1. Anatomy & Physiology
You will need to refresh your memory about all the body systems ( Muscular system, Circulatory system, Skeletal system, Lympatic and Immune system, Nervous system, Digestive system, Endocrine system, Respiratory system, Reproductive and Urinary system ) you discussed in school.
To review for Physiology, you can use your textbook Principles of Anatomy and Physiology by Tortora. At the end of each chapter is a Study Outline that provides a summary of the entire Chapter. Read the summary for each chapter. Answer the following self quiz questions then look at the answer key at the end of the book.
The following websites are helpful in reviewing and studying for Anatomy and Physiology.
2. Gross Anatomy
As a Registered Massage Therapist, it is important for you to remember all the muscles, their action, insertions, innervation (nervous supply), ligaments and bones and how to landmark them all.
The following link has videos to study gross anatomy. http://www.massagetherapyreference.com/osce/station-3-assessment-1/
You will need to review your notes in Pathophysiology class. Before you get your certification or license as a Massage Therapist, you will have to understand Pathological conditions that your clients may have. There will be contraindications and considerations when giving a massage therapy treatment to someone with Parkinson’s disease or Multiple Sclerosis for example.
Read ” A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology” by Werner
Review Levers, Planes of Motion, Axes of Rotation, Osteokinematics, Open and Closed Chain, Arthrokinematics, Joint Surfaces, basically read your notes on Kinesiology especially the major topics.
I found the following link helpful. It has all the basic Kinesiology concepts and principles that we need to prepare for the exam. ( It is a slideshow, you will find the forward and back buttons right below the slide ) http://www.slideshare.net/joldham5/module-2-kinesiology-getting-started