Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy – Palpation Assessment

Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) Palpation Assessment will sharpen and master how to do muscle palpation so that you are empowered to specifically locate the target muscles and bones/bony landmarks. Once located, the health of the target structures can now be accurately assessed, allowing for competent and effective treatment!

This course is a 2-day hands-on workshop. 31 May – 1 June 2020 in Sydney.

$545.00 $595.00

Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT): Palpation Assessment is a 2-day hands-on workshop offered by Dr. Joe Muscolino. The goal of the COMT Skillset Approach is to reinforce and hone essential COMT assessment and treatment skills, thereby strengthening your level of critical thinking and effectiveness of practice.

Palpation is the most important assessment skill that exists in the world of manual therapy. Learning to palpate the muscles of the body is not a matter of having muscle palpations presented and then memorizing them. Rather, there is a science and an art to muscle palpation. COMT: Palpation Assessment is a 2-day (16-hour) hands-on workshop that teaches the science and art of palpation; in other words,   teaches how to palpate.

With this workshop, you will sharpen and master how to do muscle palpation so that you are empowered to locate and assess the skeletal muscles of the human body. Learn to locate the exact attachment points for each and every target muscle that you are palpating; learn how to feel and assess baseline tone for each and every target muscle. The approach of this workshop is to teach from the perspective of critical thinking in a hands-on setting so that you can creatively apply the technique for clinical orthopedic work on your patients/clients.

During the workshop, we will practice and perfect muscle palpation protocols for the musculature of the entire body. Specifically, we will palpate the most clinically important muscles of the body, including some of the more challenging muscle palpations, such as the psoas major, quadratus lumborum, piriformis, rotator cuff group, hip flexor group, pterygoids, and the scalenes and longus muscles of the anterior neck, as well as many others.

This workshop will build mastery and confidence in your palpation assessment skill. Coupling the mastery of palpation assessment with the mastery of treatment skills will lift your clinical orthopedic manual therapy practice to a new level!

Date & Location

Sydney, 31 May- 1 June 2020, 9am to 6pm every day

AMT, ATMS, MAA accredited CPE/CEU

Venue: TBA


Regular $595; Early-bird $545


About Joe

Dr. Joe Muscolino is a licensed chiropractic physician and has been a massage therapy educator for more than 25 years, with extensive experience in teaching kinesiology and musculoskeletal assessment and technique classes. Dr. Muscolino has authored 8 major publications with Mosby of Elsevier Science, including the best-selling The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual , Kinesiology, and The Muscular System Manual.


“Joe Muscolino is a master of his profession! His broad knowledge on the human body and extensive experience made the workshops interesting and engaging. The topics were delivered with enthusiasm and great clarity. His instructions were easy to follow and understand and he always had time to check on everyone’s hands-on work. Joe is definitely one of the most genuine teachers I’ve come across. I would highly recommend his workshops to any body-worker. I, myself, can’t wait for the next one!” Zuzana G.,  Sydney.

“I was impressed with the workshops for a number of reasons – firstly, each point was clear, easy to understand and well supported with factual reason. Secondly, it was very hands-on so that each point was reinforced immediately with Joe getting to each table to fine-tune or compliment. Finally, Joe’s persona was engaging, friendly and thoroughly authoritative. I learnt a number of new treatment techniques and looked at ones I have used for some time from a different angle. All well worthwhile.” Julian W., Melbourne.

Terms and Conditions

  • Workshop sizes are limited and reservations will be accepted in the order in which they are received.
  • NOTE: Please do not pay for flights and hotel, only confirm 4 weeks prior workshop.


  • Refund with $100 admin fee, if cancellation is notified at least 6 weeks before the workshop
  • 50% Refund if cancellation is notified 3 weeks before the workshop
  • Non-refundable if cancellation is notified 2 weeks (or later) before the workshop
  • Full refund if we, for any reason, cancel a workshop.