About this Course
Anatomy and Physiology 1*
- Muscles and Bones
- 50 Hours/12 Weeks/$1200
- Prerequisite Courses: None
- Tuesday’s 9:15 am-1:30pm w Michelle Lewis
Michelle Lewis, LMT
Philosophy and Purpose
The Spirit Wellness Institute requires students to successfully complete Anatomy and Physiology before completing the 650 hour Massage Therapy Training Program. Once a student has developed a clear understanding of bones and muscles they will then find themselves better prepared to move forward in their hands-on bodywork practice. It is the educated student that brings their knowledge literally to the table, and be of greater service to humanity!
Skeletal Muscles are very complicated mechanical actuators. They produce movement by pulling on our bones in complicated patterns determined by our central nervous system. This system is able to predict realistic activation patterns for the muscles based on the movement and external load. An adult body has about 206 bones. Some bones are responsible for movement, including bones in the hands, feet, and limbs. Other bones primarily give protection to the internal structures, such as the skull protecting the brain and the ribs shielding the heart, lungs, and liver.
Bones are Moved by Muscles Attached to Them Muscles are fastened to bones by a thin, tough tissue called tendons, which also link muscles to other muscles. Muscles come in all shapes and sizes. The human body has about 650 muscles, which make up about 40 percent of a person’s body weight. Muscles are made of stacks of long, thin cells called muscle fibers.
The Lecture Component of this Course Includes:
- Overview of the skeletal system
- Bony landmarks (attachment points)
- Articulations (joints) their structural and functional classification
- Cellular structure and function
- Muscle names, functions and groups
- Origin, insertion, and action
The Lab Component of this Course Includes:
- Interactive three-dimensional work with app
- Tracing the bones and muscles in the body
- Drawing connections on the body
Weekly Quizzes are given to ensure that each student is absorbing and comprehending valuable information. The use of visual reference with pertinent details related to human bones and muscles derived from text dedicated to specific course information.