoulder and neck, eliminating the pain and tightness.  The discomfort in my lower back that I thought was chronic has also gone away!"


"Matt is professional and attentive.  I've seen him for many years now and he always helps me with aches and pains.  He surprises me every time."


"I was adamantly opposed to massages, but T.C. has done a wonderful job of teaching me why they are needed.  I highly recommend it." 


"My sweet 82-year-old mom has had two sessions with Joël Romig.  The results are nothing short of amazing.  Mom has scoliosis and arthritis and was really bent over.  This morning I noticed on our daily walk that Mom was standing almost completely straight--a noticeably significant difference!  What a wonderful Mother's Day gift.  Joël, you're the best!  I've been singing your praises to everyone that will listen.  Expect a lot of referrals.  We are super impressed with you and Advanced Bodywork!"


"I have been receiving manual lymphatic drainage treatment from ABW for about a year now.  I have seen constant improvement with every session.  The therapy I have received from Tonya Cary has been remarkable and the explanation on the lymphatic system has given me knowledge on the treatment I am receiving.  This has given me relief from chronic swelling and has allowed me to live a more comfortable life."



Phone: 817-251-9790

Questions or Appointments: reception@abwedu.com

Address:  218 E. Dallas Rd., Suite 201
Grapevine, TX 76051

Advanced Bodywork & Massage is widely recognized as a regional leader in Orthopedic / Medical Massage. Our Therapists have received specialized training in Orthopedic/Medical Massage and in sub specialty areas, within the field of manual therapy. In addition, our team of highly skilled Therapists can assess and treat even the most complicated painful conditions and develop a treatment plan with the goal of getting you out of pain and active again.

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