Assessment 1

In this course the students encounter a clinical decision making model for massage therapy. With a focus on patient evaluation, students develop the necessary assessment skills required to form a clinical impression and develop a safe and effective treatment plan. Students first learn to gather subjective information and conduct basic physical examinations for all new patients. In addition, students assess range of motion and perform muscle testing and special orthopedic testing to the upper limb and lower limb. Clinical case samples provide students the opportunity to strengthen critical thinking skills and apply their knowledge to simulated situations.