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Outcome-based massage
Andrade, Carla-Krystin, 1962-
Publication Information:
Philadelphia, PA : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2001]

Physical Description:
xvii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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RA780.5 .A53 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Written for physical therapists, massage therapists and occupational therapists, Outcome-Based Massage is the first text to introduce soft tissue massage techniques with functional outcomes in mind. By establishing a critical thinking process for incorporating massage into therapeutic practice, students and clinicians from a variety of health care professions can benefit from this valuable guide. This unique text instructs readers how to: / Identify impairments through the client examination / Select and apply massage techniques for treating impairments and achieving functional outcomes / Integrate massage techniques with other treatment techniques / Plan for the discharge of the client Outstanding features further guide readers: / Demonstrates how to use techniques in practice with superb photographic illustrations, boxes, charts, figures, and clinical examples / Presents practice sequences that lead readers through the application of each technique / Provides 23 categories of impairment-level outcomes of care for orthopedic, neurologic, cardiopulmonary, psychoneuroimmunologic, and central nervous system conditions that can be achieved using massage techniques / Incorporates current models of disablement, critical thinking methods, and evaluation techniques into a single problem-solving approach that is consistent with the APTA's "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice" / Discusses the interpersonal aspects of massage in clinical care

Table of Contents

Part I Client Examination and Treatment Planningp. 2
Chapter 1 Conceptual Frameworks for Outcome-Based Massagep. 4
Chapter 2 The Clinical Decision-Making Processp. 16
Chapter 3 Review of Client Examination Concepts for Massagep. 56
Part II Treatment and Dischargep. 88
Chapter 4 Preparation and Positioning for Treatmentp. 91
Chapter 5 Superficial Reflex Techniquesp. 120
Chapter 6 Superficial Fluid Techniquesp. 145
Chapter 7 Neuromuscular Techniquesp. 169
Chapter 8 Connective Tissue Techniquesp. 237
Chapter 9 Passive Movement Techniquesp. 277
Chapter 10 Percussive Techniquesp. 305
Chapter 11 The Treatment Process and Discharge Planningp. 321
Appendix A Glossaryp. 349
Appendix B Selected Soft-Tissue Examination Techniquesp. 358