Pathology, Contraindications, Areas of Caution, and Special Populations
The pathology content area of the massage licensing exam assesses the MBLEx candidate’s knowledge of pathology, massage contraindications, areas of caution, special populations, and classes of medications. Massage exam candidates should understand the basic signs and symptoms of common pathologies and injuries so that they can provide a competent client assessment and a safe and effective massage therapy treatment. Flashcards are a great study tool to add to any MBLEx review plan, whether using our free flashcards here or making your own.
To learn more about common conditions that you are likely to encounter in clinical practice or on the MBLEx, check out our guide to pathology for massage therapists . This article provides an brief overview of over 135 common pathologies.
Areas of caution
Classes of medications
Learn muscle origins, insertions and actions with our Muscle Flashcards. Each MBLEx Guide membership (Gold, Silver & Bronze) includes 115 muscle flashcards to help you pass the FSMTB massage licensing exam.