Why do I need to fill out an intake form?

By Nat Weston

Why do we ask you to fill out an intake form?

It might seem a bore and a waste of time to have to complete an intake form before treatment at Mels Massage, but it is in fact very important.

You may be thinking I’ll just skip that part as I’m not going to the Dr, but please don’t.

There are several reasons why we request some health-related background information prior to Massage.

1.Legal requirement. Each Remedial Massage Therapist is required to be part of an Association to treat and provide private health fund rebates. These associations state we must take a history prior to seeing a new client for the first time and we are also required to update client personal details at regular intervals.

2. Consent. When you sign the intake form at Mels Massage you are giving consent for treatment and you enter an agreement to comply with care.

3. Accidents/Injuries/Surgeries. If you have had any previous injuries, surgeries or accidents this may require different considerations for your treatment. Eg. Prosthetic joints and any Reconstructions