Webinar: Advanced Deep Tissue Muscular Therapy Techniques: Shoulder and Knee

Ben Benjamin, PhD

This webinar introduces palpation and hands-on techniques to support your work with two of the most commonly injured areas of the body: the shoulder and knee. Learn to palpate key structures in the shoulder and knee with confidence as Dr. Benjamin walks you through detailed anatomy palpation techniques for both areas of the body. Deep tissue muscular therapy techniques for the shoulder and myofascial techniques for the knee will enhance your ability to treat clients with pain and injury effectively.

This webinar is a sampler of a full-day, hands-on workshop offered by The Benjamin Institute.

Recommendation: Arrange to have a client present and follow along with Dr. Benjamin as he teaches anatomy palpation and hands-on techniques for the shoulder and knee!

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Course Outline
  • Introduction and General Concepts
  • Shoulder
    • Anatomy
    • Anatomy Palpation
    • Muscular Therapy Techniques
    • Questions
  • Knee
    • Anatomy
    • Anatomy Palpation
    • Myofascial Techniques
    • Questions
Learning Objectives

Having viewed the online massage therapy technique CE course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how to locate and palpate a minimum of three structures in the shoulder.
  • Describe how to locate and palpate a minimum of four structures in the knee.
  • Identify the common injuries to structures of the shoulder.
  • List the muscular therapy techniques for the subscapularis tendon, infraspinatus and teres minor tendons, and the supraspinatus tendon.
  • Identify the common injuries to the structures of the knee.
  • List the myofascial techniques for the lateral collateral ligament, medial patellar retinaculum, and the medial quadriceps expansion.
Ben Benjamin, PhD

Ben Benjamin, PhD, has been practicing massage since 1963, and founded the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1974. Dr. Benjamin enhanced his practice by studying under Dr. James Cyriax, widely known for his pioneering work in orthopedic medicine. He maintains a private practice, consults on ethics cases as an expert witness, and leads seminars on ethics, communication, and injury assessment and treatment. With a passion for helping individuals cope with and overcome pain, Dr. Benjamin has been lecturing internationally for more than 35 years. He is also the author of Listen to Your Pain, Are You Tense?, Exercise Without Injury, and coauthor of The Ethics of Touch. He was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2010. For more information, visit his website at www.benbenjamin.com.

Topics and Techniques

This deep tissue massage therapy CE course shares anatomy, palpation, myofascial techniques, and muscle therapy techniques for the shoulder and knee. Shoulder anatomy includes supraspinatus, subscapularis, infraspinatus, teres minor, and AC ligament. Shoulder palpation includes AC joint and ligament, supraspinatus tendon, subscapularis tendon, infraspinatus tendon, and teres minor tendon. Shoulder techniques include subscapularis tendon technique, infraspinatus and teres minor technique, and supraspinatus tendon technique. Knee anatomy includes lateral collateral ligament, coronary ligaments, and patella tendon mechanism. Knee palpation includes medial collateral ligament, lateral collateral ligament, medial patellar retinaculum, medial quadriceps expansion, and medial coronary ligament. Knee techniques include lateral collateral ligament fascial separation, medial patellar retinaculum fascial separation, medial quadriceps expansion fascial separation.


This online massage therapy CE course is available to you on demand to access, learn, and earn CE whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you!


Visit the ABMP Education Center FAQ page for a full list of resources.

How do I earn a CE certificate for this video-based course?
After you complete the webinar video, a quiz will appear on the page. Earn a CE certificate by scoring 70% or higher on the course quiz.

How do I access my CE certificates?
CE certificates are available on your “My CE Transcripts” page and on the course page.
Visit your “My CE Transcript” page by clicking “My CE” on the navigation bar at the top of your screen.

Is this deep tissue massage techniques CE course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for CE credit?
Yes! All courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).


"This has been one of the most helpful CE courses I've taken. I love his approach and he is a great teacher!"

"Really useful information about the finer details of soft tissue in the shoulder and knee."

"One of the very best classes that I have ever taken. I plan to watch again, take more notes, and review. Dr. Benjamin shares a wealth of knowledge!"

"I really enjoyed the information covered. I feel as though I have more tools to work with now that I can effectively find specific tendons and ligaments."

"Awesome course. I will keep this knowledge and use it daily on my clients."