Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage - E-Book: Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and Pathology by Sandy Fritz, BS, MS, NCTMB

Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage - E-Book: Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and…

bySandy Fritz, BS, MS, NCTMB, Sandy Fritz

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The fourth edition of this science essentials text for massage students features new full-color photos and illustrations along with an easy-to-read, conversational style that explains A&P concepts clearly. The book not only helps students learn the information they need to pass certification exams, but it also helps them see how scientific content applies to actual practice. This new edition also features a very enhanced Evolve resource package, along with new material on boosting your knowledge of nutrition and research - two subjects of growing interest in the massage therapy profession.

  • Clinical reasoning activitiesincluded in the workbook section for each chapter promote problem-based learning.
  • Format combining workbook and textbook featuresgives you immediate review tools in the form of matching exercises, short answer questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and critical thinking questions.
  • Sections on pathologic conditionsfeature intervention protocols as well as indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage.
  • Expert author Sandy Fritzprovides credibility and authority to the information presented.
  • Practical Applicationsboxesin each chapter enable you to see the way material applies to real practice and supports competency-based learning.
  • Highly illustrated formatfeatures over 700 full-color line drawings and photos.
  • Updated chapters and artworkhave all been revised to reflect the most current industry information and reviewer feedback.
  • MTBOK mapping for instructorson the Evolve website includes a mapping document that links the student objectives in the book to the components of the MTBOK.
  • New muscle illustrations in Chapter 9clearly show attachments and actions, as well as the relationships between different muscles in composite drawings.
  • Coverage of nutrition(now in Chapter 12) includes information on the digestive process, basics of solid nutrition, how vitamins and minerals affect the body, and how proper nutrition affects the functions of all systems of the body.
  • Enhanced pathology and indications/contraindications appendixincludes more illustrations to increase your understanding of what you may encounter during practice.
  • Improved biomechanics chapter activitiesthat use photos instead of drawings help you better understand and apply gait assessment and muscle testing concepts.

About The Author

Sandy Fritz, MS, LMT is the Owner, Director, and Head Educator of the Health Enrichment Center, Inc., School of Therapeutic Massage. Also in private practice for almost 30 years, Sandy works with a diverse clientele, dealing with everything from stress management massage to physician-referred rehabilitative care upon physician referral...

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Title:Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage - E-Book: Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and…Format:OtherDimensions:736 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 27, 2013Publisher:Elsevier Health SciencesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323291139

ISBN - 13:9780323291132

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

Section I: Fundamentals1. The Body as a Whole 2. Mechanisms of Health and Disease 3. Medical Terminology

Section II: Systems of Control4. Nervous System Basics and the Central Nervous System 5. Peripheral Nervous System 6. Endocrine System

Section III: Support, Movement, and Biomechanics7. Skeletal System 8. Joints 9. Muscles 10. Biomechanics Basics

Section IV: Remaining Body Systems11. Integumentary, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems 12. Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems

Appendix A. Quick Reference Muscle Guide Appendix B. Pathology and Diseases and Indications/Contraindications for Massage Therapy Appendix C. Illustrated Orthopedic Tests

Glossary Works Consulted