During this session we discussed the key ethical considerations when treating and rehabilitating a client within the Marjon Sport and Health Clinic. This included many different topics such as data protection, consent and record keeping.
This was our first face to face session with the clinic team, where we had an in depth introduction to Cliniko and discussed the subjective and objective assessment for a case study.
This was my first session in clinic working with members of the public who require treatment, rehabilitation and management.
During this session, I had an online appointment with a new client who was complaining of hip pain and a previous patient who came in for a face to face appointment for a full objective assessment.
My first appointment was with a previous client who was coming into clinic, so I could perform an objective assessment in order to get a more in depth impression of the problem. For my second client I took them on the isokinetic dynamometer to understand the ratio of quadriceps to hamstring strength.
During my timetabled slot in clinic this week, I treated two different clients; the first patient had a previous disc herniation so subsequent guarding of the lower back muscles and the second patient we believe to have femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in the left hip.
During the 5 hours that I was timetabled into clinic, I saw three clients where I utilised many different techniques in order to manage there aches and pains; this included soft tissue massage, rehabilitation exercises, stretching, a high intensity interval session and cycling on the watt bike.
Management of the clients that came into clinic this week was very much exercise based. I incorporated a variety of activities including eccentric strengthening, pelvic floor activation and High Intensity Interval Training (HITT).
This week I found particularly interesting, as I had a client with possible lumbar facet joint dysfunction and restricted range of motion (ROM) of the priformis. This was my first client with a lower back problem.