Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT): Palpation Assessment 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.
Palpation is the most important assessment skill that exists in the world of manual therapy. Learning to palpate the muscles of the body is not a matter of having muscle palpations presented and then memorizing them. Rather, there is a science and an art to muscle palpation. COMT: Palpation Assessment is a 2-day (16-hour; 16 CE credit hours awarded by the NCBTMB) hands-on workshop that teaches the science and art of palpation; in other words, COMT: Palpation Assessment teaches how to palpate. With this workshop, you will sharpen and master how to do muscle palpation so that you are empowered to locate and assess the skeletal muscles of the human body. Learn to locate the exact attachment points for each and every target muscle that you are palpating; learn how to feel and assess baseline tone for each and every target muscle. The approach of this workshop is to teach from the perspective of critical thinking in a hands-on setting so that you can creatively apply the technique for clinical orthopedic work on your patients/clients.
During the workshop, we will practice and perfect muscle palpation protocols for the musculature of the entire body. Specifically, we will palpate the most clinically important muscles of the body, including some of the more challenging muscle palpations, such as the psoas major, quadratus lumborum, piriformis, rotator cuff group, hip flexor group, pterygoids, and the scalenes and longus muscles of the anterior neck, as well as many others.
This workshop will build mastery and confidence in your palpation assessment skill. Coupling the mastery of palpation assessment with the mastery of treatment skills will lift your clinical orthopedic manual therapy practice to a new level!
COMT: Palpation is part of the COMT Skillset Approach Certification.
- Palpation Assessment
- Orthopedic Assessment Testing
- Body Mechanics
- Stretching: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Neural Inhibition Techniques
- Arthrofascial Stretching: Grade IV Joint Mobilization for the Manual Therapist
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