Glasgow 0141 334 1223 Stirling 01786 625 025

MSK Postural Assessment, Examination & Assessment Protocols & Intro to Joint Mobilisations Course

Original price was: £425.00.Current price is: £350.00.

Early bird discount of £75.00

This is a 1-day course held in Glasgow or Stirling

Course Overview

Fundamentals of Postural Assessment & Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment & Intro to Joint Mobilisations 14 hours Course

The need for a structured examination & assessment protocol is vitally important to ensure both the correct treatment is chosen and that second and further visits if needed can be measured correctly against your first assessment.

We will show amazing protocols which will help to systematically find the muscle-skeletal problem.

How do you know if your client’s MSK issue is from the joint Capsule, Muscle, Tendon or Ligament?

  • Learn Joint assessments- Active, Passive + Resisted
  • Learn Muscle Testing
  • Learn Ligament Testing
  • Revise surface anatomy
  • Learn Palpation skills
  • Learn Special tests & When to apply them
  • Learn Functional Tests
  • Learn Clinical Implications of the MSK protocol
  • Small Course sizes to ensure maximal experiential learning
  • We run our Certificated Glasgow courses with 4 candidate spaces maximum – this ensures an optimal learning experience for small candidate courses. A policy that has been brilliantly received and we will keep.

The MSK Examination and Assessment course will be theoretical but mainly practical and finishes with an assessment using the protocols on one of the areas covered during the course.

The course consists of the assessment of the following areas both joint and surrounding musculature,- Ankle, Knee, Hip, Shoulder, Elbow and Hand.

A sound working knowledge of anatomy is required to attend and if you are unsure get in touch and we will advise pre-reading literature. A guideline would be anatomical landmarks, origins and insertions of main muscle groups covering the joints listed above.


Joint Testing – Anatomical range of movement, actively, passively and resisted testing.

Muscle Testing – How to perform muscle testing on the muscles passing over the joint being assessed and what position the muscle should be tested.

Palpation – anatomical landmark, where and why palpate. Ligament testing – Testing of the ligaments and capsule surrounding the joint being assessed.

Special Tests – when to apply these – e.g. Trendelenberg, Apleys, and many more. Functional Testing – when do you apply these, examples are shown.

A hard copy Course manual will be provided detailing the areas to be assessed and the structures involved. The position of the joints/limbs during testing will also be in the manual.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about attending this course


Any therapist or Personal Trainer who works with clients in a clinical environment, Personal Trainers or any exercise professional with an interest in Examination and assessment protocols.

Please note this course does not give anyone who does not already have their own therapist practitioner status/insurance currently in place the ability to assess clients with MSK complaints.

Please check with your own current insurance company if you are unsure. To ensure maximum candidate experiential learning we only take 6 candidates on this 1 day 14 hours course the investment is £425.00

This course will cover the theory and practical elements of Musco-skeletal examination and assessment and is suitable for therapists and trainers who wish to have a structured process/menu to follow when assessing clients.


Sports Therapy Scotland Pain Treatment Clinic
1186 Argyle
St Finnieston
G3 8TE

Directions to Venue

Sports Therapy Scotland Pain Treatment Clinic
Kildean Business & Enterprise Hub
Drip Road

Directions to Venue

Terms and Conditions

When booking please be aware that you are accepting our terms and conditions when booking.

Please read carefully and get in touch to discuss before booking a course if unsure. As advertised we run our courses with 6 – 8 candidates maximum.

For this reason, our courses do fill up quickly as candidate feedback is that they really enjoy the experiential learning and practical element that small delegate courses offer.

Therefore early bird deposit bookings are non-refundable and if you cannot attend we will endeavour to reallocate your place on another course. You may be requested to pay an additional fee. Any full price booking cancelled out with 2 weeks of course date commencement will be offered a place on another course to the value of your booking.

If we cancel the course you will be entitled to a full refund of your fees paid or an option of transferring to a course date that suits your diary.

Delivered By

David Jenkins

David Jenkins has been lead examiner in Sports Therapy Diploma final examinations for over 10 years in both Scotland and England.

David also has over 15 years of experience working full-time in professional football, martial arts, Ice hockey and now in private practice within our two Clinics in Stirling and Glasgow.

Our therapists use these tried and tested protocols on a daily basis with clients within these clinics.