Integrated Muscle Testing and Palpation

Day 1:

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Introduction to muscle testing theory and techniques
– Types and applications for different styles of manual muscle testing
– How to decide what to test
– Selecting appropriate tests or modifying/creating tests based on need
– Validating/invalidating individual muscle tests

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Locked Muscles
– Locked muscle theory
– Palpation and testing of locked muscles
– Correction of muscle locks

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Common testing pitfalls
– Common muscle testing mistakes
– Other ways of adversely impacting accuracy
– MMT checklist to ensure accuracy and reliability

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Touch-testing

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Refinements for commonly mis-performed or inaccurate muscle tests

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Introduction of new or modified muscle tests

Day 2:

9:00 am – 11:30 am
Introduction of new or modified muscle tests (cont’d)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Introduction to palpation theory and techniques
– Developing better palpatory skills
– Identifying types of dysfunctions based on tonus

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch   

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Introduction to palpation theory and techniques (cont’d)
– Identifying hardware vs. software problems using texture and tissue extensibility curve

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Primary palpatory assessment
– Prioritization of areas/dysfunctions to address based on palpation
– Determination of likely pairs based on palpation
– Integration of palpatory assessment with other evaluative and assessment techniques

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Evaluation of progress and re-prioritization

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Motion palpation and vector assessment