Palpation as an Assessment Tool for Clinical Massage
This presentation focuses on using muscle palpation as an assessment tool to more effectively work with clients clinically/orthopedically. The thrust of the presentation is how to critically reason through muscle palpation, using a set of clear and straight forward guidelines, instead of having memorize the palpation protocol for every muscle.
Dr. Joe Muscolino has been a massage therapy educator for more than 25 years and is the author of The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual, Advanced Treatment Techniques for the Manual Therapist: Neck, and MTJ’s Body Mechanics column. He runs CE workshops including a Certification in Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT).