cervical spinal joints - posterolateral view of the atlanto-occipital joint

Cervical Spinal Joints

The disc joint is a cartilaginous joint that is composed of outer fibers called the annulus fibrosus that encircle the inner nucleus pulposus.

cervical spine - superior posterolateral view of a cervical vertebra

Introduction to the Cervical Spine

It is extremely important to be able to locate and palpate the laminar groove of the cervical spine because the thickest musculature is located there.

Manual Therapy Certification teaches assessment and treatment skills such as piriformis palpation seen here

Manual Therapy Certification for Massage Therapists

There are two major reasons why a massage therapist should consider working toward and earning a Continuing Education Certificate in Manual Therapy.

One of the skill sets of manual therapy is stretching: here we see a stretch to the abductors of the hip joint

What is Manual Therapy?

The following techniques are considered to be Manual Therapy techniques: Massage (Soft Tissue Manipulation), Stretching, Joint Mobilization, Hydrotherapy.