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Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology : A Diagnostic Guide to Neurologic Levels

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ISBN-10: 0683302108

ISBN-13: 9780683302103

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ruth Werner, Ben E. Benjamin

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Now in full color and thoroughly updated, this Third Edition is an indispensable resource for massage therapy students and practicing massage therapists. This best-selling guide presents detailed information on over 200 diseases and conditions, emphasizing how massage influences the disease and healing processes and how therapists can maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks. The new art program features enhanced line drawings and full-color photographs of skin conditions ranging from mild to severe. A new appendix on medications explains how bodywork may influence the actions of various drugs. A back-of-book CD-ROM includes a self-testing tool, animations demonstrating pathophysiology concepts, and audio pronunciations for medical terminology.
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List price: $41.95
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 489
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

Ben E. Benjaminearned his Ph.D. in sports medicine and education, and is the founder of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Watertown, Massachusetts. He has been in private practice for more than 40 years and teaches extensively throughout the country on topics related to orthopedic massage and communication skills.

Dedicationp. v
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Reviewer Acknowledgmentsp. xi
How To Use This Bookp. xiii
Color Platesp. xxi
Integumentary System Conditionsp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Contagious Skin Disordersp. 4
Boilsp. 4
Erysipelasp. 6
Fungal Infectionsp. 7
Herpes Simplexp. 10
Impetigop. 12
Lice and Mitesp. 13
Wartsp. 17
Noncontagious Inflammatory Skin Disordersp. 19
Acnep. 19
Dermatitis/Eczemap. 21
Hivesp. 24
Neoplastic Skin Disordersp. 25
Molesp. 25
Psoriasisp. 26
Skin Cancerp. 28
Skin Injuriesp. 34
Burnsp. 34
Decubitus Ulcersp. 36
Open Wounds and Soresp. 38
Scar Tissuep. 38
Other Skin Conditionsp. 39
Ichthyosisp. 39
Musculoskeletal System Conditionsp. 43
Introductionp. 43
Muscular Disordersp. 49
Contracturesp. 49
Fibromyalgiap. 50
Myositis Ossificansp. 54
Shin Splintsp. 55
Spasms, Crampsp. 57
Strainsp. 59
Bone Disordersp. 60
Fracturesp. 60
Osteoporosisp. 62
Paget's Diseasep. 65
Postural Deviationsp. 67
Joint Disordersp. 69
Ankylosing Spondylitisp. 69
Chondromalacial/Patellofemoral Syndromep. 71
Dislocationsp. 72
Goutp. 74
Osteoarthritisp. 77
Rheumatoid Arthritisp. 80
Septic Arthritisp. 83
Spondylosisp. 84
Sprainsp. 87
Temporomandibular Joint Disordersp. 89
Other Connective Tissue Disordersp. 92
Baker's Cystsp. 92
Bunionsp. 94
Bursitisp. 95
Dupuytren's Contracturep. 97
Ganglion Cystsp. 98
Herniap. 99
Pes Planusp. 101
Plantar Fasciitisp. 102
Tendinitisp. 103
Tenosynovitisp. 104
Torticollisp. 106
Whiplashp. 108
Neuromuscular Disordersp. 111
Carpal Tunnel Syndromep. 111
Herniated Discp. 114
Sciaticap. 118
Thoracic Outlet Syndromep. 120
Nervous System Conditionsp. 129
Introductionp. 129
Chronic Degenerative Disordersp. 133
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosisp. 133
Choreap. 134
Multiple Sclerosisp. 135
Parkinson's Diseasep. 139
Peripheral Neuropathyp. 142
Infectious Disordersp. 143
Encephalitisp. 143
Herpes Zosterp. 144
Meningitisp. 146
Poliop. 148
Post Polio Syndromep. 150
Nervous System Injuriesp. 151
Bell's Palsyp. 151
Headachesp. 153
Hyperesthesiap. 156
Neuritisp. 157
Spinal Cord Injuryp. 158
Strokep. 161
Trigeminal Neuralgiap. 164
Other Nervous System Disordersp. 166
Seizure Disordersp. 166
Circulatory System Conditionsp. 173
Introductionp. 173
Blood Disordersp. 178
Anemiap. 178
Embolism or Thrombusp. 182
Hemophiliap. 184
Hematomap. 186
Thrombophlebitis or Deep Vein Thrombosisp. 187
Vascular Disordersp. 190
Aneurysmp. 190
Atherosclerosisp. 193
Hypertensionp. 199
Raynaud's Syndromep. 202
Varicose Veinsp. 204
Heart Conditionsp. 206
Heart Attackp. 206
Other Circulatory Conditionsp. 210
Diabetes Mellitusp. 210
Lymph and Immune System Conditionsp. 219
Lymph System Introductionp. 219
Immune System Introductionp. 221
Lymph System Conditionsp. 224
Edemap. 224
Hodgkin's Diseasep. 225
Lymphangitisp. 227
Immune System Conditionsp. 229
Chronic Fatigue Syndromep. 229
Feverp. 232
HIV/AIDSp. 233
Inflammationp. 237
Lupusp. 241
Respiratory System Conditionsp. 247
Introductionp. 247
Infectious Respiratory Disordersp. 249
Common Coldp. 249
Influenzap. 251
Pneumoniap. 252
Sinusitisp. 255
Tuberculosisp. 257
Inflammatory Respiratory Disordersp. 259
Asthmap. 259
COPD/Emphysemap. 262
Other Respiratory Disordersp. 266
Lung Cancerp. 266
Digestive System Conditionsp. 273
Introductionp. 273
Disorders of the Stomach and Small Intestinep. 276
Gastroenteritisp. 276
Ulcersp. 278
Disorders of the Large Intestinep. 280
Appendicitisp. 280
Colon Cancerp. 282
Diverticulosis/Diverticulitisp. 285
Irritable Bowel Syndromep. 288
Ulcerative Colitisp. 290
Disorders of the Accessory Organsp. 291
Cirrhosisp. 291
Gallstonesp. 294
Hepatitisp. 296
Jaundicep. 299
Liver, Enlargedp. 300
Other Digestive System Conditionsp. 301
Peritonitisp. 301
Urinary System Conditionsp. 307
Introductionp. 307
Kidney Disordersp. 309
Glomerulonephritisp. 309
Kidney Stonesp. 310
Pyelonephritisp. 313
Renal Failurep. 314
Bladder and Urinary Tract Disordersp. 317
Interstitial Cystitisp. 317
Urinary Tract Infectionp. 318
Reproductive System Conditionsp. 323
Introductionp. 323
Disorders of the Uterusp. 325
Abortion, Spontaneous and Electivep. 325
Dysmenorrheap. 326
Endometriosisp. 328
Fibroid Tumorsp. 330
Disorders of Other Reproductive Structuresp. 332
Breast Cancerp. 332
Ovarian Cancerp. 338
Ovarian Cystsp. 341
Disorders of the Male Reproductive Systemp. 344
Prostate Cancerp. 344
Other Reproductive System Conditionsp. 346
Pelvic Inflammatory Diseasep. 346
Pregnancyp. 347
Miscellaneous Conditionsp. 355
Alcoholismp. 356
Cancer, Generalp. 358
Cystsp. 362
Edema Due to Inactivityp. 363
Fatiguep. 364
Insomniap. 365
Postoperative Situationsp. 367
Substance Abusep. 368
Taking a Client Historyp. 373
Hygienic Methods for Massage Therapistsp. 383
Endangermentsp. 389
Chapter Objectives and Chapter Review Answersp. 401
Quick Reference Chartsp. 433
Glossary of Termsp. 461
Illustration Creditsp. 469
Indexp. 475
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