Orthopedic Massage

1st Edition

Theory & Technique

Authors: Whitney Lowe Whitney Lowe
Paperback ISBN: 9780723432265
eBook ISBN: 9780702037979
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 22nd January 2003
Page Count: 260

Description

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.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive approach to treatment of common soft tissue pain and injury
  • Explains common orthopedic problems in detail, addressing biomechanics, kinesiology, and anatomy
  • Provides an in-depth discussion of the physiologic rationale for soft tissue treatments and explains those most effective for each condition
  • Integrates treatment approaches from across the field and gives detailed, easy-to-follow steps for their application
  • Compares traditional treatments with soft tissue manipulation for each problem discussed
  • Clearly links anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics with clinical practice
  • Designed for quick and easy reference with more than 200 high-quality illustrations and numerous photos of treatment techniques

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

Details

No. of pages:
260
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780702037979
Paperback ISBN:
9780723432265

About the Author

Whitney Lowe

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Orthopedic Massage Education and Research Institute, Bend, OR

Whitney Lowe

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Orthopedic Massage Education and Research Institute, Bend, OR