Record-Keeping For Massage Therapy

Increasingly, massage therapy is viewed as a health care modality, both by legislation and by consumers. As health care providers, massage therapists are expected to chart all patient visits, regardless of the type of therapy provided. That said, wellness sessions and curative sessions require different styles of charting. In this presentation you will learn how to document all patient sessions including a variety of record-keeping styles to meet the specific needs of your individual massage sessions, including SOAP, functional outcomes reporting, and wellness charting. This presentation is perfect for massage educators, massage students and professionals alike.

Diana Thompson
Diana, a massage therapist for over 30 years, practices in Seattle, treating acute and chronic pain disorders. Diana is the former President of the Massage Therapy Foundation and has received many awards, including the President’s Award, AMTA; Massage Therapist of the Year, One Concept; and Humanitarian of the Year, Performance Health. Her newest endeavor, Hands Heal Electronic Health Record, turns her book, Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation and Insurance Billing for Manual Therapists, into an online charting system. Diana also has a new book, Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches, published in 2016.

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