PDQ for Massage Therapists

ISBN-10: 0323063640

ISBN-13: 9780323063647

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Mosby, Sandy Fritz
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Description: Ideal for both massage students and practicing therapists, this pocket-sized reference provides key information in a handy, easy-to-use format! Bullet lists, tables, and numerous full-color line drawings and photos make this reference ideal for use on the go. This second edition is thoroughly updated and includes new muscle illustrations and new sections on how nutrition and common medications affect massage-treatment planning, helping you provide even more effective treatment for your clients. A quick-reference format provides all of the key information you need with fast-access illustrations, charts, and tables. The pocket-sized format and spiral binding allow the book to lay flat so you can quickly reference the pages you need while leaving your hands free to work. User-friendly, full-color design includes vibrant illustrations, as well as highlights and clarifies important facts to help you easily find what you need. Muscle illustrations and an updated muscle chart provide quick reminders of muscle locations and actions to assist in assessment and treatment planning. The latest nutritional information, with a chart of vitamins and minerals, helps you keep track of patients nutritional intake. An updated section on body mechanics with numerous color photos demonstrates correct positioning and posture to perform various strokes and techniques for more effective practice. Updated content on pharmacology and medication helps you provide safe and effective massage with information on the most commonly used medications and their effects on pain sensation.

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List price: $27.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 11/25/2008
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 212
Size: 4.00" wide x 6.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
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-

Anatomy
Systems and Organs
Functions of ANS
Joint Movements
ROM
Muscle?
Safety and Precautions
Standard Precautions
Endangerment Site?
Massage Application
Licensing, Certification, Scope of Practice
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Body Mechanics
Draping Suggestions
Outcome Massage Sequence
Quality of Touch
Adapting During Massage Based on Safety and Outcomes
Hydrotherapy
Lymphatic Drain and Blood Circulation
Common Trigger Points
Connective Tissue
Chakra, Color, Music Therapy
Meridians
Reflexology
Stages of Soft Tissue Healing
Development of Treatment Plan
Abdominal Massag?
Documentation
Taking a Health History
Treatment Plan Form
SOAP Notes
Common Abbreviations
Common Word Roots
Common Prefixes
Common Suffixe?
Assessment, Pain, and Pathology
Palpation Assessment
Posture Assessment
Muscle Testing Assessment
Joint vs Soft Tissue Assessment
Referred Pain
Pain Assessment Factors
Pain Rating Scales
Assessment Scale for Pitting Edema to Determine Appropriateness for Lymphatic Drain
Characteristics of Headaches
Diseases and Indications/Contraindications for Massage
Disorders Related to Chronic Inflammation
Skin Pathologies
Common Stress Responses
Common Drugs by Class
Common Herbal Supplements
Functions and Sources of Vitamins
Functions and Sources of Selected Mineral?
Tools
Basic Life Support
Heart Attack Warning Signs
English-Spanish Translation Guide
Sign Language Chart
Research Vocabulary
Glossary
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