Clinical Application of the Platysma Muscle

Clinical Application of the Platysma Muscle



Clinical Application of the Platysma Muscle

Record date: July 2021

Length: 56 minutes

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Often overlooked in the treatment of a variety of MSK conditions, the platysma muscle can have profound influence in the treatment of specific MSK conditions. Treating the platysma can increase ROM and extension of the neck, balance and posture, help with clavicular involved shoulder dysfunctions, facial nerve palsies, and even TMJ. In this webinar, you will learn the clinical aspects of the platysma muscle, including the anatomy, innervations and actions, fascia, functions, mechanisms of injury, and specialized electro-acupuncture protocols that can be used on the platysma.

Course objectives:

  • Learn the anatomy, attachments, innervations, actions and fascia of the platysma muscle
  • Understand the clinical functions of the platysma
  • Understand the mechanisms of injury
  • Understand the conditions that can involve the platysma muscle
  • Review specialized EA protocols used to treat the platysma and related conditions

About Dr. Lombardi:

Dr. Anthony Lombardi is a 2002 graduate of the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York and completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program in Hamilton, Ontario. He founded the Hamilton Back Clinic in 2002 and has since become a private consultant to athletes in the NFL, CFL, and NHL. Dr. Lombardi has accumulated some 190,000 treatments over the past 22 years of practice.

In addition to practicing, Dr. Lombardi was also an instructor in the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University from 2004 to 2013. In 2010 he developed EXSTORE™, an organized system of assessment and treatment that produces fast results using motor points, electro-acupuncture, soft tissue work, and other modalities. Dr. Lombardi has a library of on-demand education that continues to grow, with some 75 webinars available covering a variety of Musculoskeletal conditions and practice management topics. He also teaches his EXSTORE™ system through live, in-person seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Dr. Lombardi maintains a busy practice, averaging 150 patient visits a week, including 12 new patients every week, for over ten years.