Webinar: Palpating the Psoas Major
Want to increase your ability to palpate the psoas major with precision and confidence? Join Dr. Joe Muscolino for a comprehensive course on palpation of the psoas major. Learn to palpate the muscle’s femoral belly with the client in supine and sidelying positions, and the abdominal belly with the client in supine, sidelying, seated, and prone positions.
Read Dr. Muscolino’s accompanying Massage & Bodywork magazine article, “Palpation of the Psoas Major” in the January/February 2019 issue.
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- Palpation of the femoral belly of the psoas major
- Palpation of the abdominal belly of the psoas major
- ¾ sidelying
Having viewed the online massage therapy technique CE course, participants will be able to:
- List the origin, insertion, and action of the psoas major muscle.
- Describe how to palpate the femoral belly of the muscle with the client in the supine position.
- Describe how to palpate the femoral belly of the muscle with the client in the sidelying position.
- Describe how to palpate the abdominal belly of the muscle with the client in the supine position.
- Describe how to palpate the abdominal belly of the muscle with the client in the ¾-sidelying position.
- Describe how to palpate the abdominal belly of the muscle with the client in the seated position.
- Describe how to palpate the abdominal belly of the muscle with the client in the prone position.
- List the pros and cons of palpating the muscle in each of the client positions.
- Describe the client body position and active movements that assist in locating the psoas major.
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 hands-on massage therapy CE course teaches several palpation techniques for the psoas major muscle. Topics include anatomy, client positioning, palpation steps, precautions, and therapist body mechanics. Palpation techniques are taught for the femoral belly of the psoas major muscle with the client in supine and sidelying positions. Palpation techniques for the abdominal belly of the psoas major muscle include techniques for the client in supine, ¾ sidelying, seated, and prone positions.
This online massage therapy continuing education course is available to you on demand to access, learn, and earn CE whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you!
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Is this orthopedic massage CE course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for CE credit?
Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).
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.
"So helpful. The psoas always gives me a little trouble to find. This was by far the most descriptive explanation of locating it safely that I've ever seen. THANK YOU!"
"WOW. I enjoyed the professionalism. The draping tips, self-care, pros and cons, alternative methods, and communication with the client were excellent."
"The course was excellent and so well done. It's full of techniques and detailed information that can be applied right away. As a bodyworker of 19 years, I even learned a few things. Thank you!"
"Great anatomy review and I really enjoyed learning about how to palpate when the client is in prone position."
"Excellent course. The process and demonstrations were very precise and easy to follow. I now have more confidence in palpating the psoas major muscle as a result of taking this course. Thank you!"