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Kinesiology for Manual Therapies introduces the philosophy of Dimensional Massage Therapy as well as Clinical Flexibility. . This text connects techniques to individual joints and body areas based on the structural foundation of the muscular skeletal system. Learning intensive guides help students develop palpation skills, understand anatomy from a functional stand point, and build a toolbox of techniques for individualized treatments. This text can be used in a multitude of manual therapies, from physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training to yoga and massage therapy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073402079
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/15/2010
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,218,230
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Dail, BA, LMT,

NCTMB, is a coauthor,

with Timothy Agnew and

R. T. Floyd, of McGraw-

Hill’s Kinesiology for Manual

Therapies. She began

her professional massage

therapy career in 1974 in

New Mexico, combining her

education in acupuncture,

aikido, and Western massage.

After returning to Maine, Nancy built her massage

therapy practice, became an EMT, served with

the local ambulance service, and worked with two

chiropractors in the midcoast region. In 1980, she

founded and developed the comprehensive COMTA

accredited program at the Downeast School of Massage

in Waldoboro. A leader in her fi eld, she helped

create the AMTA National Sports Massage Team, the

Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation, and

the AMTA Council of Schools. She has served on the

AMTA National Board, has participated on numerous

committees, and was the charter president of the

Maine AMTA chapter. As a sports massage therapist,

she volunteered her services at the 1996 Atlantic Olympic

Games in the Olympic Village Sports Medicine

Clinic, numerous Boston marathons, and local Maine

events. An international representative for massage,

Nancy has presented workshops at the University of

Belgorod in Belgorod, Russia, in the fall of 1997; at

the Complementary Medicine Symposia for Harvard

Medical in Boston, annually for nine years; at many

New England AMTA conferences; for Colby College;

and at many more educational venues. She has been a

consultant for several Maine hospitals on integrating

massage clinically and has assisted the credentialing

of massage therapists in many institutions. At home

in Waldoboro, she reviews and has written books and

articles for the industry, including her college thesis

“Tension Headaches,” and she edits the Downeast

School of Massage In Touch newsletter. In July 2008

she directed and produced, with her daughter Emily

Waltz, A Gift of Touch, a DVD on foundational massage,

and the accompanying Manual for A Gift of

Touch. The DVD is used as a teaching tool at the

Downeast School of Massage and is internationally

sold through the DSM Bookstore. Her BA degree in

health, arts, and science from Goddard College helps

her balance her DSM administrative duties as director

with her teaching of dimensional massage, advanced

skills, kinesiology, and other related subjects.

Nancy is licensed in massage therapy in the state of

Maine and has been nationally certifi ed in therapeutic

massage and bodywork since 1993. She is certifi

ed in orthopedic massage and has taken countless

workshops in continuing education at Downeast and

internationally over the years. Her education, background,

and experience are the foundation of her

contributions and her success as a therapist, writer,

and teacher in the fi eld of massage therapy. Nancy

can be reached through the Downeast School of Massage

in Waldoboro and through the school’s website


Timothy Agnew, BA,

NCTMB began his study

of human anatomy in 1982

at the Ringling College of

Art and Design in Sarasota,

FL. In drawing the human

figure, he realized he could

apply his new knowledge to

help his occasional competitive

running injuries. After

working in the art field in

various capacities, he returned to school and earned

a degree in English literature while working as a certifi

ed personal trainer. Seeing a need for a more hand’son

approach to wellness, Timothy shifted his studies

to physical therapy, and applied to different programs

in the hope of once again returning to school. When

a client introduced him to renowned kinesiologist

Aaron L. Mattes, he became fascinated with kinesiology

and its more specific focus on human movement.

After serving an internship with him, Aaron convinced

Timothy to pursue kinesiology as a course of study. He

completed the ATC (Athletic Trainer Certified) course

requirements under the guidance of Dr. Carl Cramer at

Barry University in Miami, and finished the program at

the University of South Florida. Upon completing his

college track, he became a nationally certified massage

therapist. He continued his studies in orthopedic rehabilitation,

including symposiums with the Cleveland

Clinic of Sports Health, focusing on upper and lower

extremity dysfunctions. Having begun training in the

Japanese martial art aikido in 1991, he applied the philosophy

of aikido with his kinesiology knowledge and

opened a private practice concentrating in rehabilitation.

At his clinic in Sarasota, he specializes in improving

the quality of life for his patients, which include

Olympic athletes, renowned artists and dancers, as well

as stroke, MS, and Parkinson’s patients. Timothy has

been an educator in the health fi eld for over 15 years,

presenting his modality Clinical Flexibility and Therapeutic

Exercise (CFTE) seminars to international and

regional conferences, students, and the general public.

He is a member of the American College of Sports

Medicine (ACSM) and served as a continuing education

provider for the American Council on Exercise

(ACE) and currently the National Certifi cation Board

for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

In 1998, Timothy formed Intent Multimedia, an educational

media company that produced the DVD’s CFTE:

Assisted Clinical Flexibility, and Dynamic Flexibility: a

Safe and Effective Self-Stretching Program, as well as

the The Dynamic Flexibility Manual: a Safe and Effective

Self-Stretching Program. Timothy continues to play

an active role in the production of his media, including

human anatomy animations used in his videos. He

also wrote, directed, and edited his most recent DVD,

designed for the general public. His current project is

a brand new edition of the Dynamic Flexibility manual

that is to be used with the Dynamic flexibility DVD. An

avid reader and writer, Timothy’s short stories have appeared

in The Roanoke Review, Skylark (Purdue University

Calmont), and the anthology A Cup of Comfort, and

he has won regional awards for his fi ction. He continues

to teach and train in aikido, a true study of human

movement. He lives with his family in Sarasota, FL and

can be reached at

R.T. Floyd is in his thirty-second year of providing athletic training services for the University of West Alabama. Currently, he serves as Director of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training for the UWA Athletic Training & Sports Medicine Center, Program Director for the CAAHEP accredited athletic training education program, and as Chair and professor in the Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training.

A licensed athletic trainer and emergency medical technician, Dr. Floyd is a certified member of numerous professional organizations including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the Athletic Equipment Managers’ Association. He also retains active membership in the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He represents the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) and District IX of the NATA as District Director to the NATA Board of Directors. He also serves as Member Development Chair on the NATA Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors.

Floyd has served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Blue-Gray All-Star Football Classic in his native Montgomery for 25 years, after spending two years on the annual event’s athletic training staff. He is a 1974 graduate of Lowndes Academy, where he worked as an all-sports athletic trainer for four years, before earning a B.S. and M.A.T. in Physical Education from UWA in 1980 and 1982, as well as an Ed.D. in Human Performance Studies from the University of Alabama in 1995.

Floyd was named to the UWA Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001, the Alabama Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2004, and tabbed an "Outstanding Young Men of America" in 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1986. He was presented the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award by the NATA in 2003 and received the organization’s Service Award in 1996. He received the District IX Award for Outstanding Contribution to the field of Athletic Training by SEATA in 1990 and the organization’s highest award, the Award of Merit, in 2001. In 2004, he was inducted into the Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame. He was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2005. In 1996 he was presented the UWA Achievement Award by the University of West Alabama National Alumni Association. In 1997, the UWA Faculty and Board of Trustees recognized Floyd for outstanding achievement in scholarship, teaching, and leadership by presenting him with a Loraine McIlwain Bell Trustee Professorship. Previously, Floyd served as President of the UWA Faculty Senate and completed two terms as President of the Alabama Council of University Faculty Presidents.

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