Deep Tissue Massage Treatment

A Handbook of Neuromuscular Therapy

By

  • Enrique Fernandez, NMT

Presented in a clear and easy-to-use format, this book provides basic assessment of neuromuscular conditions and an overview of techniques specific to deep tissue massage. The most commonly used techniques are covered with illustrations and hints for performing techniques. The bulk of the book presents treatment routines for the 22 most commonly encountered neuromuscular conditions. Routines are outlined step-by-step and clearly describe exactly what therapists need to do to treat a particular condition. Includes a DVD-ROM with over 1 hour of video showing the techniques described in the text.
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Book information

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  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09288-3


Table of Contents

Part I IV Basic Assessment and Techniques
1. Basic Gait Assessment
Postural Analysis
Techniques
Observation
2. Trigger Point
Inactive
Active
Locations
Palpation
Release methods
3. Friction
Definition
Cross Fiber
Deep Transverse Friction
Circular Friction
With Fiber Friction
4. MFR Myofascial Release
Definition
Location
Release techniques

Part II IV Treatment Routines
5. Headaches Routine
Definition and Symptoms
Indications
Contraindications
Procedures
NOTE: Each chapter in this part contains these same sub-sections
6. Migraines Routine
7. TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint) Routine
8. TOS (Thoracic outlet Syndrome) Routine
9. Torticollis Routine
10. Whiplash Routine
11. Frozen Shoulder Routine
12. Rotator Cuff Routine
13. Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) Routine
14. Medial Epicondylitis (Golfers Elbow) Routine
15. CTS (Carpel Tunnel Syndrome) Routine
16. Kyphosis Routine
17. Scoliosis Routine
18. Lordosis Routine
19. Iliopsoas Routine
20. Abdominal Massage (Constipation) Routine
21. Piriformis Routine
22. Sciatica Routine
23. Quadriceps Routine
24. IT Band (Iliotibial Tract) Routine
25. Knee Routine
26. Shin Splint Routine
27. Plantar Fasciitis Routine

Part III IV Stretches
28. Stretches
Definition
Indicated
Contraindicated