What is triskiaDXaphobia?


phobiaTriskaidekaphobia is the unpleasant feeling many experience with the number 13.

TriskiaDXaphobia is a closely related phobia or the fear of the last day of the introductory discount on the Diagnosis Foundation’s (DxF) Seminar Intensive – Weekend program.  The DxF will come to your facility in the NY Metro region and train up to 13 people in performing muscle strength testing on 13 individual muscles in the leg region in the course of a 13 hour seminar for a total price of $1300. (almost 80% off of our regular price of $450 per person!)

Man Flexing BicepsThe last day of this introductory pricing for the seminar Intensive weekend is…

Friday the 13th, January 2017.  Nothing to fear…just act soon to guarantee your price.   Read More

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Learn how to test 13 muscle imbalances!
13 trained for $1300 expires January 13!

Seminar Intensive – Individual Muscle strength Testing – February 2014


Businesspeople ApplaudingDiagnosis Foundation (DxF) is holding the next Seminar Intensive on Individual Muscle Strength Testing for the legs in Miller’s Place, NY this coming February.  This critically important strength assessment method will help you focus your training, rehab and pre-hab program on what needs the most attention.  Find the weak links in the kinetic chain in order to prevent injuries and loss of valuable training days.

Seminar Intensive

  • Location: Miller Place, NY (Just east of Port Jefferson on the north shore of Long Island)
  • Attendance: 1 to a maximum of 6 per seminar
  • Schedule: Next Intensive – February 1 & 2, Saturday & Sunday from 9 am – 4 pm
  • Price: Early bird registration – $350 up until January 17, $400 up until January 31, $450 at the door

Content: This 12 hour seminar will cover the anatomy, bio-mechanics, physiology, procedures and legal environment to perform 12 key manual muscle strength tests* in the lower limbs.  Time will be allotted for Q & A as well as practicing the muscle tests.

This is the same educational content offered in the DxF’s 4 day Educational Seminar or our 4 week online self study course, but given at a faster pace.  Because of this pace, we are recommending this program for people who have some knowledge of exercise training or anatomy.  This program will be ideal for your staff and more knowledgeable clients.

Certification: The Seminar Intensive includes the educational content only.  It does NOT include the written, practical or applied certification exams.  The certification exams may be purchased separately if desired.

For additional information or to schedule your sessions: Info@DxFoundation.org

*Muscle tests included in this seminar:

  • Biceps Femoris-Short head
  • Gluteus Maximus-Femoral head
  • Tibialis anterior
  • Tibialis posterior
  • Fibularis longus
  • Fibularis brevis
  • Rectus femoris
  • Tensor Fascia Latae
  • Psoas major
  • Gracilis
  • Pectineus
  • Gluteus medius

More Info:

Seminar Intensive – Balanced Muscle Strength testing: Legs
Even pros have muscle strength imbalances
What can cause muscle strength imbalances?
My muscle strength test is abnormal, what next?
Manual Muscle Strength Testing: Validity & Reliability
Seminar Intensive – Millers Place, NY
Online Self Study Course – $100
Online Certification Course – $300
4 day Education Seminar – $1000
5 day Certification Seminar – $1125
“Of these 36 [professional] players, 23 still showed significant muscular imbalance (64%). New trends in rational training could focus more on the risk of imbalance…”  Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports

Runners – Off Season Tune Up


Running Machine Woman at gym - MSRunning is a fantastic way to keep fit.  If you are an outdoor runner throughout the warmer months, the

off-season can signal an end to light clothing, a move to indoor running or ‘gasp’ a halt for the season.  No matter what you do during the colder months, this is a good time to get checked for the balance of your muscle strength so you can work on correcting the issues through the winter.

Running is notorious for exercising some leg muscles and not significantly working others.  Over time, this leads to strength imbalances for all the muscles surrounding your ankle, knee and hip joints.  Your leg flexors and extensors get an excellent workout with running, and gradually get stronger. Your leg abductors, adductors and rotators get hardly any exercise with running and their strength remains static.  Eventually, the stronger you get at running, the more imbalanced the muscles crossing each of your leg joints becomes.

This results in your joints tugging abnormally in one direction or another as you move. This leads to ligaments, tendons and connective tissues getting stretched. You might experience this as swelling in a joint after a run.

If more advanced, this might be experienced as soreness or pain. As the joint starts becoming loose or sloppy from the imbalanced muscle strength stretching tissues over and over, the bones will start to ride into places where they shouldn’t.  This can sometimes show up as a clicking sensation or sound as a bone slips into and out of position while sliding over cartilage or other soft tissue that it normally doesn’t.  Classical muscle imbalance injuries include: ilio-tibial band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, groin pull, hamstring strain, etc.

Put too much pressure on your leg when the bones are out of position like this, and you have a chance of cutting the cartilage or other tissue.  At this stage, you are doing significant damage to a joint.  Once the cartilage gets cut, the odds of repairing it fully decrease very significantly.  If left to continue, this type of damage is one of the causes of osteoarthritis.

What can be done to prevent this type of muscle strength imbalance injury? Get a check up on a regular basis to measure the strength of all the muscles crossing each of your leg joints.  Ask your doctor if they do testing for individual muscle strength (as opposed to testing groups of muscles).  Testing hip flexors or quadriceps are a group of muscle tests.  Testing psoas major or vastus lateralis are individual muscles.

Find out if your exercise program is not working out all your muscles evenly.  Then, over the winter, put some extra exercise attention to the muscles that are lagging behind.  This will not only prevent the classic runner’s injuries, it will also improve you speed and endurance for when the weather warms up again.

The Diagnosis Foundation (DxF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diagnostic testing to find underlying causes of disease and ways to improve athletic performance.  We are offering screening events in the mid Atlantic through New England regions to search for imbalanced muscle strength. The DxF also provides a free data base of health care providers who test and treat these types of conditions. The DxF also offers educational programs to help train doctors, therapists, trainers and the public in doing muscle strength testing.  For those who can get to Long Island, we have a 2 day, weekend seminar intensive to learn muscle strength testing this October 18 & 19.

Education is empowerment.  Run smarter…get healthier.

Why not a fall getaway learning weekend? Great location to learn and enjoy the harvest!



PT SeminarSeminar – Muscle Strength Testing

Who: Current health professionals and others who have already studied human anatomy (PT, yoga instructor, DC, MD, DO, ND, personal trainers, athletic trainers, nurses, coaches etc.)

When: October 19 & 20     9am – 4pm

Where: 65 Harbor Beach Rd. 

Miller Place, Long Island, NY

Enjoy the abundance of the season. The leaves are changing, the farms are harvesting, the wineries are open! 

The seminar is located on the Long Island Sound, 4 miles from quaint downtown Port Jefferson village and Cross Sound ferry. Easy access for Connecticut, Massachusetts, Westchester, and New Jersey. We are 13 miles from the Long Island North Fork winery gateway in Baiting Hollow. Also in the area are local farms offering fresh fruits and vegetables, pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and spooky walks. YIKES! Or if you wish, walk along the quiet beachfront collecting shells.

Where to stay suggestions:
Danfords in Port Jefferson, NY
Miller Place Ark BnB
We can send more suggestions upon your request.

Cost: $300 if registered by 10/1/13, $350 thru 10/18, $450 at the door

Why learn Balanced Muscle Strength Testing?

  •  Better athletic performance – Olympic & top professional athletes get extensive work on muscle strength balancing to maximize their power, speed and endurance.
  • Injury prevention – Whether you are a top athlete, a couch potato, or anywhere in between, having balanced muscle strength around each your joints means you will get fewer injuries.
  • Disease prevention – Research shows a connection between chronic muscle strength imbalance and osteoarthritis (the ‘wear and tear’ form of arthritis).  Detecting and correcting muscle strength imbalances can help prevent osteoarthritis, the number 2 reason for doctors office visits.
  • Set yourself apart –  If you are currently a professional in the competitive health or fitness field, you know that many therapists do not do diagnostic testing before starting clients on exercise or treatment programs.  Doing diagnostic tests on your clients before beginning a therapy program helps demonstrate that the exercises you are recommending, are the ones your clients truly need.

This seminar will review the anatomy, bio-mechanics, physiology, procedures and legal environment to perform 12 manual muscle strength tests in the lower limbs.  This seminar will cover all of the content included in our full educational course on the topic, but will present the material rapidly.  Ideally suited for those with at least some familiarity of muscle anatomy.  Muscle tests will be demonstrated and time will be allotted for Q & A as well as practice practical exams.

Note: This seminar package does not include any certification exam components. (i.e. written, practical or applied exams)   If after taking this seminar series you are interested in becoming certified in Balanced Muscle Strength Testing: Legs: Screener, you may purchase the certification exam package separately.

Who is this Seminar Review package designed for?

  • Experienced – For current health professionals and others who have already studied human anatomy or learned muscle strength testing through other venues. This review will cover key concepts enabling them to use muscle strength testing in their field.  For those wishing to follow up with certification, this review may be all that study necessary prior to taking the DxF certification exams.
  • Recap – For those who are new to muscle strength testing, but have already taken a DxF self study course on this topic.  This review will help you prioritize and reinforce the concepts, vocabulary and techniques prior to taking the certification exams.

Miller Place, Long Island, NY (beachfront location)

Clothing & Supplies:
Sunday, you will be doing & receiving muscle tests on your legs.  Wear comfortable clothing that you could lay on the floor with.  (leggings, yoga wear, exercise clothing)
Bring a yoga mat or something comparable.

Included with this seminar: Online & Download elements 
Online Elements:
* Drill packages: 17 modules to reinforce the content covered in the seminar
* Practice exams: 2 exams to test your retention of the seminar content

Download Elements: (as Adobe PDF)
* Seminar notes – The course content presented in 19 modules
* Forms – Sample forms for use during muscle strength testing & screening

* These items will be made available online to participants when they register.

People that would benefit from this information include:

  • Fitness instructors and body workers: Personal trainers, yoga instructors, massage therapist, group exercise instructors (spin, zumba, pilates), Alexander, etc.
  • Sports: Coaches, trainers, athletes (runners, cyclists, team sports)
  • Individuals: Office workers, musicians, construction, sales, etc.…
  • Allied health professional: Physician assistants, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, podiatrists, etc.
  • Practicing physicians: MD, DO, DC, ND

The instructor for this seminar is Dr. John Wallman, president of the Diagnosis Foundation.  He is a chiropractic physician specializing in muscular diagnosis and treatments for over 30 years and has experience muscle testing thousand’s of patients.  He is the author of the Balanced Muscle Strength Testing curriculum for the DxF.

Seminar Content: 

Anatomy & Biomechanics:
Muscle Names: 1-12
Bone Names: Lower Limb
Anatomy Regions: Lower Limbs
Anatomy Navigation
Bone Landmarks: Muscle Tests 1-12
Origin/Insertion/Action: Muscles 1-12

Introduction to Muscle Actions

Applied Diagnostics:
Introduction to Balanced Muscle Strength Testing (BMST)
Muscle Strength Testing Technique
Muscle Strength & Pain Measurement Scales
Muscle Tests: 1-12

Education Technology for BMST

Screening Procedures

Screening vs. Diagnosis & Confidentiality

Intro to the Diagnosis Foundation
Certification Requirements

Additional Information

Other BMST course formats
People wanting to take this course live in many parts of the world and everybody learns in different ways. To help you master muscle testing in a way that works best for you, we’ve created the following formats for the educational course:

  • Online
  • CD
  • Printed
  • Webinar
  • Seminar

See in the DxF Shop:

Other BMST packages

Depending on your level of muscle testing experience, knowledge of the body and career goals, there are different BMST packages available:

  • Certification Course – Includes both the educational content and the certification exams.  For those who want a thorough presentation of the BMST material as well as documentation of competence &/or access to DxF programs and careers. OnlineCDPrintedWebinarSeminar
  • Educational Course only – for those who want the BMST information, but do not need the documentation of competence, cannot access the exam locations and do not intend to participate in follow up DxF programs and careers. OnlineCDPrintedWebinarSeminar
  • Certification Exams only – for those who are already thoroughly familiar with the course content, and just want documentation of competence &/or access to the DxF programs and careers.
  • Review only – for those who want a rapid presentation of the course content, but do not need the documentation of competence or cannot access the exam locations.  Reviews are currently available in webinar & seminar formats.
Register Here

Other BMST Study Tools

These may add these to one of the courses to help you master the materials or prepare for the certification exams.

Why take the Certification Exams?  (These are not included in this package.)

  • Public confidence – Certification demonstrates to the public your commitment and competence to do this type of testing.
  • DxF Screening Program – Certification is required for those of you wishing to participate in the DxF screening program as an examiner.  Participating in DxF sponsored screens builds your experience in muscle strength testing and gives your health or fitness business public exposure.
  • Muscle Assessment Careers – The current BMS screener level course lays the foundation for establishing a muscle testing service in conjunction with other health or fitness organizations.  With future courses from the DxF, you may be able to establish your own independent muscle strength testing business.
  • DxF Affiliation – The DxF will be affiliating with organization for educational, testing and research programs.  Affiliation requirements for some of these programs include having some members of the staff certified in DxF testing procedures.

Note: Continuing education is a required part of re-certification every 2 years to maintain current status.

Any questions? Please contact: Info@DxFoundation.org.