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Manual Muscle Testing

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Manual Muscle Testing

Event date: 10/11/2018 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Export event

Upon completion, the participant should:

  • Comprehend the history of muscle testing as an evaluative and diagnostic tool
  • Understand the differences between manual versus instrument muscle testing
  • Know how to identify and isolate test muscles
  • Understand how to test most muscles
  • Understand how to diagnose conditions using five standard muscles
  • Understand how muscle dysfunction relates to the diagnostic process
  • Understand methods for making corrections if muscle weaknesses are identified
InstructorDr. Paul Sprieser, DC, Dipl. International Board Applied Kinesiology
About the InstructorDr. Paul Sprieser, DC, DIBAK, has been a practicing chiropractor since 1969. In 1983, he became a Diplomate of the International College of Applied Kinesiology and since then, has been teaching healthcare and dental professionals (as well as veterinarians) about Applied Kinesiology and other topics. For years, he often co-lectured with the founder of Applied Kinesiology, the late George Goodheart. Dr. Sprieser has been involved in clinical research in the areas of AK, learning disabilities, TMJ dysfunction and general health problems for over 30 years. He has published 82 papers and is awaiting publication of a book for the general public on Applied Kinesiology.
Subject BreakdownDiscuss history of muscle testing in health care as an evaluative and diagnostic tool from its start, in 1916 up to the current times. This will include published scientific papers from Medicine, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Physical Therapy, etc. Understand Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) and compare it to instrument muscle testing. Cybex testing and hand held instruments, and comparison with manual muscle testing, and grading of tests. Use of muscle testing in health care practice as an evaluative and treatment tool. Learn the isolation of the test muscles along with the understanding of synergistic, antagonistic, and fixators as a functional neurological system. Learn muscle testing of upper extremity muscles: biceps, brachialis, triceps, and coracobrachials, shoulder movers pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, trapezius, rotator cuff: subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor. Abdominals, psoas, lower extremity and pelvic muscles: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, tensor fascia lata, quadriceps, hamstrings, sartorius, gracilis, adductors, anterior and posterior tibialis, gastrocnemius, and soleus. Discuss the use of five standard muscles to derive diagnostic information through functional neurology. This takes into consideration the five elements of the intervertebral foramina and their relationship to muscle dysfunction. This leading to the fact that muscle moves bone and takes place in the stabilization of many structural conditions. Lecture with Demonstration/Hands-On Practice
Total Credits6.00
FormatIn person - Live
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