Massage Therapist s Guide to Pathology

Author: Ruth Werner
Publisher: LWW
ISBN: 1496310829
Release Date: 2015-07-30
Genre: Medical

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology, the best-selling pathology book, continues to set the standard through up-to-date, evidence-based content, an outstanding full color illustration program, and a friendly, accessible writing style. With skill and passion, respected author and lifelong educator Ruth Werner makes pathology fascinating and understandable for massage therapy students and prepares them to make professional choices that result in the best possible outcomes for clients living with a wide range of diseases and conditions. To ensure competent, safe practice, the Sixth Edition now emphasizes evidence-informed practice and offers a stronger focus on helping students develop the clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills they will need for complex decision- making. Well-established educational building blocks take learners from key word vocabulary through to more complex skills, and a wide range of enhanced in-text and online learning aids help ensure content mastery. Incorporating the latest research and information on more than 20 newly covered pathologies, the Sixth Edition is now ELAP-compliant, has testing formats that better prepare students for the MBLEx exam, and has been updated to be consistent with the DSM-V.

A Massage Therapist s Guide to Pathology

Author: Ruth Werner
Publisher: Lww
ISBN: 1608319105
Release Date: 2012-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

Set a solid foundation with the new edition of LWW's bestselling pathology text for manual therapists! This cornerstone book of the massage curriculum is the most comprehensive, visually appealing, and respected title to cover the pathologies that massage therapists must be familiar with. In the fifth edition, Ruth Werner's A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology the focus on not only explaining the disease, but also its applicability and indications in massage therapy. This text offers detailed information on the etiology, signs, symptoms, and treatment of more than 500 diseases and conditions, and also helps students discover how massage therapy influences the healing process. Organized by body system, the text features case histories in which people living and coping with many of the disease conditions covered in the text share their stories. Key Features · An enhanced art program, featuring illustrations that capture the reader's attention and make difficult concepts easier to grasp · A new Conditions at a Glance appendix to provide concise information on an additional 34 diseases · There's also a new table at the end of each disease condition summarizing the benefits, risks, and options for massage therapy · Case histories share stories of people living with conditions covered in the text to draw a real-world connection between the classroom and the clinic · Research literacy appendix addresses the need for evidence-based massage therapy · Compare and contrast charts present similar conditions side-by-side to help students discern the differences This book provides comprehensive, yet concise, information on the etiology, signs, symptoms, and standard treatment approaches for more than 500 diseases and conditions. At the end of each condition, a "Risks, Benefits, Options" table provides guidance on the implications for massage. For this 5th edition, the author has throroughly researched and updated each condition in the text. She has streamlined the information to focus on what is most useful to the massage therapy student, while maintaining the friendly and accessible style that this text is known for. Included with each book is a code for access to a host of games, exercises, quizzes, videos, and animations, all developed or selected by the author.

A Massage Therapist s Guide to Pathology

Author: Ruth A. Werner
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781769191
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

The best-selling pathology textbook for massage therapy is now in its Fourth Edition. The book presents detailed information on the etiology, signs and symptoms, and treatment of 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. This edition includes Modality Recommendation Charts offering specific advice about modalities to pursue or avoid in various circumstances. The book has been reorganized to include an introductory chapter on fundamental concepts and a concluding chapter on cancer. New topics covered include myeloma, sickle cell disease, and autism spectrum disorders. A bound-in CD-ROM includes animations, video clips, interactive flashcards, quiz questions, an audio glossary, and printable client history forms.

A Massage Therapist s Guide to Pathology

Author: Ruth A. Werner
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781754895
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

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.

Spa Bodywork

Author: Anne Williams
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781755786
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

This textbook guides massage therapists through each step of delivering a spa treatment—from consideration of the indications and contraindications to scope of practice issues, supplies, room set-up, specific procedure steps, and ideas for integrating massage techniques, spa products, and enhancing accents. While wet-room treatments are discussed, the focus is on dry-room treatments, which can be delivered in a wider variety of settings. More than 250 full-color photographs illustrate each technique and treatment. Treatment Snapshot boxes provide a quick overview of the treatment before the detailed step-by-step procedures section. Sanitation Boxes offer clean-up and sanitation tips. Sample Treatments include promotional descriptions, product recommendations, and recipes for creating inviting smell-scapes.

The Psychology of the Body

Author: Elliot Greene
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781608311569
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: Medical

Prepare your students to appropriately identify, understand, and respond appropriately to the phenomenon of emotional release during massage and bodywork! This new edition continues to provide a crucial basis of knowledge for massage therapy and students regarding the emotional impact of effective massage therapy. With a new, more colorful layout, this new edition has been fully revised to address the latest science around this topic. Furthermore, in-text features aim to help students apply their learning to actual practice as a massage therapist.

A Massage Therapist s Guide to Business

Author: Laura Allen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1582558272
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This reader-friendly guide encourages students to master the essential business skills needed to develop themselves as massage therapy professionals. Whether they are interested in running their own business or working as an employee or business partner in a business, this book covers everything students need to know, from starting a business to managing finances to implementing policies and procedures.Relying on a "driving" theme that enforces how developing a massage business is a journey, the book includes several unique features, such as: --Roadside Assistance, where the author provides practical, hands-on advice from her own experience--My Personal Journey, which includes tools to help students document their own journe --Humorous cartoons to support a fun tone while clearly illustrating the author s recommendations for handling key business situations"

Mosby s Pathology for Massage Therapists

Author: Susan G. Salvo
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323055888
Release Date: 2008-12-01
Genre: Medical

"Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, Second Edition, provides complete pathology information with specific message considerations in one convenient text! You'll discover how to adapt massage techniques to ease pain and discomfort, promote healing, and ensure the safety of your clients for a wide range of medical conditions. Unmistakable "stoplight" icons let you know when massage is indicated (green), when to proceed with caution (yellow), and when massage is contraindicated (red)." --Book Jacket.

Mosby s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage

Author: Sandy Fritz
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 0323077439
Release Date: 2012-04
Genre: Medical

"The fourth edition features new full-color photos and illustrations along with an easy-to-read, conversational style that explains A&P concepts clearly. The book not only helps students learn the information they need to pass certification exams, but it also helps them see how scientific content applies to actual practice. This new edition also features new material on boosting your knowledge of nutrition and research".--Publisher.

Introduction to Massage Therapy

Author: Mary Beth Braun
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781469833248
Release Date: 2013-08-29
Genre: Medical

Practical, concise, and well-illustrated, Introduction to Massage Therapy, 3rd Edition provides everything you need to build strong, foundation skills that will carry you throughout your studies, help you prepare for the national exam, and launch you into a successful career as a massage therapist. This proven book includes step-by-step instructions for massage techniques, assessments, and treatments, along with striking photos that illustrate difficult-to-understand concepts. As the most concise introductory book on the market, Introduction to Massage Therapy makes it easy for you to find the information you need when you need it, while coverage of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and pharmacology integrated with techniques helps you understand the science behind the practice. The Third Edition is enhanced by new evidence-based references and new online videos that demonstrate common procedures, techniques, and flow sequences. You’ll also find practical information that will help you create and maintain a successful massage therapy practice, including communication and documentation tips, safety and self-care practices, and essential business concepts.

Massage Therapy

Author: Susan G. Salvo
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323239714
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Medical

Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, this comprehensive text provides a solid foundation in massage therapy and manual therapy. Includes case studies, expanded rehabilitation content, an emphasis on kinesiology, coverage of Thai massage, lines drawings, and over 700 full-color illustrations.--From publisher description.

Condition Specific Massage Therapy

Author: Celia Bucci
Publisher:
ISBN: 1582558078
Release Date: 2011-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

Show your students how to tailor their massage to different musculoskeletal conditions! Condition-Specific Massage Therapy outlines assessment and treatment goals for common musculoskeletal conditions. Students in a basic 500-700 hour program, and practicing therapists in clinical, wellness and spa settings will learn new theoretical and practical tools while strengthening their clinical reasoning and basic massage skills. Templated chapters for eleven conditions apply foundational science to massage practice and move the student from understanding each condition to assessing and working with the client. Icons depicting treatment goals, treatment overview diagrams, and photographs with the referenced muscles illustrated over the model's skin comparing healthy posture to the deviated posture common to the condition enhance the reader's visualization of treatment goals. Massage therapy research and case studies for each condition provide concrete examples of the benefits of massage for these conditions. Each chapter ends with a Professional Growth section, which encourages further exploration and critical thinking. More and more consumers of massage therapy are using it to address specific complaints. With the possibility of massage therapy being covered by insurance, therapists who can assess signs and symptoms and plan treatment goals will have an advantage in the market. But not all schools want to teach clinical Massage. Condition-Specific Massage Therapy offers an entrée into specific treatment without being heavily clinical. Written in simple language, CSMT provides the critical thinking tools students need to assess and address common conditions using the hands-on skills they already have, regardless of modality.

Pharmacology for Massage Therapy

Author: Jean M. Wible
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781747988
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

Written specifically for massage therapists, this excellent text makes the basics of pharmacology easy to understand. It explains the biochemical and physical effects and actions of a wide variety of drug classes, explores how they move throughout the body, and addresses the use of drugs to prevent and treat diseases. This cutting-edge text also introduces a deductive reasoning process that can be used to develop safe individualized bodywork protocols for clients receiving drug therapy. Readers will learn a practical method for assessing the effects of drug therapies on their clients and the implications for massage therapy.

Success from the Start

Author: Debra Koerner
Publisher: F A Davis Company
ISBN: 0803625758
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

"Whether you are a current student at a massage school or a seasoned practitioner that is imagining a deeper understanding of your career--I wrote this book in hope of assisting you on your personal journey." --Debra Koerner Rely on Success from the Start for the inspiration and practical business guidance you need to enjoy a long and rewarding career in massage therapy. Business naiveté is one of the primary reasons massage therapists leave the profession. The author has written this text to provide you with the business skills you need to envision and then launch a successful career. Set yourself on your path to success--right from the start. Whether you choose to be an employee, independent contractor, or business owner, this practical text will guide you every step of the way! Exercises and worksheets throughout will help you explore and better understand your intentions as a therapist. After crafting a vision and defining your personal success, you'll establish the business and financial foundation you need to meet your goals. From professionalism and business ethics, to money matters, business planning, and marketing techniques, you'll find all of the depth and detail you need--more than in most business texts. What's more, this is the only book that defines a systematic approach to creating a flawless client experience. Positive massage experiences lead to client loyalty which, in turn, generates the referrals and word-of-mouth buzz crucial to maintaining and growing your practice. The author walks you through all the important steps to follow when interacting with your clients. "When I reviewed the business books available for practitioners, I felt many supported skill building only from an entrepreneurial perspective. But, I saw a need to offer advice for therapists who want to be successful as employees and independent contractors. This text fills that gap by offering a comprehensive look at what a successful career as a massage therapist can be, whatever career path is chosen." --Debra Koerner Nervous about writing your own business plan? No worries! Success from the Start guides you step by step as you complete your own plan. Access a FREE template online at DavisPlus. Your individual gifts and talents are needed, now more than ever, by the millions of people who rely on massage and bodywork as a vital part of their health and well-being. Ensure your career longevity by developing a solid understanding of the world of business.