Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting

By

  • Sandy Fritz, BS, MS, NCTMB, Director, Health Enrichment Center, School of Therapeutic Massage, Lapeer, Michigan, USA Director
  • Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association.; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK
  • Glenn Hymel, EdD, LMT, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

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!
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Book information

  • Published: December 2007
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09295-1


Contents

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