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ch. 19

Posted by Alexandra on September 17, 2019 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

massage can hekp with osterarthritis because it helps relieve pain as the muscles become relaxed, allowing for some better range of motion. having knowledge of trigger points for your client could also help with pain relief. always keeping the clients needs up to date you can change what movements and motions are used from appointment to appointment. 

Chapter 26: Heart Disease and Risk Factors

Posted by Cristy Chuparkoff on September 17, 2019 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Based on the results, I am at average risk for lung cancer. I was raised by a smoker, so I know that the second-hand exposure puts me at greater risk. I have had my home tested for radon, and the results were good. I eat at least 3 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, but I know I could increase my intake. As far as exercise, I ride my Peloton an average of 15 minutes at least 3 times per week. To decrease my risk I can increase the duration or frequency of my rides and add in daily walks. 


Posted by Paige Issert on September 17, 2019 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)
massage therapy is a great way to help patients with osteoarthritis. massage can help by relaxing muscles, improve joint circulation, and joint flexibility. Making it less difficult and painful for the patient to be active.


Posted by Jazz on September 10, 2019 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (1)

 What are stem cells?--- Cells of the body which can divide and become differentiated. When an organism grows, stem cells specialize , and  take specific functions.

Where do stem cells come from?--- Stem cells come from embryos that are 3-5 days old. At this stage, an embryo is called blastocyst and has about 150 cells.

What are medical treatments that use stem cells?--- Stem cell transplants use stem cells to replace cells damage by chemotherapy or disease. Also they serve a purpose for the donor's immune system to fight some types of cancer. Adult stem cells are used or umbilical cord blood.

What is the controversy surrounding stem cell research?---- The controversy of surrounding stem celll research is the destruction of embryos. So it can be an unethical issue for most because to take the stem cells, an unimplanted human embryo(6-8 day of dev.) is destroyed.

ch. 18

Posted by Paige Issert on September 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (1)
Stem cells come from embryos that and three and five days old. At this stage they can divide and into more stem cells and can become any type of cell. Stem transplants are used to replace damaged; cells.such as leukemia, lymphoma, neuroblastoma and multiple myeloma.The stem cell controversy is the consideration of the ethics of research involving the development, use, and destruction of human embryos. Most commonly, this controversy focuses on embryonic stem cells. Not all stem cell research involves human embryos.

Chapter 28: HIV and AIDS

Posted by Cristy Chuparkoff on September 10, 2019 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Things I did not know about AIDS

  1. Antiretroviral treatment is available for prophylactic treatement
  2. Receptive sex is more risky than insertive sex
  3. HIV can be controlled with medical treatment and may not develop into AIDS

Things to prevent infection

  1. Limit the number of sexual partners
  2. Use condoms
  3. Get tested and have any new sexual partner tested

Things to provide a safer environment for clients with HIV or AIDS

  1. Use standard precautions with all clients
  2. Do not provide treatment for clients with known active infections
  3. Properly sanitze room between all clients

CH. 10

Posted by eriddle on September 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)
The consent for for Theraputic Touch Bodyworks at does not list the facility name at the top but did have it at the bottom. It does state the benefits and states that it is not intended for medical diagnosis or as substitute to medical treatments. There is a right to refusal in the consent form and has a questionnaire. This consent form does not list cancellation or no-show policies. This consent for seems too basic and I feel that it should provide more information on risks and adverse effects as well as the therapist???s policies and procedures.

CH. 9

Posted by eriddle on September 8, 2019 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

"In Illinois, the statute says that any licensed medical professional “who, in good faith, provides emergency care without fee to a person, shall not, as a result of his or her acts or omissions, except willful or wanton misconduct on the part of the person, in providing the care, be liable for civil damages.” 745 ILCS 49/25 (

A person who is a licensed medical professional can in good faith help and not be responsible for death or injury unless there was something that occurred that was misconduct. 

Chapter 10, Webquest, Consent Forms

Posted by Lydia Brown on September 7, 2019 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I critiqued a client intake form, amta_client_intake_form.pdf, at This form does not have a spot for a facility or therapist's name. The form is a resource, so if I used it I would customize it for my use and add the facility and therapist's names. In the client agreement section of the form it states "I am aware of the benefits and risks of massage and give my consent for massage." The form does not actually specify the benefits, risks, and adverse effects so I would need to tell my clients the benefits and risks and document that I provided that information. The form did not contain a right of refusal or treatment costs and forms of payment, but ask for the client's health insurance information and the form has a section that the client signs that states "I am responsible for all charges for all service provided...". The form also does not address cancellations and no-show policies, but under the contract for care it states "I will participate fully as a member of my healthcare team." The health history, current health, massage experience, personal information, and insurance sections of the form are quite comprehensive. The client signature and date of initial visit is on the top of the first page, so I would add a line for the printed name of the client before the signature.

Chapter 9, Webquest

Posted by Lydia Brown on September 6, 2019 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

A responder who is a licensed medical professional in Illinois is protected from liability for civil damages under the state's Good Samaritan Law if he acts in good faith and provides emergency care to a person without fee. Only in the case of willful or wanton misconduct on the part of the person responding to the emergency, the victim or his or her family would have rights and the person responding to the emergency then may be liable for civil damages.