Integrating Massage Therapy into the Pain Practice
This course discusses the effectiveness of massage therapy techniques that address postural abnormalities and dysfunctional gait patterns in the treatment of certain chronic soft tissue pain syndromes.
Faculty: Nancy M. Porambo, MS, CNMT, NBAMT
This 0.5-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Discuss variations of massage modalities.
- Illustrate the influence of posture and dysfunctional gait patterns in the development of pain.
Nancy M. Porambo, MS, CNMT, NBAMT, has a successful 25-year-old neuromuscular therapy practice in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. Ms. Porambo holds bachelor degrees in psychology and business management and has authored the practice-building book, Professional Practice Concepts. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical health psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She currently serves as a trustee on the Massage Therapy Foundation and also served as National President of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has extensive teaching experience in manual techniques for the relief of chronic pain and, most notable for her, “Fibromyalgia—Demystifying the Unexplained Disorder” course which has been taught throughout the country.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Ms. Porambo reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at email@example.com.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 0.5 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 CE credit.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 0.50 ACPE
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 APA
- 0.50 Document of Attendance