Enhance Palpation through Cadaver Study Upper Body
Time & Location
About The Event
Regardless of when and where we were trained or how much continuing education we have taken, some muscles are just plain difficult to palpate. Some are deeply placed while others are surrounded by neural, vascular, lymphatic and visceral tissues, which demands diligent precaution. A picture may be worth a thousand words, yet seeing these drawn in a book may not translate to working safely around them with our hands. What can we do to be more effective yet remain safe with hands-on techniques? Challenge yourself to become proficient with these elusive structures!
This 8-hour course will explore some of the most difficult to palpate muscles of the upper body as well as other structures for which we must be cautious. Our educational setting is Institute for Anatomical Research(IAR) in Colorado Springs CO. NMT instructor/author Judith DeLany (Director of NMT Center) will guide us through the anatomy (see list below) using graphics and 3D software. Then we will study in the cadaver lab with instructor Bonnie Thompson (Co-founder, Director of Research at IAR), who will explore each listed structure and take you through an up-close investigation of the cadavers.
Our remaining time will be spent with both instructors assisting table-side in a hands-on palpation exercise that focuses on the muscle list. This 8 CEU day will have periodic breaks and includes an additional hour for lunch (on your own). Your tuition covers all instruction and the cadaver lab fees.