Massage Therapy Board Exam Review
OSCE Station 4: Assessment 2
Based on the examination handbook, in station 4, the candidate is expected to conduct an assessment to determine the nature of the client’s presenting dysfunction.
Health professionals base their treatment plans from Subjective and Objective information. The Assessment 2 part of the OSCE Exam for Massage Therapists is to test your ability to gather as much objective information from assessing the client:
Purpose of Gathering Objective Information:
– in order to have a better understanding of the client’s presenting condition, and come up with a clinical impression.
– in order to devise an effective treatment plan.
Steps: ( Assessment Protocol / Progression of Assessment ) – CLICK on each step for more information…
*** the following assessments are done after taking patient history and client interview ( Subjective information).
- Visual Observation – Postural Analysis & if needed, Gait Assessment
- ROM ( Range of Motion ) Testing
- Muscle Length and Strength Tests ( see orthopedic assessment tests link below)
- Orthopaedic Assessment Tests including Neurological Tests ( Myotomes, Dermatomes)
Performing Objective Assessment:
A. Cervical Spine / Neck Assessment:
B. Shoulder Assessment:
This is the first ( of nine ) videos for shoulder examination. Find the succeeding videos on the person’s channel.
C. Hip Assessment:
This is the first ( of seven ) videos for hip and groin examination. Find the succeeding videos on the person’s channel.
D. Knee Assessment:
Note: This is the first ( of 27 ) videos for shoulder examination. Find the succeeding videos on the person’s channel.