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Neurologic Pathologies

April 9, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 6 Neurologic pathologies chapter has a great list of pathologies, central nervous system disorders, infectious diseases, neurodegenerative diseases just to name a few. I like the way each chapter in the book has every topic listed at the beginning of the chapters. It makes it very easy to find the different pathologies. Easy to find when your client may tell you they have one of these pathologies. You can look it up fast and review the signs and symptoms, treatment and massage considerations. I really like the activities at the end of the chapters. The Musculoskeletal pathologies has a great memorization game you can play it has been a great help for me to retain what I am learning. I also like the diagram coloring, Fantastic! I now know exactly what some of the pathologies are and how they should be treated. One very important thing to remember always is "Proceed very carefully with full communication between you and your client, maybe with some of these pathologies postponing massage treatment is what is needed."

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Musculoskeletal Pathologies

April 9, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 5 Skeletal disorders, Spinal Deviations, Foot Deformities, Joint Disorders, Types of Arthritis, Muscular & Myofascial disorders and musculoskeletal injuries in this chapter of Musculoskeletal Pathologies were very informative. I will never remember all of them but it is a great chapter to be able to refer back to when needed. I liked the review of the muscles and bones along with the structure of a muscle. The risk factors for osteoporosis were interesting and good to know. In the DVD and the Chapter in the book I learned a lot in seeing the placement of screws and plates etc. in replacements surgeries. The diagrams of mild severe scolosis were good to know along with everything else in the chapter. It also lets you know how important the intake form for your client is. Your client may have some of these problems and you would not be aware of them unless you questioned them. Or you would maybe remember some of the pictures from the chapter and then question your client about them when you notice them if they did not mention it in your interview. I also like the traffic light reference icons thought out the Pathology book. Always cover yourself and ask you client to fill out the intake form and sign it so you do not get yourself into a possible law suit. Keep the communication open with you client at all times. Always check in to make sure they are ok if you are working with one of these potential problems listed in the chapter.

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Dermatologic Pathologies

April 9, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 4 Dermatologic Pathologies chapter was informative. I liked the pictures because I have seen some of these Pathologies on people. They were real looking. I even had a recent Wart that was pictured and looked up how to treat it and went and got some salicylic acid to put on it. Will see how it works 🙂 I liked the description of each of the pathologies; the etiology of each was interesting and helpful. Signs and Symptoms were helpful also nice to know what to look for and recognize. Nice to know how to do the treatment for the different situations and again loved the massage considerations. There were very good photos in this chapter. I also enjoy the real life case studies at the end of each chapter. Makes you think. This one in Chapter 4 had to do with a lice scare. I used to be a children’s hair dresser and we dealt with lice every now and again. I would not have a problem letting her know that she may have come in contact and ask her if she wanted me to check her hair.

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Medications

April 9, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 3 Medications in chapter three were good to learn. I am definitely going to keep this book, Mosby’s Pathology for Massage therapists along with the Physicians Drug Reference book mentioned on page 41. They will come in handy when I need to double check on a medication a client might be taking. I really love how under each Medication listed they list a brief description, the drug names, and common side effects and especially the Massage considerations. I liked the medications they listed, the ones that massage clients would most likely be taking. It will be very helpful. It is nice to have something to refer to when you are not sure what type of considerations you should make. I think I will be looking at this chapter a lot in the future.

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