Course Title: Provide myotherapy treatment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6159 Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Course Title: Provide myotherapy treatment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 150

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COTH5011

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

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



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to administer myotherapy treatment according to the techniques and practices of a myotherapy framework.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21878 Provide myotherapy treatment

Elements:

1. Manage the myotherapy treatment

2. Inform and support the client to understand the myotherapy treatment

3. Apply myotherapy techniques

4. Evaluate treatment


Learning Outcomes

N/A


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may consist of written tests, in class activities, presentations & written reports.

 

Assessment Tasks

 

Task 1

Assessment 1: Myo AxRx Clinic Observation skills checklist

Task 2

Assessment 2: Myo AxRx Case Study Based Assessments x4

 

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.

 

 

 

UNIT CODE: VU21718   UNIT NAME: Provide Myotherapy Treatment

Cluster:VU21716

 

 

 

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method See legend above

 

1. Manage the myotherapy treatment

 

 

1.1 The myotherapy treatment and its effects are described and discussed with the client

        

Prac Ax 3

Practical Assessment

 

 

1.2 Mode of treatment, as well as its administration and management are discussed

        

Prac Ax 3

Practical Assessment

 

 

1.3 Factors which may interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment are discussed

        

Prac Ax 3 1

Practical Assessment

 

 

1.4 Consent for treatment is confirmed

        

Prac Ax 1 – Client history form

Practical Assessment

 

 

1.5 Client is resourced to support and assist in the monitoring of treatment reactions

Prac Ax 4

Practical Assessment

 

 

Reactions to treatments are identified, documented and responded to

Prac Ax 3

Practical Assessment

 

2. Inform and support the client to understand the myotherapy treatment

 

 

2.1 The client is informed about the treatment trajectory and resourced to clarify points and information about the treatment

        

Prac AX 4

Practical Assessment

 

 

2.2 Client queries and concerns are responded to

        

Prac Ax 4

Practical Assessment

 

 

2.3 Appropriate communication skills are used when explaining treatment plan and associated issues with clients

 

 

        

Prac Ax 4

Practical Assessment

 

 

 

3. Apply myotherapy techniques

 

 

3.1 Myotherapy treatment is discussed with client and understanding is ensured regarding current and other sessions

        

Prac Ax 4

Practical Assessment

 

 

3.2 Myotherapy techniques are applied according to the treatment plan and in accordance with the values, philosophies, principles, and practices of the myotherapy framework

        

Clinic skills observation checklist

Practical Assessment

 

 

3.3 Myotherapy techniques are applied to achieve desire treatment outcomes

        

Clinic skills observation checklist (TENS in Prac Ax 4, Dry needling in Prac Ax 3)

Workplace performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Evaluate treatment

1.       

 

4.1 Indicators of client response to myotherapy treatment are designed

        

Prac Ax 4

Practical Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.2 Measurement tests are used to evaluate the effects of the treatment

        

Prac Ax 1

Practical Assessment

 

 

4.3 Responses to treatment are monitored and aggravations are managed promptly if necessary

        

Prac Ax 4 & Clinic skills checklist

Practical Assessment

 

 

4.4 Treatment options are reviewed based upon evaluation and effects, including client information

        

Prac Ax 1

Practical Assessment

 

 

 

4.5 The need for ongoing and/or additional treatment is evaluated

Clinic skills observation checklist

Workplace performance

 

 

4.6 Changes to treatment strategy are discussed and negotiated with client to ensure beneficial outcomes

Clinic skills observation checklist

Workplace performance

 

 

4.7 Additional treatment or referral for further examination is instigated

Clinic skills observation checklist

Workplace performance

 

 

 

Required knowledge:

• Relevant State and Federal legislation and regulations

• Human anatomy and physiology of commonly occurring trigger points and their structural and functional relationships to other body systems, underlying organs and related tissues

• Clinical approaches to assessment and treatment strategies with the myotherapy framework

• Underpinning values, philosophies, practices and principles of the myotherapy framework

• Biomechanics, neural physiology, pharmacology and nutrition to a level required by myotherapists

• Corrective exercises to improve strength, endurance, mobility and functional capacity in activities of daily living, and occupational and sporting performance to recover from, manage or prevent common musculoskeletal conditions

• Treatment of a range of conditions/disease states

• Contraindications to all myotherapy treatment modalities and related issues

• Equipment specifications and manufacturers guidelines

• Relevant organisational policies and procedures

• Role of other health care professionals and support services

• Code of ethics for myotherapy

 

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Required skills:

• Myotherapy and remedial massage techniques

• Ensure the treatment incorporates the underpinning values, philosophies, practices and principles of the myotherapy framework

• Applying established myotherapy clinical practices

• Referring to another health care professional as required

• Composing a treatment plan

• Maintaining stock and equipment according to legislation and guidelines

• Using equipment correctly

• Explaining any perceived risks and possible responses to the myotherapy treatment

 

* Identifying and analysing responses to previous myotherapy treatments

• Negotiating strategies to overcome any obstacles to treatment

• Identifying potential life threatening and emergency conditions

• Assessing the need for other treatment

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Clinic and Prac Ax 1,2,3, & 4

Practical Assessment/ Workplace performance

 

 

 

 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit

 

To be considered competent in this unit the participant must be able to consistently demonstrate the knowledge and skills on several occasions to:

• _Work or model work, which demonstrates an understanding of the underpinning values, philosophies, practices and principles of the myotherapy framework

• _Apply the values, philosophies, practices, and principles of the myotherapy framework when providing myotherapy treatment

• _Communicate treatment information and treatment outcomes effectively to clients

• _Manage therapeutic interventions in a variety of soft tissue injuries

• _Apply a full range of myotherapy techniques to achieve positive health outcomes, consistent with standard clinical practice

• _Evaluate and adjust treatment strategies, where necessary.

 

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Clinic skills observation checklist and Prac Ax 1,2,3, & 4

Practical Assessment/ Workplace performance