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Introduction to Muscle Testing & Functional Anatomy

at SF School of Massage & Bodywork - Inner Mission

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$270 24 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Sep 14, 9:00am - Sep 15, 5:00pm (2 sessions)

Inner Mission
475 Valencia St 3rd Fl
Btwn 15th & 16th Streets
San Francisco, California 94103
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Bob Gazso

What you'll learn in this massage class:

This two-day 14 hour muscle testing class aims to make you a more effective and efficient therapist by giving you a much needed window into the neurology of the neuromuscular system. A manual muscle test can quickly inform the practitioner of the nervous system’s ability to recruit a muscle or muscle pattern. This is information that visual assessment and palpation skills cannot provide. This added “neuro” component is an invaluable diagnostic tool that will help the practitioner quickly identify the areas of dysfunction and efficiently hone in on the area(s) of treatment.

Some of the most cutting-edge bodywork techniques require practitioners to have experience in manual muscle testing. In addition to providing you with an essential diagnostic tool-kit, this course will also lay an essential foundation for therapists who want to focus their career on neuromuscular bodywork.

In the Intro to Muscle Testing and Functional Anatomy class, you will:
  • Learn the fundamentals of muscle testing
  • Sharpen functional anatomical knowledge
  • Enhance palpation skills
  • Learn how muscles work in systems and “slings”
  • Understand the relationship between applied kinesiology and massage therapy/bodywork
  • Use manual muscle testing to better understand the interplay of stability and mobility in joints
No Prerequisite. Bring two sheets to class.

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If you have registered for a workshop and need to cancel, you must do so a week or more prior to the start of class to receive a full refund or credit minus the $50 nonrefundable deposit*. If you cancel less than one week prior to your scheduled workshop, you will receive credit only minus the $50 non-refundable deposit*. There will be no refund or credit for no shows or day-of-workshop cancellations.

*Workshop deposits are non-refundable under any circumstance.


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Street parking is limited. The school campus is ideally situated in one of the warmest and sunniest parts of the city, conveniently located one block from the 16th Street BART station and proximal to multiple SF MUNI train and bus stops.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 5:00pm Bob Gazso 2 $270
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Sep 15 9:00am - 5:00pm Bob Gazso

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Question from Anonymous
Is this Intro to Muscle Testing workshop credited with CE Units for NCBTMB? I need it for my certificate requirement.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This workshop is not currently approved by the NCBTMB. The school is still working on the approval and hopefully gets approved before the course starts in September. Thank you.
Answer from anonymous
Just wanted to confirm that the Muscle Testing workshop was approved by the NCBTMB today and you can get CE units for attending. We hope to see you in class in September!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The Introduction to Muscle Testing & Functional Anatomy was been approved by the NCBTMB. Students who attend this course will receive CEU credits. Thank you.
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