3 Steps to Orthopedic/Medical Massage Certification

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Let Advanced Bodywork Education work with you to strategize your career path. Take advantage of our expertise in developing you as a professional Medical Massage Therapist. Our classes are designed to deliver inspirational & practical knowledge career practice.

Below is the path to certification. Become certified as an Advanced Orthopedic/Medical Massage Therapist. It is our commitment to you to bring quality hands-on and online education to you directly, throughout your career.

Orthopedic/Medical Massage I

Professional Level

Insurance Billing and Documentation – 4 CE’s

Students will learn the proven strategies and techniques to bill and document for the following types of insurance cases:

  • Personal Injury Cases
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Private Insurance


Orthopedic/Medical Massage for the Neck – 8 CE’s

Students will learn to assess and treat major pain complaints such as:

  • Whiplash
  • Torticollis
  • Cervical Strain
  • R.O.M. limitations

Orthopedic/Medical Massage for the Back – 8 CE’s

Students will learn to assess and treat major pain complaints such as:

  • Lumbago
  • Pelvic Tilt
  • Post-op Back Surgery
  • Sciatica

Orthopedic/Medical Massage III

Advanced Class

Advanced Medical Massage – 16 CE’s

Students will learn:

  • Muscle Testing Techniques to pinpoint weaknesses that normally do not show up on a postural evaluation
  • Techniques to immediately get results with minimal strain on the therapist
  • Strategies to build and sustain a successful medical massage practice based upon referral and repeat business

Prerequisite: Training as a Medical Massage Practitioner from our program or a similar program.

Integrated Therapeutic Massage: Blending Clinical Assessment and Relaxation


Integrated Class

Integrated Therapeutic Massage – 8 CE’s

Students will learn:

  • to assess posture and ROM on a table
  • to make the assessment feel like part of the treatment
  • to apply the proper techniques to balance weak vs. strong muscles
  • Full body treatment to include:
    • ROM
    • Therapeutic Stretching
    • Swedish
    • Deep Tissue
    • MFR
    • NMT
    • Muscle Energy Techniques


Orthopedic/Medical Massage II

Masters Level

Assessment of Posture and Pain – 4 CE’s

Students will learn about:

  • Postural distortions from the serious to the everyday
  • How and why massage therapy works to treat these conditions

Orthopedic/Medical Massage for the Upper Extremity – 8 CE’s

Students will learn:

  • Specific techniques for postural misalignment
  • How to treat conditions of the upper extremity including:
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Rotator Cuff Strain
    • Tennis Elbow

Orthopedic/Medical Massage for the Lower Extremity – 8 CE’s

Students will learn:

  • Specific techniques to address and correct postural misalignment
  • How to treat conditions of the lower extremity including:
    • Shin Splints
    • Chondromalacia
    • Plantar Fasciitis

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

TMJ Class

TMJ & Manual Approaches to TMD – 8 CE’s

Students will learn:

  • Common Terms and Acronyms
  • Anatomy of the TMJ
  • Functional Anatomy of TMD
  • Causes and Symptoms of TMD
  • TMD Treatment Options
  • Manual Therapy Protocol for TMD with Student Turnaround
  • Self Care for TMD


"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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