in Massage Therapy is the most comprehensive book on orthopedic assessment
skills written specifically for massage therapists.
“This text makes a significant contribution to the integration of massage therapy into medical and athletic settings. It fills a big gap in foundational knowledge and is a valuable tool for massage therapists, both in massage school and in continuing education”….. Judith Delany
Many of you have greatly enjoyed my earlier book Functional Assessment in Massage Therapy, and this one takes orthopedic assessment concepts for the massage therapist to a whole new level! Here are some of the major changes for the new text :
Many new conditions and special orthopedic tests covered
Far more detailed information about all the pathological conditions covered
Over 400 new photographs and anatomical images
Outstanding anatomical graphics from MediClip and Primal Pictures
Additional explanation about the biomechanical function of each test so you can better understand them
Each condition follows the HOPRS format so when the condition is described you also have detailed information listed about:
H: What the client will say in the history
O: What you will see in observation
P: Any unique characteristics evident with palpation
R: Results from active movement, passive movement or manual resistive tests
S: Any special orthopedic tests used to identify the condition
A new section under each condition called “Differential Evaluation” that describes other conditions that would have similar symptoms that should also be considered.
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