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Muscle Testing Workshop with Jane Langston

Muscle Testing Workshop with Jane Langston

27 March 2021, 10.00 – 13.00

Zoom online event

Muscle Testing Workshop

• 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 27 March 2021:
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


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

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.”

Jane Langston
Author, Practitioner, Managing Director at Learn Anatomy Ltd
P 07890 437940

Co-author "Muscle Testing: A Concise Manual" (publication date November 2019)
Co-author "Making Sense of Learning Human Anatomy & Physiology"

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