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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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  • Recommended by lecturers in the industry
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    Comments about Textbook of Remedial Massage:

    I am currently studying a diploma or remedial massage and the lecturers recommend and swear by, rather than at, this text. It is easy to follow and read and has plenty of helpful pictures and diagrams.

     
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      Quick delivery and correct item Thank you

       
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      Very good text book for Remedial students

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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
              CONTENTS
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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