Webinar: Assessing and Treating Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow

Joe Muscolino

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Join Dr. Joe Muscolino for a comprehensive course on assessing and treating two common repetitive-use conditions: tennis elbow (also known as lateral elbow tendinopathy, lateral epicondylitis, and lateral epicondylosis) and golfer’s elbow (also known as medial elbow tendinopathy, medial epicondylitis, and medial epicondylosis). Learn the possible causes, participating anatomy, assessment tools, massage techniques, and stretching protocols for each of these challenging pathologies. Discover how these conditions are caused by not only the actions used in these sports, but everyday actions like gripping objects, opening doors, and using a mouse.

Read Dr. Muscolino’s accompanying Massage & Bodywork magazine article, “The Biomechanics of Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow” in the January/February 2020 issue.

This course was featured during the March 2020 ABMP CE Socials event!

 

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Course Outline

Tennis Elbow

  • Causes and anatomy
  • Assessment methods
    • Palpation
    • Orthopedic testing
  • Treatment methods
    • Massage
    • Stretching

Golfers’ Elbow

  • Causes and anatomy
  • Assessment methods
    • Palpation
    • Orthopedic testing
  • Treatment methods
    • Massage
    • Stretching
Learning Objectives

After completing this online massage therapy CE course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the four muscles and one boney landmark associated with tennis elbow.
  • List at least three common movements that may contribute to tennis elbow.
  • List the steps required to accurately palpate the group of muscles associated with tennis elbow.
  • Describe a massage technique that can be used with clients with tennis elbow.
  • Describe a stretching technique that can be used with clients with tennis elbow. 
  • Identify the five muscles and one boney landmark associated with golfer’s elbow.
  • List at least three common movements that may contribute to golfer’s elbow.
  • List the steps required to accurately palpate the group of muscles associated with golfer’s elbow.
  • Describe a massage technique that can be used with clients with golfer’s elbow.
  • Describe a stretching technique that can be used with clients with golfer’s elbow.
Instructors
Joe Muscolino

Dr. Joe Muscolino has been a manual and movement therapy educator for more than 30 years. He is the author of eight major publications, including The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual, with Trigger Points, Referral Patterns, and Stretching, 2nd ed.; Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function, 3rd ed.; and The Muscular System Manual: The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, 4th ed.; Manual Therapy for the Low Back and Pelvis: A Clinical Orthopedic Approach; and Advanced Treatment Techniques for the Manual Therapist: Neck. He has also authored more than 70 articles, written for manual and movement therapists, run numerous continuing education hands-on workshops including the Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) certification around the United States and internationally, and has a digital video streaming subscription service called Digital COMT for manual and movement therapists. He has a private chiropractic practice in Stamford, Connecticut. For more information, visit his website at www.learnmuscles.com or follow his Facebook page.

Topics and Techniques

This orthopedic massage therapy CE course addresses the common pathologies of tennis and golfers’ elbow. Topics include palpation, assessment, orthopedic testing, massage, and stretching. Palpation includes the lateral epicondyle of humerus, extensor carpi radialis brevis, extensor digitorum, extensor digiti minimi, extensor carpi ulnaris, medial epicondyle of humerus, pronator teres, flexor carpi radialis, palmaris longus, flexor carpi ulnaris, and flexor digitorum superficialis. The orthopedic testing section includes active range of motion, passive range of motion, and manual resistance.

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How do I earn a CE certificate?
After you complete this video-based course in the CE Center, 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.
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Is this course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)?
Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).

Reviews

Dr. Joe Musculino was excellent at demonstrating the testing, massaging, and descriptions with actions of the different muscles affecting tennis and golfers’ elbow. Enjoyed the reinforcement of placements and actions for determining the specific muscles involved.”

“Excellent presentation! The pairing of tennis elbow and golfers’ elbow simplified causes, assessment, and treatment. Thank you!”

“Wonderful course! Well organized, explained, and demonstrated!”

"I was actually able to relieve some of my own symptoms of "golfer's elbow" during the course through your instruction! I can't wait to take this into the treatment room!"