Introduction to Muscle Testing

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Date(s) - Fri 13 Sep 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Category : Continuing Professional Development - for qualified massage therapists

Many bodywork therapists wish they could have some pre-treatment assessments to help guide them to appropriate treatment with massage or exercises. These assessments can also be performed post-treatment to check effectiveness. Not only is this good for the practitioner, it gives confidence to the client who can clearly see the improvement.

The Introduction to Muscle Testing Course includes assessment techniques for lower back and pelvis including:
– Latissimus dorsi
– Psoas major
– Piriformis
– Tensor Fasciae Latae
– Gluteus medius
– Gluteus maximus
– Quadratus lumborum.

These tests give assessment skills for massage and soft tissue therapists that can be included in a massage therapy session to see if there has been an improvement between pre and post massage/treatment. Subsequent sets will be taught in future workshops.

Useful to any massage and soft tissue therapist, Bowen practitioner, Pilates instructor, yoga practitioner, personal trainer, reflexologist or bodyworker who wish to tailor each session or treatment to suit each client. It also gives clear evidence of improvement.

The course is delivered by Earle Abrahamson & Jane Langston and is supplemented by their book “Muscle Testing: A Concise Manual” due for publication in October 2019


Earle Abrahamson holds qualifications in human movement sciences, clinical psychology, and pedagogy. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy at the University of East London, UK. He has over 20 years of experience in education and clinical practice and module-leads the functional clinical anatomy course. Earle is director at Learn Anatomy Ltd and Hands-On Training Ltd. He is the national chairman of the Massage Training Institute, vice-chairman of the General Council for Soft Tissue Therapies, and elected member to the massage therapy professional subject board on the Complementary and Natural Health Council. Earle is a practising soft tissue therapist who actively uses muscle testing to assess and treat a wider range of injuries and pathologies.
Jane Langston worked for over 20 years in haematology and blood transfusion laboratories within the UK National Health Service and is Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science. She went on to develop her skills as an Amatsu practitioner in a busy clinic in Hertfordshire for a further 20 years. Jane is a teacher of Amatsu Soft Tissue Therapy and anatomy and physiology and is a director of Amatsu Training School Ltd and Learn Anatomy Ltd. As a result of many years of teaching, she understands that students needed good strategies to help them learn, retain, and apply anatomical studies. Jane is an Amatsu Therapy representative on the General Council for Soft Tissue Therapies and is an Amatsu advisor to the British Register for Complementary Therapies.


MTI members: £130  – Early Bird until 13th August 2019: £110
non-MTI: £150 – Early Bird until 13th August 2019: £130

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