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Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management

By James Waslaski

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 12, 2011

Description

CLINICAL MASSAGE THERAPY, 1/e teaches effective therapeutic massage techniques that can prevent or eliminate multifaceted pain conditions, including chronic pain, sports injuries, and structural imbalance. Its unique 12-step approach focuses on treating specific conditions with techniques based on structural balance, bridging all touch therapy disciplines, and offering a new model for massage training. Detailed color illustrations reveal underlying pathologies, and flowcharts explain treatment steps. Massage students learn from Body Maps; Expert Opinion features; precautionary Alerts; clear Body Mechanics instructions; case studies, review questions, and a complete glossary. The text’s multimodal and multidisciplinary approach makes it equally valuable to physical and occupational therapists, trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses, manipulative therapists, and physicians.

Table of Contents

1. The Twelve-Step Approach. Assessment, Treatment, and Client Self Care

2. Pelvic Stabilization

3. Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot Conditions

4. Knee and Thigh Conditions

5. Shoulder Conditions

6. Cervical Spine Conditions

7. Elbow, Forearm, Wrist and Hand Conditions