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Oct 28, 2023 (Saturday) · 9:00 AM


FOR YOUR SAFETY: Participants will be notified of any COVID-19 restrictions prior to the event.

This is a two-day course, from 9-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday, that is NCBTMB-approved for 14 CE hours.

Dr. Benjamin has founded the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1974 and has been in private practice for 55 years. He travels throughout the country teaching orthopedic manual therapy, ethics, and Active Assisted Stretching.  He is the author of Are You Tense?, Exercise without InjuryListen to your Pain and a co-author of the Ethics of Touch and Conversation Transformation. Over the last two decades, he has also created a series of DVD and streaming programs on the assessment and treatment of the low back, the neck, the knee, shoulder and various common injuries as well as a 3-volume series on advanced technique and a 7–part series on Active Assisted Stretching.

Assessment & Treatment Of the Shoulder

This comprehensive workshop unveils the missing piece of the puzzle to shoulder pain. As a result, participants learn how to precisely assess the most commonly injured structures in the shoulder and to use effective therapeutic approaches to eliminate the injury causing the pain. Attendees gain the tools to successfully differentiate muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries and fine-tune their palpation skills and hands-on techniques.

Drawing from 50 years of experience as a therapist, educator, speaker, and author, Dr. Ben Benjamin enables all participants to learn the missing link that can solve a wide range of complaints linked to chronic and severe shoulder pain in this lab-intensive course. 

There are six major components to the training:

  • Anatomy: Find and palpate the relevant musculoskeletal structures.
  • Assessment: Learn and practice all the injury assessment tests for the shoulder.
  • Theory: Learn how to use the history, positive assessment test findings, and results of palpation to determine which structures are injured. We’ll discuss the possible causes of injury as well as effective treatments.
  • Integration: Integrate what you’ve learned about the theory and assessment procedures through hands-on learning games and supervised clinics.
  • Technique: Learn and practice detailed treatment techniques to eliminate adhesive scar tissue.
  • Clinic: On the final day of the training, practice your skills in an injury assessment clinic, free and open to the public, under Dr. Benjamin’s supervision.

Who should attend this workshop?

  • This workshop is for massage therapists who want to increase their expertise and success rate in working with clients who suffer from shoulder injuries.
  • You will learn how to find the exact source of a client’s pain and provide targeted treatments.
  • The workshop will give you the knowledge and understanding to make you a more effective massage therapist.

Cost: $398


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