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Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage: Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Pathology / Edition 2
     

Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage: Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Pathology / Edition 2

by Sandy Fritz, James Grosenbach
 

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ISBN-10: 0323020275

ISBN-13: 9780323020275

Pub. Date: 11/20/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Designed specifically for the massage therapy curriculum, this popular textbook includes information on anatomy & physiology, biomechanics, and pathologic conditions for the entire body. Integrating textbook content with workbook activities, this clinically relevant resource emphasizes critical thinking and problem-based learning, so readers will see how

Overview

Designed specifically for the massage therapy curriculum, this popular textbook includes information on anatomy & physiology, biomechanics, and pathologic conditions for the entire body. Integrating textbook content with workbook activities, this clinically relevant resource emphasizes critical thinking and problem-based learning, so readers will see how material applies to real practice. Heavily illustrated in full color, it provides clear visual representation of A&P concepts. In addition, it includes sections on pathologic conditions with suggestions for referral protocols and indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage. An ideal companion to Fritz: Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, it provides a wealth of information readers must know in order to pass the certification exams. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details.

  • The textbook/workbook format encourages critical thinking and interactive learning through activities, short essays, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and more.
  • Sections on pathologic conditions include suggestions for intervention protocols and indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage.
  • EVOLVE website activities, highlighted with an EVOLVE icon, are included in each chapter to direct readers to the Internet for further study.
  • Well referenced coverage discusses the latest research in massage therapy and directs readers to additional literature on the topics in each chapter.
  • More than 600 illustrations enhance the understanding and comprehension of each topic presented.
  • PracticalApplications are included in each chapter to support competency-based learning and to enable readers to see the way material applies to real practice.
  • Each chapter contains Chapter Outlines, Objectives, Summaries, Key Terms, Practical Applications, Proficiency Activities, EVOLVE exercises, and Workbook Sections to help improve comprehension.
  • The easy-to-read format engages readers with various learning styles.
  • Content is ideal for National Certification Exam preparation.


  • All chapters have been revised and updated to reflect changes in curriculum standards and to include new educational method research.
  • The entire book features an appealing, full-color design that makes the text easier to use.
  • Content has been expanded significantly in the biomechanics chapter to include muscle testing and assessment.
  • Expanded content has been added in the areas of digestive, circulatory, and lymphatic systems.
  • Quick Reference charts for muscles and pathology give readers at-a-glance references for common muscle and pathology issues encountered by massage therapists.
  • Case studies have been added to promote problem-based learning.
  • Clinical reasoning activities have been re-worked and improved.
  • Illustrations have been improved and expanded throughout the entire book with the addition of approximately 75 new full-color illustrations tailored to the specific needs of massage therapy students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323020275
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/20/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Section One: Fundamentals 1. The Body as a Whole 2. Mechanisms of Health and Disease 3. Medical Terminology Section Two: Systems of Control 4. Nervous System Basics and the Central Nervous System 5. Peripheral Nervous System 6. Endocrine System Section Three: Support, Movement, and Biomechanics 7. Skeletal System 8. Joints 9. Muscles 10. Biomechanics Basics Section Four: Remaining Systems of the Body 11. Integumentary, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems 12. Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems Appendices A. Muscle Quick Reference Guide B. Diseases and Indications/Contraindications to Massage Therapy Workbook Section Answer Key Final Word Glossary Works Consulted Index

Table of Contents: DVD for Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage, 3rd Edition

Cadaver Dissection Video Arm Hand: 6:58 Brain: 5:53 Elbow: 5:49 Hip: 8:48 Shoulder: 7:13 Knee: 8:53 Foot Ankle: 8:29

Total Running Time: 52:03

Animations 75 Animations

Total Running Time: Approximately 68:00

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