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Orthopedic Massage

Theory & Technique

Many practitioners use therapeutic massage to treat soft tissue pain and injuries. Accessible and highly readable, this unique reference provides a wealth of information on the use of massage therapy to treat pain and injury conditions. An ideal support for basic training and clinical practice, it offers detailed technical information, numerous illustrations, and reliable reference material on the subject.

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Published: January 2003

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7234-3226-5

Contents

  • SECTION 1: GENERAL PRINCIPLES
    Preface
    Orthopaedic massage and musculoskeletal disorders.
    Understanding soft tissue injuries
    Thermal modalities as treatment aids
    Introduction to specific orthopedic massage techniques
    Physiological effects
    Introduction to Section 2

    SECTION 2: A REGIONAL APPROACH TO PATHOLOGY AND TREATMENT
    Foot, ankle, and lower leg
    Knee and thigh
    Hip and pelvis
    Lumbar and thoracic spine
    Cervical spine
    Shoulder
    Elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand
    General conditions
    Conclusion
    Index

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