Course Title: Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: SPRT5102C

Course Title: Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments

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

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

Ash Weber

ashlee.weber@rmit.edu.au 

Nominal Hours: 240

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

This course is co-delivered with:
HLTMSG005 (SPRT5104C) Provide remedial massage treatments

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the needs of clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion (ROM). It requires the ability to gather client information, conduct specific tests and bring information together to develop a remedial massage treatment plan. There is a strong focus on functional anatomy. 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:

HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments

Element:

1. Determine scope of client needs

Performance Criteria:

.1 Explore and clarify client expectations 1.2 Provide clear information about scope and limits of services to be provided 1.3 Collect an accurate, relevant and organised health record, and document in a form which can be interpreted readily by other professionals 1.4 Recognise needs that are beyond scope of own practice and make referrals to other health care professionals as required 1.5 Identify and respond to any barriers to information gathering and assessment 1.6 Seek client information respectfully and sensitively, using purposeful, systematic and diplomatic questions 1.7 Manage information in a confidential and secure way

Element:

2. Make a physical assessment

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Provide information about the physical assessment process and obtain client consent to proceed 2.2 Follow clinical and practitioner hygiene procedures 2.3 Respect client dignity and anticipate sensitivities 2.4 Seek client feedback on comfort levels 2.5 Assess client through palpation, observation and ROM testing 2.6 Identify variations from normal posture or structural function in relation to presenting symptoms 2.7 Analyse static and dynamic variables of posture through use of functional and special testing indicated by presenting condition 2.8 Use ongoing questioning with client to gain further information as required 2.9 Accurately document information from the physical assessment

Element:

3. Develop treatment plan

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Correlate results of physical assessment with case history 3.2 Consider available medical information and incorporate into analysis within scope of own practice 3.3 Identify condition according to stage and related implications 3.4 Identify and respond to indications or contraindications for remedial massage 3.5 Determine optimum type, duration and frequency of treatments 3.6 Use professional judgement to draw substantiated conclusions about treatment needs 3.7 Establish expected treatment outcomes based on the remedial massage framework and evidence 3.8 Accurately document proposed treatment plan

Element:

4. Confirm assessment and treatment plan with client

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Discuss assessment, its implications and rationale for treatment with the client 4.2 Assign and agree treatment priorities and expectations in consultation with the client 4.3 Schedule times and session lengths suited to the required techniques and sequences 4.4 Respond to client enquiries using language the client understands 4.5 Discuss referral and collaborative options with the client as required


Learning Outcomes


Please refer to the Elements of Competency.


Details of Learning Activities

There will be 2 three hour classes in semester 1 and 2.  


Teaching Schedule

Week

Date

Class Topics and Assessments

SIM CLINIC

1

12th February

Introduction to Ax Rx: Subjective and Objective Examination

Subjective and Objective Examination

2

19th February

Global Postural Assessment

Global Postural Assessment

3

26th February

Modalities

Modalities

4

5th March

Modalities

Modalities

5

 

12th March

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2.1 –

Postural Assessment

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2.1 – Postural

Assessment

6

19th March

Cervical region

Cervical region

7

26th March

Cervical region

Cervical region

8

2nd April

TMJ

TMJ

9

9th April

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2.2 –

Cervical Region

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2.2 –

Cervical region

10

16th April

Shoulder Region

Shoulder Region

11

23rd April

Mid Semester Break

Mid Semester Break

12

30th April

Shoulder Region

Shoulder Region

13

7th May

Upper Cross Syndrome

Upper Cross Syndrome

14

14th May

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2.3 –

Shoulder region

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2.3 –

Shoulder region

15

21st May

Elbow & Wrist Regions

Elbow & Wrist Regions

16

28th May

Elbow & Wrist Regions

Elbow & Wrist Regions

17

4th June

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2.4 –

Elbow & Wrist Regions

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2.4 –

Elbow & Wrist Regions

18

11th June

Thoracic Region

Thoracic Region

19

18th June

Lumbar Region

Lumbar Region

         

Week

Date

Class Topics and Assessments

SIM CLINIC

1

10th July

Hip Region

Hip Region

2

17th July

Pelvis – Lower Cross Syndrome

Pelvis – Lower Cross Syndrome

3

24th July

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2.5 –

Tx, Lx & Hip Regions

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2.5 –

Tx, Lx & Hip Regions

4

31st July

Knee Region

 

Knee Region

5

7th August

Knee Region

Knee Region

6

14th August

Ankle Region

Ankle Region

7

21st August

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2.6 –

Knee and Ankle Regions

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2.6 –

Knee and Ankle Regions

8

28th August

Resit Week

Resit Week

9

4th September

Mid Semester Break

Mid Semester Break

10

11th September

Dermatomes and Myotomes

Upper body

Dermatomes and Myotomes

Upper body

11

18th September

Dermatomes and Myotomes

Upper body

Dermatomes and Myotomes

Upper body

12

25th September

Dermatomes and Myotomes

Lower body

Dermatomes and Myotomes

Lower body

13

2nd October

Dermatomes and Myotomes

Lower body

Dermatomes and Myotomes

Lower body

14

9th October

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2. 7 –

Dermatomes and Myotomes

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 2. 7 –

Dermatomes and Myotomes

15

16th October

Taping

Taping

16

23rd October

Taping

Taping

17

30th October

 

 

 

 

 

Industry skills assessment

Industry skills assessment

18

6th November

Resit Week

Resit Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSAII

Date

Class Topics

14th February

Intro to MSA & Cervical Region

21st February

Cervical Region

28th February

Cervical Region

7th March

Scapula and Glenohumeral Joint

14th March

Scapula and Glenohumeral Joint

21st March

Flag race and multiple-choice activity

28th March

Brachium, Forearm, Hand

4th April

Brachium, Forearm, Hand

11th April

Brachium, Forearm, Hand

18th April

China graph pencil palpation class

25th April

Mid Semester Break

2nd May

Abdomen, Thoracic and Vertebral Column

9th May

Hip and Pelvis

16th May

Hip and Pelvis

23rd May

Flag race and multiple-choice activity

30th May

Thigh and Knee

6th June

China graph pencil palpation class

13th June

Lower leg and foot

20th June

China graph pencil palpation class


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


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 – Knowledge assessment - Anatomy Portfolio

Assessment Task 2 – Skills assessment tasks


Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment Task 1: Knowledge Assessment                                                       Due Date 
 1. Assessment and Anatomy Portfolio        28th August

    

 

 Assessment Task 2: Skills Assessment (2.1-2.8) Due Date
 2.1 Postural Assessment                                                                                                                 12th March
 2.2 Cervical Skills Assessment    9th April
 2.3 Shoulder Skills Assessment  14th May
 2.4 Elbow and Wrist Skills Assessment    4th June
 2.5 Tx, Lx & Hip Skills Assessment   24th July
 2.6 Knee and Ankle Skills Assessment    21st August
 2.7 Dermatome and Myotome Assessment   9th October
 2.8 Industry Skills Assessment   30th October

 


Assessment Matrix

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