Study the rotator cuff muscles in isolation, separating them from their neighboring shoulder mobilizers such as trapezius and serratus anterior. Study their attachment groupings and gain a three dimensional appreciation of what you are palpating under your hands.
Study physiological changes in the bone, ligaments, and joint that cause or interrupt adequate healing of shoulder joint injuries.Study entrapment of tendons such as the long head of the biceps.
Learn why NMT treatment of the triceps is essential for treatment of elbow conditions. Spend hours in detailed treatment of forearm and hand musculature (as a massage therapist, you most certainly will appreciate this part of the course!).