This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to administer myotherapy treatment according to the techniques and practices of a myotherapy framework.

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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: - myotherapy and remedial massage techniques; - ensure the treatment incorporates the underpinning values, philosophies, practices and principles of the myotherapy framework; - applying established myotherapy clinical practices; - referring to another health care professional as required; - composing a treatment plan; - maintaining stock and equipment according to legislation and guidelines; - using equipment correctly; - explaining any perceived risks and possible responses to the myotherapy treatment; - identifying and analysing responses to previous myotherapy treatments; - negotiating strategies to overcome any obstacles to treatment; - identifying potential life threatening and emergency conditions, and; - assessing the need for other treatment.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant State and Federal legislation and regulations; - human anatomy and physiology of commonly occurring trigger points and their structural and functional relationships to other body systems, underlying organs and related tissues; - clinical approaches to assessment and treatment strategies with the myotherapy framework; - underpinning values, philosophies, practices and principles of the myotherapy framework; - biomechanics, neural physiology, pharmacology and nutrition to a level required by myotherapists; - corrective exercises to improve strength, endurance, mobility and functional capacity in activities of daily living, and occupational and sporting performance to recover from, manage or prevent common musculoskeletal conditions; - treatment of a range of conditions/disease states; - contraindications to all myotherapy treatment modalities and related issues; - equipment specifications and manufacturers guidelines; - relevant organisational policies and procedures; - role of other health care professionals and support services, and; - code of ethics for myotherapy.

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