Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) of the Low Back and Pelvis is a 2-day hands-on workshop that covers intermediate and advanced assessment and treatment techniques for the manual therapist/trainer when working on thepatient’s/client’s low back and pelvis.

The topics covered are:

  • body mechanicsfor deep pressure techniques when doing soft tissue manipulation on the client in prone and side-lying positions;
  • working the psoas major safely and effectively;
  • stretching techniques for the low back and pelvis, including functional group stretching and advanced multiplane, contract relax (CR; also known as PIR or PNF),agonist contract (AC; basis of AIS) and contract relax agonist contract (CRAC) techniques;
  • and joint mobilisation techniques for the sacroiliac and lumbar spinaljoints, including traction.
  • The underlying mechanisms for the assessment and treatment techniques of the low back and pelvis are discussed and explained. T.

The approach of this workshop is to teach from the perspective of critical thinking so the therapist/trainer can creatively apply the techniques for clinical orthopedic work on their patients/clients.


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) - Low Back and Pelvis
Date: 9-10 July 2016 (Sat-Sun)
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Venue: TBA
Fees: S$900 per person
Closing date for registration: 9 July 2016
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