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Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting


Author: Sandy FritzLeon ChaitowGlenn Hymel

Publisher: Mosby

Publish Date: 11th December 2007

ISBN-13: 97803231678889780323070690

Pages: 848

Language: English



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!

Table of Contents

Unit 1: The World of Healthcare1. Massage and Healthcare: A Professional Perspective2. Research Essentials for Massage in the Health Care Setting3. The World of Healthcare4. Preventive Medicine, Wellness, and LifestyleUnit 2: Therapeutic Massage Essentials5. Indications and Contraindications6. Pertinent Anatomy and Physiology Review7. Sanitation8. Review and Application of Massage9. Assessment for Massage and Physical Healing and Rehabilitation Application10. Focused Massage Application11. General and Palliative Protocols12. Unique Circumstances and Adjunct TherapiesUnit 3: Clinical Applications of Massage13. Illness and Injury in General14. General Massage Treatment for Predisposing and Perpetuating Factors and Symptom Management15. Medical Treatment for Illness and Injury16. Population Similarities in Healthcare17. Common Categories of Illness, Injury, and Clinical ReasoningUnit 4: Integration18. Case StudiesAppendix: Protocols for Massage Therapy