Advanced Treatment Techniques for the Manual Therapist

Author: Joseph E. Muscolino
Publisher: Lww
ISBN: 9781582558509
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"As the field of massage therapy has gained greater acceptance, its role within the health field has increased commensurately. For this reason, there is a growing need for advanced treatment techniques that are oriented toward clinical rehabilitation of clients who present with musculo-skeletal conditions. The purpose of this book is to present an array of these advanced treatment techniques that can be used by the massage therapist and other manual therapists. Advanced Treatment Techniques for the Manual Therapist: Neck is designed to be used by the practicing therapist who wants to learn advanced techniques that likely were not taught during his or her training at school. This book is also designed to comfortably fit into the curriculum of a massage therapy or other bodywork school that desires to teach these techniques, whether it is within the core curriculum or within the continuing education offerings. Note that what is and is not within the scope of practice of a massage therapist or other manual therapist varies from state to state, and occasionally varies from one town, city, county, or province to another. It is the responsibility of the practicing therapist to make sure that he or she is practicing legally and employing treatment techniques that are within the scope of his or her license or certification"--Provided by publisher.

Dynamic Bodyuse for Effective Strain Free Massage

Author: Darien Pritchard
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556436550
Format: PDF, ePub
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The most significant cause of early retirement from the massage profession is the cumulative strain on the body developed in the course of performing the work. The explosive growth of this occupation in recent years has been accompanied by an increase in the number of work-induced problems. Practitioners can easily strain their hands, particularly their thumbs, fingers, and wrists, as well as their shoulders and backs. Written by noted teacher and trainer Darien Pritchard, this useful book explains those aspects of massage that can lead to these problems and shows how to apply pressure in ways that avoid them. The focus is on how to use the body safely and effectively. The author explores the benefits of involving the whole body to generate the power and movement that support the hands, saving the hands by using them skillfully, and conserving them by using other body areas such as the forearms and elbow whenever possible. Featuring 2,000 illustrations, Dynamic Bodyuse for Effective, Strain-Free Massage is essential reading for anyone involved in massage, whether a student, a professional massage practitioner or teacher, sports massage therapist, or aromatherapist.

Basic Clinical Massage Therapy

Author: James H. Clay
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781756778
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This superbly illustrated text familiarizes students with individual muscles and muscle systems and demonstrates basic clinical massage therapy techniques. More than 550 full-color illustrations of internal structures are embedded into photographs of live models to show each muscle or muscle group, surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands. Students see clearly which muscle is being worked, where it is, where it is attached, how it can be accessed manually, what problems it can cause, and how treatment techniques are performed. This edition features improved illustrations of draping and includes palpation for each muscle. An accompanying Real Bodywork DVD includes video demonstrations of massage techniques from the book.

Pediatric Massage Therapy

Author: Marybetts Sinclair
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781742191
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides a complete overview of the concepts and techniques that massage therapists, physical or occupational therapists, and other healthcare professionals need to know in order to perform manual therapy on children—especially those with disabilities. The author fully covers the applications of massage therapy for children ages 2 to 18. Pediatric Massage Therapy, Second Edition is well written, well researched, and expertly illustrated to provide a clear, demonstrative guide to pediatric massage. Topics include massage in healthy emotional development, managing psychological stress, physical therapy, and home healthcare. Real-life examples and anecdotes from hands-on therapists help readers relate to specific applications.

Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques for Manual Therapists

Author: Giles Gyer
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857012819
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first book ever to bring together the best techniques from chiropractic and osteopathy, this easy-to-use guide is necessary reading for any manual therapist wishing to hone their skills, and discover related techniques that will enhance their practice. Offering practical step-by-step instruction on how to treat a full scope of musculoskeletal conditions, this duo-disciplinary guide draws on current anatomical and physiological research to bring all the most advanced and adaptive manipulation therapy techniques to your fingertips. Providing a brief history of the two central branches of manual therapy, it gives a valuable insight into how manipulation therapists can benefit from sharing ideas and integrating versatile techniques across practices, before providing clear, illustrated references for how to apply the methods on specific sections of the body. Demonstrating how to relieve common ailments, recognise contraindications and take excellent safety precautions, this is the ideal companion for practitioners and students of manipulation therapy for the whole body.

The Manual of Trigger Point and Myofascial Therapy

Author: Dimitrios Kostopoulos
Publisher: Slack Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556425424
Format: PDF
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This guide offers the reader a comprehensive theraputic approach for the evaluation and treatment of myofascial pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction. This manual serves as a quick reference for clinically relevant items that pertain to the identification and management of trigger points. The first section of the book covers the therapy and research regarding the Myofascial Trigger Point Syndrome. Treatment methods and techniques are also covered in a comprehensive step-by-step format. The second section includes the most important muscles that tend to have a higher incidence of the myofascial involvement. Each muscle is supplemented by two pages of text and illustrations in order to aid the student or clinician in an institutional or practicing setting. The muscle page contains a plethora of information for the reader including muscle origin, insertion, location of trigger points, referenced pain patterns, myofascial stretching exercises, positive stretch signs, and biomechanics of injury.

Pre and Perinatal Massage Therapy

Author: Carole Osborne
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781582558516
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This comprehensive guide to massage during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum contains extensive evidence and practice-based wisdom, grounded in the author's 38 years as a practitioner and teacher. This edition includes three technique manuals of precise instruction and anatomy-embedded illustrations, plus extensive online technique video clips, teach effective, safe practices. Discussions of perinatal research, anatomy, physiology, functional adaptations, and emotional responses, invoke deep understanding for the normalcy of pregnancy. The special needs chapter equips therapists for working cooperatively with medical experts when complications or high risks are involved. Business chapters focus on marketplace success, and include voices of longtime therapists in a variety of settings. Book purchase includes exclusive access to online ancillaries featuring a wide range of professional, business and medical resources compiled specifically to prepare readers for the opportunities and challenges of a maternity massage therapy specialization.