Total classroom hours: 192
Description: Our integrated A&P course is specifically designed to help you become an effective Massage Therapist and Natural Therapeutics practitioner. Anatomy is the study of structure, in our case, the human structure. An understanding of how bones articulate (kinesiology) and which muscles are attached to them are very important to any massage therapist. Generally when clients come in for a treatment, they will say something like, “It hurts when I do this…”. It’s up to you to trace which muscles are involved and to palpate and affect them.
The Physiology portion of A&P deals with the functions of the structures in a human being. How does the body make bone? What makes our muscles work more optimally? What are the functions of the nervous, circulatory, lymph, and urinary systems and how do they work? Our instructors present the material in way that is easy for students of all education levels to comprehend. They use lecture, accompanied with hands-on palpation, which enables students to fully integrate the material. Emphasis is placed upon the understanding of word parts, muscles, bones, nerves, and the functioning of the human structure.
Pathology is the study of disease. As a professional therapist you will have the opportunity to help people with all sorts of ailments. Many of those ailments require medications that require you to adjust the type of treatment your client receives. It’s our job to give you the tools necessary to reduce fears and appropriately treat your client.
The A&P material that is taught here at the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics enables any bodyworker to effectively practice their therapeutic art.