- The first text on the market that delineates deep tissue routines or treatments.
- Provides techniques, routines, and procedures for the treatment of a wide array of neuromuscular conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis and golfer’s elbow, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff dysfunctions, thoracic outlet syndrome, whiplash, migraines, kyphosis, lordosis, and scoliosis, among others.
- Each chapter on conditions follows a template with a definition of the
condition, a list of associated symptoms, indications and contraindications
for massage, and a procedure/routine.
Routines are outlined step-by-step and clearly describe for the therapist exactly what needs to be done to treat a particular condition.
- Heavily illustrated, with many photos of each technique and routine, as well as some photos illustrating conditions.
- Photos of indicated and contraindicated stretches with a brief explanation of why they are indicated or contraindicated.
- Includes DVD-ROM with over 1 hour of video showing techniques desribed
in the text.
An excellent clinical companion for massage therapists.
Table of Contents
IV Basic Assessment and Techniques
1. Basic Gait Assessment Postural Analysis Techniques Observation
2. Trigger Point Inactive Active Locations Palpation Release methods
3. Friction Definition Cross Fiber Deep Transverse Friction Circular Friction With Fiber Friction
4. MFR Myofascial Release Definition Location Release techniques
IV Treatment Routines
5. Headaches Routine Definition and Symptoms Indications Contraindications Procedures NOTE: Each chapter in this part contains these same sub-sections 6. Migraines Routine
7. TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint) Routine
8. TOS (Thoracic outlet Syndrome) Routine
9. Torticollis Routine
10. Whiplash Routine
11. Frozen Shoulder Routine
12. Rotator Cuff Routine
13. Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) Routine
14. Medial Epicondylitis (Golfers Elbow) Routine
15. CTS (Carpel Tunnel Syndrome) Routine
16. Kyphosis Routine 17. Scoliosis Routine
18. Lordosis Routine
19. Iliopsoas Routine
20. Abdominal Massage (Constipation) Routine
21. Piriformis Routine
22. Sciatica Routine
23. Quadriceps Routine
24. IT Band (Iliotibial Tract) Routine
25. Knee Routine
26. Shin Splint Routine
27. Plantar Fasciitis Routine
28. Stretches Definition Indicated Contraindicated