Joe Muscolino Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT)
City: Fremantle WA 6160
Speaker: Joe Muscolino
Date: 6th & 7th June 2020
Venue: Anatomy Trains Australia & NZ Training School & Clinic, 2/5 Norfolk St
Price: $570AUD Early Bird if paid in full before 1st March 2020, $650AUD thereafter
Palpation Assessment 6th & 7th June 2020
Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT): Joint Mobilisation is a 2-day hands-on workshop that is part of the COMT Certification – Skillset Approach Program offered by Dr. Joe Muscolino. The goal of the COMT Skillset Approach Certification is to reinforce and hone essential COMT assessment and treatment skills, thereby strengthening your level of critical thinking and effectiveness of practice.
This workshop discusses, explores, and workshops the fundamental principles of muscle palpation so the therapist does not have to memorize palpation protocols, but rather can reason them out. Muscle palpation is likely the most powerful tool that a massage therapist possesses to assess the client for effective treatment. This workshop will empower you to critically think through your palpation assessment so that you can creatively apply effective hands-on treatment.
The student will be able to:
•Explain and demonstrate how knowledge of target muscle's attachments can be used palpate and discern the target muscle.
•Explain and demonstrate how knowledge of target muscle's actions can be used palpate and discern the target muscle.
•Explain anddemonstrate how to choose the best action of the target muscle to palpate and discern it.
•Explain and demonstrate how adding resistance can be used palpate and discern the target muscle.
•Explain and demonstrate how to strum perpendicular and follow the target muscle in "baby steps" to palpate it in its entirety.
•Explain and demonstrate how to use knowledge of coupled actions and reciprocal inhibition to palpate a target muscle.
•Describe and perform a palpation in which pressure is applied slowly and smoothly.
•Demonstrate the integration of all the palpation guidelines with a target muscle.
“Joe Muscolino is a master of his profession! His broad knowledge on the human body and extensive experience made the workshops interesting and engaging. The topics were delivered with enthusiasm and great clarity. His instructions were easy to follow and understand and he always had time to check on everyone’s hands-on work. Joe is definitely one of the most genuine teachers I’ve come across. I would highly recommend his workshops to any body-worker. I, myself, can’t wait for the next one!” Zuzana G., Sydney.
“After having read one of Joe’s books, I was encouraged to attend his workshops for deep tissue massage, stretching and joint mobilisation for the neck and low back & pelvis. I had been trying to find a workshop like this to update and add to my skills for some time. Joe’s teaching method is methodical, full of valuable information, with hands on training and teaching. Bad postural and massage habits I had developed were corrected making my massage techniques more effective with less effort. There was a very friendly and open atmosphere, and Joe was open to seeing the students techniques as well. The education was invaluable and worth every cent. I would highly recommend Joe’s workshops to anyone wanting to improve and add more to their skills. I look forward to future workshops.” Lauren S., Balmain, NSW.
“I was impressed with the workshops for a number of reasons – firstly, each point was clear, easy to understand and well supported with factual reason. Secondly, it was very hands-on so that each point was reinforced immediately with Joe getting to each table to fine-tune or compliment. Finally, Joe’s persona was engaging, friendly and thoroughly authoritative. I learnt a number of new treatment techniques and looked at ones I have used for some time from a different angle. All well worthwhile.” Julian W., Melbourne.