Endorine System Pathology

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Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson.

Endocrine system assessments requires the therapist to become very aware of the clients symptoms. We need to be aware of the following: Are the restrictions in their activity, if the client has diabetes: when did they eat last, etc., does the client have any lesions: if so can they feel them, does the client have vision problems, is their menstrual cycle regular? Other assessments are: is the skin in good condition: dehydrated, good pigment, etc. Are the hair and nails in good condition? Does the client appear overanxious or fatigued? These are things I was unaware to look for before… that these tools are signs of endocrine system contraindications. What I found most interesting and helpful was the diagram on page 183 that showed Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism and their contrasting symptoms.

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