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Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology


Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology

All things about the neuromyofascial system: anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, assessment, and treatment

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Truth be known - Trigger Points

Truth be known, you can eliminate any trigger point using only light pressure, without ever working  on the trigger point itself, in 20 seconds.

Started by Gordon J. Wallis Jun 27, 2011.

Palplation Skills 5 Replies

Why are palplation skills important to you?

Started by Frank J. Last reply by Walt Fritz, PT Feb 7, 2011.

Leg Length 8 Replies

Hey Joe, how do you and the rest of the gang measure leg length?

Started by Robert Downes. Last reply by Joseph E. Muscolino Oct 27, 2010.

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Comment by Thomas Myers on January 28, 2010 at 1:13pm
The next Fascial Research Conference will be in Vancouver BC in the spring of 2011. I don't believe the dates have been finally set yet, but they may have.
Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on January 28, 2010 at 12:57pm
Thanks Whitney and Tom, the books covering 2007/9 come in at $60 each or $100 for both and the dvds are $200 each or $300 for both.

Michelle the 2010 congress will be in Vancouver see Don Solomon's site for updates.
Comment by Michelle Doyle, D.C., CNMT on January 28, 2010 at 12:45pm
Does anyone know where the next Fascial Research Conference will be held and the dates?
Comment by Thomas Myers on January 28, 2010 at 12:38pm
Actually, there are two books from the 2009 Fascial Research Conference - a 'pre-book' of research findings form the presenters (Fascial Research II) and then there will be (or already is) both a book and the DVD's of the proceedings. I was there in Amsterdam, the new research is amazing, especially that of Jaap van der Waal.
Comment by Whitney Lowe on January 28, 2010 at 10:51am
You can find the very latest information on fascial contraction concepts in the conference proceedings from the Fascia Research Congress. I have the 2007 book and it is excellent. Haven't read the proceedings from the 2009 conference in Amsterdam yet. Here's a link to the documents:
Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on January 28, 2010 at 8:36am
Hi Joe
I have read your article on fascial contraction and see that you wrote it in 2006 are you writing up, or do you know where, we can go to get the latest info on fascial contraction ?
Comment by Choice Kinchen on January 21, 2010 at 9:15am
Jacqueline, I agree that Joe's book is awesome. I also picked up his Kiniesology book and the trigger point flip chart. I was 44 when I first jumped headfirst into this profession. Being the oldest in class definitely made me set my standards a little higher. But, now, at age 54 and working for myself....I can say it was worth all of the hard work and perseverance.....and distractions
Comment by Jacqueline M Curan on January 12, 2010 at 11:31am
Joe, i purchased your The Muscular System Manual and it is much better than the book that i used in school. I have started it and really enjoy all of the information presented as well as the CD! I have a thirst to learn everything but i am starting into this new profession with a 46 year old brain, children, husband which means there are alot of distractions at times as wwell as alot of things floating around in my brain. I am a visual learner.
I have been disappointed by the director of my school as well as a mentor that i had while i was in school. Both are awesome therapists but neither are willing to help me with questions about how to treat my clients. I have my own practice within a chiropractor's office so i don't work around other therapists. Its been lonely but i am plowing forward finding my own answers. This forum has been a great place for me. Thanks for the kinesiology advice.
Comment by Jason Wright on December 14, 2009 at 8:41am
Thank you for your review, Joe. I figure that if I'm going to buy one then it darn well should be a good one :)
My wife and I are going through your palpation book and accompanying DVD guides together.
Comment by Joseph E. Muscolino on December 14, 2009 at 8:35am
Hi Jason,
I had not been familiar with this particular skeleton, but I took a look at it and it looks excellent. A bit pricey, but worth it for the features.
I will warn that all skeletons have an excessively "high waist" (space between the 12th rib and the iliac crest), and the head of the humerus always sits too far from the glenoid fossa due to the mechanism they put in to allow it to move/rotate...

Yes, the Coloring Book is excellent for anyone who learns kinesthetically by coloring. Another excellent kinesthetic approach is to learn to palpate each muscle (then I would recommend my Palpation book) because ID'ing a muscle via palpation often/usually requires having it contract and that requires use of the knowledge of the actions of the muscle.

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