Key Features

  • Detailed assessment technique
  • Evidence-based approach
  • Includes techniques integral to the HLT07 Diploma of massage – all essential skills and knowledge for the competencies of the units in the training package.
  • Anatomy described in functional terms
  • Accompanying DVD with videos of content covered in book. DVD content is divided up into assessment and treatment techniques.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Contributors

Reviewers

1. Remedial massage in Australian healthcare

Defining remedial massage

The context of remedial massage: use of complementary and alternative medicine in Australian healthcare

The remedial massage workforce in Australia

Attitudes towards CAM by medical and other healthcare practitioners

Evidence for remedial massage practice

Evidence for the effectiveness of massage therapy

Future directions

Appendix 1.1: Massage therapy: systematic reviews

References

2. Assessment procedures for remedial massage: an evidence-based approach 

Introduction

Principles of assessment in remedial massage practice

Purpose of assessments

Demonstrating treatment effectiveness

Assessment procedures

Client history

Outcome measures

Postural analysis

Gait analysis

Functional tests

Palpation

Legal and ethical requirements for remedial

massage assessment

Key messages

Review questions

Appendix 2.1: Skin cancer

References

Contents

3. Planning remedial massage therapy

Introduction

Principles of treatment

Prioritising client safety

Swedish massage before remedial massage

Active movements before passive

Treating within pain tolerance

Overview of a remedial massage treatment approach

Short- and long-term treatment plans

Client education and self-help

Clients’ preferences

Treatment protocols

Aligning treatment to assessment findings

Monitoring and reviewing treatment plans

Recording remedial massage treatments

Key messages

Review questions

References

Details

No. of pages:
448
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone Australia
Print ISBN:
9780729539692
Electronic ISBN:
9780729579698