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In this lively 2-hour class we will discuss why the strategy of “getting a doctor’s note” (or clearance, or permission) to work with clients who have complicated health challenges is not useful. Then we will use sample templates to initiate conversations that get us what we really need: relevant information so we can do our work safely.
I Have a Client Who... Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner
Listen to the ABMP Podcast hosted by me, Ruth Werner, as I discuss pathologies through the lens of massage therapists.
This course is a follow-up to A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology Part 1.
In this one-hour self-paced unit, we look at the medications that are recommended to manage some common conditions.
For each medication on our list we will cover pharmacodynamics, common side effects, and appropriate accommodations for massage therapy.
In this NCBTMB approved, 1 hour CE, online, self-paced course become familiar with the nomenclature of pharmacology, what to look for, and where to find the information you need to make safe, effective, and evidence-informed clinical decisions.
I teach classes in pathology, pharmacology, research, ethics, and for educators.
Self-paced, ONLINE Courses
Learn from home with my help! Some courses are from my personal catalogue, and the rest are available through other organizations.
Live, In Person Courses
I am happy to visit your chapter, school, or local organization to teach for a set fee plus expenses.
Pre-set classes are modular and most can be adapted to 3-hour or 4-hour units. All content can be customized for your participants; just contact me for details.
I have a collection of NCBTMB-approved courses ranging from 1-3 hours that can be offered as webinars for your distance-learning events.
Let Me Visit Your School
Do you have a screen and Wi-Fi in your classroom? I can visit!
We can play “Stump the Pathology Teacher”, go over confusing material, or have a faculty in-service on the joys of teaching science in massage school.
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As an award-winning educator, author, inspirational speaker, & podcast host, I am passionate about helping massage and manual therapists to make safe, effective, evidence-informed clinical decisions.
Whether I’m teaching, speaking, or creating. Here are some events I’ll be at in the upcoming months. Some events are limited to members of organizations or associations while others are open to everybody.
I am an award-winning author providing valuable content for the massage and manual therapy community.
You can find some of my work in Massage & Bodywork Magazine, and Massage New Zealand.
The Most Trusted Pathology Reference for Over 20 Years
The first edition of my textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology (MTGP) was published in 1998 with an expectation that it might sell a few thousand copies a year. It is now used all over the planet. The 7th edition is now available in hard copy and as an eBook through my new publisher, Books of Discovery.
Massage & Bodywork Magazine
I write the “Pathology Perspectives” column for the award-winning Massage & Bodywork Magazine.
Journal, Article & Video Archives
A decades-long searchable archive of articles published in massage therapy trade journals as well as associated video content is available.
“I have a Client Who– Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner”
Latest Course available for Continuing Education:
A Doctor’s Note Isn’t Good Enough…and what is better
ABMP Pocket Pathology App
The app that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips.
Use on your phone or laptop to go into sessions prepared with the knowledge you need to make the best treatment decisions for your clients.
I love fabric. I love color. For me, adding color to fabric and then combining the results is the ultimate act of creativity. On this page you will find examples of my past work.