Course Title: Provide myotherapy treatment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: COTH5011

Course Title: Provide myotherapy treatment

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6159 - Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

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

M16F

Joshua Davies

joshua.davies@rmit.edu.au

 

 M16P

Mark Kelly

mark.kelly@rmit.edu.au

 

 


 

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this unit

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21878 Provide myotherapy treatment

Element:

1. Manage the myotherapy treatment

Performance Criteria:

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

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

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

1.4 Consent for treatment is confirmed

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

1.6 Reactions to treatments are identified, documented and responded to

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

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

2.2 Client queries and concerns are responded to

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

Element:

3. Apply myotherapy techniques

Performance Criteria:

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

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

3.3 Myotherapy techniques are applied to achieve desired treatment outcomes


Learning Outcomes


N/A


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

 All classes in 51.07.08

Wednesday 09:30 – 12:30

Friday 9:30 – 12:30

8/2/17


-Introduction to course and assessment requirements.

-Anatomy revision

- Principles of myotherapy treatment and assessment

10/2/17

  • Therapist Biomechanics
  • Treatment principals
  • Objective examination
  • Clinical impression
  • Treatment planning

15/2/17

- Cervical

17/2/17

- Cervical

22/2/17

- Cervical

24/2/17

- Cervical intrinsic

1/3/17

  • Cervical intrinsic

3/3/17

- Practical assessment 1 - Cervical

8/3/17

- Lower leg foot and ankle

10/3/17

- Lower leg foot and ankle

15/3/17

- Lower leg foot and ankle

1717/3/

- Knee, thigh & hamstring

22/3/17

- Knee, thigh & hamstring

24/3/17

Knee, Thigh & Hamstring

29/3/17

  • Lower body neurodynamics & Slump

31/3/17

Knee Thigh and Hamstring

5/4/17

Hip and Pelvis

7/4/17

Hip and Pelvis

12/4/17

Hip and Pelvis

17/4/17

- MId semester break

19/4/17


Mid semester break

21/4/17

-Hip and Pelvis


26/4/17

- Practice exam for MDN


28/4/16

Lumbar spine

3/5/17


Lumbar spine - Disc Pathologies

5/5/17

-  Practical assessment 2 - Hip, Pelvis and lumbar spine

10/5/17


- Thoracis Spine

12/5/17


Thoracic Spine

17/5/17


- Thocacic Spine

19/5/17


- GHJ & Scapulo-Thoracic

24/5/17


- GHJ & Scapulo-Thoracic

26/5/17


- GHJ & Scapulo-Thoracic

31/5/17


- GHJ & Scapulo-Thoracic

2/6/17

- Practical assessment 3 - GHJ & Scapulo-Thoracic

7/6/17


- Elbow

9/6/17


- Practice exam for MDN

14/6/17


- Elbow, forearm, wrist and hand

16/6/17

Elbow, forearm, wrist and hand



Semester 2



3/7/17

  • Elbow, forearm, wrist and hand

10/7/17

  • Elbow, forearm, wrist and hand

17/7/17

  • Neurological assessment

24/7/17

  • Neurological assessment

31/7/17

  • Neurological assessment , TENS & Dermatome Needling

7/8/17

  • Neurodynamics

14/8/17

  • Neurodynamics

21/8/17

  • Neurodynamics

28/8/17 - Mid semester Break

4/9/17

  • Neurodynamics

11/9/17-

Integrated Myo - Cervical.   

18/9/17

Integrated Myo - Thoracic

25/9/17

Integrated Myo - Lumbar

2/10/17

Integrated Myo - Hip and Pelvis

9/10/17

Integrated Myo - Knee thigh and hamstring

16/10/17

Integrated Myo - Lower leg foot and ankle

23/10/17

Integrated Myo -GHJ & Scapulo-thoracic

30/10/17

Integrated Myo - Elbow, forearm, wrist and Hand including upper limb Neurodynamics

6/11/17


Practical Assessment 4

Neurological Examination & Clinical Neurodynamics


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Overview of Learning Resources:
Students will be expected to utilise a range of recent and appropriate library, electronic, text and other resources.
Students will be provided with resources and tools for leaning in this course through myRMIT.
Readings given in class times and relevant literature as it comes to hand are important in order to maintain an up to date knowledge of the industry

 

Students are required to wear closed toe shoes and bring 2 clean towels to practical classes.


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

 

      

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

 


Attendance and participation:
Competency based training requires the student to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
Final assessment in this course is a combination of a number of "formative" assessments. 
To achieve competency in this course students need to successfully complete and achieve sufficiency in ALL of these formative assessments.
Please refer to RMIT’s assessment policy for more details:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse/Staff/Administration/Policies%20and%20procedures/Academic%20and%20research/Assessment/Assessment%20policy/
Should a student be unable to attend an assessment or require an extension to a due date please refer to the following webpage: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Direct credit transfer and RPL: 
Direct credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9d

 

  1. Myo AxRx Clinic observation skills checklists

All clinic skills in the Myo AxRx section of the clinic skills checklist must be completed in the RMIT student Myotherapy clinic.  Each skill must have the required satisfactory observations by the clinic supervisors. Please see clinic checklists for a list of these skills.

These skills must be completed prior to final clinic shift.



 

  1. Myo AxRx Practical Assessments

4 Practical case study based assessments will be held during class time.  Students will be assessed on practical skills and knowledge.  These practical assessments incorporate skills from other courses/subjects, so please check assessment tools carefully.

 

All components of the assessment must be shown to a satisfactory level for the student to be deemed competent.



All assessments must be satisfactory for a student to be deemed competent in these units.

 

3/3/17 - Cervical practical case study

5/5/17- Hip, Pelvis and lumbar practical case study

2/6/17 - Gleno-humeral joint practical case study

6/11/17 - Neurological and neurodynamic practical case study

All components of the assessment must be shown to a satisfactory level for the student to be deemed competent for this course.

 

 

 


Assessment Matrix

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