A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology / Edition 4 available in Hardcover
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- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
The best-selling pathology textbook for massage therapy is now in its Fourth Edition. The book presents detailed information on the etiology, signs and symptoms, and treatment of over 200 diseases and conditions, emphasizing how massage influences the disease and healing processes and how therapists can maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks.
This edition includes Modality Recommendation Charts offering specific advice about modalities to pursue or avoid in various circumstances. The book has been reorganized to include an introductory chapter on fundamental concepts and a concluding chapter on cancer. New topics covered include myeloma, sickle cell disease, and autism spectrum disorders.
A bound-in CD-ROM includes animations, video clips, interactive flashcards, quiz questions, an audio glossary, and printable client history forms.
|Publisher:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|Series:||LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series|
|Edition description:||Fourth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.51(w) x 11.22(h) x 1.57(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Fundamental Concepts in Pathology
Chapter 2: Integumentary System Conditions
Chapter 3: Musculoskeletal System Conditions
Chapter 4: Nervous System Conditions
Chapter 5: Circulatory System Conditions
Chapter 6: Lymph and Immune System Conditions
Chapter 7: Respiratory System Conditions
Chapter 8: Digestive System Conditions
Chapter 9: Endocrine System Conditions
Chapter 10: Urinary System Conditions
Chapter 11: Reproductive System Conditions
Chapter 12: Principles of Cancer
Appendix A: Medications and Massage
Appendix B: Research Literacy
Appendix C (on bound-in CD-ROM): Client Endangerments
Appendix D (on bound-in CD-ROM): Taking a Client History
Appendix E (on bound-in CD-ROM): Pathologies in Brief
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I find this to be a well written, well researched text for Massage Therapy students. I am blown away by the online materials that become available after you purchase the book. The student materials are "only" excellent. I find the instructor materials (you have to be registered as an instructor to get to them),are absolutely PHENOMENAL. As both a physician and a massage therapist, I have a unique perspective. I find the content to be very accurate with only a few exceptions. Those mostly fall under the categories of differing opinions, not proven facts. I highly recommend this text for any instructors needing to select a text for a course of this nature.
I absolutely love this book! It's one of the few textbooks that I'll kick back and read cover-to-cover. It came with an online soft-copy, which makes for easy referencing when writing essays. We hope to never come across these cases in practice, but it's good to have a comprehensive guide to what's out there.