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Treatment Planning

July 20, 2010

Treatment planning is a crucial part of any medical treatment. The proper steps must be taken to ensure that the patient’s health and well being is taken into consideration at each and every step of treatment. First, client information must be recorded, such as current medical conditions, past and upcoming surgeries or procedures, allergies, and various other information. Once as complete of a medical history as can be received has been completed, the therapist is ready to assess the patient and begin a Plan of Care (POC) for the patient’s therapy. The POC is crucial because this is how the therapist guides his or her treatment of the patient. If the therapist has completed a proper medical history and worked with the proper medical personnel to construct the best POC possible for the patient as well as working with the patient to ensure the patient gets out of the therapy what he or she wants and needs, the therapist will have made his or her best effort to help treat the patient and get the patient on his or her way back to a healthier, happier life.

Treatment Planning

July 19, 2010

Treatment planning is highly beneficial for the client and a must when performing massage. Treatment planning also know as a plan of care outlines a set of actions to resolve health issues. These issues will be identified during the client assessment. I see that a client assessment is necessary and should be mandatory for the health sake of the client. By writing down and keeping information on the client future therapists or me, I will have access to a sort of growth chart of the client to see how they have done with therapy.

Treatment Plans

July 19, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Formulating an appropriate treatment plan, as discussed in the book and in the power point for Chapter 2, will also be an important aspect of Occupational Therapy.  It involves knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and intense discussion with the patient about what they want to gain from therapy; or in my case with Pediatric Occupational Therapy, discussion with the parent or guardian and the patient.  It also involves using people skills and knowing what therapeutic techniques will work best to help the client for what problems they are having.  In Pediatric Occupational Therapy, you can often come across such problems as children who are recovering from brain surgeries, children with cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and other diseases that can affect physical functioning.

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Treatment Planning

July 1, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the class of Dr. Johnson.

This chapter covers the importance of having a treatment plan and assessing your client’s condition. The assessment should include subjective and objective data. The client should complete his/her intake form which will provide the therapist with personal and medical information and helps the therapist to determine any contraindications. The therapist will review the intake form and have a short meeting with client. Therapist will discuss reason for client visit, allergies, medication, medical history, etc. At this time the therapist can determine if there are any contraindications.

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