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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.

Clinical Hours

25/03/2019 – Hour 31 –

This hour was gained in an open clinic session at Marjon University.

My hour for this Rx the pt c/o tightness in their upper back due to a archery session. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt relaxed treating this area due to treating it many of times before. I observed the pt before Rx and practised ROM techniques. I recommended some stretches for them to think about before and after so the lactic acid doesn’t build up.

Clinical Hours

22/03/2019 – Hours 29-30

My first hour the pt c/o achiness in their quadriceps following a football shooting 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 kicking notion.I told them to make surety warm up before any training session or exercise.

My second hour pt c/o upper back tightness due to competing in a swimming competition I asked what their stroke was so I had some ground knowledge to work on. I mainly worked on their trapezius and rhomboid. Rx = 30 minute massage. I released the tension up their arms too as their stroke is butterfly specialising in 200m. The extra rotation in the stroke in comparison to the rest in bigger. I gave them stretches to perform before and after any training and competition.

Clinical Hours

21/03/2019 – Hours 27-28 –

My first hour the pt c/o tightness in upper back following a golf session. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt comfortable palpating treating this area and practicing ROM techniques. During the palpations it was very tight at the top of the spine where I found the spine had moved to one side due to muscle imbalance and bad posture. I need to read up on this area and gain more knowledge. I told them to make sure they stretch before any training session or exercise.

My second hour pt c/o lower back pain due to be a builder for 13 years. Rx = 30 minute massage. I released the tension and tightness this had built up due to not lifting things probably. I said to make sure they stretch before and after work I gave them a few that I think would benefit.m

Clinical Hours

21/03/2019 – Hours 23-26

My first hour the pt c/o tightness in hamstring following a football training session. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt relaxed treating this area and practicing ROM techniques. I I told them to make sure they warm up before any training session. focus on the hamstring next time so its not a continuous issue.

My second hour pt c/o lower back pain due to a deadlifting session. Rx = 30 minute massage. I felt at ease massaging this area. I palpated before starting at the area in very tight.  I said to make sure they ask the personal trainers in the gym to ask about their posture during the exercise.

My third hour the pt c/o tightness in quadricep following a leg session at the gym. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt happy treating this area and practicing ROM techniques as I have had many pt come in with similar issues. I told them to make sure they warm up and cool down before any training session or exercise. This will reduce lactic acid build up in their body which will result in less pain after and/or the nest morning.

My fourth hour pt c/o lower back pain due to sitting in lectures and typing for too long. This pt is a full time student and struggle with posture in lectures. Rx = 30 minute massage. I released the tension up their neck also they have been complaining about getting headaches. I said to make sure they keep hydrated to reduce headaches. I also tested their ROM in their neck as they look up at the bored and then down at the laptop continuously all day. They told me their was ashiness there also.

Clinical Hours

19/03/2019 – Hours 21-22

My first hour the pt c/o tightness in hamstring following a fitness session and not warming up warming up probably. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt comfortable 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 they warm up before any training session or exercise.

My second hour pt c/o upper back pain due to playing a lacrosse game. I mainly worked on their trapezius. Rx = 30 minute massage. I released the tension up their neck as they have been complaining about getting headaches. I said to make sure they keep hydrated to reduce headaches.

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