In this open clinic session, I continued to treat a client from previous weeks to get his left knee fully recovered before varsity.
Once my client arrived, as part of the subjective assessment, I found out that they had been experiencing clicking of the knee the day before. When I tested range of movement (ROM) there was no pain during knee extension, but a slight dull pain during active flexion. From this I decided on a suitable treatment based on his previous injury (twisted knee) and to alleviate pain during flexion. In previous massages I treated the Quadriceps in order to improve lymphatic drainage where the swelling/bruising had been around the knee. The client gave positive feedback to this treatment as they said that the injury had improved since soft tissue massage had been performed on this area. Therefore, in this session I treated the Quads again by initially using effleurage to create heat and to identify any potential painful areas. I used mostly petrissage so I could get deeper into the muscle tissues. This was achieved by not only using my fingers but my knuckles, palms and forearm as well as it allows me to apply more pressure.
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