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Deep Tissue Massage Treatment 2nd Edition

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Deep Tissue Massage Treatment 2nd Edition
Presented in a clear and easy­to­use format, this book provides basic assessment of neuromuscular conditions and an overview of techniques specific to deep tissue massage. The most commonly used techniques are covered with illustrations and hints for performing techniques. The bulk of the book presents treatment routines for the 22 most commonly encountered neuromuscular conditions. Routines are outlined step­by­step and clearly describe exactly what therapists need to do to treat a particular condition.
Key Features Excellent organization and standard layout for each condition makes information easy to find and follow.

Step­by­step routines for treatment of conditions are outlined using clear descriptions and illustrations side­byside.
Coverage of the most common techniques includes trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching to give you an excellent base from which to start incorporating deep tissue massage into massage practice.
Full color art program features a visually striking design with vibrant photos and illustrations that appeal to visual learners.
Pedagogical features include learning objectives, key terms, and an end­of­book glossary to help you focus on key content.
Appendices provide key resources on trigger points and pain referral patterns, indications/contraindications for deep tissues massage, and blank assessment forms for use in practice.
Student resources on Evolve companion website provide downloadable assessment forms and videos of deep tissue techniques.

Table of Contents:
Part 1:
1. Theory

Theoretical Approach
Forces applied to the body
The Nature of Tension and Discomfort
Emotions and Deep Tissue
Approach to Deep Tissue
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

2. Assessments

Postural Assessment
Postural Distortions and Compensations
Gait Cycle
Gait Analysis
Functional Assessments
Kinetic Chain Protocol
Range of Motion

3. Common Approaches

Basic Swedish Massage
Structural Bodywork
Myofascial Approach
Trigger Point Therapy
Friction Techniques
Putting It All Together

4. Tools and Techniques

Principles of Deep Tissue Massage
Tools for Deep Tissue

Part 2:
5. Head and Neck

Migraines & Headaches (HA)
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

6. Shoulder

Anatomy of the Shoulder
Adhesive Capsulitis
Rotator Cuff Injuries

7. Arm and Hand

Anatomy of the Arm and Hand
Nerve Impingements
Epicondylitis; Tendonitis/Tendonosis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

8. Back and Abdominals

Anatomy of the Thoracopelvic Region
Postural Distortions
Low Back Pain
Working with Posture

9. Hips and Thigh

Muscles of the Hip and Thigh
Balancing the Hip
Psoas Release
Iliotibial Band Disorder

10. Leg

Anatomy of the Leg and Foot
Sprained/Strained Ankles
Shin Splints
Plantar Fasciitis

Autor: Jeffrey A. Simancek
Edición: 2ª
Año: 2013
Páginas: 250
ISBN: 978­0­323­07759­0
Idioma: Inglés


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