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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 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.

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

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

15/03/2019 – Hours 19-20

My first hour the pt c/o tightness in shoulders following a hockey session. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt very confident treating this area and practice ROM techniques due to treating this area quite a-lot. I need to read up on this area and gain more knowledge. I told them to think about their posture and try to change it to reduce further pain.

My second the pt c/o upper back pain due to just giving birth. I mainly worked on their trapezius and rhomboid. Rx = 30 minute massage. I realised the tension up their neck as they have been complaining about getting headaches and tightness. Now carrying the baby I have given them stretches to do before and after bed.

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