This session was conducted in open clinic, and lasted for one hour.
After ensuring the work area is clean and tidy, I went through the consultation form with the client. Within this, it was noted that the client had painful calf muscles, and that the pain stays consistent throughout the day. It began last week, and it is thought that this is due to a long walk that they had done the week before. Upon observation, it was apparent that the clients muscle mass on both hamstrings, calf’s and feet were all equal. No other abnormalities were identified within any of these areas. Upon palpation, the clients calf felt tender. Regarding treatment, the client received a soft tissue massage on their calfs (efflurage, petrissage, and tapotemonts), as well ask stretching (the muscular energy technique PIR) of the gastrocnemius and soleus.
Areas for Improvement
When massaging the calf, I spent limited time doing the deeper work (petrissage).
What can I do next?
When massaging more fleshy body parts, ensure to spend longer on petrissage techniques as there is more of an area to perform deeper work on.