6 CEUs for Massage Therapists Only
Complimentary lunch is included.
Understanding manual muscle testing is the first step in understanding and using Applied Kinesiology. This is a fundamental course that is directed specifically toward massage therapists. You will learn indicator muscles, how to identify certain patterns and how to implement muscle testing and AK into massage therapy routines.
At the end of this class, the participant should be able to:
- Name five factors of Intervertebal Foramen
- Identify indicator muscles used in Manual Muscle Testing and Applied Kinesiology
- Explain the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system
- Explain how to use pincer palpation to determine Travell or Rolfing
- Identify the modular skeletal pattern of pitch-roll-yaw
- Explain how to implement manual muscle testing and applied kinesiology techniques into massage therapy routines.
Course will cover:
Basic Principals of Applied Kinesiology
- Five factors of Intervertebral Foramen (IVF).
- Indicator muscles—PMS-PMC, TFL-Gluteus Medius, Pectoralis Minor, and Hamstrings—and how to use them to detect all type of trigger points, Travell, Jones and Rolfing.
- Anatomy and Physiology
Pincer Palpation to Determine Travell and Rolfing
Identification of Modular Skeletal Pattern of Pitch-Roll-Yaw
Implementation of Muscle Testing and AK Techniques into Massage Therapy
- Travell trigger point
- Jones trigger point
- Rolfing and Anatomy Train connective tissue approach
About the Instructor: Dr. Paul Sprieser, DC, DIBAK
Dr. Paul Sprieser has been a practicing chiropractor since 1969. In 1983, he became a Diplomate of the International College of Applied Kinesiology and since then, has been teaching healthcare and dental professionals (as well as veterinarians) about Applied Kinesiology and other topics. For years, he often co-lectured with the founder of Applied Kinesiology, the late George Goodheart.
Dr. Sprieser has been involved in clinical research in the areas of AK, learning disabilities, TMJ dysfunction and general health problems for over 30 years. He has published over 75 papers and is awaiting publication of a book for the general public on Applied Kinesiology.