Evidence-Informed Pathways.

Programs offered at OPTIMAL HEALTH School of Bodywork Integration can be taken either part time or full time.


Clinical Massage &
Bodywork Integration


There has always been an increasing awareness of the valuable benefits of Clinical Massage & Bodywork Therapy for treating soft-tissue pain and injury conditions.

 

Manual Osteopathic Integration


Manual Osteopathic Integration is an effective health care system in dealing with pain originating from fascia, muscles, nerves, joints, and ligaments.


Evidence-Informed Pathway 1 (EIP1)

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IN CLASS: 930 Hour Program, OUT OF CLASS: 100 Hours


START DATES

Winter session, begins in January; or Summer session, begins in May; or Fall session, begins in August
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DURATION: 9 Months / 39 Weeks or Accelerated 6 Months / 26 Weeks
AWARD: Certificate of Completion, CPR Certificate, Personal Trainer, and Nutritional Coach
PREREQUISITIES: NONE
Bridging the Gap between Academic and Practical Application

Course Schedules & Descriptions

Class Schedules allow for 3 Start dates each year:

Morning Schedule
(6 hour classes with 50 minutes of break = 5 hours and 10 minutes of class time)
  • 6 Hour classes: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Student Clinic: Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; & Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Evening Schedule
(6 hour classes with 50 minutes of break = 5 Hour and 10 minutes of class time)
  • 6 Hour classes: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Student Clinic: Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; & Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

A comprehensive introduction to clinical massage therapy including, theory & practice, hygiene & disease control, draping procedures, and indications & contraindications. This course provides early contact massage experiences through both giving and receiving massage therapy, Swedish techniques are introduced.

Study topics include: an in-depth study of general bodywork techniques and applications complementary to manual therapy such as, history of massage and bodywork, ethics & SC laws for licensure; adjunct therapies such as; Vacu Therapy, ROCKTAPE, Thai Yoga Bodywork, and MPS Pain Therapy; basic principles of health, nutrition and wellness, invoking the chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals; and the basic food groups and fundamentals of assessing nutritional status, introducing clinical examples and methods of practice implementation.

Must be passed with a grade of C or better in order to graduate the program.

This course is a study of the structures and functions of the human body relevant to multiple manual therapy practices. The intention is to provide the anatomy and physiology knowledge needed for clinical decision-making in the practice of various manual therapies and for communication with other healthcare professionals.

Must be passed with a grade of C or better in order to graduate the program.

This course presents Bodywork as a comprehensive system for the treatment of soft-tissue disorders. By system, it is meant that to effectively treat pain and injuries a systematic approach should be employed. Orthopedic and Manual Osteopathic approaches, assessment and technique variety are key components of this course. What sets this course apart perhaps is its emphasis on establishing a physiological rationale for a particular treatment approach or technique. Thus, matching the condition to the treatment is argued to be essential for effective clinical solutions. This course also promotes the philosophy that a full clinical treatment must understand and integrate standard rehabilitation protocols for the various soft-tissue dysfunctions.

Must be passed with a grade of C or better in order to graduate the program.

Students begin work on an investigative project to be finished prior to graduation. Students will research a clinical topic. The research project for this class must be a literature synthesis. This course is self-directed.

Students will also begin to participate in clinical rounds where special interest and topics and investigative research or issues are discussed. Clinical rounds provide opportunities for the intern to engage in enhanced critical thinking and application of the concepts of best practice. Clinical faculty support the development of the intern’s written and oral communications functional assessments and psychomotor skills.

This course is also designed for students to provide community service, while working one-on-one or in small groups on an outreach/research project(s).

Must be passed with a grade of C or better in order to graduate the program.

This course addresses the basic business skills necessary to operate a practice or clinic, including writing resumes, marketing, bookkeeping, taxes, and record keeping. This course is not only subjected to business applications, but integrated with Biblical principles that create an atmosphere that allows students to have the tools, the ability to shift and create everlasting change in their lives. An introduction to the theory and practice of oral communication, with an application of improving these skills in interpersonal, intercultural, group, and public contexts, is also addressed.

Must be passed with a grade of C or better in order to graduate the program.

This course provides a clinical massage setting for experience in all aspects of facilitating clinical rehabilitative massage & bodywork.

Must be passed with a grade of C or better in order to graduate the program.

Evidence-Informed Pathway 2 (EIP2)

Manual Osteopathic Integration

Why choose Manual Osteopathic Integration?

Manual Osteopathic Integration (MOI) is an effective health care system in dealing with pain originating from fascia, muscles, nerves, joints, and ligaments. The popularity of MOI is in its ability to help patients with chronic pain of mechanical origin. Manual Osteopathic Integration utilizes all available modern manual therapy techniques to assess injury and diseases of muscles, bones, joints, and nerves. It also offers the added benefit of hands on assessment and treatment through a system of therapy known as Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). Osteopathic Manual Integrators understand how all the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others. They focus special attention on the musculoskeletal system, which reflects and influences the condition of all other body systems.

Manual Osteopathy could be described in simple, lay terms as “Holistic Manual Medicine”. Manual Osteopathy is a system of health care that focuses on Osteopathic assessment and treatment of the physical body’s structure in order to optimize physiological functioning. Manual palpation and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) are used in conjunction with biomechanical, orthopedic, and neurological clinical assessment. The practice of Manual Osteopathy combines current medical knowledge with the Osteopathic philosophy. Principle and evidence-based outcomes have a high priority in patient treatment and case management. Manual Osteopathy is a patient centered approach to health care rather than a disease centered approach.

Manual Osteopathic Integrators (also known as Manual Osteopaths to distinguish themselves from American style osteopathic physicians who perform surgery and prescribe medications) assess and treat the whole person, not just the symptomatic region. For example, if a patient presents with headache, they will be structurally assessed from head to toe. This is because the primary cause may be remote from the symptoms. This cause would only be detected with a Wellness Approach/Assessment.

Manual Osteopathy constitutes a vast array of techniques dealing with many conditions. Even though most techniques may have validity, in order to define a clear international scope of practice for Manual Osteopathic Integration, OHSBI arranges its curriculum according to specific associations and organizations that accept and recommend manual techniques that have clear, research proven applications. This includes; Osteopathic techniques such as Osteopathic Soft Tissue Therapy (STT), Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), Muscle Energy Technique (MET), and Osteoarticular Mobilization (MOB) have been proven to be highly effective for conditions relating to neuromusculoskeletal and joints systems such as low back pain, neck pain, and pain in the upper and lower limbs. OHSBI endorses these techniques and encourages students to use techniques that have been proven scientifically.

Evidence-Informed Pathway 3 (EIP3)

Allied Health Educator

Why choose to become an Allied Health Educator?

OPTIMAL HEALTH School of Bodywork Integration (OHSBI) has partnered with Adita (Yrizarry) Lang of Two Fit Pros to offer a very unique health educational program, Allied Health Educator program. This pathway offers community members who are interested in health and wellness to become deeper involved as health advocates within their community. Programs, Classes, and Continuing Education by Adita Lang offers signature programs and classes on exercise, nutrition, and overall health.

Students will gain insights and practical applications that will allow them to properly communicate with health and fitness professionals.

Courses Include:

  • Nutritional Brilliance for Parents and Teachers - $175.00
  • Business Set-Up and Social Media for Health Professionals - $79.00

For more information regarding Evidence-Informed Pathway 3, please contact OHSBI directly, 864.451.8028 OR info@ohsbi.com.


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