Mobilization of the Spine: This workshop covers in depth both motion palpation assessment technique and joint mobilization treatment technique, applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, as well as the rib cage and sacroiliac joint.

Motion palpation technique provides the therapist with a simple and direct means of assessing the motion of a specific spinal joint. Joint mobilization is a very specific form of pin-and-stretch technique that is the only effective means of stretching specific nonaxial hypomobilities of the spinal joints.

This one-day Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) workshop begins with motion palpation and joint mobilization of the cervical spine, offering multiple approaches to each range of motion, including traction techniques for the neck. We then learn how to assess and mobilize the thoracic spine and rib cage, and then assess and mobilize the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint. Joint mobilization is likely the most powerful and specific orthopedic treatment tool available to manual therapists.


About the Lecturer

  • Dr. Muscolino is a licensed chiropractic physician and teaches anatomy, physiology, and nutrition at Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Joe Muscolino also taught kinesiology and musculoskeletal and visceral anatomy, physiology, and pathology courses at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) from 1986 – 2010.
  • Dr. Muscolino is also an approved provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for continuing education (CE) credit for massage therapists and bodyworkers and runs numerous advanced study workshops, including deep tissue, advanced stretching, joint mobilization, and palpation workshops, as well as cadaver labs.
  • He also runs in-services for instructors of massage therapy, covering topics such as how to teach muscles, muscle palpation, kinesiology, and more; as well as in-services for Pilates and yoga instructors and fitness trainers on all subjects of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, and kinesiology.
  • Dr. Muscolino has a private Chiropractic practice in Fairfield, CT.



Course Date and Venue

Course title:Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) Joint Mobilisation of the Spine
Date: 26 April 2013
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Venue: TBA
Fees: S$400 per person
Closing date for registration: 5 April 2013
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