Beard's Massage Principles and Practice of Soft Tissue Manipulation

ISBN-10: 0721603505
ISBN-13: 9780721603506
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: Originally published in 1964, Beards Massage is a classic physical therapy massage text. The original author, Gertrude Beard (1887-1971), was a pioneering physical therapist in the 1920s who treated patients using soft tissue massage techniques that  More...

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Book details

List price: $71.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 6/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Originally published in 1964, Beards Massage is a classic physical therapy massage text. The original author, Gertrude Beard (1887-1971), was a pioneering physical therapist in the 1920s who treated patients using soft tissue massage techniques that remain the basis of practice today. Now in its fifth edition, with a new title, this classic text has been expanded and updated throughout to provide physical therapy and other health profession students with an overview of massage, a description of massage techniques, information on the benefits of massage, and specific techniques for a variety of conditions.

General Principles
Historical Perspectives
An Overview of the History of Massage
A Review of the Historical Writings on Massage
Anatomical Landmarks for Therapeutic Massage
Head and Neck
Upper Limb
Back
Lower Limb
Essential Requirements for Soft Tissue Manipulation
Ethical Issues
Knowledge of Surface Anatomy
Preparation of the Hands for Massage
Lubricants: Powders, Creams, and Oils
Treatment Tables, Chairs, and Accessories
Draping and Positioning the Patient
Body Mechanics of the Therapist
Essential Components of Massage
Indications and Contraindications for the Use of Massage
Classification, Definitions, and Descriptions of the Basic Massage Strokes and Relaxed Passive Movements
Classification of Massage Strokes
Stroking Manipulations
Pressure Manipulations
Percussive Manipulations (Tapotement)
Vibration and Shaking
Deep Frictions (Cyriax Frictions)
Relaxed Passive Movements
Mechanical, Physiological, Psychological, and Therapeutic Effects of Soft Tissue Manipulation
Mechanical Effects
Physiological Effects
Psychological Effects
Primary Therapeutic Effects of Massage
Therapeutic Uses of Massage
Indications for Therapeutic Massage
Contraindications to Massage
General Precautions
Practice
Soft Tissue Manipulation Techniques as an Evaluation Tool
Stroking and Effleurage
Pressure Manipulations (Petrissage)
Percussion and Vibration Manipulations
Deep Friction Techniques
General Massage Sequences
A Sequence and Technique for General Massage
Techniques for a General Massage Sequence
Specific Techniques for a General Massage Sequence
Local Massage Sequences
The Hoffa System
Technique for a Local Massage Sequence
Focal Massage Sequences
Depletive Massage
Chronic Edema
Hematoma
Cutaneous Scar Tissue
Muscle, Tendon, or Ligament Adhesion
Colon Dysfunction
Muscle Dysfunction: Facilitation of Muscle Contraction
Massage for the Patient with a Respiratory Condition
Relaxation
Airway Clearance
Postural Drainage
Percussion Techniques
Vibration and Shaking
Deep Breathing and Coughing
Passive Movements of the Lower Limbs
Connective Tissue Massage
Brief History and Theoretical Foundations
Reflex Zones (Head's Zones)
Basic Diagnostic Technique for Connective Tissue Massage
Basic Treatment Technique
Effects of Connective Tissue Massage
Treatment Indications
Treatment Frequency and Duration
Contraindications
Decongestive Therapy for the Treatment of Lymphedema
The Lymphatic System
Pathophysiology
Principles of Treatment
Evaluation
Skin and Wound Care
Lymph Fluid Mobilization
Strokes
Sequences and Pathways
Compression Therapy
Therapeutic Exercises
Patient Education
Massage in Sport
History of Sports Massage
Therapeutic Effects of Massage for an Athlete
Massage for the Baby and Infant
Technique for Baby or Infant Massage
General Whole-Body Stroking
Head and Face
Upper Limbs
Chest and Abdomen
Lower Limbs
Back
Buttocks
Suckling
Massage in Palliative Care
Ancient versus Modern Care of the Dying
Massage Techniques for the Elderly Patient Who Is Terminally Ill
Techniques
Soft Tissue Manipulation in Complementary/Alternative Medicine
Myofascial Release Techniques
Trigger Point Therapy
Reflexology
Rolfing Structural Integration
Point Percussion Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy
Eastern Systems of Soft Tissue Manipulation
Acupressure
Shiatsu
Traditional Oriental Massage
Traditional Thai Massage
Huna Massage
Closed-Chest (External) Cardiac Massage
Index

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