Orthopedic Massage: Theory and Technique

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Orthopedic Massage: Theory and Technique

by Whitney Lowe
Published by Mosby

Available at amazon.com

Orthopedic Massage: Theory & Technique is Lowe’s treatment text and is designed to complement his Orthopedic Assessment in Massage Therapy text.

This text presents advanced therapeutic treatment methods for pain and injury conditions. A big change in this new edition is Lowe’s expansion of specific treatment guidelines for the disorders. Practitioners will find these detailed descriptions and the expanded photos very useful.

One of Lowe’s primary clinical principles is that the physiological effects of a treatment method must match the physiology of the particular injury or condition to be effective. In this revised edition, Lowe provides an in-depth look at the physiological nature of common soft-tissue conditions. In addition, there is an entire chapter devoted to discussion of the physiological effects of effective therapeutic techniques for pain and injuries.

Other additions to this text include discussions of traditional treatment protocols so that soft-tissue therapists will know what to expect and how their treatment fits into the client’s larger treatment plan. Similarly, Lowe expands his explanation of the rehabilitation protocol for every condition, which is the general progression of healing that takes place. Practitioners will benefit from knowing where their treatments might fit into this protocol.

In this new, revised edition, illustrative case studies and clinical hints are sprinkled throughout. In addition, Lowe includes many more graphics and illustrations, as well a full-color photographs.

Practitioners will benefit immensely from Orthopedic Massage’s in-depth focus on the treatment component.

Although written chiefly for massage practitioners, the lessons it teaches are relevant to any practitioner who is concerned with the treatment of soft tissue pain or injuries.

Key Features

  • Provides detailed treatment methods from across the field for common soft-tissue conditions, providing several choices of treatment for each.
  • Presents the physiological effects of effective¬† soft-tissue treatments, providing those most effective for each condition.
  • Explains common orthopedic problems in detail, addressing biomechanics, kinesiology, and anatomy.
  • Provides in-depth discussion of the physiological nature of common soft-tissue conditions.
  • Integrates treatment approaches from across the field and gives detailed, easy-to-follow steps for their application accompanied by full-color detailed photographs.
  • Presents the traditional treatment options¬† for each condition for practitioner reference.
  • Explains the ‘rehabilitation protocol’ – the general healing progression – of each condition.
  • Case studies and clinical hints are sprinkled throughout.
  • Illustrations and graphics are greatly expanded and now in full color.
  • Written in Lowe’s easy to understand and clear prose.
  • Full color photographs demonstrate each treatment technique.
  • Expanded to 320 pages.