Outcome-based Massage: From Evidence to Practice
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Jan 1, 2008 - Medical - 497 pages
Offers information on the theory and manual technique of massage. This book introduces an evidence-based clinical reasoning process for incorporating massage into therapeutic practice. It instructs readers on how to identify impairments, select and apply appropriate massage techniques, and integrate massage with other treatments. The comprehensive text of this title provides a wealth of basic and advanced information on the theory and manual technique of massage. Written for physical therapists, massage therapists and occupational therapists, this text introduces an evidence-based clinical reasoning process for incorporating massage into therapeutic practice. Readers are instructed how to identify impairments, select and apply appropriate massage techniques, and integrate massage with other treatments. The book integrates a wide variety of techniques into a single problem-solving format consistent with the APTA's "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice," and features superb photographic illustrations, boxes, charts, figures, and clinical examples.
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Evidence for Massage
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activity acupressure apply areas assess body segments body structures Bodywork Movement broad-contact compression Chapter chronic client examination client's body Clin clinicians connective tissue connective tissue techniques contraindications Critical Thinking Question Decreased direct fascial technique dyspnea edema effects of massage erector spinae evaluation exercise fibromyalgia Figure friction hand impairments increase injury intervention issue knee layers levator scapulae muscles limb lumbar lymph drainage lymphatic lymphedema massage techniques massage therapy measures medical condition ment minutes muscle resting tension Myofascial pain syndrome myofascial release neck pain neuromuscular techniques niques Outcome-Based Massage outcomes palpation passive patient percussion perform petrissage Phys Ther Physical Therapy position postural practice practitioner pressure range of motion reduce reflex reflexology region relaxation response result rhythmic mobilization self-care sequence of massage shoulder skin rolling soft tissue specific compression stress stretch superficial effleurage superficial stroking supine surface symptoms syndrome therapeutic therapist tion trapezius treat treatment trigger point vibration