Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists - E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Dec 27, 2013 - Medical - 552 pages

Written by a massage therapist for massage therapists, Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, 3rd Edition provides direct information along with focused recommendations. Coverage of over 340 pathologies helps you appropriately tailor massage treatment, and more than 750 full-color photographs and illustrations make it easier to recognize common pathologies. This edition includes a new chapter on geriatric massage and has been extensively reviewed by over a dozen experts in the massage and medical fields. Written by massage therapy educator and practitioner Susan Salvo, this resource provides the pathology knowledge you need to succeed on licensure and certification exams and in practice.

  • A traffic light icon appears before each pathology in the book, designating whether massage is contraindicated (red), local contraindication (yellow), or indicated (green) for that particular pathology.
  • Consistent format for each chapter makes it easy to find key information with learning objectives, list of pathologies, system overview, and pathologies, including description, etiology, signs and symptoms, treatment, and massage considerations.
  • Student-friendly features in each chapter include learning objectives and self-tests that measure your comprehension.
  • Medical Technology boxes highlight special populations, such as clients in wheelchairs or with pacemakers, and explain what the medical device is, and what special precautions or contraindications you should be aware of before working on these clients.
  • Spotlight on Research boxes summarize recent studies of massage therapy and its effects.
  • Student resources on an Evolve companion website include interactive activities, video clips of techniques, animations, the Body Spectrum coloring book, flashcards, review questions, additional case studies, an image collection, an audio glossary, study tips, stress-busting tips, research updates, and more.
  • Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists Online reinforces content covered in the book and provides a dynamic way to learn key concepts, with features including recall activities, rollover glossary terms and definitions, animations, quizzes, and Clinical Tips boxes. (Available separately.)
 

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Contents

1 Infection Control and Safe Practice Procedures for Massage Therapists
1
2 Treatment Planning
23
3 Pharmacology and Massage Therapy
44
4 Dermatologic Pathologies
67
5 Musculoskeletal Pathologies
108
6 Neurologic Pathologies
165
7 Endocrine Pathologies
204
8 Cardiovascular Pathologies
225
12 Urinary Pathologies
354
13 Reproductive Pathologies Conditions and Sexually Transmitted Infections
372
14 Cancer
405
15 Mental Disorders
452
16 Aging and Massage
469
Appendices
482
Glossary
495
Illustration Credits
506

9 Lymphatic and Immune Pathologies
266
10 Respiratory Pathologies
287
11 Gastrointestinal Pathologies
315
Index
515
PageBurst Ad
537
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About the author (2013)

Susan G. Salvo is a massage therapist with more than 30 years of experience. As an author, Susan has written best-selling massage textbooks and created online courses and instructional videos. She has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Instructional Technology and is enthusiastic about bringing 21st century resources into the classroom.

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