Flashcards for Palpation, Trigger Points, and Referral Patterns


  • Joseph Muscolino, DC, Instructor, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY; Owner, The Art and Science of Kinesiology, Redding, CT

Studying and mastering palpation is easier than ever with this complete set of 240 full-color flashcards! Detailed illustrations and information on positioning, palpation steps, notes, and more – all in a convenient, compact format – make these flashcards perfect for studying on the go or for reference during clinical practice. In addition to 139 cards on muscle palpation, this set also includes 71 cards on bone palpation and 30 cards covering trigger points and pain referral patterns, with references to The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual textbook, for a complete study tool.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2008
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-05169-9


"Each card provides full information on the muscle or anatomical part being examined, including how best to locate each structure; how to get the patient to activate that muscle or structure; and palpation notes which highlight key points of clinical importance… The task of learning a vast amount of anatomical detail for any student is quite daunting, but I think many will find the task so much simpler when using this series of flashcards to assist in learning or revising the art of palpation. Highly recommended."
The Osteopath, 2009

Table of Contents

How to Use These Flashcards

Part 1: Muscle Palpation

1. Palpation of the Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle

2. Palpation of the Muscles of the Neck

3. Palpation of the Muscles of the Head

4. Palpation of the Muscles of the Arm

5. Palpation of the Muscles of the Forearm

6. Palpation of the Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand

7. Palpation of the Muscles of the Trunk

8. Palpation of the Pelvic Muscles

9. Palpation of the Thigh Muscles

10. Palpation of the Leg Muscles

11. Palpation of the Intrinsic Muscles of the Foot

Part 2: Bone Palpation

1. Upper Extremity

2. Axial Body

3. Lower Extremity

Part 3: Trigger Points