Massage for Orthopedic Conditions

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003 - Medical - 446 pages
This book introduces massage techniques for orthopedic conditions, promoting the alignment of soft tissue relating to pain and dysfunction. An essential manual for clinical massage therapy, it contains brief descriptions of rationale behind orthopedic massage, mechanisms of injury to and repair of soft tissue, and anatomy of each body area. This text includes detailed assessment for each body region, discusses common lesions, and provides illustrated instructions on how to administer this scientifically based style of massage. Based on traditional orthopedic assessment protocols, coverage includes range of motion, passive and isometric testing, and tests that determine the severity of a condition or injury.
 

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This book gives you all that you need to know about the clinically effective massage technique of orthopedic massage. The book is a superb reference for the signs, causes, symptoms and treatments of ... Read full review

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This book gives you all that you need to know about the clinically effective massage technique of orthopedic massage. The book is a superb reference for the signs, causes, symptoms and treatments of ... Read full review

Contents

OVERVIEW OF THEORY Orthopedic Massage
1
Chapter 3 Lumbosacral Spine
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CLINICAL APPLICATION
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