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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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    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 vii 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 CONTENTS viii 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 ix 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 x 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
        Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.6  x 2.3
        Weight (kg): 1.36
        Edition Number: 1