ABMP Apps

ABMP Apps Logo: ABMP Five Minute Muscles, and ABMP Pocket Pathology

ABMP Five-Minute Muscles

Covering the 83 muscles most often addressed by professional massage therapists over seven main muscle regions, each entry features muscle-specific technique and palpation videos from master massage therapist Clint Chandler, illustration and cadaver-dissection videos from Dr. Joe Muscolino, and actions, origins, and insertions for each muscle.

ABMP members, take 5 minutes now and see how easy it is to get muscle facts at your fingertips!

Not a member? Explore the levator scapulae in this demo version at www.abmp.com/apps/demo/five-minute-muscles.

ABMP Pocket Pathology

Developed in partnership with Ruth Werner (author of A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology) and Books of Discovery, ABMP Pocket Pathology is a quick-reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips.

ABMP Pocket Pathology, a quick-reference app for massage therapists and bodyworkers, is now exclusively available as part of professional ABMP memberships.

Not an ABMP member? Try a demo version of the app here, or become an ABMP member for full access.

 

If you’re not an ABMP member, get ABMP Five-Minute Muscles, ABMP Pocket Pathology, hundreds of hours of free CE in the ABMP Education Center, professional liability insurance, and much, much more by joining today!

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How can I use the ABMP Five-Minute Muscles app?

  • Review a muscle before a client session.
  • Show a client the muscles you’ll work on.
  • Quiz yourself, or a fellow massage therapist.
  • Conduct an in-depth muscle review plan.
  • Quickly refresh yourself on a muscle after client intake.
  • Learn new muscle-specific techniques.
  • Practice your palpation along with the videos.

How can I use the ABMP Pocket Pathology app?

  • Review a client's condition after reading intake forms.
  • Make best-practice decisions about whether your touch will be beneficial.
  • Quick, bullet-pointed info lets you assess how to adapt your work to accommodate clients' condition.
  • Gives you the confidence you need.

Hear what our members say!

“I want to say I absolutely love that you guys are sharing this. I have learned new techniques from this that I use in my practice daily. Thank you very much.” —Shelley

“I love ABMP, I love the Five-Minute Muscles and the Pathology help!” —Muscle Whisperer

“MY feedback: IT IS THE HANDIEST BEST TOOL EVER!!!!!! I really enjoy using it!” —Carrie

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ABMP CE Summit: Headaches

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Join us online Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the ABMP CE Summit: Headaches, which take learners on a journey from understanding headaches to working with clients with headache pain using multiple modalities and techniques.

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A client was recently treated for colon cancer—and it didn’t go well. She had surgical complications, a bout of sepsis, and more. Is massage therapy safe? We discuss on this episode of “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner.

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