STYC01 Clinical Reflection 14/03/2019

This session was conducted in the Sports Therapy Clinic for 1 hour. The client come forth complaining of aches and tightness in their glutes.

Reflective Summary

I cleared the work area, put down coach roll and washed my hands. I checked for any contraindications and allergies. To begin, I tested the clients range of movement in their glutes. It seemed to be restricted, however only due to aches from their pole fitness session a few days before. To begin, I used the technique efflurage to aid blood flow. I did this until the skin was red. This took longer than it usually does on other body parts. Following, I used petrissage techniques (mainly kneading and lifting) to get deep into the muscle and relieve tension. Next, I did tapotements (mainly hacking and beating) in order to relieve tendon further. To finish, I did another 5 minutes of efflurage.

After wiping the client of any lotion, I used to muscular energy technique ‘post isometric relaxation’ to stretch their glutes. The range of movement improved after stretching.

Areas for Improvement 

Upon communication with the client, they explained that they felt there wasn’t enough pressure.

What can I do next?

  1. Use other body parts when massaging on more fleshy parts of the body, e.g. elbows.

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