Clinical Hours

Hour 50-

During this hour the pt had c/o tightness in their biceps. This was due to a previous competition they completed a few days before. They explained that the stroke was butterfly and it was 200m. This stroke is a complicated stroke due to it being a stroke where multiple muscles are being used. This stroke begins in front and goes to the back and then you rotate to being it over to then go to the front again. So this shows that the stroke is complicated in comparison to the other strokes. I suggested Rx = 30 Minute (STM) massage was the best way to uptightness the muscles and relax. I felt less confident treating this area due to not practising this area a lot or understanding the muscles. I believe I need to look over the arm and I need to read up on this area and gain more knowledge on the contractions of the muscles during certain exercises and movements. This is because I believe I have more knowledge on the upper section on the back. I told them to make sure they stretch before and after. Also, they need to keep hydrated due to the sweat they will be producing.

Clinical Hours

Hours 48-49-

My first hour the pt c/o tightness in their quadriceps. This was due to performing deadlifts in the gym on the previous day. They explained that they could possibly be performing the deadlifts incorrectly due to postural issues. Rx = 30 Minute (STM) massage. I felt confident treating this area due to practising this area a lot and understanding the muscles in the upper section of the back. I need to read up on this area and gain more knowledge on the contractions of the muscles during certain exercises and movements. This is because I believe I have more knowledge on the upper section of the body. I told them to make sure they stretch before and after. Also, they need to keep hydrated due to the sweat they will be producing.

My second hour pt c/o hamstring pain. This pt was a badminton player. They explained to me that the pain occurred last week due to standing on their left leg too heavy and exerting too much power and pressure. They said this is then resulting in pain when completing other day to day activities for example walking up and down the stairs and driving. They have been struggling to do these for the start week. When I first touch the area it was very tight so I performed a Rx = 30 minute (STM) massage. I observed the pt walking and sitting. I used Pet and Eff massage types.  I need to look over the different massage types to widen my treatment and possibly think about taping next time.

Clinical Hours

Hours 46-47-

My first hour the pt c/o tightness in their lower back due to having an office job which is 5 days a week for 8 hours a day.  They explained that sitting at the desk and rotating their upper body to get things they need. Rx = 30 Minute (STM) massage. I felt confident treating this area due to practising this area a lot and understanding the muscles in the upper section of the back. I need to read up on this area and gain more knowledge on the contractions of the muscles during certain exercises and movements. I told them to make sure they stretch when they wake up and before they go to bed. Also, they need to keep hydrated.

My second hour pt c/o hamstring pain. This pt was a rower. They explained to me that the repetitive strains to pushing back and allowing the muscles to relax on the forward movement. They said this is then resulting in pain when completing other day to day activities for example walking up and down the stairs and driving.  Rx = 30 minute (STM) massage. I observed the pt walking and sitting.I asked they to mimic the towering movement so I could visually see the muscles working. I used Pet and Eff massage types.  I need to look over the different massage types to widen my treatment and possibly think about taping next time.

Clinical Hours

Hours 44-45-

My first hour the pt c/o tightness in their upper back due to back a construction worker. They explained they work 5 full days a week and have repetitive strain on their back from carrying and moving heavy objects. Rx = 30 Minute (STM) massage. I felt confident treating this area and practicing ROM techniques. I need to read up on this area and gain more knowledge. I told them to make sure warm up before any training session or exercise. Also, they need to keep hydrated due to sweating a lot they can become dehydrated easily. I should have asked them to perform the actions they do at work so I can visually see what they are doing and what muscles they use.

My second hour pt c/o gastrocnemius tightness. This pt was ballerina. They explained to me that the repetitive strains to standing up on to there toes and back down to a flat footed state.. They said this is then resulting in pain when completing other day to day activities.  Rx = 30 minute (STM) massage. I observed the pt walking and sitting. I used Pet and Eff massage types. I went over the places that were more painful to release more tension. I need to look over the different massage types to widen my treatment.

Clinical Hours

Hours 42-43-

My first hour the pt c/o tightness in their quadriceps due to completing a leg day at the gym. Rx = 30 Minute (STM) massage. I felt confident treating this area and practicing ROM techniques. I need to read up on this area and gain more knowledge. I told them to make sure warm up before any training session or exercise. Also, they need to keep hydrated due to sweating a lot they can become dehydrated easily. I recommended some stretches to do and then we can both evaluate if these are effective enough o keep doing or we should change them.

My second hour pt c/o lower back pain. This pt was a cleaner with their own business. They explained to me that the repetitive strains to standing up and kneeling down was causing pain. They said this is then resulting in pain when completing other day to day activities.  Rx = 30 minute (STM) massage. I observed the pt walking, sitting and picking up day to day objects. I used Pet and Eff massage types. I went over the places that were more painful to release more tension these places where the posterior obliques. I need to look over the different massage types to widen my treatment.

Clinical Hours

02/04/2019 – Hours 40-41-

My first hour the pt c/o tightness in their hamstrings due to completing a 15 mile bike ride. Rx = 30 Minute (STM) massage. I felt confident treating this area and practicing ROM techniques. I need to read up on this area and gain more knowledge on what specific muscles are being used during an athlete cycling. I told them to make sure warm up before any training session or exercise. Also, they need to keep hydrated due to sweating a lot they can become dehydrated easily.

My second hour pt c/o lower back pain. This pt was a full time mother and struggles to carry her toddler for too long due to struggling with her posture. Rx = 30 minute (STM) massage. I observed the pt walking, sitting and picking up day to day objects. I used Pet and Eff massage types. I went back over the places that were more painful to release more tension and nots that couldn’t get rid of last time. I need to look over the different massage types to widen my treatment.

Clinical Hours

01/04/2019 – Hours 38-39-

These hours were completed in a Open Clinic session at Marjon University.

My first hour the pt c/o achiness in their quadriceps due to a gym session. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt relaxed treating this area and practicing ROM techniques. I need to read up on this area and gain more knowledge on what specific muscles are being used. I told them to make sure warm up before any training session or exercise.

My second hour pt c/o upper back pain. This was a return Pt with trapezius and rhomboid issues due to being a swimmer . Rx = 30 minute STM massage. I used Pet and Eff massage types. I went back over the places that were more painful to release more tension and nots that couldn’t get rid of last time. I need to look over the different massage types to widen my treatment. I checked over their ROM in comparsion to last time and it is improving.

Clinical Hours

01/04/2019 – Hours 36-37-

My first hour the pt c/o achiness in their quadriceps due to a gym session. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt relaxed treating this area and practicing ROM techniques. I need to read up on this area and gain more knowledge on what specific muscles are being used. I told them to make sure warm up before any training session or exercise.

My second hour pt c/o upper back pain. This was due to a playing in a Badminton competition. Rx = 30 minute massage. I used Pet and Eff massage types. I need to look over the different massage types to widen my treatment. . I gave them stretches to perform before and after any training and competition.

Clinical Hours

29/03/2019 – Hours 34-35-

My first hour the pt c/o tightness in their hamstring due to a gymnastic session. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt relaxed treating this area and practicing ROM techniques. I need to read up on this area and gain more knowledge on what specific muscles are being used during the throwing motion. I told them to make sure warm up before any training session or exercise.

My second hour pt c/o lower back achiness. This was due to a rugby session and falling at a bad angle. Rx = 30 minute massage. I used Pet and Eff and ended up using my elbow to get deeper because they had a endomorph body type. I struggled to get enough power in my hands and thumbs. I gave them stretches to perform before and after any training and competition.

Clinical Hours

26/03/2019 – Hours 32-33-

My first hour the pt c/o achiness in their upper back following a basketball session. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt relaxed treating this area and practicing ROM techniques. I need to read up on this area and gain more knowledge on what specific muscles are being used during the throwing motion. I told them to make sure warm up before any training session or exercise.

My second hour pt c/o upper back tightness. They have been a swimmer for 16 years and has never had a STM before. I mainly worked on their trapezius as there was a lot of nots. Rx = 30 minute massage. I released the tension up their arms too. I told them to book in again due to not being able to get the nots out straight away because they are so big. I gave them stretches to perform before and after any training and competition.

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