Musculoskeletal Pathologies


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

This chapter is one of my favorite subjects because it talks about the skeletal and muscular systems of the human body and their pathologies. I love looking at the differences between muscle tissue types because the fibers fascinate me. Knowing how the body moves is very important for a massage therapist, obviously if we are assist with helping restore movement to certain areas. If the client as a musculoskeletal disease then the therapist needs to ask the client to return with a doctors note before giving treatment. If they have atrophy, then the massage should be slow and soothing. Gliding strokes may be used for bunions and arthritis. Other types of skeletal conditions like a sway back and pagets disease maybe treated with a relaxing massage to help ease the muscle tension. The conditions I’m most familiar with are strains and sprains, because as a former athlete, I can relate to those injuries.

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