STYC01 Clinical Reflection 09/04/2019

This session was conducted in the Marjon Sports Therapy Clinic for 1 hour, for my case study assessment.

Reflective Summary

I cleaned the work station, tidied up and put down coach roll. Upon arrival, I again, observed the clients gate. I went through the consultation form with the client again, in which this time round, it was clear that their pain on palpation was less, they had less of a head tilt, and their alignment in their shoulders was more equal. For this session, I began with thermotherapy to warm the muscles and increase blood flow to this area. Following this, I performed a soft tissue massage to the upper shoulders and neck, using the technqiues efflurage, petrissage, and neuromuscular techniques. Subsequent to this, the client received the muscular energy technique PIR to their upper fibres of trapezius.

Areas for Improvement

When massaging the client subsequent to the heat therapy, I still used technique efflurage. However, due to the fact that the thermotherpy had already heated the muscle, this may have just wasted time.

What can I do next?

Double check/remember that when doing thermotherapy, you don’t need to perform efflurage to warm the muscles up further.

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