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New CE Course: Stretching the Hip


Dr. Joe Muscolino displays a massage therapy technique.

The new ABMP CE course, “Stretching the Hip,” is available in the ABMP Education Center to view and earn 1.5 CE hours.

Learn to stretch the hip muscles—flexors, adductors, abductors, extensors, and lateral rotators—using multiple techniques with the client in the supine, prone, and sidelying positions. This comprehensive course from Dr. Joe Muscolino teaches 12 stretching positions to target specific muscles in five lines of stretching: anterior, medial, lateral, posterior vertical, and posterior horizontal. Stretching techniques include contract relax (CR), also known as post-isometic relaxation (PIR) or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF).

This course pairs with another new ABMP CE course from Dr. Muscolino, “Palpating the Hip Flexors.”

Instructor Bio

Dr. Joe Muscolino has been a manual and movement therapy educator for more than 30 years. He is the author of eight major publications with Elsevier, 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. He is also the author of Manual Therapy for the Low Back and Pelvis: A Clinical Orthopedic Approach and Advanced Treatment Techniques for the Manual Therapist: Neck. His books have been translated into nine foreign languages. 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 across the US 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

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The ABMP Education Center, where ABMP members earn free CE, is home to 750+ online massage and bodywork CE hours. These on-demand courses are available for nonmembers to purchase for $30 or less.