PalpationMapp provides an engaging visual guide to identifying and palpating 91 essential muscles. This fun and explorative app is led by the acclaimed author of Trail Guide to the Body, Andrew Biel.

NO SOUND? We apologize for the inconvenience. There are some simple adjustments you can make on your iPad or iPhone to get the audio working:

1. Shut down your device and restart it.
2. Check the small side switch above the volume buttons. If an orange mark is visible flip the switch.
3. Swipe from the bottom of the screen up look for a Bell with a line through it. That is a mute button.
4. Swipe from the bottom of the screen up and turn Bluetooth OFF.
5. Restart the app.
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Beneficial for both students and practitioners, the user-friendly app will appeal to manual therapy, physical therapy, athletic training professionals and others who want to increase their musculoskeletal knowledge and hone their palpation skills.

Features of this app include:

§ 79 major muscles presented in an HD-quality video format
§ Presentation of more than 200 muscle overlay images from the Trail Guide to the Body book to illustrate underlying anatomy during palpation
§ Optional call-out box, for nearly every muscle, which helps the user confirm the location of the muscle being palpated

This app teaches the user to:

§ Identify and engage muscles
§ Identify key bony landmarks
§ Palpate and get a sense of fiber direction
§ Differentiate muscles, their borders and attachments
§ Shorten and lengthen muscles

The straightforward menu selection makes finding muscles within the app a breeze. PalpationMapp is a great on-the-go educational tool designed to be viewed in landscape or portrait mode.

What’s New

Version 2.2

Updates for iOS11 compatibility.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
8 Ratings
8 Ratings
lizziemccool ,

Love it

This is a great resource. I am teaching kinesiology for massage and my students and I are loving the app. I was surprised the overall rating was not closer to 5 stars, but it looks like the lower ratings have to do with some sound issues. I have had no tech trouble with this app. I would rate it 6 stars if that were an option!

ColeyGrail ,

Update for iOS 11

Gotta update the app. Need support when using iOS 11. Currently fugged cause I have a test tomorrow and the videos don’t work.

Thtims ,

Great practice

Thorough and informative practice and fantastic visual aids with the overlay of the muscles and bones of the area you are palpating. Clear and concise explanations through all of the content.


Books of Discovery
543.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Books of Discovery


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