Prentice Hall Health's Outline Review of Massage Therapy / Edition 1by Barbara B. Rice
Pub. Date: 08/28/2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall
For courses in Massage Therapy. For students of massage, preparation for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork can be overwhelming. This concise and specific review of information found on the NCBTMB and other state licensing exams is the only manual needed for students to successfully sit for and pass these tests. Subjects covered
For courses in Massage Therapy. For students of massage, preparation for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork can be overwhelming. This concise and specific review of information found on the NCBTMB and other state licensing exams is the only manual needed for students to successfully sit for and pass these tests. Subjects covered in this book have been developed from the outline in the NCBTMB exam booklet. Features Most current information in the field of massage therapy. Keeps students abreast of the latest developments in the field. Parallel organization of test questions in book to test questions in the NCBTMB. Familiarizes students with many of the questions when they take the exam; allows instructors to teach students how to understand what is being asked. End-of-chapter sample tests for each chapter-Includes rationale for each answer, 400 questions in all. Helps students and instructors assess their progress and understanding of the material. Anatomical context for coverage of muscle movement-Discusses how muscles act on a joint providing movement; synergists are listed from strongest to weakest, and antagonists are listed directly across from the agonist. Helps simplify one of the most difficult concepts for beginning students. Logical presentation of Eastern therapies-Outlines information with bulleted hints. Helps both instructors and students better understand what is often the most difficult area of massage therapy. Coverage of anatomy and pathophysiology-Includes for each body system a section on how massage affects that system. Gives students and instructors a specific review of information that will be asked on the examination. Business context for discussion of massage and massage techniques-Includes strokes, indications, contraindications, treatment protocol, adjunct therapies, business practices, and the massage environment. Helps students apply what they are learning to real-world situ
Table of Contents
Test Taking Strategies.
I. THE HUMAN BODY.
A. Directional Terms.
B. Organization of the Human Body.
Planes. Cavities. Abdominal Quadrants. Abdominopelvic Regions.
II. ANATOMY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY.
B. The Cell.
C. Transport Systems.
E. The Integumentary System.
Anatomy & Physiology. Pathology of the Integumentary System. Massage and the Integumentary System.
F. The Skeletal System.
Anatomy & Physiology. Pathology of the Skeletal System. Articulations: Classifications, Pathology of Articulations. Massage and the Skeletal/Articular Systems.
G. The Muscular System.
Anatomy & Physiology. Pathology of the Muscular System. Massage and the Muscular System.
H. The Nervous System.
Anatomy & Physiology. Pathology of the Nervous System. Massage and the Nervous System.
I. The Endocrine System.
Anatomy & Physiology. Pathology of the Endocrine System. Massage and the Endocrine System.
J. The Cardiovascular System.
Anatomy & Physiology. Pathology of the Cardiovascular System. Massage and the Cardiovascular System.
K. The Lymphatic System.
Anatomy & Physiology. Pathology of the Lymphatic System. Massage and the Lymphatic System.
L. The Respiratory System.
Anatomy & Physiology. Pathology of the Respiratory System. Massage and the Respiratory System.
M. The Digestive System.
Anatomy & Physiology. Pathology of the Digestive System. Massage and the Digestive System.
N. The Excretory System.
Anatomy & Physiology. Pathology of the Excretory System. Massage and the Excretory System.
O. The Reproductive System.
Male: Components, Function. Female: Components, Function.
P. Anatomy & Pathophysiology Examination.
Q. Anatomy & Pathophysiology Examination Answer Key.
III. Muscle Movement/Anatomy.
A. Muscles that Move the Head.
B. Muscles that Move the Scapula.
C. Muscles that Move the Humerus.
D. Muscles that Move the Elbow.
E. Muscles that Move the Wrist.
F. Muscles that Move the Fingers.
G. Muscles that Move the Forearm.
H. Rotator Cuff.
I. Muscles that Move the Trunk.
J. Muscles that Move the Ribs.
K. Muscles that Move the Femur.
L. Muscles that Move the Knee.
M. Muscles that Move the Ankle.
N. Muscles that Move the Toes.
O. Other Muscles.
P. Muscle Movement/Anatomy Examination.
Q. Muscle Movement/Anatomy Examination Answer Key.
IV. MASSAGE AND THE BUSINESS OF MASSAGE.
Effects and Benefits. Strokes. Contraindications. Endangerment Sites.
B. Performing the Massage.
The Massage Environment. Bolstering. The Massage. Infection Control and Safety. First Aid/CPR.
Cryotherapy. Heat Application.
E. Adjunct Therapies.
Stretching. Muscle Energy Technique/Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. Myofascial Techniques. Passive Positioning. Craniosacral Therapy. Manual Lymph Drainage. Feldenkrais. Hellerwork. Trager. Reflexology. Neuromuscular Therapy. Sport. Trigger Point. Pregnancy Massage.
F. Energy Therapies.
Reiki. Polarity. Therapeutic Touch.
G. Eastern Therapies.
H. Business Practices.
Ethics and Professionalism. Record Keeping.
I. Massage and the Business of Massage Examination.
J. Massage and the Business of Massage Examination Answer Key.
V. COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION.
VI. COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION ANSWER KEY.
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