Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists

Written by a massage therapist for massage therapists, Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, 3rd Edition provides direct information along with focused recommendations. Coverage of over 340 pathologies helps you appropriately tailor massage treatment, and more than 750 full-color photographs and illustrations make it easier to recognize common pathologies. This edition includes a new chapter on geriatric massage and has been extensively reviewed by over a dozen experts in the massage and medical fields. Written by massage therapy educator and practitioner Susan Salvo, this resource provides the pathology knowledge you need to succeed on licensure and certification exams and in practice.


Published: March 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08473-4


    1. Infection Control and Safe Practice Procedures for Massage Therapists
    2. Treatment Planning 
    3. Pharmacology and Massage Therapy
    4. Dermatologic Pathologies
    5. Musculoskeletal Pathologies
    6. Neurologic Pathologies
    7. Endocrine Pathologies
    8. Cardiovascular Pathologies
    9. Lymphatic and Immune Pathologies
    10. Respiratory Pathologies
    11. Gastrointestinal Pathologies
    12. Urinary Pathologies
    13. Reproductive Pathologies, Conditions, and Sexually Transmitted Infections
    14. Cancer 
    15.  Mental Disorders
    16. Aging and Massage

    Appendix A: Abbreviations, Acronyms, Eponyms, and Symbols

    Appendix B: Medical Prefixes, Suffixes, and plurals

    Appendix C: Body Planes, Cavities, Regions, Fluid Compartments, and Body Movements

    Appendix D: Skin Lesions

    Appendix E: Research Literacy


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