Education Course (Online): BMST: Legs: Screener

$125.00 $120.00

This educational self study course will teach you the anatomy, bio-mechanics, physiology, procedures and legal environment to perform 12 Muscle Strength Tests in the legs at the beginner level. The educational content includes the: course presentations, memory drills and quizzes (certification & practice exams not included).  The package format includes downloads & online elements.



Vastus Inter - medial view - half bodyEducation Course for Balanced Muscle Strength Testing (BMST) of the lower limb: Screener Level: Self Study Program (Online)

Note 1: This package includes the educational course only. NO certification exams are included. 

Note 2: The introductory sale will be ending October 1.


This education package is an online, self study course teaching you the anatomy, bio-mechanics, physiology, procedures and legal environment to perform 12 muscle strength tests in the lower limbs. Successfully learning the 12 leg muscle strength tests covered in this course will enable you to perform these tests in your health or fitness business (depending on your state laws).  This course will also serve as the beginning of the education process that will eventually enable you to affiliate with another health or fitness providers to perform muscle strength testing as part of their health team.

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.  This course makes this information more widely available.
  • Injury prevention – Whether you are a top athlete, a couch potato, or anywhere in between, having balanced muscle strength around each your joints decreases your chances of getting 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.

Included in this package: Downloads + Online elements  Downloading - MS

Download Elements:
Education content – 19 modules (as downloadable Adobe PDF)
Forms – Sample forms for use during muscle strength testing (as downloadable Adobe PDF)

Online Elements:
Drill packages & quizzes – 17

Who is this BMST Education Course designed for?

  • New – Each new concept and technique is explained in enough detail for individuals studying manual muscle strength testing for the first time to use these tests.
  • Review – This course has enough depth to satisfy the experienced muscle tester looking for a detailed review and new  muscle strength testing variants.
  • Location – This package is designed for people outside the New York City / Long Island region who wish to learn how to do muscle testing, but cannot travel to NY or make other arrangements for the DxF certification team to come to your area.
  • Certification Not Needed – For those of you who do not need documentation of your commitment or competence in BMST .

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

Course 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

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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.

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.

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