Importance of Assessment in Massage Therapy

At Anatomica, every treatment includes an assessment – no matter if it’s your first or your fifteenth visit. The reason for this is to help your RMT best understand your condition, and any changes to your condition, in order to provide the most effective treatment. Assessment may include verbal consultation, range of motion testing, manual resistance and other special testing, and may be done before your therapist starts your massage, or as part of your massage treatment. Assessment allows your therapist to track changes in your symptoms, so they can adjust their treatment plan as you heal.

An assessment allows for a specialized and targeted treatment; this does more than just soothe your symptoms and allows for lasting results, including decreased pain and increased range of motion. An orthopaedic assessment is not a diagnosis, it is an evaluation of soft tissue and the implications this has for posture and function of muscle and joints.

Assessment really is a process that allows each client to receive the treatment that they need and deserve. When assessment and treatment are two parts of one whole, it allows massage therapists to help you heal.

This video by the RMTAO explains more!


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