Are you tired of overusing your fingers on your clients unyielding upper trapezius muscles?

In the Upper Trapezius online course you'll learn how to:

  • Locate and identify the upper trapezius and its attachments through topographical land marking and palpation and understand the nature of its action

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of dysfunction (including excessive resting tone and postural distortions) associated with: chronic tension, breathing pathologies, stressful thoughts, adverse neural tension and poor ergonomics, associated myofascial trigger point referral patterns

  • Assess for respiration recruitment, reach recruitment, scapulohumeral rhythm, muscle length, diminished vertical dimension, myofascial dysfunction and recognize palpable and observable signs of dysfunction

  • Effectively factor into their treatment plan considerations pertaining to perpetuating and ergonomic factors and treatment of associated structures/muscles

  • Safely and effectively employ techniques to treat a short/hypertonic muscle, drop resting muscle tone, treat associated myofascial trigger points and achieve myofascial shifting (techniques include entrainment and orthopaedic stretching)

  • Provide your client with safe and effective home care (including ergonomic awareness and self care handouts) and rehabilitative exercise program (including sustained stretch and breathing interventions)

Recognize the key factors that are contributing to each clients upper trapezius stubbornness, and help ease them!

Just $75 CAD for one year access.

This course is approved for 2 primary credits with the MTAA.


  • Who is this course for?

    This course is designed for Massage Therapists and other manual therapy practitioners.

  • What is the cost of this course?

    The course fee is $75 CAD which gives you 1 year access to all of the course material in the online learning center.

  • How long do I have to complete the course once I have purchased it?

    You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete all courses, and you can access your courses 24/7 online from any device.

  • How do I get continuing education credit for this course?

    Please check with your association in advance as to how you can receive credit for this course. MTAA members need only to submit a copy of your certificate of completion to your association, but this may vary for non-members.

  • Will I be able to retake the exam if I am not successful on my first try?

    Yes, you can retake the exam as many times as needed.

Are you tired of overusing your fingers on your clients unyielding upper trapezius muscles? Help has arrived!

Just $75 CAD for one year access.