Course Title: Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2017

Class Number: See specific class number

Class Section:

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Course Code: SPRT5109C

Course Title: Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email: joshua.davies@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Joanne Spriggs

(03) 9925 4289

joanne.sprigs@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine the remedial massage needs of athletes and to adjust assessment and treatment to develop preventative and injury related treatment strategies for athletes and other sport active people.

This unit applies to remedial massage therapists.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes

Element:

1. Determine scope of massage services required

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Obtain information from athlete about their potential service needs

 

1.2 Collate and evaluate information from others involved in the health management of the athlete

 

1.3 Determine where and how massage fits within the overall athlete health management program

1.4 Confirm own role and responsibilities with athlete and other health management professionals

Element:

2. Adapt remedial massage assessment and treatment strategies to athlete needs

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Incorporate pre and post event massage based on demands and impacts of the sporting activity and individual profile

 

2.2 Identify musculoskeletal sports injuries and their potential for treatment with massage within scope of own practice

 

2.3 Tailor sports Injury management strategies that incorporate the concept of stages of recovery

 

2.4 Recommend sport injury specific therapies and exercises that support massage treatment

 

2.5 Provide athlete education in relation to self-massage techniques as required

 

2.6 Provide recommendations for ongoing support packages to aid recovery from injury

2.7 Integrate sport related information and research evidence into treatment plan and clearly document treatment details

Element:

3. Monitor and evaluate athlete treatment strategies

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Review effectiveness of treatment plans based on client response to preventative and injury related treatments

 

3.2 Evaluate impact of ongoing treatment in relation to client’s physical, mental and emotional condition relative to their sport

 

3.3 Seek feedback from others involved in the health management of the athlete and ensure that advice provided is in line with advice of other health professionals

 

3.4 Adjust plans based on evaluations in consultation with client and colleagues

3.5 Accurately document recommendations and changes to treatment plans


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via myRMIT at www.rmit.edu.au/learninghub.

A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as:

  • Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
  • Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning
  • Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a valuable part of your learning experience
  • Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
  • Online discussions and activities to support and collaborate with other students in your course and debate and discuss ideas
  • Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health information
  • Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
  • To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform
  • It is strongly recommended that students partner up with fellow students in order to practice assessment, treatment and palpation techniques


Teaching Schedule

Wk

Date

Musculoskeletal Pathology ClassTopic / Activities

1

10th Feb

Subject Overview & Assessment Requirements

      Session 1 Fundamental Principles & Thermal Therapies

2

17th Feb

Session 2 Inflammation – Characteristics of Acute and Chronic Inflammation

Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Head and Neck

3

24th Feb

Session 3  Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Head and Neck (continued)

4

3rd Mar

Session 4 Musculoskeletal Pathology of Shoulder

5

10th Mar

      Session 5 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Shoulder (continued)

6

17th Mar

Case Study Practical Exam 1

7

24th Mar

Session 7 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Shoulder (continued) + Elbow & Wrist

8

31st Mar

Session 8 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Elbow & Wrist

9

7th April

Session 9 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Elbow & Wrist + Lower Back & Hip

Mid Semester Break 13th – 19th April 2017

10

21st April

Written Theory Assessment – 1.5 hours

Session 9 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Elbow & Wrist + Lower Back & Hip

11

28th April

Session 10 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Lower Back & Hip (continued)

12

5th May

Session 11 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Lower Back & Hip (continued)

13

12th May

Case Study Practical Exam 2

14

19th May

Session 13 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Back & Hip (continued)

15

26th May

      Session 14/15  Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Thigh & Leg

 

16

 

2nd Jun

Session 16/17 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Leg & Foot

17

16th Jun

Case Study Practical Exam 3

18

23rd Jun

Musculoskeletal Pathology Subject Review


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Prescribed Text:

P, Brukner, K, Khan, 2012, Brukner & Khan’s Clinical sports medicine, 4th edn, McGraw Hill Education, North Ryde, NSW.


Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

 

Assessment Task 1 – Case Study

Assessment Task 2 – Practical assessments 


Assessment Tasks

Knowledge and Skills Assessments:

 

There will be 1 Knowledge Assessment and 3 Practical Case Study Assessments to assess your ability to apply the skills and knowledge delivered in class and outlined in the course notes for Musculoskeletal Pathology.

 

Knowledge Assessment

 

In order to be deemed as satisfactory for this subject, you will be required to complete one written theoretical assessment examining your essential knowledge and understanding of musculoskeletal pathologies.

 

The written theory assessment will consist of short and long answer questions, labeling diagrams and completing tables. Content for the exam will consist of material covered in the class and from the prescribed text book. In order to pass the theory assessment students will be required to obtain a 70% pass mark. The date of the written theory assessment will be:

  • Written Theory Knowledge Assessment                                                                          21st April 2017

 

 

Skills Assessment

 

Each student will be required to complete three case study practical exams. Each student will be required to attend their allocated exam time and complete a case study that will examine the student’s ability to assess and treat the needs of the athlete. You must receive a Satisfactory (S) result for all the skills contained within the Skills Evidence Checklist in order to pass the requirements for this assessment task.

 

  • Practical Case Study Assessment                                                                                   17th March 2017
  • Practical Case Study Assessment                                                           12th May 2017
  • Practical Case Study Assessment                                                           16th June 2017


Assessment Matrix

NATIONAL UNIT CODE: HLTMSG007

NATIONAL UNIT NAME: Adapt Remedial Massage For Athletes

RMIT CODE:

SPRT5109C

Co-delivery: Nil

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method/

Types of Evidence

1.    Determine scope of massage services required

1.1  Obtain information from athlete about their potential service needs

Case Studies Prac Exam

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

1.2  Collate and evaluate information from others involved in the health management of the athlete

Case Studies Prac Exam

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

1.3  Determine where and how massage fits within the overall athlete health management program

Case Studies Prac Exam

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

1.4  Confirm own role and responsibilities with athlete and other health management professionals

Case Studies Prac Exam

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

2.    Adapt remedial massage assessment and treatment strategies to athlete needs

2.1.Incorporate pre and post event massage based on demands and impacts of the sporting activity and individual profile

Case Studies Prac Exam

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

2.2.Identify musculoskeletal sports injuries and their potential for treatment with massage within scope of own practice

Case Studies Prac Exam

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

2.3.Tailor sports injury management strategies that incorporate the concept of stages of recovery

Case Studies Prac Exam

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

2.4.Recommend sport injury specific therapies and exercises that support massage treatment

Case Studies Prac Exam

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

 

2.5.Provide athlete education in relation to self-massage techniques as required

Case Studies Prac Exam

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

 

2.6.Provide recommendations for ongoing support packages to aid recovery from injury

Case Studies Prac Exam

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

 

2.7.Integrate sport related information and research evidence into treatment plan and clearly document treatment details

Case Studies Prac Exam

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

3.    Monitor and evaluate athlete treatment strategies

3.1  Review effectiveness of treatment plans based on client response to preventative and injury related treatments

Case Studies Prac Exam

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

3.2  Evaluate impact of ongoing treatment in relation to client’s physical, mental and emotional condition relative to their sport

Case Studies Prac Exam

Workplace Performance

3.3  Seek feedback from others involved in the health management of the athlete and ensure that advice provided is in line with advice of other health professionals

Case Studies Prac Exam

Workplace Performance

3.4  Adjust plans based on evaluations in consultation with client and colleagues

Case Studies Prac Exam

Workplace Performance

 

3.5  Accurately document recommendations and changes to treatment plans

Case Studies Prac Exam

Workplace Performance

Critical Aspects of Assessment

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated clinical environment that reflects workplace conditions. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

·       use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:

·client information – health assessment consultation forms, case history

·consultation area

·adjustable height massage table

·towels/sheets for draping

·oils/balms

·hot/cold packs

·supports

·tape

·       modelling of industry operating conditions, including provision of services to athletes or sports active people

·       clinic supervision by a person who meets the assessor requirements outlined below for at least 150 of the 200 hours of client consultation work

 

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

In addition, assessors must:

·       have current clinical experience working as a remedial massage therapist providing services to the general public

·       hold practising membership of an Australian professional body that represents remedial massage therapists

·       fulfil the continuing professional development requirements of the professional body to which they belong

Case Studies Prac Exam

Workplace Performance

Performance Evidence  

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

·         performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 200 hours of massage client consultation work

·         managed at least 60 remedial massage assessment and treatment sessions - clients must include males and females from different stages of life with varied presentations

·         assessed and treated at least 3 different sporting injuries to recovery stage

 

Case Studies Prac Exam

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

·          roles and responsibilities of different people associated with the health management of the athlete, including:

·          sports coaches

·          sports psychologists

·          exercise physiologists

·          medical practitioners

·          physiotherapists

·          chiropractors

·          osteopaths

·          exercise therapists

·          dieticians/nutritionists

·          legal and ethical considerations (national and state/territory) for client assessment and treatment:

·          codes of conduct

·          duty of care

·          informed consent

·          mandatory reporting

·          practitioner/client boundaries

·          privacy, confidentiality and disclosure

·          records management

·          work role boundaries:

·          working within scope of practice

·          presenting symptoms that require referral to a medical practitioner

·          work health and safety

·          relevant principles of human movement and sport biomechanics:

·          muscle strength testing

·          length testing

·          isometric, concentric and eccentric contractions

·          pre-event and post-event massage techniques and their application, including:

·          physiological warm-up

·          psychological preparation including stress release and motivation

·          maintenance massage, including muscle facilitation and stimulation, plus muscle relaxation and neural calming

·          self-management and self-massage programs

·          full range of movement of the joints and muscles without aggressive proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) type stretching:

·          active assisted range of motion (ROM)

·          muscle energy techniques

·          features of acute, chronic and overuse musculoskeletal injuries in sport, including referral potential, rate of recovery and how massage can assist the following:

·          bone injuries:

·          fracture

·          periosteal contusion

·          stress fracture

·          'bone strain', 'stress reaction'

·          osteitis/periostitis

·          apophysitis

·          articular cartilage injuries:

·          osteochondral/chondral fractures

·          minor osteochondral injury

·          chondropathy - softening, fibrillation, fissuring, chondromalacia

·          joint injuries:

·          dislocation

·          subluxation

·          synovitis

·          osteoarthritis

·          ligament injuries - sprain/tear (grades I - III)

·          muscle injuries:

·          strain/tear (grades I - III)

·          contusion

·          cramp

·          acute compartment syndrome

·          chronic compartment syndrome

·          delayed onset muscle soreness

·          focal tissue thickening/fibrosis

·          myositis ossificans

·          tendon injuries:

·          tear (complete or partial)

·          tendinitis

·          paratendinitis/tenosynovitis

·          tendinosis

·          bursa injuries:

·          traumatic bursitis

·          bursitis

·          nerve injuries:

·          neuropraxia

·          minor nerve injury/irritation

·          entrapment

·          increased neural tension

·          skin injuries and how massage therapists need to work in areas subject to:

·          burns

·          laceration

·          abrasion

·          puncture wound

·          types of cryotherapy or thermotherapy used for recovery from injury and techniques used to apply them, including:

·          conduction - cold packs, ice massage and immersion baths

·          convection - cooling devices

·          radiation

·          friction

·          topical application

·          indications, contraindications and considerations for use of cryotherapy:

·          adverse reactions to topical application

·          adequate time to achieve cryotherapy goals without causing adverse reactions

·          indications, contraindications and considerations for use of thermotherapy:

·          myofascial hypertonicity

·          fascial adherence

·          potential for scalding

·          uses and indications for taping and splinting that are within scope of massage practice

·            

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE/WRITTEN EXAM

Foundation Skills

 

 

Core Skills from the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

·         Reading

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

·         Writing

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

·         Oral Communication

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

·         Numeracy

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

·         Learning

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

Employability Skills from the Core Skills for Work Framework (CFW)

 

 

1.    Navigate the world of work

1a. Manage career and work life

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

1b. Work with roles, rights and protocols

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

2.    Interact with others

2a. Communicate for work

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

2b. Connect and work with others

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

2c. Recognise and utilize diverse perspectives

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

3.    Get the work done

3a. Plan and organise

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

3b. Make decisions

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

3c. Identify and solve problems

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

3d. Create and innovate

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam e

3e. Work in a digital world

Case Studies Prac Exam/Written Theory Assessment

Workplace Performance/

Written Exam

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