Archive for April 5th, 2010

Chapter Twelve

April 5, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 12 is an overview of cancer and neoplasia causes, the benefits of massage for cancer patients, cancer and tumor development, treatments for cancer, and guidelines for massage therapists. It also shows how to assess a client with cancer with special considerations during their treatment plan. This chapter highlights the special needs of clients with cancer, how to support them, when to avoid treatment, and about adjusting pressure.

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Chapter Ten

April 5, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 10 is an overview of the urinary system, including massage client assessment for urinary system disease, disorder, and renal dialysis. This chapter shows how the urinary system functions to flush wastes from the body, kidney functions, related blood and urinary systems, plus the importance for massage client asessment/observations for symptoms of edema, discoloration, and other indications that they may have a form of urinary disease or disorder.

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Chapter Nine

April 5, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 9 is an overview of gastrointestinal system assessment, ileostomies and colostomies, how to massage large clients, and identifying gastrointestinal pathologies. This chapter shows how important it is to know the nutrients, gastrointestinal structures, the digestive process, accessory and digestive organs, infections, disease, and disorders.

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Chapter Seven

April 5, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 7 is an overview of cardiovascular, lymphatic, and immune systems. It shows how to do an assessment, talks about the related medications, artificial pacemakers & defibrillators, catheters, and how to identify related diseases, disorders, and pathologies. This chapter shows how blood, interstitial fluids, and lymph function and their relationship to circulation, plus the assessment of disease, disorder, and pathology for massage therapists.

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Chapter Six

April 5, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 6 is an overview of the endocrine system with assessment, medications used to treat diabetes, and how to identify endocrine disease and disorders. This Chapter shows the functions, types & locations of glands, discussion and assessment of depression, thyroid disorders, and endocrine disease/disorder/pathologies related to a massage practice.

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Chapter Three

April 5, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 3 is an overview about the skin / integumentary system that includes transdermal patches, therapeutic assessment, how to identify skin lesions, and changes in moles. This chapter shows how to check for skin structure and function, coloration, and issues to check, and whether or not to avoid them during massage.

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Pre-massage assessment

April 5, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 2 is an overview about practitioner to client communication, client professionalism, data that is subjective vs. objective, how to explain your documents to clients, premassage interviews, making assessments, and putting together a treatment plan. This chapter shows how important it is to provide a safe environment for your clients and how to be professional with them in a skillful way when you do a premassage assessment.

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Client Intake Assessment

April 5, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

The Second Chapter was mostly review, but more than that, it was very, very nice reference material. It had several examples of intake and evaluation materials and showed some evaluation techniques. It also has some great tables including muscle names, body parts, and their movements. While I did already learn all this in basic anatomy and physiology, and then again in advanced anatomy and physiology, this book will definitely be one of the sources that is going to stay in my office for review every time I forget the name of a muscle. I will probably take several of the evaluation techniques into practice as well.

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Chapter One

April 5, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Regrettably, I’m not as computer-savvy as I thought, using this blog. However… The first chapter was actually the slowest one for me to assimilate. After advanced physiology, the introductory portions were largely review. In addition, though, I have taught First Aid courses in the past, so the only interesting thing about that portion was my curiosity as to which version of CPR was in the book. It was not a waste of time, however, because all the information is actually very good to know, and plus, it’s good to have a template for proper hand-washing and glove use. While this information may have been review for me, it would be folly to not take its heed.

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