Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) of the Neck is a 2-day hands-onworkshop that covers intermediate and advanced assessment and treatment techniques for the manual therapist/trainer when working on the patient’s/client’sneck.

The topics covered are:

  • body mechanics for deep pressure techniques whendoing soft tissue manipulation to the the neck in prone, side-lying, and supineposition;
  • working safely the intermediate and deeper musculature of the anterior neck;
  • stretching techniques for the neck, including functional group stretching and advanced multiplane, contract relax (CR; also known as PIR or PNF), agonistcontract (AC; basis of AIS) and contract relax agonist contract (CRAC) techniques;
  • and joint mobilisation techniques for the neck including supine and seated methods and traction.
  • The underlying mechanisms for the assessment and treatment techniques are discussed and explained.

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) Neck
Date: 25-26 May 2017
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Venue: TBA
Fees: S$900 per person
Closing date for registration: 15 May 2017
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