Outcome-based Massage: From Evidence to Practice

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Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Jan 1, 2008 - Medical - 497 pages
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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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Contents

Client Examination
1
Evidence for Massage
29
Clinical Dec isionMaking for Massage
47
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Paul Clifford is Professor, Massage Therapy Program, School of Health and Wellness, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

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