Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage

Other | December 27, 2013

bySandy Fritz, Sandy Fritz

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For success in practice,Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 5th Editionprovides you with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of massage therapy. Expert author Sandy Fritz shares her wealth of clinical expertise, keeping a consistent focus on clinical reasoning with an increased emphasis on competency-based outcomes. In addition to teaching you how to skillfully apply massage techniques, this text also covers important practice management topics such as ethics, legal issues, sanitation, hygiene, business practices, and professional development. Two DVDs bound in the book provide over three hours of video on techniques, body mechanics, case studies, and more, plus anatomy and physiology animations. Log in to the companion Evolve website for interactive games and learning exercises.

  • Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrationsvisually clarify key concepts and demonstrate proper technique, draping procedures, body mechanics, and more.
  • A combined workbook/textbook formatencourages critical thinking with activities, short essays, fill-in-the-blank questions, labeling exercises, and more to help you review concepts from the book.
  • General Protocolsectionsin the book, on the Evolve website, and on the companion DVD provide a guide for assessment and massage application, intervention and positioning recommendations, and a modifiable, step-by-step sequence to help you learn to develop care plans for specific clients.
  • Electronic documentation coverageprepares you for today's increasingly digital workplace with examples from electronic record-keeping and office management software programs.
  • Comprehensive coverage of content covered onthe National Certification Exam (NCE), the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB), and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx)ensures you are ready to pass certification and licensure exams.
  • Updated insurance reimbursement sectionfeatures discussions of insurance procedures, appropriate charting, necessary paperwork, and how to manage reimbursement.
  • Expanded massage therapy career contentdiscusses the many career tracks available to massage therapists.
  • DetailedBody Mechanicschapteraddresses the use of proper body mechanics for a long and successful career and the most effective treatment.
  • PracticalCase Studieschapteroffers case studies that help you understand how to apply key concepts to real-world clinical practice.
  • Completely updated contentkeeps you current with the latest information needed to pass your exams and succeed in practice.
  • NEW!Foot in the Doorfeaturethroughout the text outlines the professional traits valued by prospective employers.
  • Available as a Pageburst digital textbookwith additional interactive learning tools and electronic assets. Sold separately.

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For success in practice,Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 5th Editionprovides you with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of massage therapy. Expert author Sandy Fritz shares her wealth of clinical expertise, keeping a consistent focus on clinical reasoning with an increased emphasis on competency-based outcomes. In addi...

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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Format:OtherDimensions:752 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 27, 2013Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323291147

ISBN - 13:9780323291149

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Table of Contents

  1. Therapeutic Massage as a Profession
  2. Ethics, Professionalism and Legal Issues
  3. Business Considerations for a Career in Therapeutic Massage
  4. Massage and Medical Terminology for Professional Record Keeping
  5. Research Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice
  6. Indications and Contraindications for Therapeutic Massage
  7. Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety
  8. Body Mechanics
  9. Preparation for Massage: Equipment, Professional Environment, Positioning and Draping
  10. Massage Manipulations and Techniques
  11. Assessment Procedures for Developing a Care/Treatment Plan
  12. Complementary Bodywork Systems
  13. Massage Career Tracks and Practice Settings
  14. Adaptive Massage
  15. Wellness Education
  16. Case Studies

Appendix A. Indications and Contraindications to Massage

Appendix B. Skin Pathology: Common Skin Disorders

Appendix C. Basic Pharmacology for the Massage Therapist