The Massage Connection: Anatomy and Physiology / Edition 2

The Massage Connection: Anatomy and Physiology / Edition 2

by Kalyani Premkumar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781734762

ISBN-13: 9780781734769

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This is the anatomy and physiology text written especially for students and practitioners of massage therapy. This edition integrates massage therapy concepts within the anatomy and physiology content, including sections that discuss how massage interacts with the body systems. The book covers all of the major body systems—integumentary, skeletal, muscular,

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Overview

This is the anatomy and physiology text written especially for students and practitioners of massage therapy. This edition integrates massage therapy concepts within the anatomy and physiology content, including sections that discuss how massage interacts with the body systems. The book covers all of the major body systems—integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems—that are crucial to effective massage therapy, and provides an overview of other body systems to give students a well-rounded understanding of anatomy and physiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781734769
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Integumentary system
  3. Skeletal system and Joints
  4. Muscular system
    - Muscle tissue & Physiology of muscle contraction
    - Muscle Contraction
    - Muscle Energetics
    - Cardiac, smooth and skeletal muscle
    - Muscle terminology
    - Origin and insertion of muscles
  5. Nervous system
    - Organization of the nervous system
    - Sensory nervous system
    - The brain and its divisions
    - Cranial nerves
    - Control of posture and movement
    - Autonomic nervous system
  6. Cardiovascular system
    - Blood
    - Heart and circulation
    - Dynamics of blood flow
    - Regulation of the cardiovascular system
  7. Lymphatic system & Immunity
    - Body Fluid Compartments
    - The Lymphatic System
    - Immunity
  8. Respiratory system
    - The anatomy of the respiratory system
    - Mechanics of respiration
    - Regulation of respiration
  9. Endocrine system
  10. Reproductive system
    - The male reproductive system
    - The female reproductive system
    - Pregnancy
  11. Digestive system
  12. Urinary system
  13. Learning aid for surface anatomy & muscle
  14. Pathological/Physiological conditions
    - Basic concepts of disease & illness
    - Inflammation and healing
    - Neoplasia
    - Pain
    - Stress
    - Aging
  15. Case studies Word index & key references

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