Orthopedic Massage: Theory & Technique / Edition 1

Orthopedic Massage: Theory & Technique / Edition 1

by Whitney W. Lowe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0723432260

ISBN-13: 9780723432265

Pub. Date: 02/26/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Many practitioners use therapeutic massage to treat soft tissue pain and injuries. Accessible and highly readable, this unique reference provides a wealth of information on the use of massage therapy to treat pain and injury conditions. An ideal support for basic training and clinical practice, it offers detailed technical information, numerous illustrations, and

Overview

Many practitioners use therapeutic massage to treat soft tissue pain and injuries. Accessible and highly readable, this unique reference provides a wealth of information on the use of massage therapy to treat pain and injury conditions. An ideal support for basic training and clinical practice, it offers detailed technical information, numerous illustrations, and reliable reference material on the subject.

• Provides a comprehensive approach to treatment of common soft tissue pain and injury
• Explains common orthopedic problems in detail, addressing biomechanics, kinesiology, and anatomy
• Provides an in-depth discussion of the physiologic rationale for soft tissue treatments and explains those most effective for each condition
• Integrates treatment approaches from across the field and gives detailed, easy-to-follow steps for their application
• Compares traditional treatments with soft tissue manipulation for each problem discussed
• Clearly links anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics with clinical practice
• Designed for quick and easy reference with more than 200 high-quality illustrations and numerous photos of treatment techniques

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780723432265
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
02/26/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: GENERAL PRINCIPLES
Preface
Orthopaedic massage and musculoskeletal disorders.
Understanding soft tissue injuries
Thermal modalities as treatment aids
Introduction to specific orthopedic massage techniques
Physiological effects
Introduction to Section 2

SECTION 2: A REGIONAL APPROACH TO PATHOLOGY AND TREATMENT
Foot, ankle, and lower leg
Knee and thigh
Hip and pelvis
Lumbar and thoracic spine
Cervical spine
Shoulder
Elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand
General conditions
Conclusion
Index

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