This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and plan for myotherapy treatment. This includes negotiating the treatment plan with the client.

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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: - identifying treatment options and establish treatment regimes; - preparing treatment plans; - providing treatment; - reading and interpreting medical reports and other data relevant to the case; - identifying clinical signs of musculoskeletal dysfunction; - communicating and negotiating skills; - negotiating strategies to overcome any obstacles to treatment, and; - ensure the treatment strategy incorporates the underpinning values, philosophies, practices and principles of the myotherapy framework.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant State and Federal legislation and regulations; - appropriate methods of administration of myotherapy techniques; - various disease and injury processes; - anatomy and physiology to a level required of a myotherapist; - pathophysiology and aetiology of disease; - biomechanics, neural physiology, pharmacology and nutrition to a level required by myotherapists; - corrective exercises; - lifestyle factors relevant to treatment of specific conditions and diseases; - community resources and support services, and; - underpinning values, philosophies, practices and principles of the myotherapy framework.

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