Health Assessment, question


I have been a professional massage therapist for many years without any problems. Now, I am being sued. It is being claimed that I missed the symptoms and signs of appendicitis during my assessment. Can you help me to obtain legal counsel and a refresher course for every massage therapist at my massage center?

Original Post:
September 11, 2009
Title: Health Assessment
Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson.

I found Chapter two to be very helpful due to the client and therapist interaction methods. Since we are going to be dealing with people on a regular basis we need the knowledge of procedure which assures them that they will be taken care of in a professional and safe manner. By documenting their potential contraindications we are able to protect them and ourselves, and by them telling us what areas they have problems with, it allows us the therapist to complete the task of "healing" or "treating" the client according to their personal needs. By charting our sessions, we may see improvements over the course of time, and if no improvements are shown, then we may change or perfect our ways of giving treatment so the client may receive results. It is also important for us to assess the client in there health and conditions to see if we may notices anything that could be a contraindication that the client may be unaware of. It also helps us know what areas to avoid giving treatment to, and what areas to focus on.

Online and Instructor-Led Massage Pathology Course

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