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Rachel Cordova
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  • Warrenville, IL
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Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
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I've just joined a wonder Wellness Center and am very happy there...except for this one thing.  The intake form asks for the clients height and weight.  I've requested an explanation from the owner,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Aug 17, 2012.

 

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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"I agree with everyone in here..So not challenging or arguing...But Im reminded of the time when I worked briefly in a physical therapy clinic..This was maybe 25 years ago.... We had a patient that slipped on a wet floor while in the grocery store..…"
Aug 17, 2012
Abram Herman replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"Exactly! I don't feel like it would be an MT's role to bring something like this up, hence, there's no need to take down weight information on an intake form. Since diagnosis is out of scope, I can't imagine a situation where the…"
Aug 17, 2012
Laurie replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"Weight (and height, age and gender) are all great visual clues that help identify a client. In private practice, it is not an issue since clients are personally known, but when working in a busy spa, clinic or massage chain, this information makes…"
Aug 17, 2012
Travis Cottam replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"I agree. I think it would make almost anyone uncomfortable. We should tell our clients about a mole or skin condition that we notice a change in. However, "I noticed you have put on some weight." is not a conversation opener I want to have…"
Aug 16, 2012
Carrie Patrick replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"Interesting ... I never thought about how much specific body parts weighed! "
Aug 16, 2012
Laura Garza replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"I've never seen a massage intake form but I could see how it could be useful for other services?  I have a posture analysis program that asks for that information as it is used in calculations for stress on the body.  With my one case…"
Aug 14, 2012
Aaron J Witz replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"The only explanation I could potentially see would be if you combined those stats with other information. as Carrie said, This is true, however if this is a wellness center, which may include exercise programs among other things, height and weight…"
Aug 13, 2012
Rachel Cordova replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"Thanks for all of the responses.  I still haven't received an explanation from the owners.  I just keep marking it off with a big X when I hand out the forms.  I really don't think it's anyone's business, except…"
Aug 13, 2012
Michele Ellis replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"I can maybe see having that information with a return client... maybe. It will help you to decide if you need to lower the table or not. But then again, as someone mentioned, if the person is just muscular and not over weight, then the table height…"
Aug 13, 2012
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"I never use an intake form anyway. "
Aug 13, 2012
Carrie Patrick replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"I can't think of anything useful that would be added by knowing the client's weight. It isn't even a good indication of what their body type or physical condition is likely to be, since a very muscular, athletic individual can be…"
Aug 13, 2012
Rick Still replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"Great questions. I would suggest making it something optional, put it in a place that makes it feel like it is an option, and not strange if they skip it. Like in a section at the bottom with a square around it. Ask some optional questions there"
May 19, 2012
Jimswife replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"Our intake forms used to have a question about height and weight.  Most did not answer the question.  I am not sure why the question was on there in the first place or why it was removed. While I was in school the intake forms had that…"
May 17, 2012
Therese Schwartz replied to Rachel Cordova's discussion Do you request the client's weight on intake form?
"I've never heard of that before.  I can't imagine it serves any useful purpose.  If the tables have a low enough capacity that the clients' weight is an issue, I'd be seriously concerned about the quality of the table!…"
May 17, 2012
Rachel Cordova posted a discussion

Do you request the client's weight on intake form?

I've just joined a wonder Wellness Center and am very happy there...except for this one thing.  The intake form asks for the clients height and weight.  I've requested an explanation from the owner, and am waiting to hear back. In the meantime, I thought I'd ask here, do you request your client's weight on your intake form and why?  I think it would be a deterrent for larger people who may feel uncomfortable sharing that information.  Obviously, we all know what overweight looks like.  What's…See More
May 17, 2012
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getevolved.org
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Swedish Massage, Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Pre-natal Pregnancy Massage, Chair Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Aromatherapy

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