This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments, both from an individual client and whole of practice perspective.  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.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 200 hours of massage client consultation work; - managed at least 60 remedial massage assessments and treatment sessions - clients must include males and females from different stages of life with varied presentations, and; - monitored and evaluated treatments provided to at least 5 different clients with at least 3 treatments per client.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - legal and ethical considerations (national and state/territory) for monitoring and evaluation; - types of criteria by which remedial massage treatments are evaluated; - expectations of treatment for different conditions and client groups, and factors that impact on those expectations; - methods of monitoring treatment progress; - barriers to therapeutic progress and ways to respond within a massage framework; - sources of research and evidence that support massage practice; - principles underpinning continuation or variation of treatment, and; - professional development opportunities in remedial massage.

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