I am becoming VERY frustrated with the contradictions I am finding in my review matierials.
I have found contradictions as far as the functions of muscles, and also on important theory/application issues.
The Ashton says of the function of the rhomboids that they are responsible for retraction and downward rotation.
My trail guide says that they adduct, elevate, and downwardly rotate
Ok, so adduction=retraction when talking about the scapulothroracic joint, but do the rhomboids elevate the scapula or don't they?? ARGH!!
For example, both the Ashton and the Allen address what one should do if one has a client who refuses to fill out the intake form
Ashton says to ask as many questions as necesary to give the massage, then give the massage.
Allen says do not give the massage.
Also, in school we learned that if a person has HIV, it is safe to massage that person following universal precautions. Just give them a massage.
A different book says to call their doctor for permission.
Another book says to make sure they aren't having any complications by asking the client questions, then give the massage.
I realize that a lot of these questions will be "common sense"... but DAMN, you know? How do I pick the right answer on the freaking test if all my matierials contradict themselves?