Covering advanced massage therapy skills, this practical resource
prepares you to work with medical professionals in a clinical
setting, such as a hospital, hospice, long-term care, or other
health-related practice. It discusses the many skills you need to
succeed in this environment, helping you become a contributing
member of an integrated team. Also covered are the essentials of
clinical massage, such as indications and contraindications, review
of massage methods, range of motion testing, SOAP note
documentation, and a massage therapy general protocol. Case studies
show how a multidisciplinary approach applies to real-world
clients. By coordinating your work with other health professionals,
you can enhance patient care in any clinical setting! Includes a
DVD with: Two hours of video showing specific applications,
featuring author Sandy Fritz. A complete general protocol for
massage. State-of-the-art animations depicting biologic functions
and medical procedures. 700 full-color illustrations accompany
procedures, concepts, and techniques. An integrated healthcare
approach covers the healthcare environment and the skills necessary
to be a contributing member of an integrated healthcare team. A
research-based focus emphasizes research, clinical reasoning, and
outcome-based massage application - for effective massage
application in conjunction with healthcare intervention. A complete
general protocol provides a guide to treating disorders and
maintaining wellness, with recommendations for positioning and
interventions, using a step-by-step sequence that can easily be
modified to meet a patient's specific needs. A palliative protocol
helps you temporarily relieve a patient's symptoms of disorders or
diseases. Case studies focus on outcome-based massage for
individuals with multiple health issues, detailing assessment,
medical intervention, justification for massage, and session
documentation. Coverage of advanced massage therapy skills and
decision-making skills includes specific themes for effective
massage application, allowing you to consolidate massage treatment
based on the main outcomes - useful when working with individuals
with multiple pathologies or treatment needs. A discussion of
aromatherapy provides safe recommendations for the use of essential
oils in conjunction with massage, to promote healing of the body
and mind. Descriptions of illness and injury include relevant
anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology, as well as strategies and
massage applications to use for pain management, immune support,
stress management, chronic illness, and post-surgical needs.
Coverage of insurance and reimbursement issues relates to you as a
massage professional. Strategies for general conditions such as
substance abuse, mental health, orthopedic injury, and
cardiovascular disorders help you specialize in clinical massage.
Expert authors provide knowledge in research, massage therapy in
healthcare, and manual therapies. Learning resources include
chapter outlines, chapter learning objectives, key terms, and
workbook-style exercises. A companion Evolve website includes:
PubMed links to research supporting best practices and
justification for massage application. More information on topics
such as insurance, pharmacology, and nutrition. More information on
anatomy and physiology and other subjects. A comprehensive glossary
with key terms and some audio pronunciations.
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