RACE Approved for Vets and Techs

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 1161576.


Content Presenter

Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, CRPM, FAAMA


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: The Science of Medical Massage and Why It Belongs in Your Practice utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

In contrast to other forms of massage, medical massage focuses on problems related to a patient’s diagnosis and implements techniques to achieve specific outcomes. It complements conventional medical care by reducing stress, pain, and discomfort as well as facilitating the healing process through neuromodulation, myofascial relaxation, and improved circulation. Techniques draw from a variety of professions and philosophies, including osteopathic manual therapy. Clinical applications discussed in this presentation include approaches for post-surgical recovery, especially for orthopedic cases, as well as in critical care medicine, neurologic injury, geriatric care, palliative medicine, and more.

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • describe at least three mechanisms of action of medical massage
  • outline least three clinical applications of medical massage
  • list ways in which medical massage can improve patient comfort and quality of life


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations. Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting.

Completion Deadline:

Participants have 60 days from date of enrollment to view the presentation, as often as desired, as well as submit the two completion requirements outlined below. If after 60 days the completion requirements have not been submitted, the participant will be graded out of the course as incomplete.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Course Fee

Price: $25.00 USD

Practices may enroll individual team members. To learn how to assign a specific team member to a course, please visit the Assigning Students page.

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