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Pediatric Massage Therapy (Lww in Touch Series)

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Book News Annotation:

Intended to serve both as an instructional text and as a reference book for practicing message therapists, this volume examines the concepts and techniques related to the performance of manual therapy on children. Concentrating on the practical applications of massage therapy for children between two and 18 years old, Sinclair (a massage therapist) discusses the role of massage in emotional development and stress management, musculoskeletal differences between children and adults, treatment for pains and injuries, personal boundaries, and teaching parents massage therapy.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This book provides a complete overview of the concepts and techniques that massage therapists, physical or occupational therapists, and other healthcare professionals need to know in order to perform manual therapy on children—especially those with disabilities. The author fully covers the applications of massage therapy for children ages 2 to 18.

Pediatric Massage Therapy, Second Edition is well written, well researched, and expertly illustrated to provide a clear, demonstrative guide to pediatric massage. Topics include massage in healthy emotional development, managing psychological stress, physical therapy, and home healthcare. Real-life examples and anecdotes from hands-on therapists help readers relate to specific applications.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Benefits of Massage for Children

Psychologic Benefits of Massage

Emotional Effects of Massage

Increased Perceptual Feedback as a Benefit of Massage

Chapter 2: Not a Miniature Adult: The Unique Dynamics of Pediatric Massage

The Growth and Development of Children

Adapting Massage Therapy to Children of Different Ages

Preparing to Work With Children

Chapter 3: Pediatric Massage and Hydrotherapy Techniques

Suitable Techniques for Children

Full-Body Massage Sequence

Hydrotherapy As an Adjunct to Pediatric Massage

Chapter 4: Massage and Hydrotherapy for Pediatric Injuries

Pediatric Injuries

Amputations

Birth Trauma

Bruises

Burns

Dislocations

Fractures

Scar Tissue

Spinal Cord Injuries

Sprains

Traumatic Brain Injury

Chapter 5: Massage and Hydrotherapy for the Common Discomforts of Childhood

The Common Cold

Constipation

Depression

Earache

Eye Fatigue and Strain

Gas Pain

Growing Pains in the Legs

Headache

Insomnia

Leg Cramps

Lower Back Pain

Menstrual Cramps

Muscle Weakness

Neck and Shoulder Tension

Sore Throat

Soreness After Exercise

Tension Stomachache

Tired Feet

Torticollis

Chapter 6: Massage and Hydrotherapy for Children with Disabilities

Common Problems for Children With Disabilities

General Principles of Massage for Children With Disabilities

Physical and Sexual Abuse

Autoimmune Deficiency Syndrome

Asthma

Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity

Autism

Catastrophic Illness

Cerebral Palsy

Chronic Pain

Contractures

Developmental Delay

Fetal Drug or Alcohol Exposure

Hydrocephalus

Muscular Dystrophy

Scoliosis

Tactile Defensiveness

Wheelchair Riders

Teaching Massage to Parents

Appendix

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780781742191
Author:
Sinclair, Marybetts
Publisher:
LWW
Location:
Philadelphia
Subject:
Alternative medicine
Subject:
Acupressure & Acupuncture
Subject:
Massage & Reflexotherapy
Subject:
Massage
Subject:
Allied Health Services - Physical Therapy
Subject:
Massage for children
Subject:
Allied Health Services - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Massage and Bodywork
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Lww in Touch Series
Series Volume:
#16
Publication Date:
20040312
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.5 in 1.41 lb

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Acupuncture
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Alternative
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Anatomy and Physiology
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Massage and Bodywork
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Professional Medical Reference
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This book provides a complete overview of the concepts and techniques that massage therapists, physical or occupational therapists, and other healthcare professionals need to know in order to perform manual therapy on children—especially those with disabilities. The author fully covers the applications of massage therapy for children ages 2 to 18.

Pediatric Massage Therapy, Second Edition is well written, well researched, and expertly illustrated to provide a clear, demonstrative guide to pediatric massage. Topics include massage in healthy emotional development, managing psychological stress, physical therapy, and home healthcare. Real-life examples and anecdotes from hands-on therapists help readers relate to specific applications.

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