Approved for Continuing Education

*Please note: In order to be eligible for CE credit, you must register with your full name (as it appears on your professional license) and your license state and number.

This course is listed with the FSMTB CE Registry for 2 CEUs for massage therapists.

Course Description

How do you find the best information when you are presented with a novel health condition, like COVID-19? How do you make informed decisions when information is constantly being updated? Ruth Werner, wrangler of research, is your guide for this exploration of finding clarity in chaos.

Course curriculum

    1. About the Instructor

    2. Course Description

    1. Why are we here? What are we doing?

    1. Critical Thinking

    2. Activity 1: Critical Thinking Models

    1. Sources of Information

    1. Reliable and Unreliable Information

    2. Activity 2: Reliability Tests

    1. Putting It to Use: Clinical Decisions

About this course

  • $56.00
  • 12 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content


Guest Instructor Ruth Werner

Ms. Werner is an educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who live with health challenges. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998, and is now in its 7th edition, published by Books of Discovery. Ruth is a columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and teaches continuing education workshops in research and pathology all over the world. Ruth was honored with the AMTA Council of Schools Teacher of the Year Award for 2005. She was proud to serve the Massage Therapy Foundation as a Trustee from 2007 to 2017, and as President of the Foundation from 2010-2014. Ruth is an Approved Provider with the National Certifying Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Provider # 282893-00, expires 5/23/2023) and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (# 008704-00, expires 4/18/2022).

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