9780781717434

Outcome-Based Massage

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  • ISBN13:

    9780781717434

  • ISBN10:

    0781717434

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/13/2000
  • Publisher: LWW
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Summary

Written for physical therapists, massage therapists and occupational therapists, Outcome-Based Massage is the first text to introduce soft tissue massage techniques with functional outcomes in mind. By establishing a critical thinking process for incorporating massage into therapeutic practice, students and clinicians from a variety of health care professions can benefit from this valuable guide. This unique text instructs readers how to: / Identify impairments through the client examination / Select and apply massage techniques for treating impairments and achieving functional outcomes / Integrate massage techniques with other treatment techniques / Plan for the discharge of the client Outstanding features further guide readers: / Demonstrates how to use techniques in practice with superb photographic illustrations, boxes, charts, figures, and clinical examples / Presents practice sequences that lead readers through the application of each technique / Provides 23 categories of impairment-level outcomes of care for orthopedic, neurologic, cardiopulmonary, psychoneuroimmunologic, and central nervous system conditions that can be achieved using massage techniques / Incorporates current models of disablement, critical thinking methods, and evaluation techniques into a single problem-solving approach that is consistent with the APTA's "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice" / Discusses the interpersonal aspects of massage in clinical care

Table of Contents

Part I Client Examination and Treatment Planning 2(88)
Conceptual Frameworks for Outcome-Based Massage
4(12)
The Clinical Decision-Making Process
16(40)
Review of Client Examination Concepts for Massage
56(32)
Part II Treatment and Discharge 88(270)
Preparation and Positioning for Treatment
91(29)
Superficial Reflex Techniques
120(25)
Superficial Fluid Techniques
145(24)
Neuromuscular Techniques
169(68)
Connective Tissue Techniques
237(40)
Passive Movement Techniques
277(28)
Percussive Techniques
305(16)
The Treatment Process and Discharge Planning
321(37)
Appendices
Appendix A Glossary
349(9)
Appendix B Selected Soft-Tissue Examination Techniques
358

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