The Shoulder Girdle

2 Day Practical Workshop (14 credits)
Includes online lecture preparation.

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In this course you’ll learn clinical reasoning skills so you can more effectively help your patients. The first 4 hours is online self paced learning, you’ll cover the basics of pain science, pain classification, and how to conduct an excellent subjective exam.

The in-person part is 10 hours over 2 days where you learn hands on skills. You’ll learn assessment principles to understand what is meaningful to each individual patient and how to apply that to any task or movement. You’ll learn hands on assessment to determine where to treat. You’ll also learn treatment principles and techniques to help facilitate ease and movement for individual patients. The techniques I teach on this course are derived from my background in Structural Integration, Massage Therapy and Visceral Manipulation.

You’ll leave with an assessment framework that you can grow into and techniques that you can apply immediately.

” I love that everything we learn is immediately applicable to clinical practice.”

– Mathew B, RMT

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Course Description

The healthy Shoulder Girdle facilitates a great variety of movement between the thorax, scapula, clavicle, and humerus. The sliding and elongation of myofascial tissues coupled with the bony architecture permit this broad range of motion. Pain or dysfunction in the shoulder girdle can greatly effect patients daily lives.

In this course you’ll learn to tailor assessment and treatment to each individual patient using evidence based principles and clinical reasoning.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding basic concepts from the field of pain science.
  • Learn to classify pain and the importance of doing so.
  • Learn an evidence based explanation for the mechanisms of manual therapy.
  • Learn the relevant anatomy including connective tissue structures.
  • Make your assessment unique to each individual and learn screening tests to assess alignment and function of the shoulder girdle.
  • Use clinical reasoning to quickly narrow down the best treatment approach.
  • Learn practical release techniques for important structures in the shoulder girdle.

Course Reviews

  1. shoulder girdle


    thank you , very well done . Awesome !

  2. The Shoulder Girdle with Mark exceeded expectation


    Not often do I come away from a course both better informed and inspired. This weekend course was one of those exceptional experiences. Thanks, Mark!

  3. great performance in New Zealand!


    one of the best courses I´ve ever joined! perfect and plausible schedule and very useful script. big applause to Mark

  4. Great!


    Mark is so organized, focused and passionate about his material. This course is so practical and useful. Recommended!

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