This session’s activity is:
You have decided that you would like to receive a visceral manipulation treatment for an ongoing condition you are experiencing. You have never heard of a practitioner who offers this treatment. You know that it is a technique that is usually used by practitioners who have other formal qualifications and so you think that an experienced practitioner in this modality may be hard to find.
On your next visit to your remedial massage therapist Kechi, you mention that you would like to try visceral manipulation. She says that she can do it for you and asks if you would like to start straight away during your current treatment session. Answer the discussion questions below.
Choose two of the below points to discuss:
• Does this constitute informed consent? Explain your answer.
• How will you determine whether visceral manipulation is appropriate for you?
• How can you be certain whether this treatment is within the therapist’s scope of practice?
• If the treatment is not within their scope of practice, how would you locate a qualified practitioner?
Locate a practitioner in your area, and list their details.