Fully updated and revised Orthopedic Massage has been written for those interested in understanding and applying massage as an intervention for soft-tissue disorders. Recent research into the physiological effects of massage has strengthened the justification for its use in the treatment of soft-tissue pain and injury conditions. Orthopedic soft-tissue problems are common among the general population, whether from sports, occupational activities, or chronic pain. This text presents a comprehensive and in-depth look at the physiological nature of these conditions and the massage treatments most effective for their relief. A particular contribution this text makes is its validation for the role of massage in treating orthopedic conditions. In addition, it aims to help the clinician understand the relationship between the soft tissues to which they apply their techniques and the overall orthopedic disorder affecting their clients. Although written chiefly for massage practitioners, the lessons it teaches are relevant to any practitioner who is concerned with the treatment of soft-tissue injuries. Includes detailed technical information, extensive illustrations, and reliable reference material essential to everyday practice. Provides a comprehensive approach to treatment of common soft tissue pain and injury. Explains common orthopedic problems in detail, addressing biomechanics, kinesiology, and anatomy. Provides an in-depth discussion of the physiologic rationale for soft tissue treatments and explains those most effective for each condition. Integrates treatment approaches from across the field and gives detailed, easy-to-follow steps for their application. Compares traditional treatments with soft tissue manipulation for each problem discussed. Clearly links anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics with clinical practice. Designed for quick and easy reference with more than 200 high-quality full colour illustrations and numerous photos of treatment techniques. New clinical case studies and tips illustrate the techniques discussed. Now presented in full colour. New step-by-step photographs depict the techniques described in full detail. Increased artwork and photographs make learning more visual. Case studies demonstrate techniques and management in clinical practice Clinical hints and tips throughout. Greater guidance in treatment strategies to include 'Treatment Approaches' and 'Rehabilitation Protocol Considerations'.
Many practitioners use therapeutic massage to treat soft tissue pain and injuries. Accessible and highly readable, this unique reference provides a wealth of information on the use of massage therapy to treat pain and injury conditions. An ideal support for basic training and clinical practice, it offers detailed technical information, numerous illustrations, and reliable reference material on the subject. Provides a comprehensive approach to treatment of common soft tissue pain and injury Explains common orthopedic problems in detail, addressing biomechanics, kinesiology, and anatomy Provides an in-depth discussion of the physiologic rationale for soft tissue treatments and explains those most effective for each condition Integrates treatment approaches from across the field and gives detailed, easy-to-follow steps for their application Compares traditional treatments with soft tissue manipulation for each problem discussed Clearly links anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics with clinical practice Designed for quick and easy reference with more than 200 high-quality illustrations and numerous photos of treatment techniques
Learn how to address tendon and muscle injuries with skill and confidence. This video series covers assessment, trigger points and referral patterns, static and friction massage, stretching and client self-care on over 25 muscles. Learn from John's 30 years of experience as a bodywork instructor as he clearly shows each step in the treatment process with this hands-on approach. The videos cover back and hip pain, knee pain and ankle injuries. John methodically goes through each structure describing how it relates to common dysfunctions as he shows how to apply trigger point therapy and cross-fiber friction.
This book introduces massage techniques for orthopedic conditions, promoting the alignment of soft tissue relating to pain and dysfunction. An essential manual for clinical massage therapy, it contains brief descriptions of rationale behind orthopedic massage, mechanisms of injury to and repair of soft tissue, and anatomy of each body area. This text includes detailed assessment for each body region, discusses common lesions, and provides illustrated instructions on how to administer this scientifically based style of massage. Based on traditional orthopedic assessment protocols, coverage includes range of motion, passive and isometric testing, and tests that determine the severity of a condition or injury.
|Author||: Thomas Hendrickson|
|Release Date||: 2020-06-05|
|ISBN 10||: 1284209903|
|Pages||: 526 pages|
This book introduces massage techniques for orthopedic conditions, promoting the alignment of soft tissue relating to pain and dysfunction. An essential manual for clinical massage therapy, it contains brief descriptions of rationale behind orthopedic massage, mechanisms of injury to and repair of soft tissue, and anatomy of each body area. The Second Edition also includes detailed assessment for each body region, discusses common lesions, and provides illustrated instructions on how to administer this scientifically based style of massage. Based on traditional orthopedic assessment protocols, coverage includes range of motion, passive and isometric testing, and tests that determine the severity of a condition or injury.
Ideal for both classroom and practice, Modalities for Massage & Bodywork, 2nd Edition presents 23 modalities of bodywork, their history, development, effects, benefits, contraindications, basic curricula and certification requirements. Updated photos and illustrations, critical thinking questions, and flash cards give you a better picture of today's massage best practices. Evolve companion website provides matching activities, flash cards, answers to multiple-choice questions, weblinks and video demonstrations of various modalities covered in the text to make learning more interactive. Case histories in each chapter illustrate the effects of the modality within a therapeutic context, creating the opportunity for integrative, clinical reasoning that helps prepare you for work in the various modalities. Student objectives and key terms at the start of each chapter provides a framework for what to expect and what to focus on with each chapter. In My Experience boxes provide personal insights about specific techniques from experts in the field. Full-color design and techniques shown with photos and illustrations enhance understanding and comprehension of each modality. Multiple-choice test questions at the end of each chapter with answers on the Evolve website help you measure your understanding of the modality and obtain instant feedback from the answer key that includes rationales. Suggested readings, resources and references in each chapter offer robust resources for you to further research each modality. Clinically relevant boxes and tables highlight important information. NEW Modalities chapters provide you with a greater awareness of the opportunities and options available as they pursue a massage therapy career and practitioners with more practical information they can apply to their work. NEW! Student resources on Evolve supplement the classroom experience and ensures you retain the material in the text. 23 different body techniques are introduced to help you learn about different modalities you may want to pursue and reaffirm your knowledge of techniques. More than 2 hours of video on the Evolve website bring the modalities to life and help put the text instructions in perspective. NEW! Updated content, photos and illustrations equip you with the latest information and visuals on modalities from experts in the field that reflect current practices in the field and the needs and wants of massage therapy practitioners and students. NEW! Critical thinking questions added to each chapter actively engage and challenge your reasoning skills. NEW! Additional review questions added to each chapter supply you with more opportunities to review what you have learned and test your knowledge.
|Release Date||: 2006|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
"Explore 21 of the top modalities in massage practice today with direction from leading experts in each modality."--Back cover.
An introduction to orthopedic assessment for the massage therapist or other soft-tissue manual therapist.
|Author||: Steven Jurch|
|Publisher||: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math|
|Release Date||: 2008-02-26|
|ISBN 10||: 9780073510934|
|Pages||: 560 pages|
Jurch’s Clinical Massage is designed to outline the principles and foundational understanding of assessing and treating orthopedic injury or dysfunction through massage therapy. The text follows an anatomic region approach, covering surface anatomy and muscle groups before presenting a comprehensive review of the most often presenting orthopedic dysfunctions or conditions. Each dysfunction or condition is reviewed with a consistent diagnostic checklist, a stepped treatment program, and relevant “clinical pearls”. The learning aids throughout the text, along with the reader-friendly writing style, create a highly-effective learning system for understanding the concepts of clinical massage. This edition will not be reprinted; please refer customers to the CREATE version: 9781121540248
Why does a man who is well into his retirement take up a new career as a massage therapist? What can massage offer to society? How does one go about learning it? Sam Wong deals with these and other intriguing questions in this book. He provides an authentic account of learning and blending Western massage and Chinese tui na, highlights the role of inspiring teachers in helping him to become a massage therapist, and documents the effectiveness of massage as an alternative treatment for fibromyalgia and other chronic pains. Sam’s insights on tui na in traditional Chinese medicine are fascinating and unique.
|Author||: Sandy Fritz,Leon Chaitow,Glenn Hymel|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2008-01-28|
|ISBN 10||: 0323070698|
|Pages||: 848 pages|
Covering advanced massage therapy skills, this practical resource prepares you to work with medical professionals in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, hospice, long-term care, or other health-related practice. It discusses the many skills you need to succeed in this environment, helping you become a contributing member of an integrated team. Also covered are the essentials of clinical massage, such as indications and contraindications, review of massage methods, range of motion testing, SOAP note documentation, and a massage therapy general protocol. Case studies show how a multidisciplinary approach applies to real-world clients. By coordinating your work with other health professionals, you can enhance patient care in any clinical setting! Includes a DVD with: Two hours of video showing specific applications, featuring author Sandy Fritz. A complete general protocol for massage. State-of-the-art animations depicting biologic functions and medical procedures. 700 full-color illustrations accompany procedures, concepts, and techniques. An integrated healthcare approach covers the healthcare environment and the skills necessary to be a contributing member of an integrated healthcare team. A research-based focus emphasizes research, clinical reasoning, and outcome-based massage application — for effective massage application in conjunction with healthcare intervention. A complete general protocol provides a guide to treating disorders and maintaining wellness, with recommendations for positioning and interventions, using a step-by-step sequence that can easily be modified to meet a patient's specific needs. A palliative protocol helps you temporarily relieve a patient's symptoms of disorders or diseases. Case studies focus on outcome-based massage for individuals with multiple health issues, detailing assessment, medical intervention, justification for massage, and session documentation. Coverage of advanced massage therapy skills and decision-making skills includes specific themes for effective massage application, allowing you to consolidate massage treatment based on the main outcomes — useful when working with individuals with multiple pathologies or treatment needs. A discussion of aromatherapy provides safe recommendations for the use of essential oils in conjunction with massage, to promote healing of the body and mind. Descriptions of illness and injury include relevant anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology, as well as strategies and massage applications to use for pain management, immune support, stress management, chronic illness, and post-surgical needs. Coverage of insurance and reimbursement issues relates to you as a massage professional. Strategies for general conditions such as substance abuse, mental health, orthopedic injury, and cardiovascular disorders help you specialize in clinical massage. Expert authors provide knowledge in research, massage therapy in healthcare, and manual therapies. Learning resources include chapter outlines, chapter learning objectives, key terms, and workbook-style exercises. A companion Evolve website includes: PubMed links to research supporting best practices and justification for massage application. More information on topics such as insurance, pharmacology, and nutrition. More information on anatomy and physiology and other subjects. A comprehensive glossary with key terms and some audio pronunciations.