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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

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 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.

Clinical Hours

14/03/2019 – Hours 15 – 18

I had a 4 hour practise clinic session for Marjon University.

My first hour of the pt c/o pain in the quadriceps following a kicking session in rugby. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt comfortable treating this area and practice ROM techniques. I need to read up on this area and gain more knowledge.

My second pt c/o upper back pain due to arm and shoulder session at the gym. They would mainly on their trapezius and rhomboid. Rx = 30 minute massage focused on those two previous muscles in rx. After I reflected on the ROM and made additional notes for future practice.previuosMy third pt c/o achiness of the quadriceps following a deadlift session at the gym. Rx = 30 Minute massage.

My third pt c/o of ashiness in the quadriceps following a deadlift session at the gym. Rx = 30 Minute massage. Their session lasted an intense 30 minutes they forgot to cool down so they have a lot of lactic acid build up. I gave them stretches to carry out after session. I recommend them taking a a slow treadmill wall to cool down too.

My fourth pt c/o tightness of the arms following a shift at work. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt less confident treating this area and practice ROM techniques. I need to practice this area more to feel more confident.

Although massage is effective I will try give myself more time to demonstrate stretches and test the pt. These will be easy and time effective for home use.

Clinical Hours

11/03/2019 – Hours 11-12 –

I had a 2 hour open clinic session for Marjon University.

My first hour pt c/o achiness of the glutes following a squat cu]ircuit session at the gym. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I didn’t feel confident carrying this massage out due to not having done a full one before.

My second pt c/o lower back pain due to having an office job. this results in a lot of hours being the desk.  Rx = 30 minute massage. I gave the pt stretches to do before and after work and what stretch to do if they fell achey at work. Just quick easy stretches. After I reflected on the ROM and made additional notes for future practice.

Although massage is effective I will try give myself more time to demonstrate stretches and test the pt. These will be easy and time effective for home use.

Clinical Hours

07/03/2019 – Hours 9-10 –

I had a 2 hour practise clinic session at Marjon University.

In the first hour the pt c/o tightness of the upper back following a fitness session in the pool. Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt confident treating this area. I focussed on the trapezius’ to get rid of the tension up the neck.

My second pt c/o quadriceps due to running half a marathon. I asked a supervisor to watch over me whilst carrying out the ROM for feedback and to see if there was anything I could have added or changed any thing. Rx = 30 minute massage.

Although massage is effective I will try give myself more time to demonstrate stretches and test the pt. These will be easy and time effective for home use.

Clinical Hours

04/03/2019 –  Hours – 7-8 –

I had a 2 hour open clinic session for Marjon University.

My first hour of the pt c/o tightness of the lower back following a hockey session.  Rx = 30 Minute massage. I felt comfortable treating this area and practice ROM techniques. I gave the pt stretches to complete before and after exercise too loosen up muscles.

My second pt c/o tightness in hamstring due to completing a leg session at the gym. Rx = 30 minute massage. I tested ROM and then tested with resistance to see the different and see if there was a major issue due to training 5/7. After I reflected on the ROM and made additional notes for future practice.

Although massage is effective I will try give myself more time to demonstrate stretches and test the pt. These will be easy and time effective for home use.

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