Complete massage pathology information in one convenient text! Written by a massage therapist for massage therapists, Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, 4th Edition provides direct information along with specific therapeutic recommendations. Coverage of over 300 pathologies shows you how to appropriately tailor treatment, and more than 500 full-color photographs make it easier to recognize common pathologies. This edition includes a new chapter on Hospital-based massage whichcovers protocolsneeded for therapists working withclients who are medically fragile. Written by massage therapy educator and practitioner Susan Salvo, this resource provides the pathology knowledge you need to succeed in the classroom and in your career.
Coverage of over 300 pathologies provides you with ample information without being overwhelming.
Over 500 full-color photographs helps you recognize common diseases and conditions.
A user-friendly, comprehensive format makes it easy to find key information with learning objectives, list of pathologies, system overview, and pathologies, including description, etiology, signs and symptoms, treatment, and massage considerations.
Caution boxes provide tips on prevention to keep practice safe and prepare students for emergency situations.
Clinical Tips boxes provide brief, practical hints gleaned from the author's first-hand experience in clinical practice.
Medical Technology boxes highlight special populations, such as clients in wheelchairs or with pacemakers, and explain what the medical device is, and what special precautions or contraindications practitioners should be aware of before working on these clients.
List of pathologies with page number references included on the inside front cover for fast lookup of pathologies.
UNIQUE! Hospital-based massage chapter covers different protocolsneeded for massage therapists working in institutionalized care setting and useful information about working withclients who are medically fragile.
NEW! Updated pathologies reviewed by practicing massage therapists reflect what you will see in the field as a working practitioner.
NEW! Pain content equips you with essential, up-to-date information on the latest theories and management techniques and provides the critical-thinking skills to apply that knowledge in practice.