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Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting

Covering advanced massage therapy skills, this practical resource prepares you to work with medical professionals in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, hospice, long-term care, or other health-related practice. It discusses the many skills you need to succeed in this environment, helping you become a contributing member of an integrated team. Also covered are the essentials of clinical massage, such as indications and contraindications, review of massage methods, range of motion testing, SOAP note documentation, and a massage therapy general protocol. Case studies show how a multidisciplinary approach applies to real-world clients. By coordinating your work with other health professionals, you can enhance patient care in any clinical setting!

Book, 848 Pages

Published: December 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09295-1


  • Unit 1: The World of Healthcare

    1. Massage and Healthcare: A Professional Perspective

    2. Research Essentials for Massage in the Health Care Setting

    3. The World of Healthcare

    4. Preventive Medicine, Wellness, and Lifestyle

    Unit 2: Therapeutic Massage Essentials

    5. Indications and Contraindications

    6. Pertinent Anatomy and Physiology Review

    7. Sanitation

    8. Review and Application of Massage

    9. Assessment for Massage and Physical Healing and Rehabilitation Application

    10. Focused Massage Application

    11. General and Palliative Protocols

    12. Unique Circumstances and Adjunct Therapies

    Unit 3: Clinical Applications of Massage

    13. Illness and Injury in General

    14. General Massage Treatment for Predisposing and Perpetuating Factors and Symptom Management

    15. Medical Treatment for Illness and Injury

    16. Population Similarities in Healthcare

    17. Common Categories of Illness, Injury, and Clinical Reasoning

    Unit 4: Integration

    18. Case Studies

    Appendix: Protocols for Massage Therapy


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