On the 10th day of Christmas

Amazon gave to me, a study guide to help with Finals and Certification.

As finals for my Injury Assesment class approach, I realize i'm one semester short of finishing school and sitting my Nationals. I think I am going to take the MBLEX as well as NCBTMB certification. This is partially the over-achiever in me, but I'm hoping it will give me good merit once I'm back in Scotland.
It's never too early to start studying and preparing for an exam, so why not start now.

Do you have any recommendations for Certification study guides?
What are you favorite methods of study?


I've had an interest in CranioSacral therapy for a few years now, and on Monday I had my first workshop and a taste of what it could offer.
I was pretty sad to think that i'm moving back to Scotland soon, and my CE may be affected by a lack in quality of courses offered in the UK.

So I had a good old dig around the internet and found a UK branch of the Upledger Institute, and wouldnt you know it, the CST 1 course just happens to fall on teh weekend of my birthday next year.
Guess what I'm getting for my birthday? :)

Injury Assesment.

It's Mid-Terms week for me this week, and hopefully I will survive without falling apart.
I like the way our instructor does Mid-Terms and Finals for the Injury Assesment class. We have to draw 3 "injuries" from a hat of known issues which could potentially be
our test. We have a week to study those 3 items, and then on the day of the Mid-term, we pick one of the 3 from a hat.

The 3 I was lucky (or unlucky) enough to draw were Headaches, Lower back pain and Pregnancy (or injuries which require side-lying).

Headaches will be good, my only concern is whether I'll be doing seated treatment or treatment on the table.
I'm worried about the Psoas work for the Lower back pain, mainly because im confused about some of the Psoas stretching. I am hoping to review that tonight while in class. If you have any advice, or recommendations for Psoas stretches though, I would be ever so grateful.

Side lying work, shouldnt be too bad, I just need to review any new stuff we learned, which I dont think is too much.

I know my stuff, and I practice it often, I just dont do too well in exams.
Wish me luck.

Sorry for the silence: Study break

Unfortunately my day job got in the way of both my writing here, as well as my studying and practice time for Massage School.
I have 2 weeks left of my current semester and im on the home stretch for my practice hours.

What did or do you find to be your most effective study tool?
At the moment I am using a combination of Flash cards, which is a new concept for me, as well as Videos and iPhone apps/games to quiz me on my anatomy.

I will say that the videos I absolutely love, I ripped them for my iPhone so now I walk around with Human Cadaver videos on my phone, when I have some downtime I like to watch them and see the muscles and bony landmarks.

We use this DVD in class when studying muscle, and I liked it so much I got myself a copy.
It's also nice to know that Acland teaches here locally at the University of Louisville.

If you are in the UK the videos have a very "Open University" feel to it, but are a great study tool for visual learners.

How do you learn and what are some of your favourite resources?