Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage

ISBN-10: 0323048617

ISBN-13: 9780323048613

Edition: 4th 2008

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With thorough coverage of the knowledge you need to practice, MOSBY'S FUNDAMENTALS OF THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, 4th Edition provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of massage and the latest therapeutic modalities and equipment, as well as important practice management topics such as ethics, legal issues, and best business practices. Focused on clinical reasoning and competency-based outcomes, this new edition includes two companion DVDs with over three hours of video on techniques, body mechanics, case studies, and more, plus anatomy and physiology animations that demonstrate concepts from the book. Expert author, Sandy Fritz, shares her years of expertise and provides you with an authoritative resource on massage therapy. Comprehensive coverage of content included on the National Certification Exam (NCE) and the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) makes this book a perfect study tool. A combined workbook and textbook format encourages critical thinking with activities, short essays, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and more to help you review concepts from the book. Three appendices Indications and Contraindications to Massage, Skin Pathology, and Common Medications and Possible Implications for Massage provide valuable resources for reference and further study. General Protocol sections in the book, on Evolve, and on the companion DVD provide a guide for assessment and massage application, intervention and positioning recommendations, and a modifiable, step-by-step sequence to help you learn to develop care plans for specific clients. Insurance reimbursement section features discussions of insurance procedures, appropriate charting, necessary paperwork, and how to handle reimbursement. All-new photos enhance your understanding of concepts from the book. Expanded massage therapy career content addresses recent changes to massage therapy certification exams and discusses the many career tracks available. Expanded nutrition coverage helps you understand how nutrition, digestive function, and vitamins and minerals relate to massage outcomes. Updated and improved Body Mechanics chapter discusses the proper body mechanics you need to use to ensure a long and successful career and to provide more effective treatment. A section on pet massage includes basic massage and pain management techniques for common household pets. Additional learning activities, web links, National Certification Exam review questions, image collections, labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, and more on the updated Evolve website challenge you to practice and sharpen your skills.
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Book details

List price: $78.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 4/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 832
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

Sandy Fritz, MS, LMT is the Owner, Director, and Head Educator of the Health Enrichment Center, Inc., School of Therapeutic Massage. Also in private practice for almost 30 years, Sandy works with a diverse clientele, dealing with everything from stress management massage to physician-referred rehabilitative care upon physician referral. She has developed and supervises a student massage clinic with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. She also provides professional sports massage and rehabilitation for individual athletes, primarily in golf, football, basketball, and baseball. In addition to being published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Sandy is a prominent author of many Elsevier massage therapy resources, including: Sports & Exercise Massage: Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage Mosby's Massage Therapy Review Mosby's Curriculum Guide for Massage Therapy Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Video Series, Volumes 1-

Foundations of Therapeutic Touch and Applications of Touch
Professionalism and Legal Issues
Medical Terminology for Professional Record Keeping
The Scientific Art of Therapeutic Massage
Indications and Contraindications for Therapeutic Massage
Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety
Body Mechanics
Preparation for Massage
Massage Manipulations and Techniques
Assessment Procedures for Developing a Care Plan
Complementary Bodywork Systems
Career Tracks and Special Populations
Wellness Education
Business Considerations for a Career in Therapeutic Massage
Integration
Case Studies
Final Word
Works Consulted
Glossary
Appendices
Indications and Contraindications to Massage
Skin Pathology
Common Medications and Possible Implications for Massage
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