Written for physical therapists, massage therapists and occupational therapists, Outcome-Based Massage is the first text to introduce soft tissue massage techniques with functional outcomes in mind. By establishing a critical thinking process for incorporating massage into therapeutic practice, students and clinicians from a variety of health care professions can benefit from this valuable guide. This unique text instructs readers how to: / Identify impairments through the client examination / Select and apply massage techniques for treating impairments and achieving functional outcomes / Integrate massage techniques with other treatment techniques / Plan for the discharge of the client Outstanding features further guide readers: / Demonstrates how to use techniques in practice with superb photographic illustrations, boxes, charts, figures, and clinical examples / Presents practice sequences that lead readers through the application of each technique / Provides 23 categories of impairment-level outcomes of care for orthopedic, neurologic, cardiopulmonary, psychoneuroimmunologic, and central nervous system conditions that can be achieved using massage techniques / Incorporates current models of disablement, critical thinking methods, and evaluation techniques into a single problem-solving approach that is consistent with the APTA's "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice" / Discusses the interpersonal aspects of massage in clinical care
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