Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage / Edition 5

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Overview

For success in practice, Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 5th Edition provides you with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of massage therapy. Expert author Sandy Fritz shares her wealth of clinical expertise, keeping a consistent focus on clinical reasoning with an increased emphasis on competency-based outcomes. In addition to teaching you how to skillfully apply massage techniques, this text also covers important practice management topics such as ethics, legal issues, sanitation, hygiene, business practices, and professional development. Two DVDs bound in the book provide over three hours of video on techniques, body mechanics, case studies, and more, plus anatomy and physiology animations. Log in to the companion Evolve website for interactive games and learning exercises.

  • Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations visually clarify key concepts and demonstrate proper technique, draping procedures, body mechanics, and more.
  • A combined workbook/textbook format encourages critical thinking with activities, short essays, fill-in-the-blank questions, labeling exercises, and more to help you review concepts from the book.
  • General Protocol sections in the book, on the Evolve website, and on the companion DVD provide a guide for assessment and massage application, intervention and positioning recommendations, and a modifiable, step-by-step sequence to help you learn to develop care plans for specific clients.
  • Electronic documentation coverage prepares you for today's increasingly digital workplace with examples from electronic record-keeping and office management software programs.
  • Comprehensive coverage of content covered on the National Certification Exam (NCE), the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB), and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) ensures you are ready to pass certification and licensure exams.
  • Updated insurance reimbursement section features discussions of insurance procedures, appropriate charting, necessary paperwork, and how to manage reimbursement.
  • Expanded massage therapy career content discusses the many career tracks available to massage therapists.
  • Detailed Body Mechanics chapter addresses the use of proper body mechanics for a long and successful career and the most effective treatment.
  • Practical Case Studies chapter offers case studies that help you understand how to apply key concepts to real-world clinical practice.
  • Completely updated content keeps you current with the latest information needed to pass your exams and succeed in practice.
  • NEW! Foot in the Door feature throughout the text outlines the professional traits valued by prospective employers.
  • Available as a Pageburst digital textbook with additional interactive learning tools and electronic assets. Sold separately.

This title is out of print. For the current version, go to the 3rd Edition Enhanced Reprint ISBN # 0323034446.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

AnnaLou Goldblatt
This book presents the basics of structural touch ortherapeutic massage techniques and their application in varioussettings. It includes sections on ethics and aspects of establishing abusiness. The book is designed to be used as a text and reference fortherapeutic massage educators and practitioners. It meets the statedobjectives and is a good resource. The targeted audience is studentsof therapeutic massage in the classroom setting, practitioners incontinuing education courses, and other health professionals andbodywork practitioners who are seeking a reference source. There aremany good illustrations, but for some the labeling is difficult tofollow; the label is not adjacent to the illustration but located atthe bottom of the page. The material is current with an abundance ofpertinent references. A positive feature is that the text is set toleave a three-inch margin, which is excellent for personal notes. Thereis an appendix that contains all references listed at the end of eachchapter plus any additional references used in developing thetext. This book is easy to read and will be useful to students andpractitioners of therapeutic massage. It reviews the history of massageand the scope of practice across many disciplines. It presents detailedinformation for application of therapeutic massage techniques formultiple conditions and populations ranging from the abuse victim tothe terminally ill. It is a thorough source of information for thoselearning, teaching, or practicing therapeutic massage.
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Reviewer: Anna Lou Goldblatt, MA, PT (Medical College of Ohio School of Allied Health)
Description: This book presents the basics of structural touch or therapeutic massage techniques and their application in various settings. It includes sections on ethics and aspects of establishing a business.
Purpose: The book is designed to be used as a text and reference for therapeutic massage educators and practitioners. It meets the stated objectives and is a good resource.
Audience: The targeted audience is students of therapeutic massage in the classroom setting, practitioners in continuing education courses, and other health professionals and bodywork practitioners who are seeking a reference source.
Features: There are many good illustrations, but for some the labeling is difficult to follow; the label is not adjacent to the illustration but located at the bottom of the page. The material is current with an abundance of pertinent references. A positive feature is that the text is set to leave a three-inch margin, which is excellent for personal notes. There is an appendix that contains all references listed at the end of each chapter plus any additional references used in developing the text.
Assessment: This book is easy to read and will be useful to students and practitioners of therapeutic massage. It reviews the history of massage and the scope of practice across many disciplines. It presents detailed information for application of therapeutic massage techniques for multiple conditions and populations ranging from the abuse victim to the terminally ill. It is a thorough source of information for those learning, teaching, or practicing therapeutic massage.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323077408
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/26/2012
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 479,643
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandy Fritz, MS, LMT is the Owner, Director, and Head Educator of the Health Enrichment Center, Inc., School of Therapeutic Massage. Also in private practice for almost 30 years, Sandy works with a diverse clientele, dealing with everything from stress management massage to physician-referred rehabilitative care upon physician referral. She has developed and supervises a student massage clinic with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. She also provides professional sports massage and rehabilitation for individual athletes, primarily in golf, football, basketball, and baseball. In addition to being published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Sandy is a prominent author of many Elsevier massage therapy resources, including: Sports & Exercise Massage: Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage Mosby’s Massage Therapy Review Mosby’s Curriculum Guide for Massage Therapy Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Video Series, Volumes 1-4
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Table of Contents

  1. Therapeutic Massage as a Profession
  2. Ethics, Professionalism and Legal Issues
  3. Business Considerations for a Career in Therapeutic Massage
  4. Massage and Medical Terminology for Professional Record Keeping
  5. Research Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice
  6. Indications and Contraindications for Therapeutic Massage
  7. Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety
  8. Body Mechanics
  9. Preparation for Massage: Equipment, Professional Environment, Positioning and Draping
  10. Massage Manipulations and Techniques
  11. Assessment Procedures for Developing a Care/Treatment Plan
  12. Complementary Bodywork Systems
  13. Massage Career Tracks and Practice Settings
  14. Adaptive Massage
  15. Wellness Education
  16. Case Studies

Appendix A. Indications and Contraindications to Massage

Appendix B. Skin Pathology: Common Skin Disorders

Appendix C. Basic Pharmacology for the Massage Therapist

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