Formative assessment 2

29/04/19  Marjon clinic  No. of hours 50

This session was 3 hours long and the first session lasted approximately 2 hours, this was the formative assessment, the client was a 23 year old man who plays volleyball and also goes to the gym. He came in with a tight right gastrocnemius.

The first session was the formative assessment, the client came in with a tight right gastrocnemius, tested there done before treatment was given. The first was an informative assessment this is done by watching the client walk into the clinic while the client does not know. This is to watch their gait and posture while walking. When observing their posture it had shown that they had good posture. ROM was tested in the gastrocnemius and they had FROM. A massage was given to the client this consisted of effleurage, petrissage, tapotements, neuromuscular and METs. ROM was tested again at the end of the session and it had improved on both sides by about 5⁰. Aftercare was given explaining what exercises they could do to help strengthen the muscles and also stretches.

The second client was a 21 year old woman who plays football once a week alongside swimming 3 times a week.

The second client came in as they had a tight upper back they said that this could be from stress. ROM and postural assessments were done and they had slight kyphosis. Massage was given in the upper fibres of traps this was done by using techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, neuromuscular, and METs. ROM was tested after the massage and it had improved on both sides. Aftercare was given to the client to ensure that they would recover from the tight muscles. Relaxation techniques were also taught to the client to help with stress.

Make sure correct techniques are used for the massage, and that the right assessments are done to the client and what they have come to the clinic for.

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