Orthopedic Massage

Theory & Technique

By

  • Whitney Lowe, LMT, Director, Orthopedic Massage Education and Research Institute, Bend, OR
  • Whitney Lowe, LMT, Director, Orthopedic Massage Education and Research Institute, Bend, OR

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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Book information

  • Published: January 2003
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-7234-3226-5


Table of 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