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Textbook of Remedial Massage - Sandra Grace

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This is a comprehensive, practical book for students and practitioners of remedial massage. Textbook of Remedial Massage comprises three sections. The first section reframes assessment of remedial massage clients to align with current research.

The second section provides clear and comprehensive instruction in commonly used and highly valued remedial massage techniques (e.g. trigger points, CRAC stretching, myofascial release, etc), and is accompanied by illustrations and photographs. The exposition of each practical technique is accompanied by a rationale based on physiological principles and current supporting evidence for its efficacy. Crucially, contraindications and precautions are explained for each technique. The final section of the book applies remedial massage techniques to regions of the body (lumbar, cervical, thoracics, head, face, chest and pelvis).

Acknowledging that remedial massage therapists are often primary contact practitioners, the book gives readers essential information for assessing the suitability of clients for remedial massage, and the essential knowledge for adapting techniques to individual clients.

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      I use this book daily.

       
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      Great Reference Book

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      Pictures really clear, video DVD included great for visual referencing. Would have like a full length clip of a consultation start to finish at the end though. Just to see the processes involved in a real life situation.

       
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        I bought this book as a study tool and am not disappointed. It will be a great help to me this year

         
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          Great Australian reference resource. Very informative. Mostly clinical. Does not including information / advise on running a clinic.

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          Preface
          Acknowledgements
          Foreword
          Contributors
          Reviewers
          1. Remedial massage in Australian healthcare
          Defining remedial massage
          The context of remedial massage: use of complementary and alternative medicine in Australian healthcare
          The remedial massage workforce in Australia
          Attitudes towards CAM by medical and other healthcare practitioners
          Evidence for remedial massage practice
          Evidence for the effectiveness of massage therapy
          Future directions
          Appendix 1.1: Massage therapy: systematic reviews
          References
          2. Assessment procedures for remedial massage: an evidence-based approach 
          Introduction
          Principles of assessment in remedial massage practice
          Purpose of assessments
          Demonstrating treatment effectiveness
          Assessment procedures
          Client history
          Outcome measures
          Postural analysis
          Gait analysis
          Functional tests
          Palpation
          Legal and ethical requirements for remedial
          massage assessment
          Key messages
          Review questions
          Appendix 2.1: Skin cancer
          References
          Contents
          3. Planning remedial massage therapy
          Introduction
          Principles of treatment
          Prioritising client safety
          Swedish massage before remedial massage
          Active movements before passive
          Treating within pain tolerance
          Overview of a remedial massage treatment approach
          Short- and long-term treatment plans
          Client education and self-help
          Clients' preferences
          Treatment protocols
          Aligning treatment to assessment findings
          Monitoring and reviewing treatment plans
          Recording remedial massage treatments
          Key messages
          Review questions
          References
          4. Remedial massage techniques for muscles
          Introduction
          Assessing muscle function
          Functional defi cit demonstration
          Postural assessment
          Testing muscles for length
          Testing muscles for strength
          Palpation
          Remedial massage techniques
          Deep gliding (with-fi bre) frictions and cross-fibre frictions
          Deep transverse friction (DTF)
          Soft tissue release (STR)
          Key messages
          Review questions
          References
          5. Muscle stretching
          Introduction
          Functional anatomy
          Tissue range of motion
          Muscle functions
          Types of muscle contractions
          CONTENTS
          vi
          Physical characteristics and neurological refl exesassociated with stretching
          Active and passive insuffi ciency
          Neurological events that mediate stretching
          Types of muscle stretching
          1. Passive stretch
          2. Active, active-assisted stretch
          3. Muscle energy technique
          4. Active isolated stretch
          5. Ballistic stretch
          6. Dynamic stretch
          7. Static stretch
          8. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
          Stretching treatment goals
          Assessing clients' suitability
          History
          Postural analysis
          Gait analysis
          Functional tests
          Palpation
          Evidence for effectiveness
          Contraindications and precautions
          Applying muscle stretching in remedial massage
          Adapting stretches for individual clients
          Therapist's position
          Recommendations
          Muscle stretching in practice
          Review questions
          References
          6. Myofascial trigger points
          Introduction
          What is a trigger point?
          Locating trigger points
          Classifying trigger points
          Active and latent trigger points
          What causes trigger points?
          Identifying trigger points
          Characteristics of trigger points
          Treating trigger points
          Manual techniques
          Evidence-base of treatments for trigger points
          Contraindications and precautions
          Key messages
          Review questions
          Appendix 6.1: Some key trigger points
          References
          7. Joint articulation
          Introduction
          What is joint articulation?
          Evidence for the effectiveness of joint articulation and mobilisation
          Assessing clients for treatment
          History
          Functional tests
          Palpation
          Treating clients
          Guidelines
          Techniques
          Contraindications
          Key messages
          Review questions
          References
          8. Myofascial release
          Introduction
          Functional anatomy review
          What is myofascial release?
          Assessing clients
          History
          Postural analysis
          Functional tests
          Palpation
          Treating clients
          Evidence for the effectiveness of fascial releasing techniques
          Applying the techniques
          Integrating myofascial releasing techniques with remedial massage
          Contraindications and precautions
          Key messages
          Review questions
          References
          9. Lymphatic drainage massage
          Introduction
          Evidence for the effectiveness of lymphatic drainage massage
          Functional anatomy review
          Function of the lymphatic system
          Oedema
          Assessing clients
          History
          Red fl ag conditions for oedema
          Postural analysis
          Functional tests
          CONTENTS
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          Palpation 128
          Differential diagnosis 128
          Treating clients 129
          Basic principles 129
          Length of treatment 129
          Explanation of treatment 129
          Regional lymphatic drainage massage 131
          Contraindications and precautions 135
          Absolute contraindications 136
          Relative contraindications 136
          Local contraindications 136
          Review questions 137
          References 137
          10. The low back and pelvis 138
          Introduction 138
          Functional anatomy review 138
          Assessment of the lumbar and sacroiliac
          region 139
          Case history 140
          Outcome measures 143
          Postural analysis 143
          Gait assessment 144
          Functional tests 144
          Palpation 151
          Remedial massage treatment 152
          Muscle strain 153
          Non-specifi c low back pain 153
          Degenerative joint disease (Osteoarthritis/
          Degenerative arthritis) 161
          Lower crossed syndrome 163
          Lumbar disc syndrome 164
          Spondylolisthesis 166
          Sacroiliac syndrome 168
          Key messages 171
          Appendix 10.1: McKenzie self-treatments for
          sciatica 171
          Review questions 172
          References 172
          11. The thoracic region 173
          Introduction 173
          Functional anatomy review 173
          Typical vertebrae - T2-T8 173
          Special features of T1 and T9-12 173
          Assessment 174
          Case history 176
          Outcome measures 176
          Postural analysis 176
          Gait analysis 176
          Functional tests 176
          Palpation 182
          Remedial massage treatment 182
          Muscle strain 182
          Thoracic facet syndrome 183
          Degenerative joint disease (Osteoarthritis/
          Degenerative arthritis) 189
          Hyperkyphosis of the upper thoracic spine
          (Dowager's hump) 191
          Scheuermann's disease (Vertebral
          epiphysitis) 192
          Osteoporosis 193
          Scoliosis 194
          Thoracic outlet syndrome (Anterior scalene
          syndrome) 197
          Key messages 198
          Review questions 198
          References 199
          12. The cervical region 200
          Introduction 200
          Functional anatomy review 200
          Assessment 201
          Case history 201
          Outcome measures 203
          Postural analysis 203
          Functional tests 204
          Palpation 210
          Remedial massage treatment 210
          Muscle strain 211
          Non-specifi c neck pain (including cervical
          sprain, strain and vertebral subluxation) 211
          Degenerative joint disease (Osteoarthritis/
          Degenerative arthritis) 217
          Upper crossed syndrome 218
          Mechanical/acquired torticollis 220
          Cervical disc syndrome 221
          Whiplash (acceleration/deceleration) associated
          disorders 222
          Key messages 224
          Review questions 224
          References 225
          13. The head and face 226
          Introduction 226
          Headache 226
          Assessment of the headache client 226
          Remedial massage treatment for headache 231
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          Sinusitis 233
          Assessment of the client with sinus pain 234
          Remedial massage treatment for sinusitis 235
          Temporomandibular joint disorders 238
          Disorders of the temporomandibular joint 238
          Assessment of the client with TMJ
          disorder 238
          Remedial massage treatments for TMJ
          disorders 240
          Key messages 241
          Headache 241
          Sinusitis 241
          Temporomandibular joint 241
          Review questions 242
          Appendix 13.1: MIDAS (The Migraine Disability
          Assessment Test) 242
          References 243
          14. The chest 244
          Introduction 244
          Functional anatomy review 244
          Assessment 246
          Case history 246
          Outcome measures 247
          Postural analysis 247
          Functional tests 247
          Palpation 250
          Remedial massage treatment 250
          Muscle strain 250
          Rib subluxation/fracture 251
          Respiratory conditions 254
          Key messages 259
          Review questions 260
          References 260
          15. The shoulder region 261
          Introduction 261
          Functional anatomy 261
          Assessment 261
          Case history 262
          Outcome measures 264
          Postural analysis 264
          Functional tests 264
          Palpation 269
          Remedial massage treatment 271
          Overview 272
          Muscle strain 272
          Shoulder impingement syndrome 282
          Degenerative joint disease (Degenerative
          arthritis, osteoarthritis) 283
          Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) 284
          Acromioclavicular sprains, clavicle fractures and
          glenohumeral dislocations 285
          Key messages 286
          Review questions 286
          Appendix 15.1: Shoulder Pain and Disability
          Index 287
          References 288
          16. The elbow region 289
          Introduction 289
          Functional anatomy 289
          Assessing the elbow and forearm 290
          Case history 291
          Outcome measures 291
          Postural analysis 295
          Functional tests 296
          Palpation 300
          Remedial massage treatment 301
          Overview 301
          Muscle strain 301
          Olecranon bursitis 308
          Elbow sprain 308
          Fractures and dislocations 308
          Key messages 308
          Review questions 309
          References 309
          17. The wrist and hand 310
          Introduction 310
          Functional anatomy 310
          Assessment 311
          Case history 311
          Outcome measures 314
          Postural analysis 314
          Functional tests 319
          Palpation 325
          Remedial massage treatment 326
          Overview 326
          Tendinitis and tenosynovitis 326
          De Quervain's tenosynovitis 327
          Carpal tunnel syndrome 330
          Sprains 332
          Fractures and dislocations 333
          Degenerative joint disease and rheumatoid
          arthritis 334
          CONTENTS
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          Key messages 335
          Review questions 335
          References 335
          18. The hip region 337
          Introduction 337
          Functional anatomy 337
          Assessment 338
          Case history 340
          Outcome measures 341
          Postural analysis 341
          Gait analysis 341
          Functional tests 341
          Palpation 345
          Remedial massage treatment 347
          Overview 347
          Muscle strain 348
          Degenerative joint disease (Degenerative
          arthritis, osteoarthritis) 353
          Trochanteric bursitis 354
          Key messages 355
          Review questions 355
          References 356
          19. The knee 357
          Introduction 357
          Functional anatomy 357
          Assessment 360
          Case history 360
          Outcome measures 362
          Postural analysis 362
          Gait analysis 362
          Functional tests 362
          Palpation 367
          Remedial massage treatment 368
          Overview 368
          Muscle strain 369
          Iliotibial band syndrome 370
          Patellofemoral pain syndrome 373
          Chondromalacia patella 374
          Patella dislocation 375
          Ligament sprain 375
          Meniscal injury 377
          Degenerative joint disease (Degenerative
          arthritis, osteoarthritis) 377
          Bursitis 379
          Osgood-Schlatter's disease 379
          Key messages 379
          Review questions 380
          References 380
          20. The leg, ankle and foot 382
          Introduction 382
          Deep venous thrombosis 382
          Functional anatomy 382
          Nerve supply to muscles of the leg, ankle and
          foot 384
          Assessment 384
          Case history 386
          Outcome measures 387
          Postural analysis 388
          Gait analysis 389
          Functional tests 389
          Palpation 396
          Remedial massage treatment 398
          Overview 398
          Leg 398
          Muscle strains of the leg 398
          Gastrocnemius strain (tennis leg) 398
          Shin splints 399
          Chronic compartment syndrome 405
          Stress fracture of the tibia 407
          Varicose veins and spider veins 407
          Ankle 407
          Achilles tendinopathy 408
          Calcaneal bursitis 409
          Sever's disease 409
          Ankle sprain 409
          Degenerative joint disease of the ankle 411
          Foot 411
          Plantar fasciitis (heel spur) 412
          Forefoot 413
          Metatarsalgia 413
          Morton's neuroma (Interdigital
          neuroma) 413
          Key messages 413
          Review questions 414
          References 414
          21. Specifi c client groups 415
          Introduction 415
          Children and adolescents 415
          Important considerations for assessing and
          treating children 415
          Evidence for the effectiveness of massage for
          children 417
          CONTENTS
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          Women 418
          Important considerations for assessing and
          treating women 418
          Evidence for the effectiveness of massage for
          women's health 418
          Men 419
          Important considerations for assessing and
          treating men 419
          Geriatric clients 419
          Important considerations for assessing and
          treating geriatric clients 420
          Evidence for the effectiveness of massage for
          older clients 420
          Clients with a mental illness 420
          Important considerations for assessing
          and treating clients with a mental
          illness 420
          Evidence for the effectiveness of massage for
          clients with a mental illness 421
          Key messages 421
          Review questions 422
          References 422
          Index 424

          ISBN: 9780729539692
          ISBN-10: 0729539695
          Audience: Professional
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 448
          Published: 15th May 2012
          Publisher: Elsevier Australia
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.6  x 2.3
          Weight (kg): 1.36
          Edition Number: 1