Course Title: Provide remedial massage treatments

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: SPRT5104C

Course Title: Provide remedial massage treatments

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Laura Yeomans

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4289

Course Contact Email: laura.yeomans@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ashlee Weber 

ashlee.weber@rmit.edu.au

 

John Bogle 

john.bogle@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 unit is co-delivered with:
HLTMSG003/SPRT5102C Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide remedial massage treatments based on the outcomes of an existing health assessment and treatment plan.
This unit applies to remedial massage therapists working with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion (ROM).


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments

Element:

1. Prepare client for treatment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret treatment plan and clearly outline how the treatment will be provided and managed 1.2 Explain factors which may interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment 1.3 Inform the client of possible physical or emotional reactions during and following a session and the appropriate course of action to take 1.4 Follow established protocols to physically prepare the client for treatment 1.5 Confirm client consent for treatment

Element:

2. Use remedial massage techniques and sequences

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine treatment sequence, location and degree of pressure according to assessment indications 2.2 Use the condition and response of the client as a continual feedback to the initial assessment 2.3 Position client to optimise their comfort and support while allowing for optimum application of techniques 2.4 Maintain client dignity through use of draping 2.5 Maintain therapist postures that ensure a controlled distribution of body weight 2.6 Maintain client-focused attention throughout the treatment session 2.7 Recognise reactions to treatment and respond promptly

Element:

3. Provide advice and resources to the client

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Educate client in relevant and practical techniques that support the treatment plan 3.2 Answer client queries with clarity, using language the client understands 3.3 Use honesty and integrity when explaining treatment plans, schedules and recommendations to the client 3.4 Promote client independence and responsibility in treatment 3.5 Discuss and agree on evaluation strategies 3.6 Accurately document treatment provided and details of client communications


Learning Outcomes


Please refer to the Elements above. 


Details of Learning Activities

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

 

Semester 1

- Assessment and treatment (2 x 3 hour class)

Semester 2

- Assessment and treatment (2 x 3 hour class)

 

 


Teaching Schedule

Learning Schedule - Semester 2 2020

 

Week

Class Topics and Assessments

Assessment and Treatment

2 x 3hr class 

 

1

Subjective and Objective Examination

Global Postural Assessment

WEBINAR

2

Global Postural Assessment review

Modalities: MFTT, Cupping, DIP

WEBINAR

3

Modalities: Frictoins, stretching

WEBINAR

4

Modalities: MLD, thermotherapies

WEBINAR

5

Postural Assessment and Modalities practical class

6

Cervical region

7

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 1.1–Cervical Region

8

Resits

9

Shoulder Region

 

Mid Semester Break

10

Shoulder Region

11

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 1.2 – Shoulderregion

12

Resits

13

Elbow & Wrist Regions

14

Elbow & Wrist Regions

15

SKILLS   ASSESSMENT   1.3  –Elbow & Wrist Regions

16

Resits

 

 

 

Learning Schedule – Semester 1 2021

 

     

 

Week

Class Topics and Assessments

Assessment and Treatment

2 x 3hr class 

1

Thoracic / Lumbar 

2

Hip Region

3

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 1.4 – Tx, Lx & Hip Regions

4

Resits

5

Knee/Ankle Region

6

Knee/Ankle Region

7

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 1.5 –Knee and Ankle Regions

8

Resits

 

Mid Semester Break

9

 

Integrated: Lumbar region / SIJ

 

10

Integrated: Plantarfasciopathy and TMJD

11

Integrated: Knee conditions

 

12

 

Integrated:Elbow extensor / flexor tendinopathy and Carpal tunnel

13

Integrated: Arthritis

14

Integrated: Revision

15

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 1.6 - Industry Ckills Assessment 

16

Resits

  
 

16

SKILLS ASSESSMENT 1.6 – Industry Skill Assessment


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 –  Skills assessment

Assessment Task 2 –  Clinic Checklist

Assessment Task 3 - Knowledge assessment

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 (1.1-1.6)- Skill Assessment

This assessment task is to be conducted in a simulated clinical environment in Building 51, Level 7, Room 3.

 

Assessment Task 1.1-1.5

Students will be asked to perform the full assessment and required treatment for a region of the body. You will be required to answer questions related to the region and treatment. To be deemed satisfactory in this assessment, you must demonstrate skills listed in the marking sheet.

You will be given a time frame to complete the task. During this time the assessors will be observing your skills and asking questions pertaining to your understanding of the treatment you are providing. 

 

Assessment Task 1.6 - Industry skills assessment 

Students will be asked to perform the full assessment and treatment for a random case study relating to a region of the body. You will be required to answer questions related to the region and treatment. To be deemed satisfactory in this assessment, you must demonstrate skills listed in the marking sheet.

You will be given a time frame to complete the task. During this time the assessors will be observing your skills and asking questions pertaining to your understanding of the treatment you are providing.

 

 

Assessment Task 2 – Clinic observation checklist

This assessment task is to be conducted in student clinic and external to RMIT. Students will be asked to  perform remedial massage techniques on clients to which they will be observed. They will also have to answer knowledge questions which can be answered external to RMIT. Your clinic supervisor will be observing your skills and knowledge pertaining your understanding of the treatment techniques you are providing. You must receive a mark of S (Satisfactory) throughout the assessment in all criteria. If a student receives a NYS (Not Yet Satisfactory) for any of the skills, or takes longer than the allocated time to complete all sections, they will be deemed not yet satisfactory for this assessment. 

 

 Assessment Task 3 (3.1 - 3.2)– Knowledge Assessment 

 

Assessment Task 3.1 - Clinic Entrance knowledge questions  

This assessment task allows you to demonstrate your knowledge related to the clinic policies and procedures that you will/may come across in your student clinic time at RMIT.

Assessment Task 3.2 - Knowledge questions 

This knowledge assessment will allow you show your understanding of how to apply Remedial Massage Techniques, and how to apply them to certain musculoskeletal conditions.

This assessment has 4 sections:

    1. How to apply remedial massage techniques
    2. On what conditions do we apply certain techniques
    3. Potential reactions during treatment
    4. Potential reactions following treatment

 

1.1 Cervical Skills Assessment

             

See Canvas for dates

1.2 Shoulder Skills Assessment

             

See Canvas for dates

1.3 Elbow and Wrist Skills Assessment

             

See Canvas for dates

1.4 Tx, Lx & Hip Skills Assessment

 

See Canvas for dates

 

1.5 Knee and Ankle Skills Assessment 

 

24th March 2021

 

1.6 Industry Skills Assessment

 

26th May 2021

 

2. Clinic Observation Checklist

 

4th May 2021

 

3.1 Clinic Entrance Knowledge questions  

 

3.2 Knowledge Assessment 

 

19th July 2020

 

16th May 2021

             

 

CLINICAL PRACTICE:

 

There will be aspects of these co-delivered units that need to be demonstrated within your clinical practice in the student clinic. Please see your Clinic Logbook.

                                                                 

Students must be deemed satisfactory for each listed assessment task in order to be deemed competent for the unit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Matrix

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