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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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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
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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