Musculoskeletal Pathologies


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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