Clinical Body Contact, Palpation and Draping

In by Brad Tipper

Clinical Body Contact, Palpation and Draping

Kinesiology professionals must have skill, understanding and respect for their clients when using Kinesiology techniques related to clinical body contact as part of developing the client-practitioner relationship of trust.

After completing this unit you are able to confidently prepare for, establish, maintain and cease clinical body contact in a kinesiology setting and demonstrate the draping of clients in a manner that allows them to stay warm, feel safe, and taken care of.

You will understand and use palpation to assess the client muscle state; learn basic massage strokes, specific muscle massage, deep tissue massage and their application in kinesiology especially in the gym and sports areas. Many clients ask about massage. You will know the contraindications for and modifications to massage.

You will be able to demonstrate the surface anatomy for 26 indicator muscles and integrate your palpatory findings into the management of the client in a kinesiology clinical practice setting.

This is a fun workshop where you will do crepe paper modelling and/or body painting as part of the muscle origin, insertion and action learning process.

Elements of Learning:

  • Prepare for and establish clinical body contact
  • Maintain clinical body contact
  • Cease body contact in a clinical manner
  • Describe and demonstrate palpatory sense
  • Use palpation to assess the client in a kinesiology setting
  • Surface anatomy
  • Crepe paper modelling / body painting
  • Basic massage strokes
  • Specific massage
  • Additional techniques
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Contraindications and modifications to massage
  • Aromatherapy and massage
  • Integrate palpatory evaluations into the management of the client