A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology

A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology

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Publication Date: 2012
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781608319107

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Set a solid foundation with the new edition of LWW’s bestselling pathology text for manual therapists! 

 

This cornerstone book of the massage curriculum is the most comprehensive, visually appealing, and respected title to cover the pathologies that massage therapists must be familiar with. In the fifth edition, Ruth Werner's A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology  the focus on not only explaining the disease, but also its applicability and indications in massage therapy. 

 

This text offers detailed information on the etiology, signs, symptoms, and treatment of more than 500 diseases and conditions, and also helps students discover how massage therapy influences the healing process.  Organized by body system, the text features case histories in which people living and coping with many of the disease conditions covered in the text share their stories.

 

Key Features

·         An enhanced art program, featuring illustrations that capture the reader’s attention and make difficult concepts easier to grasp

·         A new Conditions at a Glance appendix to provide concise information on an additional 34 diseases

·           There’s also a new table at the end of each disease condition summarizing the benefits, risks, and options for massage therapy

·         Case histories share stories of people living with conditions covered in the text to draw a real-world connection between the classroom and the clinic

·         Research literacy appendix addresses the need for evidence-based massage therapy

·         Compare and contrast charts present similar conditions side-by-side to help students discern the differences

This book provides comprehensive, yet concise, information on the etiology, signs, symptoms, and standard treatment approaches for more than 500 diseases and conditions. At the end of each condition, a "Risks, Benefits, Options" table provides guidance on the implications for massage. For this 5th edition, the author has throroughly researched and updated each condition in the text. She has streamlined the information to focus on what is most useful to the massage therapy student, while maintaining the friendly and accessible style that this text is known for. Included with each book is a code for access to a host of games, exercises, quizzes, videos, and animations, all developed or selected by the author.   
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--NEW! Table placed at the end of each condition summarizes benefits, risks, and options for massage therapy.
--NEW! Upgraded art program captures the reader's attention and makes difficult concepts easier to understand.
--NEW! Conditions At a Glance appendix provides concise information, following the main template, of 34 additional diseases
--Case histories share stories of people living with conditions covered in the text.
--Chapter review questions test your knowledge of the content.
--Compare and contrast charts present similar conditions side-by-side.
--In Brief boxes offer a concise overview of each disease.
--Research literacy appendix addresses the need for evidence-based massage therapy.
Ruth Werner LMP, NCTMB
President, Massage Therapy Foundation
Waldport, OR


Edition: 5
ISBN/ISSN: 9781608319107
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 10.875 x 8.375
Pages: 663
Pub Date: 2012
Weight: 3.25
Chapter 1: Introduction to PathologyChapter 2: Integumentary System Conditions

Chapter 3: Musculoskeletal System Conditions

Chapter 4: Nervous System Conditions

Chapter 5: Circulatory System Conditions

Chapter 6: Lymph and Immune System Conditions

Chapter 7: Respiratory System Conditions

Chapter 8: Digestive System Conditions

Chapter 9: Endocrine System Conditions

Chapter 10: Urinary System Conditions

Chapter 11: Reproductive System Conditions

Chapter 12: Principles of Cancer

 

 

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