palpatory skills

palpatory skills,

n.pl the sensory skills developed by trained physicians and used in diagnosis and manipulative techniques.
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Consequently, Japanese acupuncturists have developed astute palpatory skills.
Weaverville, NC Going Deeper: Deep Tissue Massage: This introductory course covers specific assessment and remediation techniques, including palpatory skills, Neuromuscular Therapy theory, and therapeutic techniques.
It is a sad truth that the palpatory skills taught at medical schools worldwide barely scratch the surface of the therapeutic possibilities of human touch.