Disease Handbook for Massage Therapists
Disease Handbook for Massage Therapists Disease Handbook for Massage Therapists

Disease Handbook for Massage Therapists

Publication Date: June 24, 2009
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780781750943
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Disease Handbook for Massage Therapists is a quick reference for practicing massage therapists who need to make on-the-spot decisions on the applicability of their work when pathologies are present. The information included falls under five major topics:

  • A brief definition and description of the condition. Associated conditions and diseases are indicated with bold font to direct readers to the appropriate other entries.
  • A list of signs and symptoms
  • A description of common treatment options, with emphasis on those that might influence choices about massage
  • A list of types of medications that are often recommended to treat the condition; this issue can be further pursued in Drug Handbook for Massage Therapists
  • A discussion of massage considerations, including possible risks, benefits, and advice for practitioners

Conditions are listed in alphabetical order, and cross-references for subtypes are found throughout the text.

A companion Website will offer the searchable full text online.


Alphabetical quick reference format

Each condition will be discussed in a consistent format that includes:

  • Background
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Treatment Options
  • Medications
  • Massage Considerations (Risks, Benefits, and Practitioner Advice appear in this section)


Ancillary Asset

Full text online at http://thePoint.lww.com/Werner-handbook

Ruth Werner LMP, NCTMB
President, Massage Therapy Foundation
Waldport, OR

ISBN/ISSN: 9780781750943
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 5.25 x 8.375
Pages: 334
Pub Date: June 24, 2009
Weight: 0.85
  • Preface
  • Alphabetical Listing of Diseases and Conditions
  • Glossary
  • Index
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