ABMP Five-Minute Muscles is an exciting new members-only resource that lets massage therapists and bodyworkers quickly and easily refresh your muscle knowledge wherever and whenever with just a few clicks. ABMP members can access it here. If you’re not an ABMP member, learn more about this online program here.
Covering the seven muscle regions and 83 muscles most often addressed by professional massage therapists (according to a comprehensive review by the Entry-Level Analysis Project), you’ll have origin/insertion/actions at your fingertips, plus helpful palpation and technique videos—for each muscle—from master massage therapist Clint Chandler.
“If you have been in practice for a long time, the details of muscle origins, insertions, and actions can get rusty,” says Anne Williams, director of education for ABMP. “ABMP Five-Minute Muscles makes it quick, easy, and fun so that muscle review fits into the margins of a busy day.” In testing, massage therapists on the ABMP staff have found that the program works just as well as an in-depth review during off hours as it does during a quick check in between clients or after intake given its intuitive, easy-to-use nature. ABMP Five-Minute Muscles works seamlessly on a phone, tablet, or computer, and uses new Progressive Web App technology to provide much of the information even without an internet connection.
Here are a few ways our ABMP staff massage therapists have used the program—share yours at firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Review a muscle before a client session.
- Show a client the muscles that 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.
ABMP Five-Minute Muscles is exclusively available as a benefit of ABMP membership, and members can access it here. If you’re not an ABMP member, learn more about this online program here. Get ABMP Five-Minute Muscles, hundreds of hours of free CE in the ABMP Education Center, and much, much more by joining today!
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