Pearson's Massage Therapy: Blending Art with Science (Chapter 10 - 12 Study Guide)

  1. What does SOAP stand for?
    • Subjective
    • Objective
    • Assessment
    • Plan
  2. What are the purpose of SOAP note?
    To capture relevant information in a goal oriented session plan.
  3. Define "Objective":
    Observations & measurements made by massage therapist.
  4. SOAP note are typically __________ .
    not complete sentences.
  5. SOAP notes __________ for legal case.
    can be subpoenaed
  6. SOAP notes should be written __________ .
    in ink (preferably black)
  7. What should you do to correct something written in a SOAP note?
    • Draw a single line through the mistake.
    • Write "error" above or next to the mistake.
    • Initial
  8. How long do you keep client records for?
    At least 7 years.
  9. What's "Goal Oriented Planning"?
    Focuses on achieving the clients needs.
  10. What are the 4 parts of "Goal Oriented Planning"?
    • Subjective information
    • Objective data
    • Conduction tests
    • Goals
  11. What is the standard format used for "Goal Oriented Planning"?
  12. What does HIPAA stand for?
    • Health
    • Insurance
    • Portability
    • Accountability
    • Act
  13. What protects clients official notes & records in clinical settings?

  14. What's used to assess pathology in musculoskeletal structures, movement & locomotor disorders & sources of soft-tissue pain & dysfunction?
    Orthopedic tests
  15. What are 4 types of notes commonly reported on SOAP charts?
    • Intake notes
    • Continuing session notes
    • Progress notes
    • Discharge notes
  16. What does gait analysis look at?
    The body mechanics while walking or running.
  17. What's most effective method for preventing the transfer of pathogens during massages:
    Hygienic hand washing
  18. What are "Bolsters"?
    Long narrow pillows or cushions used to support or prop clients into position for massage.
  19. What can you apply to skin for sore & stiff muscles, as well as sprains & bruises?
  20. What's an oil like substance made from seeds of a plant by the same name found in North America?
  21. List 3 advantages to using jojoba:
    • Its hypoallergenic
    • Its healthy for skin
    • It washes out of sheets easily
  22. List 3 factors in deciding which oil to use:
    • Its feel
    • Its inherent nutrients
    • Its scent
  23. What are semiliquid substances containing agents for moisturizing the skin or for therapeutic purposes?
  24. List 2 ways to avoid undue strain & overuse injuries:
    • Being in good physical condition
    • Using good hand & body mechanics
  25. List 2 common upper-body injuries for massage practitioners:
    • Repetitive strain injuries such as tendinitis
    • Nerve impingement syndromes.
  26. List 2 types of nerve impingement syndromes:
    • Carpal Tunnel
    • Thoracic Outlet
  27. How do you generally determine a good table height?
    While standing next to the table with your arms at your sides, your knuckles should touch the table.
  28. What's the length of a massage session for general health purposes:
    30-90 minutes
  29. Seated massage sessions in a work setting may last:
    15-20 minutes
  30. Athletes may receive a pre-event massage session for what length of time?
    15 minute
  31. Athletes may receive a maintenance or recovery massage lasting for how long?
    30-60 minutes
  32. Massages that are a part of a larger therapy session may for how long?
    5-10 minutes
  33. What does too much lubricant cause?
    Prevents firm contact, causing slipping & sliding over the surface of the skin.
  34. What does too little lubricant cause?
    Skin irritation
  35. Name 2 type of clients who are more likely to suffer skin irritation during a massage session:
    • Those with fair skin
    • Those with a lot of body hair
  36. What area usually gets little or no lubricant?
    The face
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