ABMP Five-Minute Muscles

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 fiveminutemuscles@abmp.com!

  • 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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This would be incredible as an app! 

Maybe a consideration in the future?

Thanks! 

Thanks all for your feedback. Here are instructions so you can save ABMP Five-Minute Muscles to your home screen. This way, it will function as an app without taking up all the storage space that an app would. Also, ABMP Five-Minute Muscles uses new progressive web technology, so when you use it once, much of the information is then stored for offline use. —Tara https://www.abmp.com/updates/news/abmp-five-minute-muscles-app-experience

So very excited to use this new service!!! Would be great as an app. Great job with all of the great services and benefits ABMP offers! 

Thank you for your feedback. Here are instructions so you can save ABMP Five-Minute Muscles to your home screen. This way, it will function as an app without taking up all the storage space that an app would. Also, ABMP Five-Minute Muscles uses new progressive web technology, so when you use it once, much of the information is then stored for offline use. —Tara https://www.abmp.com/updates/news/abmp-five-minute-muscles-app-experience

I love this. It's a great refresher for someone who's been in the industry a long time like myself. I love the mini videos on techniques I would love to see it as an app I think I would. Inclined to use it more. As it is you have to log into ABMP then find and enter the program. If you want to show a client it takes a little bit or if you're in a hurry and want to just check something really quick you have to go through those steps to get to the program. Wow! once there...loads of information. 

Thank you for your feedback. Here are instructions so you can save ABMP Five-Minute Muscles to your home screen. This way, it will function as an app without taking up all the storage space that an app would. Also, ABMP Five-Minute Muscles uses new progressive web technology, so when you use it once, much of the information is then stored for offline use. —Tara https://www.abmp.com/updates/news/abmp-five-minute-muscles-app-experience

At first, I thought this was an app. I’d love to see it as one. It would be a great refresher for practitioners and students as well. This is great!