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Introduction to Muscle Testing

Introduction to Muscle Testing

Healthy Life Centre, 35-37 Bread St, Edinburgh EH3 9AL.
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30 May 2020, 10.00 – 17.00

Healthy Life Centre, Edinburgh

• Many bodywork therapists wish they could have some pre-treatment assessments to help guide them to appropriate treatment with massage or exercises. These assessments can also be performed post-treatment to check effectiveness. • Useful to any massage therapist, Pilates instructor, yoga practitioner, personal trainer, reflexologist and soft tissue therapist who wish to tailor each session or treatment to suit each client. It also gives clear evidence of improvement for both practitioner and client. • Attendees will go home armed with some useful assessment skills ready to use in clinic to monitor effectiveness of massage sessions. • Introduction to muscle testing course on 30 May 2020: Includes latissimus dorsi, psoas, TFL, gluteus med, gluteus max and QL. These tests give assessment skills for massage treatments that can be included in a massage therapy session to see if there has been an improvement between pre and post massage. Subsequent sets can be taught in future workshops. Information about the tutor: Jane Langston, Author, Practitioner, Managing Director at Learn Anatomy Ltd Contact details: email: Mobile 07890 437940 Biography Jane Langston worked for over 20 years in haematology and blood transfusion laboratories within the UK National Health Service and is Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science. She went on to develop her skills as an Amatsu practitioner in a busy clinic in Hertfordshire for a further 20 years. Jane is a teacher of Amatsu Soft Tissue Therapy and anatomy and physiology and is a director of Amatsu Training School Ltd and Learn Anatomy Ltd. As a result of many years of teaching, she understands that students needed good strategies to help them learn, retain, and apply anatomical studies. Jane is an Amatsu Therapy representative and Vice Chair of the General Council for Soft Tissue Therapies and is an Amatsu advisor to the British Register for Complementary Therapies. Jane has co-authored two books with Earle Abrahamson; “Making Sense of Learning Human Anatomy & Physiology”, and most recently “Muscle Testing: A Concise Manual” (Handspring Publishing) Muscle Testing: A Concise Manual • Our book “Muscle Testing: A Concise Manual” (Handspring Publishing) was published in November 2019. Orders can be placed directly with us via our website, or via Handspring Publishing’s website). It can also be ordered via Amazon, or ordered from your local bookseller. • Our book is described as “This clear and concise manual describes the structure, location and function of the most frequently tested muscles, together with their muscle testing techniques using various methods and styles of testing. Designed to be a useful guide in clinic, it includes clinical hints and tips. Beautiful diagrams help provide explanations to clients and patients. The text is supplemented by video clips demonstrating each muscle test.” Website -
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