The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual with Trigger Points, Referral Patterns and Stretching book cover

The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual with Trigger Points, Referral Patterns and Stretching

With more than 1,000 vibrant, full-color illustrations and over 4 hours of detailed video demonstrations, THE MUSCLE AND BONE PALPATION MANUAL is the most visually engaging way to help you master and successfully apply palpation techniques in massage therapy. This innovative text uses unique, richly detailed photographic illustrations of muscles as they appear under the skin to give you a thorough understanding of effective palpation. This comprehensive guide provides unparalleled preparation for professional success.

Paperback, 544 Pages

Published: December 2008

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-05171-2

Reviews

  • "This book is a comprehensive introduction to learning the skills required to be an effective body worker or massage therapist. It’s compiled in such a way to be an effective learning resource for physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors who require a core textbook, which provides clear and concise illustration to enhance the learning experience."
    The Osteopath, 2009


Contents

  • Preface

    Foreword by Ruth Werner

    Part I: How to Palpate

    1. Introduction to Palpation

    2. The Art and Science of Muscle Palpation

    3. Draping and Basic Massage Strokes

    4. Body Mechanics for the Manual Therapist

    5. Anatomy, Physiology, and Treatment of Trigger Points (TrP)

    6. Stretching

    Part II: Bone Palpation and Ligaments

    7. Upper Extremity Bone Palpation and Ligaments

    8. Axial Body Bone Palpation and Ligaments

    9. Lower Extremity Bone Palpation and Ligaments

    Part III: Muscle Palpation

    10. Tour #1: Palpation of the Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle

    11. Tour #2: Palpation of the Neck Muscles

    12. Tour #3: Palpation of the Muscles of the Head

    13. Tour #4: Palpation of the Muscles of the Arm

    14. Tour #5: Palpation of the Muscles of the Forearm

    15. Tour #6: Palpation of the Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand

    16. Tour #7: Palpation of the Trunk Muscles

    17. Tour #8: Palpation of the Pelvic Muscles

    18. Tour #9: Palpation of the Thigh Muscles

    19. Tour #10: Palpation of the Leg Muscles

    20. Tour #11: Palpation of the Intrinsic Muscles of the Foot

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