Video Course: Record Keeping For Massage Therapy

Diana Thompson

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 notes, functional outcomes reporting, and wellness charting. This presentation is perfect for massage educators, massage students, and professionals alike.

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Diana Thompson
A massage therapist for over 30 years, Diana Thompson practices in Seattle, treating acute and chronic pain disorders. Thompson is the former President of the Massage Therapy Foundation and has received many awards, including 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. Thompson also wrote Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches, which was published in 2016. Learn more at
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