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  • Outcome-Based Massage Putting Evidence into Practice
    Outcome-Based Massage Putting Evidence into Practice
  • Outcome-Based Massage
    Outcome-Based Massage


Comprehensive text provides a wealth of basic and advanced information on the theory and manual technique of massage. The book's new structure allows the reader to select material that fits the program level and course scope. Written for physical therapists, massage therapists and occupational therapists, this text introduces an evidence-based clinical reasoning process for incorporating massage into therapeutic practice. Based on outcome measurement, techniques, and current models of disablement, this "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice." Readers are instructed how to identify impairments, select and apply appropriate massage techniques, and integrate massage with other treatments. The book integrates a wide variety of techniques into a single problem-solving format consistent with the APTA's "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice," and features superb photographic illustrations, boxes, charts, figures, and clinical examples.

Author Biography

Paul Clifford is Professor, Massage Therapy Program, School of Health and Wellness, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

Table of Contents

Client Examination and Treatment Planning
Massage for Wellness and Impairmentsp. 3
Evidence for Massagep. 29
Clinical Decision-Making for Massagep. 47
Interpersonal and Ethical Issues for Massagep. 77
Client Examination for Massagep. 103
Treatment and Discharge
Preparation and Positioning for Massagep. 153
Superficial Reflex Techniquesp. 187
Superficial Fluid Techniquesp. 213
Neuromuscular Techniquesp. 241
Connective Tissue Techniquesp. 307
Passive Movement Techniquesp. 349
Percussive Techniquesp. 377
Sequencing Massage Techniquesp. 395
Using Massage to Achieve Clinical Outcomesp. 419
Glossaryp. 457
Indexp. 481
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