Integrative Care Mastery Home Study Course ⎯ Teaches You How to Work with DC's in Office or in Private Practice.
Would you like to enjoy greater professional esteem and have a more lucrative practice by becoming certified to have Chiropractors refer patients to you for massage?
Now you can stop struggling and guessing how to do it.
This course teaches you how to connect with DC's so they trust referring patients to you, and how to "co-manage" their care like a true professional.
You learn essential spinal, neural, soft tissue principles, how to consult with and examine referred patients, and how to confidently apply massage treatments to work integratively with their Chiropractic care.
Please Note: This is not another hands-on class and you can feel free to use whatever techniques you like.
Chiropractors are always in need of Massage Therapists in private practice who they can rely on to co-treat patients outside of clinic. This course qualifies you to be the MT that DC's trust sending patients to, far above others.
Should you ever decide to work in a Chiropractic clinic this course certifies you.
You can now learn this 21-hour NCBTMC approved home-study course at your own leisure and pace.
Providing clients and patients with massage care that's integrated with their chiropractic treatments not only gives them optimum benefits, it also brings your professional esteem and credibility to a whole new level of satisfaction and success!
Here's what comes with this complete course:
√ Comprehensive Course Manual
Your professionally designed, educationally rich manual teaches you step-by-step procedures to confidently co-manage clients and patients who are also being treated or referred to you by a DC.
You learn how to confidently consult with patients, examine them, measure and monitor their progress using professional quality SOAP notes, and provide treatments that are integrated with ones DC's provide.
This course gives you ample communication phrases to tell clients every step of the way so you express yourself with professional certainty.
If you plan to work in a Chiropractic clinic you don't want to miss out on the all-important Policies and Contracts section that's dedicated to making sure your needs are protected and met!
√ Complete Video Presentations
Enjoy watching the visually rich videos at your own pace and convenience as they guide you through the important information found in your manual.
√ Two e-books, How to Connect With Doctors and Get Referrals, and How to Professionally Refer Clients.
These two How-to books teach you the "secrets" to connect with doctors and have them trust referring patients to you and the professional way to refer a client for evaluation when the need arises, ensuring they return to you. They provide you with the exact phrases and forms to use.
√ Over 20 Forms and Letters
Specially designed forms and letters make all procedures easy for you to perform.
√ Your Prestigious Masters In Massage "Graduate Level" Diploma is sure to Impress Clients and Patients.
√ Doctor's Recommendation
Should you apply for a massage position in a clinic, you can have the doctor call Doctor K. to provide you with a reference, placing you far ahead of other applicants.
√ Ongoing support
You stay connected with our community of practitioners and Facebook group, and you can receive personal support through email or even phone us if you need.
√ 21 Hour NCBTMB Approved CE's upon test completion.
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Here's a detailed outline of the protocols and procedures you'll learn in this course:
- Custom-designed, well-scripted communications empower you to clearly explain and discuss every procedure you apply as you confidently manage clients' care, plus you will know how to answer questions they commonly ask about the nature of the care you provide and the chiropractic care they may be receiving.
- Massage therapy's important role in health care and the benefits it provides.
- How to connect with doctors so they trust referring patients to you.
- Why massage and spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) are often both needed to effectively treat soft tissue, spinal, neurological problems.
- You learn about spinal-neural-soft tissue relationships:
- How spinal problems affect the nervous system.
- How the nervous system affects muscles, joints, and organs.
- How spinal and soft tissue problems affect the nervous system, causing pain, spasm, neurological deficits, and how integrated care treats them.
- How spinal and soft tissue treatments help restore normal neural function, reducing pain, spasm, and improving functional mobility–how this relates to pain and neuroscience.
- How your work helps prevent many spinal problems from occurring and promotes a healthier nervous system.
- You learn how to professionally refer clients for evaluations when necessary in ways to help ensure the doctor reinforces they continue seeing you and encourages the doctor to send you referrals.
- You learn how DO's and DC's evaluate and diagnose conditions.
- Learn the difference between assessments and diagnoses–a critical distinction every MT should know.
- You learn how to perform Consultations using a step by step process with communication scripts, making it easy for you to perform. You'll see why your consultation with new clients is the most important interaction!
- You learn how to perform professional quality health history inquiries on clients and patients receiving complementary care:
- How to inquire about their subjective complaints.
- The five essential questions to be sure to ask.
- How to inquiries about pain complaints. (There's no need to "chase pain" but you should know how to professionally assess and not guess so you can avoid potential harm).
- You learn how to differentiate chief complaints from integrative needs.
- How to associate emotional needs with physical findings.
- How to assess chief complaints.
- How to treat chief complaints.
- How to safely and effectively treat sprain-strain/whiplash injuries.
- You learn the three stages of ST (soft tissue) injury, repair, and remodel.
- Know which massage approaches are best during each stage of healing.
- What type of massage is safe to apply and which is contraindicated.
- Learn about adhesions:
- What exactly are adhesions?
- Why do they form
- How do they form?
- Learn why adhesions can be both helpful and harmful.
- Learn the truth about manual therapy's ability to help release adhesions.
- When to use hot and cold applications:
- Is cold really useful? Can it be harmful? What's all the controversy about it "killing tissue"?
- Is heat better?
- Learn when contrast therapy is best used.
- You learn about common Physical Therapy modalities:
- What conditions do they treat?
- How do they work?
- When are they used?
- You learn Three Phases of Care guidelines and how they help you manage clients' care.
- How to differentiate clients' Three Essential Massage Needs.
- How to perform professional Examinations–especially on referrals.
- How to perform the three exams within your scope.
- How to perform exams specific to chief complaints and integrative needs.
- Which objective findings are important to examine.
- How to perform ROM testing.
- You'll be shown the three critical things to always do when performing ROM testing that prevents causing harm.
- Four important ROM deficits to be sure to look for.
- Learn how to measure ROM findings and detect abnormalities.
- Learn the three different ROM tests and how they assess conditions.
- Learn how to measure soft tissue tone ratings.
- Learn how to evaluate and assess your exam findings.
- How to provide treatments that accommodate a doctor's Massage Therapy Rx.
- How to perform Re-evaluations—why they're important and how to perform them.
- You'll learn how to measure and monitor changes in clients' progress.
- Learn how to provide Progress Reports.
- Learn how to document progress using professional SOAP Notes system that is legally compliant, compatible with doctors' notes, and easy to do!
- Learn how to measure and record subjective complaints based on three qualities to always measure. You'll learn important objective complaints to examine, measure and record.
- You will be shown an easy way to form clinical assessments!
- Learn the four essential things to include in your treatment plans.
- This course provides you with important Practice Policies that protect your interests.
- An extensive list of Work-Related Policies to ensure your needs are met and protected if you ever work in a clinic.
- Specific policies to give to clients/patients. These super-important policies help prevent misunderstandings from occurring and help you manage clients' and referred patients' care more effectively.
- Employment and IC (Independent Contractor) contracts to better protect your interests should you rent space somewhere.
- A terminology section gives you an extensive list of words and terms commonly used in manual therapy professions that are important for you to be familiar with.
You can rest assured these "doctor approved" client care skills empower you to manage these important aspects of clients' and patients' care with complete confidence!
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Frequently Asked Questions about this Course:
Q: This Course sounds like it has great information, but I'm not sure I care to know how to work integratively with others or how to manage clients' care this way.
A: Massage professionals who learn this information find it highly informative and useful for several reasons:
- Understanding the relationships between spinal, nervous system and soft tissue work gives you a far deeper educational understanding about this than other MT's.
- Learning how to consult, exam, assess, and provide treatments for clients who are referred to you, or who may receive care from these doctors, greatly enhances your competency and credibility.
- Your practice success will increase.
I've honestly never met a Massage Therapists who did not significantly benefit from learning these procedures and knowledge that boost your client care skills and professional confidence in managing clients' care in ways this course teaches you.
Q: I presently practice in a chiropractic office and things seem to run pretty smoothly. How would this course help me?
A: If you're completely satisfied with how things are going in your current setting and you feel like you have a strong command of spinal-neural-soft tissue relationships, and you confidently know how to consult, examine, and treat referred patients in ways that are integrated with the doctor's care, you may not need what this course teaches you.
But my experience as an MT and DC and having owned and managed several clinics, has shown that most MT's and DC's lack an integrated understanding of the spinal-soft tissue-nervous system care you each provides. And knowing how to treat and manage your clients' care most integratively benefits everyone.
This course also gives you principles, procedures and valuable communication scripts that allow your practice to flow more harmoniously with doctors, patients, and staff members. You'll be given proven strategies, policies, and forms that enrich all of your work relationships.
You'll learn protocols and communications you can apply with doctors and patients that you most likely haven't been taught, to help you easily manage questions and problems that often arise.
Q: Will I be hired to practice in a doctor's clinic after taking this course?
A: Although this course cannot guarantee you will be selected to work in a clinic, knowing the information and skills it teaches you greatly increases your chances.
Your personal Letter of Recommendation, your Course Certification, and having Doctor Koplen as a personal reference puts you in a most advantageous position!
Q: Why would a doctor look for qualified integrative Massage Therapists in private practice to refer patients to?
Here are six reasons why doctors refer patients to Massage Therapists in private practice:
1. The doctor doesn't have Massage Therapists working in their office.
2. Patients often require specialty massage such as oncology, pregnancy, or MLD to name a few, that may not be provided by the MT’s practicing in the doctor's clinic.
3. Some patients prefer a less clinical or more serene private setting.
4. Many patients want to avoid the higher cost that clinics typically charge for massage.
5. Scheduling availability at a clinic may conflict with a patient's schedule.
6. A patient may prefer seeing an MT practicing in closer proximity to their work or residence.