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From The CriticsReviewer: Rebekah Kalen Dubrosky, BA (Pace University)
Description: 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.
Purpose: 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.
Audience: This textbook is meant for students studying massage therapy as well as those therapists already in practice.
Features: 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.
Assessment: 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.