Synopses & Reviews
Set a solid foundation with the new edition of LWW’s bestselling pathology text for manual therapists!
This text offers detailed information on the etiology, signs, symptoms, and treatment of more than 500 diseases and conditions, and also helps students discover how massage therapy influences the healing process. Organized by body system, the text features case histories in which people living and coping with many of the disease conditions covered in the text share their stories.
This cornerstone book of the massage curriculum is also an invaluable reference and resource for a practicing therapists. It is the most comprehensive, visually appealing, and respected title to cover the pathologies that massage therapists must be familiar with. In the fifth edition, Ruth Werner's A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology features updated content to reflect new research on pathologies, and maintains the focus on not only explaining the disease, but also its applicability and indications in massage therapy. Throughout the book, the reader learns how massage influences disease and healing processes, and how massage therapists can offer clients maximum benefits while minimizing risks.
The best-selling pathology textbook for massage therapy is now in its Fourth Edition. The book presents detailed information on the etiology, signs and symptoms, and treatment of over 200 diseases and conditions, emphasizing how massage influences the disease and healing processes and how therapists can maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks.
This edition includes Modality Recommendation Charts offering specific advice about modalities to pursue or avoid in various circumstances. The book has been reorganized to include an introductory chapter on fundamental concepts and a concluding chapter on cancer. New topics covered include myeloma, sickle cell disease, and autism spectrum disorders.
A bound-in CD-ROM includes animations, video clips, interactive flashcards, quiz questions, an audio glossary, and printable client history forms.
A Massage Therapistandrsquo;s Guide to Pathology,
the best-selling pathology book, continues to set the standard through up-to-date, evidence-based content, an outstanding full color illustration program, and a friendly, accessible writing style. With skill and passion, respected author and lifelong educator Ruth Werner makes pathology fascinating and understandable for massage therapy students and prepares them to make professional choices that result in the best possible outcomes for clients living with a wide range of diseases and conditions.
To ensure competent, safe practice, the Sixth Edition now emphasizes evidence-informed practice and offers a stronger focus on helping students develop the clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills they will need for complex decision- making. Well-established educational building blocks take learners from key word vocabulary through to more complex skills, and a wide range of enhanced in-text and online learning aids help ensure content mastery.
Incorporating the latest research and information on more than 20 newly covered pathologies, the Sixth Edition is now ELAP-compliant, has testing formats that better prepare students for the MBLEx exam, and has been updated to be consistent with the DSM-V.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Fundamental Concepts in Pathology
Chapter 2: Integumentary System Conditions
Chapter 3: Musculoskeletal System Conditions
Chapter 4: Nervous System Conditions
Chapter 5: Circulatory System Conditions
Chapter 6: Lymph and Immune System Conditions
Chapter 7: Respiratory System Conditions
Chapter 8: Digestive System Conditions
Chapter 9: Endocrine System Conditions
Chapter 10: Urinary System Conditions
Chapter 11: Reproductive System Conditions
Chapter 12: Principles of Cancer
Appendix A: Medications and Massage
Appendix B: Research Literacy
Appendix C (on bound-in CD-ROM): Client Endangerments
Appendix D (on bound-in CD-ROM): Taking a Client History
Appendix E (on bound-in CD-ROM): Pathologies in Brief