This book introduces massage techniques for orthopedic conditions, promoting the alignment of soft tissue relating to pain and dysfunction. An essential manual for clinical massage therapy, it contains brief descriptions of rationale behind orthopedic massage, mechanisms of injury to and repair of soft tissue, and anatomy of each body area.
The Second Edition also includes detailed assessment for each body region, discusses common lesions, and provides illustrated instructions on how to administer this scientifically based style of massage. Based on traditional orthopedic assessment protocols, coverage includes range of motion, passive and isometric testing, and tests that determine the severity of a condition or injury.
A companion Website includes full text online, video clips, image bank, PowerPoint slides, lesson plans, and test generator.
Table of Contents
Section I: OVERVIEW OF THEORY AND TECHNIQUE
Chapter 1: The Theory and Science of Massage and Manual Therapy
Chapter 2: Assessment and Technique
Section II: THE SPINE
Chapter 3: Lumbosacral Spine
Chapter 4: Thoracic Spine
Chapter 5: Cervical Spine
Section III: THE UPPER EXTREMITIES
Chapter 6: The Shoulder
Chapter 7: The Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, and Hand
Section IV: THE LOWER EXTREMITIES
Chapter 8: The Hip
Chapter 9: The Knee
Chapter 10: The Leg, Ankle, and Foot