A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology / Edition 2

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This Second Edition textbook and reference tool is thoroughly updated. It presents a wide variety of diseases and conditions seen by students and practitioners, and discusses how massage may or may not fit into the healing process. New features include integration of additional artwork with color plate enhancement, an increased amount of case studies and personal stories, and current developments in pathology in relation to the context of massage therapy as well as other types of bodywork. Topics covered each fall under sub-heading listings: definition, signs and symptoms, etiology, and the application of massage therapy as a treatment modality option, and more.

Connection Website: connection.LWW.com/go/werner.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white and two-color illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Mary Beth Holz, MS, RN, FNP, HNC(Private Practice)
Description: "This outstanding massage therapy guide to pathology serves as a valuable learning tool and reference. This comprehensive book is organized by systems containing updated information for each condition. Each chapter contains objectives, topic content, review questions, and detailed bibliography. Enhancements in this edition include information on 30 additional conditions, a chapter on the endocrine system and section dedicated to mental disorders. "
Purpose: "The book is intended to identify healthy functioning of the human body and facilitate knowledge of how the body works in the presence of disease, so that practitioners may become aware of the influence of their practice on clients. Enhancing massage and bodywork practitioner knowledge of the human system is essential since the public's use of massage for health-related purposes continues to rise. As a result, there is a need for practitioners to be familiar with various health conditions as they relate to the use of massage. The author successfully accomplishes these goals providing information for each condition including demographic, definition, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and applicability of massage. "
Audience: This book is intended for massage students as well as advanced practitioners requiring a reference addressing a variety of disorders frequently seen in practice. Web site references have been included for instructor access in order to facilitate educational programs using this book. The author draws from years of practice and teaching experience as well as research and collaboration with other professionals.
Features: "Fequently encountered clinical conditions are included for integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, circulatory, lymph and immune, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary and reproductive systems. Material is organized and easy to read. A quick reference chart is included and can be used to determine whether massage is indicated or contraindicated for each condition. "Watch for This" sections highlight conditions that may have similar presenting symptoms. Photographs of skin conditions are significant in quantity and quality. "
Assessment: This book is concise and serves as an easy to use reference of frequently encountered health conditions. Information found in medical pathology texts has been simplified to address the needs of massage therapy and bodywork practitioners. It is not intended to be used for diagnosis of medical conditions. However, it is a superb reference and contribution to a growing practice field.
Rebekah Kalen Dubrosky
This is an excellent pathology textbook for the massage therapy student. It is a wonderful reference for massage therapists working in a traditional healthcare setting. This text presents fundamental information about common pathologies and the appropriateness of massage for each condition. It fills a badly needed hole in the education of massage therapists. The quick reference chart in Appendix 5 is an excellent resource for the practicing therapist. This textbook is meant for students studying massage therapy as well as those therapists already in practice. It contains a system-by-system review of common physiological disorders. It describes the action a massage therapist should take with each disorder. The summary boxes and Appendix 5 are excellent tools for the therapist in practice who is trying to determine a pathology or action to take for a particular pathology. I have not seen another book of this caliber geared for massage therapists. It is well organized and includes an excellent glossary and index. The objectives and the review questions make it a nice study tool.
This book is for students and practitioners of bodywork who need to make decisions quickly and accurately about whether or not massage is appropriate for their clients. Provides a database of information on a variety of diseases and conditions, and discusses how massage may or may not fit into the healing process. Covers the basic physiology of body systems in health, then describes how these processes are interrupted when disease occurs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Following the order of most anatomy or physiology textbooks, this volume presents overviews of body systems and entries on pathologies with information relevant to the work of the practicing massage therapist. Each entry discusses, where applicable, the demographics of the disorder, its etiology and progression, signs and symptoms, and the applicability of massage. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Martha J. Greenberg, PhD, RN (Pace University)
Description: This concise text presents content of most of the major conditions and illnesses affecting the major body systems. Each of the major chapters is organized similarly and includes chapter objectives, a review of the body system, a list of condition(s) discussed in the chapter, synopsis of the problem highlighted in a box, case studies, compare/contrast boxes, colorful artwork and pictures, indications and contraindication for massage, and review questions. Several excellent appendices cover history taking, hygiene, and medications.
Purpose: The author informs massage practitioners about pathology since they see many clients who are often using massage as part of an integrated health care treatment plan. A thorough education in anatomy and pathology will assist therapists in doing no harm and ensuring the safety of the public.
Audience: This book was written for massage students and practicing therapists and is well suited for both audiences. The authors represent many massage therapy teachers and practitioners in the United States and Canada.
Features: This text is especially student friendly in language and format. The color art and photography is excellent as well as entries called "in brief boxes" that highlight the most important features of the problem. Web resources and a companion CD featuring test questions, Q & A's, an audio glossary make this a derivative book. One issue is the datedness of many references in the chapters.
Assessment: Any pathology book must be updated frequently as science advances and this is no exception. This is an excellent book to begin one's journey of understanding of pathology in massage therapy.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781732932
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Integumentary System Conditions

Chapter 2: Musculoskeletal System Conditions

Chapter 3: Nervous System Conditions

Chapter 4: Circulatory System Conditions

Chapter 5: Lymph and Immune System Conditions

Chapter 6: Respiratory System Conditions

Chapter 7: Digestive System Conditions

Chapter 8: Endocrine System Conditions

Chapter 9: Urinary System Conditions

Chapter 10: Reproductive System Conditions

Chapter 11: Miscellaneous Conditions

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