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MeettheMBLEx

Massage&BodyworkLicensingExamination

Presentedby DebraPersinger,PhD

FSMTBExecutiveDirector

Federa2onofStateMassage TherapyBoards(FSMTB)

· FormedAugust2005 · Mission:ToSupportMembersBoards

· Facilitatecommunicationbetweenmassageboards · Promotecompatiblerequirementstoincreaseportability · Createvalidreliablelicensingexamination

· OtherPerceivedNeeds:

· Consistentscopeofpractice · Clearentrylevelstandards · Nationaldatabaseofpractitioners

WeAskedYou:

Whattypesofobstaclesdoyourstudents facewhenapplyingfortheirlicensing?

WhatYouToldUs

1. NCBTMBhasaconfusingapplicationprocess 2. SlowturnaroundonapplicationsbyNCBTMB 3. LostdocumentsatNCBTMB 4. Studentshavelimitedfunds 5. Distancetotestingsite(somestudents) 6. Studentmayhavelimitedcomputerskills 7. Languagebarriers

TheMBLExOverview

· Simpleapplicationprocess

· Onlineapplicationindevelopment

· 1weekturnaroundonapplications · 125multiplechoicequestions · $195fee · Onlinetestingtutorial · Practicetestsareindevelopment · Resultstostatesevery24hours

MBLExAdop2on

· Arkansas · Georgia · Iowa · Louisiana · Maine · Mississippi · NewMexico · Oregon · PuertoRico · SouthCarolina · SouthDakota · Tennessee · Texas · Utah · Washington · WestVirginia

MBLExDevelopment

· Over60subjectmatterexperts · Allgeographicalregionsrepresented · 15psychometriciansandtestingspecialists · Inclusionofregulatorycommunity · Basedoninputfrom7,646massage&bodyworkpractitioners · Useofbestpracticesfortestdevelopment

MBLEx Content Outline

Guidelines for Professional Practice 10% Ethics, Boudaries, Laws & Regulations 13%

Anatomy & Physiology 14%

Kinesiology 11% Overview of Massage & Bodywork History/Culture/ Modalities 5% Pathology, Contraindications, et al 13% Benefits and Physiological Effects of Techniques that Manipulate Soft Tissue 17%

Client Assessment & Treament Planning 17%

ContentOutline

· Anatomy&Physiology

· 14% · Systemstructure · Systemfunction · Healthcareterminology · Tissueinjuryandrepair · Conceptsofenergetic anatomy

· Kinesiology

· 11% · Components/characteristics ofmuscletissue · Musclecontractions · Proprioceptors · Locations,attachments, ciberdirection · Actions · Jointstructureandfunction · Rangeofmotion

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