Disease Handbook for Massage Therapists: Pathology
1 Jan 2009
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
"Disease Handbook for Massage Therapists" is a quick reference for practicing massage therapists who need to make on-the-spot decisions on the applicability of their work when pathologies are present. The information included falls under five major topics: a brief definition and description of the condition; associated conditions and diseases are indicated with bold font to direct readers to the appropriate other entries; a list of signs and symptoms; a description of common treatment options, with emphasis on those that might influence choices about massage; a list of types of medications that are often recommended to treat the condition; a discussion of massage considerations, including possible risks, benefits, and advice for practitioners. Conditions are listed in alphabetical order, and cross-references for subtypes are found throughout the text. It includes a companion Website that will offer the searchable full text online.